Post # 17
We’re in CA, too and I also found lots of booths in the $1,000 range which I think is too much. But I really really really wanted a photobooth, to me it’s super fun and also a fun way to have a guestbook (we’re doing the same as PP, one copy of each photo strip goes into the guestbook where guests sign). We’ve been to other weddings where this was the highlight of the night! We’re going with a family owned company out of Sacramento that quoted us $675 for four hours, a scrapbook, unlimited photos, etc.
Totally agree with @Paigey: I’ve seen three or four Groupon/Living Social deals for photobooths this year alone. Also, consider only doing the booth for three hours, cutting out hours helps alot with cost typically.
Post # 18
I lucked out and grabbed a Groupon literally the day before I was going to contract with another photobooth company which ended up saving me about $250! I only contracted for 3 hours – from 8:30 to 11:30 – worked out perfectly because it was basically open after guests finished dinner to the end of the night. I would contact some of the companies and try to negotiate for fewer hours or ask them if they’ll be running a deal or a Groupon in the future.
Post # 19
I keep seeing a living social deal for this company! http://www.whatthefunpb.com/rates.html
You might try emailing them and letting them know you saw the easter special $299 for 2 hours and would like to book at that price. I think they are new?
if you have someone with a tripod and a remote, you can create your own! My mom has this and we are setting it up to a photo printer and letting guests take their own using the remote!
This is fun because you can literally do whatever you want!
Instead of a photobooth, we opted to pay a silhouette artist to come out and take silhouettes of people. I thought this was more unique and more us!
Post # 20
I think if you have the money YEAH, I would love that at a wedding if I went. To fun.
Post # 21
I think it is well worth the $$. I too had a hard time deciding because of the price. I finally found one that was $750 for 4 hrs, all the probs, attendant and all the pictures you want plus a CD with the images. It turned out great and was a total hit!! Everyone loved it!! Plus, they get to keep the pictures. I loved seeing the pictures afterwards. They were all so funny and I got pictures of all my guests. I loved it. Keep looking. You might find one with a good deal.
Post # 22
I’m having a photobooth and I’m SO excited about it! I’ve had some friends attend weddings who had them and they said it was so much fun!
Post # 23
I couldn’t justify that cost, so I bought a poloroid digital camera for $300, $100 worth of photo paper and $50 worth of props.
I can either keep the camera, or sell it after the wedding to recoup some of the costs.
I will have it set up on a tripod for a ‘photo booth’ type effect for most of the reception, then my dad is going to take it around and get some action shots of people, so they can take home photos of themselves doing other fun stuff besides just posing in the ‘booth’.