Post # 1
Hi everyone! I’m looking for a photo booth service for 3 hours (4 hours would be ideal) that is more affordable than the $675+ rates I’ve been finding. Has anyone had any success in finding something more affordable than that?
Post # 3
I dont live in DC, but we just found a living social deal in NJ for $425. If you don’t subscribe, I suggest subscribing to livingsocial and groupon emails. I see photobooths in them all the time!
Post # 4
I live in the DC suburbs and we just got the same Living Social deal today. I agree with PP, sign up for groupon and Living Social if you haven’t already
Post # 5
Thanks everyone, I’ll keep an eye out for those deals!!
Post # 6
Can you post a link to that deal? I’m not finding it on LS!
Post # 7
Here is the link. To be honest, we chose not to book it because the man who owns the company has been extremely pushy. He told us we had to book it THAT day and we had to get the contract back to him IMMEDIATELY. He’s been calling my fiance and emailing us constantly about booking it. He even called my FI and said “I got another booking for July 5…so you better book it right now.” When my FI said no, he said… “oh wait, that’s for 2013 not 2014”.
We just got a weird feeling from him so we decided we’d rather wait for another deal or spend a bit more money. I also think the business is semi-new and they have barely any reviews, so I’d rather book a more established deal, especially when our wedding is over a year away. I’m nervous they might go out of business (maybe a reason why he NEEDS the deposit ASAP?)
What is with these pushy vendors? I was researching caricature artists for cocktail hour, and I emailed a company just inquiring about prices, etc. They guy responded asking for all the information about our wedding and I never got around to sending it back. He then sent me another email saying, “If you don’t respond today, I’m going to assume you aren’t interested in booking with us.” Like geez, give me a chance!
Post # 8
One thing to be careful about those deals is to read the specifics on the company’s website. I almost jumped on one but then I clicked on their page and I found that that specific package they were talking about didn’t include any prints which is where half the fun of a photobooth lies.
Post # 9
@weatherbug: Agreed on the pushy vendors. I think half the battle is working under the pressure they put on us. Also I noticed some of these deals are specific to a radius from a certain zipcode. I found one under “DC”, but it was based out of richmond and the deal only accommodates within a 30 mile radius of a richmond zipcode (DC is about 100 miles). So I would advise everyone read the fine print and also call the company up before you purchase the deal!
Post # 10
Their prices have gone up but I used Top Hat Photobooth who is now at $625 for 3 hours – still less than $695! Only issue is they were a bit late to the reception and a lot of things were extras that other companies include (custom photobooth strip with names on it, cd of all photos).
Otherwise, I’d also look to Livingsocial/Groupon and watch for a good deal, and only buy it after you’ve found lots of good reviews because I’ve heard of people having issues.
Post # 11
@teaqueen2014: The salon i work at used Tip Top Photobooth http://www.tiptopphotobooths.com/ for the grand opening. It was cool because it printed out two copies, so if u wanted to have the guests keep one and put the other in a guestbook or something that would be cool!!not sure the cost though, hope that helps.