Weddings are one of the most common types of events that have photo booths, and also one of the easiest to plan for.
If you have the venue for a certain amount of time, most of the guesswork is already done for you. You won’t need the photo booth for at least the first hour of your wedding, since this is usually the ceremony. You may also want to avoid opening the photo booth until after the maid of honor and best man’s speeches have been made to avoid distractions. The photo booth typically leaves before the DJ, so plan on cutting off the photo booth line around 15-30 minutes prior to the end of your reception. Any time left in between is prime photo booth time.
For example, let’s say your wedding venue package gives you use of the facility for five hours. The first 60 minutes and last 30 minutes can be counted out, so you would rent the photo booth for 3.5 hours.
If you don’t have a certain cutoff time with your venue, consider the time you’re most likely to make your exit. The party might carry on for a little while after you’re gone, but your photo booth might not need to linger.
From high school graduations and proms to birthday parties to engagement parties and more, photo booths make every special celebration better. Most people plan on having the photo booth available for the duration of the event, since most parties only last a few hours, tops.
Other Special Events
Festivals, corporate events, and other business functions should consider the purpose of bringing the photo booth to the event when deciding how long to keep it. If you’re wanting to use it as a marketing tool (i.e. branded photos), then you’ll want to include it in the event as much and for as long as possible.
The main thing to keep in mind is the “other stuff” at your event. Our magic mirror-style photo booth is a fan favorite and can keep guests enthralled, which could also distract them from other key elements of your event. If you have a high-profile speaker or major announcement at your event, you might want to consider scheduling your photo booth time around these elements so that each facet of your event gets the attention it deserves.
Add Time on the Fly?
Going with the minimum time might seem like the best option for your budget, but there’s another aspect to consider — your guests’ satisfaction!
When you see them having fun at the photo booth, the last thing you want to do is tell them the picture party is over.
In some cases, you might be able to extend your photo booth rental on the fly so the fun doesn’t end until the rest of your party does. But availability and your own budget may not accommodate last-minute arrangements. Ideally, you’ll have the right amount of time for your photo booth so there are no surprises and no guesswork to throw a monkey wrench into your event.
Get Help with Planning Your Photo Booth Time!
Deciding to add Reflection Photo Booth to your Flagstaff or Sedona event is the easy part. The hard part is deciding how long this “VIP guest” should stay!
Let us help you weigh your options when deciding the ideal time to start and end your photo booth fun. Contact us today to share your event details and we’ll help you explore your options and find the best way to cater to your guests and budget!