One of the reasons why photo booths are so popular is because they don’t just give you digital or printed photos to share on social media, they’re also the perfect form of entertainment at social events.
Photo booths are popular at events like weddings, parties and on holidays. They can be customized so the backdrop, props, and text printed on the photos can be designed to fit the theme of the event. And they’re just plain fun because people love posing with their friends against the unique background you’ve provided.
Although the popularity of photo booths is obvious, some people are still not sure whether it’s better to go with a do it yourself photo booth experience or to rent a professional one. Let’s take a look at which works better.
Why is Renting Better Than a DIY Photo Booth
More than a few have tried doing a DIY photo booth — and ended up expressing disappointment with the results, then made a decision to start renting out their next photo booth instead. Why? Several reasons.
The Cost of a DIY Photo Booth
Some people have started out with the assumption that they can do a DIY to save on costs — savings which never materialized. You’re likely to quickly find that the amount of money it costs to DIY is higher than you anticipated, especially if you plan to print the photos on site. That’s going to be far more than if you simply hired a professional photo booth in the first place. The cost savings are not likely to materialize.
Even an entry-level camera could cost you $500 or more, and printing on-site means you’ll need to either tether the camera to a laptop or have a camera body with built-in wifi to send the photos to either a computer or wifi printer. Even a basic model printer can cost $200 or more. And you may also need to spend more on a tripod, backdrop or lighting, and props.
What to do With Your DIY Supplies
The next question that people using a DIY is what to do with all the supplies you purchased for it. If you don’t have another event for a while, maybe even a year or more, you’re storing items unnecessarily.
Not Worrying About the Setup
Another issue that people confront when using a DIY photo booth is setting it up. Using a professional photo booth from a company like A Cut Above means they set it up for you, and you also don’t have to worry about the breakdown afterward. And if it’s a major event like your wedding, the last thing you want to worry about is if something malfunctions.
In fact, anyone who has tried setting up their own DYI photobooth before a big event like a wedding knows it can be stressful and time-consuming, to say the least. You’re going to need to construct the actual space (such as hanging curtains), then set up the camera, tripod, lighting and printer. It’s a lot of work to do all that, and finding that kind of time can be challenging if you’re also quite busy prepping other things for the wedding or party. You may find yourself checking to see if it’s still working throughout the event.
Size and Quality Matters in Photo Booths
A professional service like A Cut Above can also provide the right-sized photo booth, an “open” photo booth so more people can fit into it.
And you’re also more likely to get higher quality photos if you use a professional booth. It won’t matter if you saved some money on setting up a DIY if you end up with poor quality photos for guests to take home.
Why Photo Booths are So Popular Today at Special Events
If any of this sounds like a hassle, a way to save yourself from these headaches is to rent a professional and reliable photo booth instead. Remember, these are big events you’re planning. It could be:
- Baby showers
- Class reunions
- Bar mitzvahs
- Holiday parties
- Family reunions and gatherings
Photo booths have become all the rage at these important events, and making any one of these events highly memorable for everyone who attends requires a lot of careful advance planning. You don’t also need the added stress of making sure your DIY photo booth is set up correctly when you’ve got other things on your mind.
If you want these carefully organized special events to truly be memorable, don’t settle for a DIY photo booth. These special occasions like weddings can be a once in a lifetime event, so getting all those details right is well worth it.
Choose Cut Above Photo Booths for Your Next Event
If you’re ready to plan a party your guests will be sure to remember, choose a next-generation photo booth from A Cut Above Photo Booth Rentals. We’re proud to provide custom photo booths for weddings, parties, and corporate events in and around Orlando. Choose our Magic Mirror Photo Booth that blends in with its surroundings. Then you can custom-brand it to stand out at your event. It’s the best option for fun with your guests. To get a head start on planning the most memorable event of the year, give us a call at 800-295-0430 today or visit us online to reserve your date!