10 Questions to Ask When Hiring A Photo Booth for Your Wedding

As the popularity of photo booths at weddings continues to grow more and more companies are entering the market, this is good and bad for you the consumer. More companies mean a wider selection of services and price ranges however, it also means there are many more less than reputable companies entering the market as well.

When selecting a company to provide a photo booth for your wedding you want to find a vendor that will deliver a quality product at a reasonable price. Keep in mind that price should not be the only determining factor. Cheaper companies are often cheap for a reason. If you do your homework and research your photo booth companies well you should have little to worry about on your wedding day.

Online wedding planning websites and search engines are a great place to start looking for your wedding photo booth. There is also a directory listing photo booth rental companies called PhotoBoothRentalDirectory.com.

After checking out their websites you should narrow down your search to 3-5 companies who serve your area and then contact each one either by email or telephone. Do they answer the phone when you call? If not, how long does it take them to respond to you? This can be a good indication of their focus on customer service.

Once you have contacted a company there are 10 questions you should ask.

  1. How long have you been in business? Ideally the company you choose should have been in business for at least a year and have a proven track record of successful events.
  2. Do you have references? If you are dealing with a reputable company they should easily be able to provide you with a list of satisfied clients.
  3. Where are you based? Do you want a company that is locally based or that has offices far away?
  4. Are you licensed and insured? Many venues now require vendors to carry liability insurance. This is a good way to weed out those less than professional businesses.
  5. Is there a contract? Will you receive a written contract stating the responsibilities of both parties?
  6. Have you been at my venue before? Is the company familiar with your venue, where to set up, the load in procedures, etc?
  7. What kind of back up plan do you have in place in case there is a problem at my event? What will they do if something goes wrong on the day of your event or at your event?
  8. What kind of equipment do you use? You want to make sure they use high quality professional grade cameras and lab quality dye sublimation photo printers in their booths. No web cams or ink jet printers.
  9. What types of packages do you offer and what do they include? Do their packages include on site prints, a web photo gallery, digital copies for you, a scrapbook, etc?
  10. And finally, how much do you charge? Are there any “hidden” fees or travel fees?

As stated before, the cheapest price may not be the best deal. After you have gathered these important facts you are in a much better position to make an informed decision about the photo booth company that you should choose for your wedding day.

PhotoBoothRentalDirectory.com is a directory website listing photo booth rental companies by state and major metropolitan areas. Visit PhotoBoothRentalDirectory.com today to find a photo booth for your wedding.

Comments

  1. A good article, I totally agree with the cameras and sub-dye printer you don’t want a web cam or a bad/slow printer. Make sure you get a flash drive or cd/dvd with all of the pictures the strips and the individuals . The strips are great because they capture the true mood of the event, but sometimes a guest may take a picture they don’t like, so they would prefer just to use the individual pictures from the booth.

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