When to book your wedding photo booth rental?

The moment you capture at your wedding is one of the most valuable and memorable days in your life. A wedding photo booth is a great way to capture every detail in the age of smartphones and social media. It’s easy to capture candid and heartfelt moments using interactive and entertaining setups. The growing popularity of photo booth rentals makes it vital to book early. 

Book early 

  • The most important tip is not to procrastinate booking your photo booth. Vendors get reserved up to a year in advance for popular wedding dates.
  • If you wait too long, you’ll miss out on the best companies and be stuck with whoever still has availability. Aim to book at least 6-12 months ahead.

Do research first

    • Before immediately booking the first booth you find, take time for thorough research. Search online reviews and look through example event photos. 
  • Compile a shortlist of companies that fit your vision and budget. Before choosing an option, get quotes from multiple companies.

Reserve after major details are set

  • While you don’t want to book last minute, don’t jump too soon before you have key details like the venue and date confirmed. 
  • Once you have a solid timeframe, guest count estimate, and wedding location nailed down, start researching photo booths.

Book, before saving the dates, go out

  • It’s also a good idea to reserve your photo booth hire before sending out your save-the-date cards.
  • This ensures you don’t have to change details or choose a vendor hastily after telling guests when to expect wedding events.

Book when you have flexible payment options 

  • Many companies only require a small deposit or retainer fee upfront. Having limited funds makes it easier to book earlier.
  • Paying the remaining balance closer to your wedding date is something you should look for when selecting vendors.

Book before your venue fills up 

  • If your ceremony and reception are at the same venue, make sure you book the photo booth rental before that venue reaches capacity for your date.
  • Knowing the booth is secured reduces the stress of venue availability filling up for your wedding day. 

A book based on the scope of service

  • The more services and features you want included, the earlier you should book to allow for customization time. 
  • Simple photo booths may give you more flexibility. A backdrop, props, and scrapbook are not as easy to plan as add-ons.

Allow time to personalize

  • Speaking of customization, give yourself a buffer to add special details like custom backdrops, photo templates, props, and more after booking.
  • Don’t book so early that you forget to take advantage of personalization options later on.

It takes some strategic timing to book a wedding photo booth. Do not rush into putting everything in place without having key details in place. Give yourself plenty of time to prepare. Couples can book a wedding photo booth with confidence when they combine their strategic timeline, helping to ensure a memorable and delightful addition to their wedding. Your big day will be perfect with the right vendor!

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