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Four reasons you should consider a photo booth

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All wedding receptions should be a fun and unforgettable event, shared with family and friends, celebrating your new lives together as husband and wife. So, the main priority is making sure everyone has a great time! You have the caterer and DJ booked and ready to go, but you still want another form of entertainment. Why not use a photo booth? I remember taking goofy pictures with my friends in a photo booth at the zoo or county fair, and I still have the photos to this day. They are as fun now as they were then! Today, renting a photo booth has become a huge trend among brides and grooms looking for fun and exciting ways to capture extra wedding memories
1. Photos are received instantly.
Professional photographers are perfect for taking engagement and must-have wedding and reception photos, but you have to wait a few weeks to see them. Photo booth pictures are received right after the snapshot! We suggest thinking of creative ways to use the photos during your reception. Ideas such as a photo board or hanging photo tree are great ways to incorporate guest participation. Not only will these ideas add extra fun to the evening,  but you will also be able to leave with a special gift created by your guests.
2. Photos can be used to create a unique guestbook.
It seems that ideas from Pinterest and other DIY projects have encouraged brides to have more of a personalized wedding when it comes to decorations and keepsakes. Photo booth creations fit right in! Adding photos to your guestbook will immediately transform it from traditional to unique! Keep in mind that we will have an experienced staff member present to assemble requested keepsakes and take care of any problems that may arise. After directing each guest to the photo booth as they arrive, the attendant will add their picture to your customized book on the spot! Lori added that for an extra special touch, guests can leave a sweet message for you and your groom right next to their photo.
3. It provides extra entertainment.
Your guests are a big part of your wedding day; therefore, you will certainly want to have memories of them being there. The best way to capture their attendance is with pictures! If you only have one photographer, photos of your guests can easily be overlooked. The great thing about a photo booth is that it won’t go unnoticed, and it’s guaranteed that you will not be short-handed on guest photos. Lori explains that each photo strip can be added to a customized memory book assembled in real time. Just like the guestbook! You and your groom will have a wonderful time flipping through the book while on your honeymoon. It’s a great way to see just how much fun your guests were having while you were tending to other reception duties.
4. Props, Props, Props.
What would a photo booth be without props? That’s like peanut butter without the jelly! These booths are fun for any age, especially the older crowd. You can’t be shy and you must dress up! Fortunately, those are the rules! With every photo booth comes the promise of priceless photos. “Props definitely make the photo booth,. “I have an overflowing trunk full of them, and I constantly add to it. On the other hand, I may not have all the props a bride will need if she is having a themed reception. In that case, we encourage them to bring extra props if they want to. The more the merrier!” The standard props such as the feather boas, mustaches, fun signs, and big funky sunglasses don’t have to be your only options. Be as creative as you want with props for your photo booth. It is a fun fact that you will see the goofy side of everyone!
Bride getting down in the photo booth
Props-GlassesGetting Ready for some photo booth fun
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How To Make Sure Your Guests Really Enjoy Your Wedding (and Don’t Leave Early)

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Your wedding day. It’s going to be one of the best, most special days of your life. You want to enjoy every minute. So of course you want to make it last as long as possible.
Better stop right there. In that case you need to be giving serious thought to just how you are going to keep your guests entertained and well fed for a whole day.

You want to be sure to avoid the dreaded “wedding guest fatigue.” Haven’t heard of it? Read on. You don’t want everyone looking at their watches, thinking, “How much longer before I can leave?” because they’ve gotten restless, tired and hungry at your wedding. Do you? Of course not.

I once went to a wedding where the church ceremony started at 11 a.m. So we’re all sitting in our pews by 10:30 a.m listening to the organ, chatting. The bride walks down the aisle fashionably late at 11:15 a.m. Then the service. Lovely. Next we’re all waiting outside for the photographs, confetti and waving at the newly married couple before being shipped off to the reception which started at about 1:30 p.m.

Drinks and light canapés were passed around for a very short while and we all mingled, but in actual fact, we didn’t sit down to eat until the evening at 6:30 p.m, which was far too long to wait with grumbling tummies and tired feet. As the afternoon wore on, sadly the mood amongst the guests had shifted from being celebratory to impatient and a little irritable.

It was a shame because all the bride and groom had wanted was for everyone to share in the great day and enjoy every minute. Thankfully, the atmosphere changed over dinner, but here are some pointers they should have followed to avoid the wedding guest fatigue:

  • If you can’t afford to feed your guests at lunchtime and in the evening, then you should be opting for a shorter wedding day.
  • Consider serving a sit-down lunch immediately after the ceremony and then a less expensive buffet dinner in the evening. To keep to within your budget, invite your ceremony guests to the lunch and the bulk of your friends along later on.
  • Consider having the ceremony around 2 p.m. and then serve afternoon tea and coffee, saving the main dinner until the evening. You really can’t scrimp on feeding your guests, because hungry/thirsty people don’t tend to have a good time. This is a good time to consider a DIY wedding option — ask your baking friends to donate cakes, scones and brownies.
  • A buffet often works out to be better value than a formal three-course sit-down dinner. You can also experiment with the food — serve Thai or Indian. You could even consider a potluck dinner if your wedding has a more relaxed vibe. Also, a dessert table is always a hit.
  • Having a magician walking around during a drinks reception can be a great icebreaker, particularly if a lot of people don’t know one another. The same applies if you are planning formal seating — magic tricks will entertain and make for great introductory talking points.
  • You need to think seriously about entertaining children. A bouncy castle. Maybe a chill-out room with DVDs, coloring books. Consider hiring an entertainer. The last thing you want is a lot of kids on a sugar rush screaming during the speeches and dinner.
  • If you’re having live music after the speeches and need to clear away seating to make room, then make sure those guests still have somewhere else to sit.
  • Also, not everybody wants to listen to the disco/live band — particularly your older guests. Loud music can kill conversation stone dead and that’s when your guests will get up and consider leaving. So keep the party going by having another room where people can chat if they don’t want to hit the dance floor.
  • If your female guests have had a long day of it and your budget permits, then consider having a group of visiting makeup artists/masseuses/hairdressers on hand in the ladies’ room.
  • Consider having a photobooth, which is a fantastic way for guests to entertain themselves. Provide a box of dress-up hats and props like silly glasses and mustaches. The photos can be instantly e-mailed, projected onto the walls of the venue, shared on Facebook and Twitter and used to create a wedding guestbook.

So when you are planning your wedding, just think about who you have invited to your big day and how to entertain them and really look after them. As a result, your wedding day will be one that your guests never want to end.

Charlotte Peters

Blog writer, ‘Wedbits’; Contributor, ‘Wedding Ideas Magazine’
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Any event is a candidate for extreme amount of Photo Booth Fun!

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Whether you are having a wedding, sweet sixteen, charity event, corporate event, or for any occasion, rent our photo booth and instantly turn your next event into one to remember, for you and for your guests!

Your guest will have a hard time staying out of the photo booth because there is such a limitless amount of poses and faces you can make at the camera, it’s just Addicting! We see it so many times “I’m not getting in there” with in 10 minutes of watching the fun, they can’t stand it anymore and are posing away.

What type of event would benefit from a photo booth

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Any event would be enhanced by a photo booth. Who wouldn’t like to go home with a photo of themselves with their friends? Most of our photo booths are rented out for Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, High School Dances, Birthday Parties, Turnabout Dances, Proms, Middle School Parties & Dances, Class Reunions, Charity Events, Quinceaneras, Anniversary Parties, Holiday Parties, Team Building Events, Luncheons, Employee Appreciation Days, Sweet 16’s, Trade Shows, and Private Parties.

Photo Booth Rental Companies

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Photo Booth Rental companies allow a person to rent a photo booth for a short period of time (usually in hours) for a fee. Photo booth rentals have become popular in the United States primarily for wedding receptions along with a growing number of other public and private events. In addition to the photo booth and the printing of unlimited photo strips, rental companies usually include a photo booth attendant to service the photo booth and to help guests construct the guest book of photo strips. Online image hosting, compact disks containing the images and related merchandise are readily available.

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Modern Photo Booths

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Today the vast majority of photo booths are digital. Traditionally photo booths contain a seat or bench designed to seat the one or two patrons being photographed. The seat is typically surrounded by a curtain of some sort to allow for some privacy and help avoid outside interference during the photo session.