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5 Big Reasons Not To DIY Your Wedding Photobooth

We know that with all the small details that go into planning your big day, weddings can be pretty darn expensive! We also know the appeal of freeing up a little space in your event budget, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of hiring a professional photo booth! In the grand scheme of things, hiring a photo booth is only a small fraction of your budget, but that small expense will make a BIG difference at your party! So, keep reading, and let us show you why it’s a good idea to hire a professional photo booth company.

You Won’t Save That Much! Really!

Once you buy or make a backdrop, buy or make some props, figure out proper lighting and decide which camera/tripod to use, your savings will be negligible. And, honestly, buying all of that could cost considerably more! Meanwhile, a professional photo booth company will already have all of the necessary gear on hand, and will likely have the commercial/professional versions of all of it. Because quality, reliable gear is important! But, it’s not just about the gear. Professionals will also have plenty of experience using their gear, so your photo booth attendant won’t be trying to trouble-shoot problems at your event when they could be entertaining guests.

Sorry… But It Won’t Even Be Half As Good

No offense intended or implied! Just stating the facts! Most people start their DIY photo booth plans with the best of intentions, but quickly find out that sourcing all the materials they are going to require is expensive and time consuming. There’s a reason that professional gear costs more, and that reason is quality! Why go to all that effort and expense to end up with an experience that doesn’t satisfy you and your guests? Your money is better spent hiring a professional company and leaving the logistics, including set-up, take-down and operation up to them.

What, No Photo Prints?

With a DIY photo booth, you’re unlikely to be able to offer your guests prints to take home, and in our experience, people LOVE taking home photo booth prints. Then if you decide to go with polaroid cameras so that your guests can take home prints, you won’t be left with any prints yourself! And, no digital files to reprint either! And, with photo booths, It’s really all about the prints for some guests! Many guests leave with enough photo booth prints to cover their entire fridge, or enough to tuck into every book as a bookmark! So, save yourself the hassle, and hire a professional company that offers prints, as well as digital files for you and your sweetheart!

Guests Are All About The Props

People LOVE photo booth props! They’re fun! They’re bright! They’re a great ice-breaker for guests who might feel a little shy about being the center of attention, and they can help unleash your guests’ creativity, and get them into party mode… all of which are very good things! But, we know that good props and high quality props are expensive! But, a professional photo booth company will have already invested in high quality props and signs, in many different kinds and themes. If you were to go buy a comparable amount of props it would end up being a big expense! Why go to that trouble? Let a professional help!

Less Pressure On You, And Your Guests!

You already have enough to think about in the days leading up to your wedding, and on the day itself! The set-up and running of the photo booth shouldn’t be occupying your thoughts! It also shouldn’t be the responsibility of one of your guests! Everyone should be free to enjoy the party! You and all your nearest and dearest have memories to make, songs to dance to, pictures to take, and people to spend time with!! Hire a professional photo booth company and they’ll take care of all of the photo booth work for you! They’ll show up at their scheduled time, set-up the booth, run the booth, engage with your guests and make sure your booth experience runs flawlessly, all without you lifting a finger! Perfect! After all…It is their job to make sure you and your guests have a great experience!

So, If you’re looking to add a photo booth to your New York or Boston Area Wedding, don’t hesitate to get in touch and see what Beat Train Productions can offer you! 

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