Photo booths are becoming very popular in Australia. In big cities like Melbourne and Sydney, hosts are hiring them for birthday parties, weddings, regular parties and other events. In fact, since they started becoming popular party planners, wedding planners, DJ’s and others who host events are scrambling to make sure that they have a couple of photo booths at their parties. Hiring a photo booth, however, is not as easy as it sounds. To start with, there are so many photo booth companies that it can be hard to choose. Second, quality matters – if you hire the first photo booth that you find you may end up disappointing your guests. So how do you know that you are dealing with the right photo booth hire Sidney service or photo booth hire Melbourne service? Use these tips:
• You need to choose a company with a history of reliability. You don’t want to promise your guests a photo booth only for the vendor not to deliver as agreed. The photo booth company that you hire should have been around for at least 5 years and they should have a reputation for delivering as promised. You also need to check online to see if there have been any complaints lodged against them.
• Will the company send someone to man the photo booth? True, today’s photo booths are digital but you still need to have someone who knows how to operate them during your event. Before you sign a contract with any photo booth service confirm that there will be someone present at all times.
• Confirm the time that the booth will be delivered and what time they will pick it up after your event. You want it delivered well in time to be set up before your guests arrive – you don’t want them to find technicians working when they get to your event. You also don’t want the company top leave a photo booth at your venue for days after you’re done with it – they should collect it immediately the party is over, or at least in a few hours. It is important to mention that some of the small photo booth companies have few booths and they can sometimes arrive in the middle of an event and take away the booth. Work with a company that has enough booths so that you can have your booth throughout your event.
• The size of the booth also matters. Although photo booths are typically used by 2 people you should hire ones big enough to fit several. In addition to that you want to find booths that have different sizes of prints, that can take both black and white photos and also that allows for customization – your guests should be able to do things like put their names on their prints.
Lastly, when you are thinking about price you should be thinking about what you are missing out on rather than what you are getting. Many companies have cheap photo booths so if you go with them you will not get much in the way of quality.