Photobooth Hire

Photobooth Hire

In our experience as seasoned wedding pros, that reception lull between the meal and the dancing can swing one of two ways: Slumpy, where overfed drunk guests have nothing to play with and fall into rambling deep'n'meaningfuls at their ex's table, or Sparky, where, like a good nursery teacher, the bride has laid on some brightly-coloured distractions to keep her class motivated and fired up.
If you'd rather your guests fall into the latter troupe, rethink your budget and allocate a portion to some fun and memorable reception entertainment.
We're not talking fire-eating tarot-reading contortionists, just clever ideas that everyone can be part of and one of the biggest trending out there right now is the photobooth. They're popping up everywhere, from New York Fashion Week parties to boutique openings and nightclubs. The concept is simple playground silliness - pile a group of guests together and let them pull funny faces, which seem SO RIGHT at the time, and capture the moment for a lifetime of taunts. Meanwhile you and your groom can get dolled-up to pose for a perfectly adorable strip of cute 'peck on the cheek' snaps, that you can cleverly have re-printed as an alternative thank-you card. Genius.
You can hire traditional and retro booths from www.boothnation.com (from £1,545) or a smaller, more affordable digital booth from www.sayfromage.co.uk (from £500). Or take it one step further and hire a mini studio from www.wonderscene.com. For five hours, at a cost of £850, you get a photographer, a ton of props (like a red carpet, dressing up box and picture frames), backgrounds and professional lighting. You'll also get a free guest book, an unlimited amount of 6"x4" prints and a DVD of all your photos (that's where the taunting comes in).
Sparky, silly, childish fun. What's not to love?

Comments

  • That's all very well, but Booth Nation charge an arm and a leg, and say Fromage's booth isn't really a booth at all. There are other affordable companies such as www.party-photobooth-hire.co.Uk and www.pictureblast.co.uk that have been around for years and do actually have booths that are very reasonably priced and there booths are high end in terms of Camera, printers and touch screens etc.

  • Say Fromage were probably one of the first around and did my sister's wedding and soon mine. Their prints and images are the best around and you can't argue with the value compared to some of those 'man with a van set-ups'.

    • Sarah Dean
    • 22 January 2014
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  • You're on top of the game. Thanks for shrinag.

    • Brandywine
    • 12 September 2011
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  • There are alos some amazing Photo Booths around the best one we have used is the New York Taxi Photo Booth from www.photobooth.co.uk

    • Tim Warrington
    • 16 April 2012
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  • There's also a really wide range of quirky booths now available, www.photo-booth-crazy offer them in everything from a red telephone box to a miniature camper van

    • Jason Moody
    • 27 May 2013
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