In the words of Ferris Bueller, it is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.
Ferris was talking about a Ferrari, but the sentiment applies equally well to a photo booth. Photo booths are one of the hottest party trends out there, popping up everywhere from wedding receptions to galas and parties. They serve as both entertainment and historian, serving up fun to guests while recording the event’s memorable moments.
There are dozens of companies that deal in photo booth rentals; you can find them by searching online or calling your local party supplier. Two Boston companies at the head of the search engine results are Photobooth Favors and Boston Photobooth. Each has various options available for photo booth rental, and most companies offer instant printing of photos as well as a CD backups or scrapbooks. Most photo booth rentals also come with an attendant who can help guests use the booth and make sure that it is properly functioning throughout your event.
Where can you use a photo booth? Try a wedding reception or anniversary party to record guests on the couple’s special day so that the couple can mingle without worrying about taking photos. A prom, graduation party, or class reunion would be a good school-based event to showcase photo booths and bar/bat mitzvahs, sweet sixteen parties, and quinceañeras are great for teen parties at which to feature a photo booth. Your company might even consider bringing a photo booth to its next trade show or fundraiser and can spice things up by offering a photo booth at its summer picnic or holiday party.
At $700-$2000 per event, photo booth rental is not for everyone. I must admit, however, that I can’t think of anything more memorable for a party, and therefore think the money is absolutely worth it if you can afford it. If you can, try to rearrange your budget elsewhere to have this “wow” factor at your next party!
Danielle E. Brown is a Boston-based writer and event planner. Send your comments, questions, and news tips to PartyPlannerExaminer@yahoo.com