When planning an event, there’s a lot that needs to be taken into consideration. Everything from booking the venue to planning an itinerary must be taken into account.
Often, booking the entertainment is one of the final considerations when planning anything, from weddings to corporate retreats. But… if you’re in the midst of planning any event that requires entertainment, take some advice from your humble photo booth rental company: book a photo booth.
“Are photo booths worth it today” is a question we’ve seen frequently. We’ve seen it so frequently, we decided to do a whole post on it.
The answer we typically give is “yes and no.” Yes, there is such a thing as a tacky photo booth. But no, that’s not what Photo Booth Picture Company offers.
We believe renting a photo booth is worth it for the following reasons:
In short, yes photo booths are worth it. If you’re able to get the right photo booth for your event.
We’ve been in events for a long time. So we know how much planning and potential sleepless nights can go into planning and throwing a full-scale event. There are definitely many many factors to consider.
But one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your photo booth. With everything properly planned, when the big day rolls around, you should be able to sit back and enjoy the entertainment.
An experienced and professional photo booth company will work directly with you to get a feel for your event and what makes it unique. Many times, photo booths aren’t a one-size-fits-all situation. Some booths are better for some events than others. But it’s the responsibility of the photo booth rental company to figure out which booth would be perfect for your event.
When a photo booth company works one-on-one with a client, they also get a feel for the flow of the event. A photo booth for a wedding may have a very different timeline than a photo booth for a private party or a corporate event. These are factors that are crucial to know for a seamless photo booth experience.
Finally, when done correctly, this translates to a stress-free experience for you and your event. The photo booth rental company knows your day-of timeline and knows what to expect on the day itself. They know how much time is required for set-up and how much time should be allotted for different parts of the event.
That’s how working with a professional and experienced photo booth company can simplify your event planning. Don’t settle for anything less.
Photo booths are great for events in general. But what really makes a photo booth perfectly sync with an event is customization. Luckily, many modern photo booths are extremely customizable.
Many folks have an outdated view of photo booths. They think of a dusty, boxy thing hastily jammed in some corner. So yes, if you’re having a modern wedding or event, something like that probably wouldn’t be worth it. It would continue gathering dust and repelling guests. We 100% believe that those kinds of booths wouldn’t be worth it.
But if you were, say, having a Gatsby or Roaring 20s party complete with costumes and a classic ambiance, then a Vintage Photo Booth could be a perfect way to compliment the night. Plus, your guests would be able to show off their dazzling 20s attire.
There’s just no beating that.
One of the markers of a successful event is how memorable it was. Events that fall flat are forgotten right away. Then it’s like they never even happened. When you spend the time, money, and effort to create a memorable event, it should be memorable.
That’s where the right photo booth comes in. When you have perfectly printed photo strips, it’s impossible to forget how good of a time you had. And when judging the success of any event, memories made is one of the most solid indicators of a success.
Many events have a wide variety of guests. How do you plan something engaging for everyone? We have another answer: book a photo booth.
When it comes to a wedding, you may have booked the best band or DJ in the world. But sometimes even the funkiest music can’t get everyone on the dance floor. Or if you’re throwing a corporate event, you may have planned the best activities money can buy. But you’ll still have stragglers. How do you plan for moments like this when you’re planning your event?
The answer is simple: adding something that everyone has a good time doing. And everyone has a good time taking photos.
One thing that’s so great about photo booths is how versatile they are. Guests of all ages line up to put on oversized sunglasses and hold up crazy signs. Unlike dancing or other activities, a photo booth is an activity that isn’t polarizing. Even guests who may have retired from the dance floor years ago can tap into their inner child with the right photo booth.
Modern photo booths even have the capability to fit dozens of guests in a single photo. No one wants to be left out when the rest of the office group or bridal party is getting together to show their pearly-whites and cut loose.
A staggering statistic we recently came across suggests almost 2 billion digital photos are taken every single day. That’s more photos in a day than existed in the world even 75 years ago. To say that photo booths are on the decline isn’t a matter of opinion. It’s factually incorrect. More and more people are taking photos and more and more people are sharing them online than any other time in human history.
That’s a statistic that can’t be ignored.
When it comes to your business event or wedding, digitally shared photos can be the perfect way to make sure your event not only stands out in the crowd, but that it gets the attention it deserves.
Wedding Hashtags Galore!
More and more couples are leaning towards a social-media heavy wedding. They create custom hashtags and tag their vendors and friends in posts leading up to the day and on the day of the event itself. If you’re looking to amplify your social presence, then a photo booth capable of adding hashtags to the print-outs is an unbeatable method.
For wedding guests, it also gives them something tangible to remember your big day. They can hang the photo strip on the fridge, use it as a bookmark, or just have it around. No matter what they use it for, every time they see it, they’ll remember the fun they had on your big day.
How’s that for a way not to have your event be forgotten?
Another hypothetical: say you’re unveiling a new product or throwing an event that requires social or media attention. You need to get your branding out there. If no one knows about your company or product, you may as well not exist. This is particularly true in today’s web-savvy marketplace.
Adding custom logos, branding, hashtags, or even websites to your photo print-outs is one of the best ways to make sure your brand makes waves online. As guests are sharing beautiful pictures of themselves, your brand is also being shared. That’s the kind of attention many companies pay big money for. But the secret is: it can all be achieved with one photo booth.
When it comes to the question “are photo booths worth it,” the answer is an ambiguous “yes and no.” But when you dig into the question a little more, it becomes clear that modern, stylish photo booths tailored to your event specifically are absolutely worth it.
What’s not worth it is dusty, out-dated booths. We agree that they often sit unused in a corner. But when you have a photo booth that’s perfect for your event, you can often expect:
In short, modern photo booths are worth it.
If you’re debating booking a photo booth for your upcoming event in Seattle, Des Moines, Connecticut, or New Hampshire, shoot us an email. We’ll be happy to go over your event specifics and come up with a game plan for how a photo booth can be tastefully and skillfully added to your event.