Post # 1
Has anyone used or been to a wedding with the EBE Events version of the photobooth they call “Magnificent Seven”? A photographer takes pictures of guests in front of a backdrop, prints them out and puts them in the guests’ choice of 7 frames to take home and the bride and groom get either a book or a flash drive with all the pictures. The person I spoke with at EBE said that more guests (esp older people) are likely to use this than a photobooth, and guests have a nice favor to take home. For the whole night it’s $1,175 (their traditional photobooth is $1,500), and I have a quote from Majestic Photobooth Co for $1,095 for 3 hours.
What do you think? Would people really be more likely to do the backdrop, or is the photobooth more fun b/c there is no one watching you make goofy poses? Also, how is EBE to work with? I was a little put off by the EBE guy’s sales method – after I told him I was interested, he continued to put the “hard sell” on me, was not initially clear about what the product actually was, couldn’t email me any samples (the website just has a video where it is hard to see the frames), and couldn’t email me a sample contract until I gave him a credit card #. I know they have a good reputation – can anyone who is working with them comment? Thanks!!!
Post # 3
Sorry, let me clarify my question – which do you think is better – 3 hours with an actual photobooth or 4-5 hours with a backdrop and an actual photographer?
With the photobooth, you have the privacy factor so you can make goofy faces with no one watching, but with the backdrop you can fit more people and you can go anytime during the night.
Also, any comments from Philly-area brides on working with EBE would be helpful 🙂
Post # 5
The guy from EBE was EXTREMELY aggressive and pushy when we were looking for a DJ. We found a DJ who was awesome, way less expensive, and a pleasure to work with.
Post # 6
WARNING! DO NOT USE EBE FOR YOUR PARTY! Mike G who runs the show there is a REAL piece of shit! He treats musicians like they are puppets and pays them pennies on the dollar. He has every band play to pre-recorded music because there isnt a musician in his whole company who is capable of playing well enough to make sense out of any song. THAT IS CHEATING AND A HOAX WHICH IS FAKING EACH CLIENT INTO BELEIVING THAT THE MUSICIANS ARE ACTUALLY PLAYING WHEN THEY REALLY ARE NOT. So the client ends up paying a fortune for a band that on the most part, is NOT really playing their instrument. Mike G is a lying, manipulative scum who lies to the clients in that fashion! Stay away!
Post # 7
@wocongming: wow you really feel strongly about this EBE,did you have them at your wedding? you can private message me if you would like…
Post # 8
I was at a wedding that used the photographer/backdrop (not EBE as far as I know) but myself and everyone i spoke to HATED it. We still did it but it was EXTREMELY awkward with the photographer and everyone around watching you (those in line and standing nearby) I would highly recommend you go with the traditional photo booth.