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Photo Booth Rentals – What You Should Know


Photo booths are one of the hottest trends in wedding receptions. These fun enhancements are usually the life of the party – and are just as popular among celebrity couples as they are you and I!


Photo booth rentals are fun and can create one-of-a-kind memories, but they can also require a hefty portion of your wedding budget. Research the rental companies in your local area carefully before signing a contract. Here are a few details you should consider:


Space and Equipment Requirements


The size and layout of your reception venue play a big role in planning for a photo booth rental. Check the dimensions of the available booth models to be sure there’s enough room to set it up. A space that is out of the way, but near a high-traffic area is an ideal spot. Most booths require a nearby electrical outlet as well, although some companies may offer a battery power option.


Discuss any other needs the rental company may have – some may need an extra table for printing supplies, and inquire about the weight and portability of the booth. Also check with your venue coordinator about any requirements they may have before making rental arrangements. Many reception halls require these types of vendors to carry liability insurance in case of property damage.


Costs and Hidden Charges


Photo booth rentals are typically available at an hourly rate as well as a daily rate. At first glance, some companies may seem to offer a much better deal on a full day rental but several minor details – usually the fine print – could make a few hours a much better value.


Some photo booth rental companies include a specific number of sessions with their daily usage plan, charging an additional fee for extra sessions. Hourly rates are often advertised as unlimited, usually requiring a minimum number of hours. ‘Unlimited’ photos are limited by the booth’s capability – the number of shots taken in each session is the primary factor. Standard 4-photos per session booth can usually provide plenty of entertainment for 100 guests with just an hour and a half of rental time so compare prices carefully and ask the vendor if you’re unclear.




Many photo booth rental companies offer an assortment of options to make your reception even more fun and memorable. Personalized frames for place cards or party favors; slideshow projections of your guests’ photos during the end of the reception; some companies will make your photos into key chains or other keepsakes.  


If you’re considering renting a photo booth for your reception, be sure to do your homework and compare the available vendors before making a decision. Photo booth rentals are an entertaining addition to your event, especially if you’re prepared and understand the costs.

Last Updated: January 24, 2014 at 9:36 am
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