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How To Get The Most Out of Your Photo Booth Experience!

How do you go about making sure that your photo booth gets the attention it deserves at your event? And what can you do to make the most out of your booking with one of our photo booths?

Well, don’t fret, we happen to have quite a lot of experience in the matter, and are totally willing to share all the tips and tricks about what has worked best for us! 

Location, Location, Location!

When it comes to maximizing the true potential of your photo booth, location truly is everything! As in, if your booth gets tucked away in a corner, where no one can see it, it may not see the kind of action you’re expecting, and that would be a terrible shame! 

While we know that you don’t want the photo booth to overshadow other important elements of your reception, your photo booth should be clearly visible when your guests arrive! This will help ensure that it will be high on their list of activities for the evening! And, that’s before they get a little peek at the fun prop box! Another tip, try if at all possible to have the booth in the main reception space, and not tucked away in a corridor or separate room, and if that’s not possible, beside the bar is another great choice!

Timing is Crucial!

In our extensive experience, we’ve found timing to be incredibly important if you want your guests to take advantage of your photo booth!

Taking into account that the majority of rentals are reserved for about 3-4 hours, you want to schedule it during prime-picture-taking time! We’ve found that this is often after guests have had a few snacks & drinks, and have broken the ice and loosened up a bit. Cocktail hour photo booths can work well for this, but we’ve found that there’s typically no need to run the booth during dinner time. You may want to figure in photo booth downtime over dinner, then reopen the booth after formalities are complete.

Because, the second most crucial time for the booth to be open is directly after dinner, speeches and the first dance. Your guests will be itching to get up and let loose, now that all the formal parts of the evening are done! It’s generally best to take advantage of the booth while all the youngest and oldest guests are still there, and before the cocktails are flowing too freely!

Have Your MC & DJ Make Announcements!

There are times when all it takes are some outgoing guests to hop into the booth, and the rest of your guests will follow suit once they see how much fun it is. You can also enlist the wedding party to get the party started by getting in the booth themselves! After all, part of their role at your wedding is to help host your guests! This will also ensure that you get informal photos of your bridal party, to go along with the many formal shots from your photographer. Generally it just takes a few guests to show the rest of the guests how much fun the booth is, then they’ll all be clamoring to take their chance!

But, the most foolproof way to get your guests in the booth, is to ask your MC and DJ to call attention to the photo booth with a few well timed announcements! Most MC’s & DJ’s already know that there will be a few things they will need to address for the guests throughout the evening, so don’t feel bad asking them to point your guests towards your amazing photo booth!

If you follow these 3 simple photo booth guidelines, we guarantee that you’ll be able to maximize the use of your photo booth, and create a ton of memories that will last a lifetime!

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