(Closed) Help Please! DJ/Photo Booth Dilemma…

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What should I do?

    Stick to your commitment...keep the DJ and photo booth.

    Ditch the photo booth, but keep the DJ.

    Forget about the whole thing...find a different DJ and photo booth.

  • Post # 3
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @kitkat2014:  go with another Photo Booth company don’t be afraid to get what you want the quality of his work with the Photo Booth is not up to your standards

    Post # 4
    781 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s your wedding, and although this is something I struggle with myself; you have to be somewhat selfish and do what you want. Tell him you appreciate what he has done, but that you had something different pictured as far as the photo booth goes. He needs to know, if he doesn’t already, that his set up isn’t exactly competitive. 

    Post # 5
    12242 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d just use the family friend’s photo booth! Especially since he gave you guys a deal!

    But I’m also a little spineless!

    Post # 6
    970 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    @kitkat2014:  Those sound like easy changes…. Probably shoots them wide and then crops when they get printed, that way he isn’t constantly having to change the zoom and focus depending on how many people are in the shot. Actual photobooths have awful quality and not much room for people to get in. This option the quality should be professional – if he has a protable studio with an SLR, backdrop and lighting, and have tons of room to accomodate 10 people or more. 

    This is how our company does it and our results are awesome! 

    Post # 7
    139 posts
    Blushing bee

    I would stick with this guy, if it seems like he just has a camera set up and no back drop, then I would consider that a great way to create my own custom backdrop and props. Plus you could always ask him to set up the camera closer to the subjects! 

    Post # 8
    11535 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Athough you haven’t signed a contract, I think that you should begin by having a very polite conversation with this gentleman who was kind enough to hold a date for you without a deposit and who made you a great deal on pricing.

    Call him and thank him for how he went out of his way to do a favor for you and your Fiance and let him know that you’re extremely grateful.  Then let him know that you made a mistake in not having thoroughly researched what you were agreeing to, and that this is your fault, but you really would prefer to have an actual photo booth vs. the type that is created in front of a backdrop.  Then ask him what price savings there would be for your package if you decided not to use his photo booth. 

    Then, listen to what he says.  If he willingly agrees to your only using his DJ services for a price you’re still willing to pay for those services alone, you will have what you desired, and you will be free to choose another photobooth vendor.  If, on the other hand, his pricing for the DJ services alone proves to be acceptable to you, or, if he is unwilling to offer DJ-only services to you after your having agreed verbally to a package deal, then I think you very politely need to cancel your entire arrangement, while again thanking this gentleman for initially having gone out of his way to help you.


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