In second place to the DJ, Photo booths are fast becoming the standard entertainment options for guests at events. It’s not an issue of searching online or calling around some booth vendors and choosing the most affordable cost.

There are some aspects to think about when hiring a booth for your celebration. In this post, I’m going to provide you with a list of the most important items to look at when hiring a picture booth at your next event.

The things to think about here include:

The Size Of Your Booth

Can it be incorporated into the right space for the venue you have chosen?

It is a portable booth that is able to be moved easily up and down the stairs, and then erected in place?

Can it accommodate enough persons? Some seats that can only deal with one or two people. Some seats can accommodate between 10-12 people. Ask your prospective supplier

Your Visitors

What kind of crowd will be your guests? There’s a vast different crowd for an 18th Birthday Party and a 25th Anniversary Celebration.

You should inquire with your booth provider to determine how durable the booth is and whether they’re even willing to design the booth for this type of event. 18-year-olds can be exuberant!


As a direct link to the part of the previous article about the size of your venue, you are also likely to request an example from the following documents:

Make sure the booth is fireproof including the curtains, etc. Be wary of booths with materials like MDF for seating that is cushioned with foam.
A Test of Portable Appliances (PAT) certificate

WiFi – Does your venue offer free access to wi-fi connection? This would be required when you plan to live posting of your photos on Facebook even if a wired Ethernet connection isn’t in place (and usually there isn’t one).

Social Media

As a follow-up to the previous tip – ask the booth whether the booth provides the option of live posting of photos to Facebook This doesn’t need to mean that all of the pictures are automatically uploaded to Facebook however it does allow attendees the choice to post photos from inside the booth.

In the majority of cases, you’ll also be able to share your posts on either your personal Facebook page, or to the page of the booth vendor.

Share Pod If your booth vendor does not offer an online social media share pod? It’s a stand with an interactive interface that is located outside the booth, allowing your guests to share and view images outside the booth during your event. It also offers additional options like posting via Twitter or pin the photos to Pinterest.

The Photo Booth

I’ve already discussed the dimensions of booths, its safety as well as social media. Other aspects to take into consideration for photo booth hire Newcastle are:

The color – do need a simple white booth that is frequent for weddings? A booth that is black? Do you feel satisfied with your booth to bear the logo of the booth’s supplier it?

Do you wish to put your own branding, images or other messages to be displayed in the booth? It is it is likely to incur an additional cost , if it is something you’d like to do and have the funds for, it’s worth asking your booth provider for an estimate of what they are able to provide, be it you need a single panel or a entire booth.

External Screen The booth you’re booking come with an outside screen? They can be ideal for guests who are mingling or waiting for the entrance to the booth to view pictures of people who are who are already inside the booth. highly recommended If it is available from the booth vendor.

Green Screen Green Screen the feature that lets your guests to select an online background that they can take pictures of. The booth will have panels or a green curtain on the inside . Your guests will be able to see a variety of backgrounds on the touchscreen. These backgrounds will be displayed on the picture in lieu behind the green panel behind them.

Digital Props are fantastic entertainment for your guests, however there is only a certain amount and kind of props the booth vendor can provide. Digital props allow your guests to select from the widest selection of props that , with the help of facial recognition could be layered over, above or on the sides of their mouth, eyes head, or even the entire face.

Digital props are among the most recent developments in photo booths for parties and certainly worthwhile asking the booth provider whether their booth is equipped with the option.

Photo Booth Options

If you’re thinking of you are looking to hire a photo booth to host a party, you must take into consideration the following possibilities available or as included in the price

Guest book and the second set of photos Do you have a booth service provider who provide this as an option? If it is, I’d suggest it since it can provide you and your loved ones with many months, weeks and years of unforgettable memories of your event.

Time of use and delivery is it limited to the time that booth companies states they will set up the amount of time they’ll allow the booth? If there’s a specific period of time during which the room is used prior to the event i.e for speeches, presentations or even sit-down meals you don’t want to disrupt with the setup of your booth, ask for the possibility of a earlier arrival and setup time. This is also commonly called in the business as “idle period”.

Keyrings are a fantastic option particularly for guests to take home with them. Based on the vendor you choose for your booth, you’ll likely have the option of being in a position to purchase a variety of keyrings in the package. Your booth attendant will create with photos of your guests or let your booth provider to provide them to guests as gifts that they can purchase during the event.

A few people who hire the photo booth for an event have been known to sign arrangements with the booth vendor where the keyrings are bought by guests, and a portion of the revenue is used to offset the cost of the booth. It could be worth asking.

Fashionable Props to Dress – I’ve discussed digital props, However, physical props may be a great way to entertain your guests. Make sure to check if they are included in your rental or if they’re an additional option.

Also , if you’re planning themed parties, inquire whether a set of theme props are available or if the party host will allow you to bring your own. One thing be aware of is using green screen . It’s not a good idea use props that have green in them, even though it could result in some interesting photos.

Your Photos

I’ve mentioned greenscreen backgrounds , but there are many other things to think about prior to your event:

Photo layout – Do you would like your guests to be able to choose the option among layout options i.e. just one image or one that has 2,3 or 4 smaller images on it. When you are using multiple photos, you need they to be square with the edges of the photo or in different angles.

Background – Do you need an individual background for your image? On which the photo of your guests sit ? What kind of background do you prefer to see for this background? It is possible to create an individual background for your photograph as a whole and to allow guests pick the background using a green screen for their photo during the session.

Text – Do want any text overlayed on your photographs i.e the Cara’s 21st Party, Rob & Ali’s 20th Anniversary , etc? What is the best place to put this text to appear – in the middle or somewhere else on the image?

All of these must be negotiated beforehand with your vendor when you hire a photo booth for a celebration. The most important thing you don’t want to discover is that there are last-minute modifications that must be made however they will impact the duration of your rental or worse, cannot be completed during the evening.
Your Photo Booth Participant

If you’re hiring the use of a photo booth at a celebration, it’s likely to be with the “photo attendant for the booth”. This could be a professional trained person or the owner of the booth. The things you should confirm the details with your supplier prior to your visit include:

Dress code – the majority of people will dress smartly as a matter of fact. But do you have specific requirements regarding dress? i.e the dinner jacket color, theme dress, etc .? Make sure you discuss these requirements in advance with your vendor.

CRB Is this a requirement for your event? Does your supplier have an attendant who is CRB-checked? If it’s a requirement, make sure that you verify this prior to the event to confirm that a the right person is present for your party.

Other Booth Styles

Are you in search of something unique when you hire an event photo booth at your event? Do you have a theme for your event? Always ask whether the company you hire has other types of booths they can offer. They can include Taxi Cabs, Rickshaw Booths (tuk tuk), A-Team Vans, VW Campers and Retro Caravans.

I hope that this article will provide you with a helpful checklist of questions to think about and ask your vendor when you’re looking to hire the photo booth for your celebration or any other occasion.

You are welcome to use it as a guideline and forward it to anyone who might have an interested in hiring a photo booth for their next event.

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