(Closed) Photobooth

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am having one for our wedding.  We were offered two packages:  one for 4 hours (basic which was $895) and another for 6 hours (I can’t remember how much this one was).  We opted for the 4 hour package and I negotiated for a free set of 2nd prints, colored backdrop, images on DVD, and a logo to appear on the prints.  Those little things appear to be very negotiation, while they were pretty firm with price of the package.

Post # 4
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are going the DIY route with ours.  We will have a scrapbook with stickers and markers out for people to design a page, and have a camera set up on a tripod.  Either that, or have a friend with a camera be the photographer, not sure yet.  My Boyfriend or Best Friend has a portable photo printer, so we will use that to print the pics.  I have 4×6 photo paper already so we’ll just use that.  We have been buying funky hats, glasses and scarves to put in the prop box and will find either cool sheets as backdrops or rent a backdrop along with the lighting equipment from the college she goes to.  All in all, I think we will be out of pocket about $200.  This was the best route for us, since the cheapest we could find a Photobooth in our area was $1500 and its just not in the budget, but I really wanted to do this as a our guestbook.  I think it will turn out great, as we have a lot of hams in our group. 

Post # 5
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m in the Chigago area and was able to get a photobooth with unlimited pictures and two attendants for 4 hours for $800.  I guess it depends on where you are living for cost of services.

Post # 6
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25 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I dreamt of one, however we made the decision just last night that it is not going to happen for us.

There biggest reason being:

Four hours was $1295, plus a $150 delivery, plus $75 for the cd of images.  Seeing packages in the $800 range makes me realize I made the right decision by not booking the photobooth with this guy.  The $1295 rate was after negotiating the original price down (which wasn’t easy nor was I able to negotiate much off the original price).

 

Post # 7
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I reallllllly want one so bad! My fiance says its a waste of money and we dont need it. Photography is a passion of mine i just think it would be so fun and unique. So lets see how it goes hopefully i can talk him into it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is how I hooked my Fiance.  At first he turned up his nose and asked me why on Earth would I want a photobooth?  (He was probably just bracing himself to lose this argument ).  I told him that this would serve as our favor, so instead of getting a key ring, candle, little Eiffel tower, etc that would just be left behind or thrown out, they would have a picture that they could keep that would always remind them of how much fun they had at our beautiful wedding. 

Then he piped in and said, "Can they bring funny props and stuff?" 

Then I smiled because I knew I got him! 

PS:  $800 for 4 hours through the following two photobooth vendors:

http://www.joesphotobooth.com

http://www.gemproductionsinc.com/

Both of these companies service the Mid West.  Check ’em out! 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

At first I thought I wanted a photobooth … but now I feel like it’s a waste. I will have my photographer for almost the entire night, although we haven’t decided the hours yet. Wouldn’t that just be the same thing? I am going with a photo"journalism" type of photographer, and letting him loose, and he has a second person with him, plus a videographer. Would a photobooth be overkill in my case?

Post # 10
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am in the same boat, MsHymanRoth, but I think we are going to go ahead with the photobooth because it will serve as the favor for the guests as well as the guestbook.  I think the guests are really going to love it!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve seen photographers that own one and will rent you theirs for the day along with a attendant for !~400. (Mike Larson based out of CA and NY is one)

I am torn right now between a DIY Photobooth or a DIY Video Booth Confessional!

Photobooth with some kind of backdrop with our logos on it, something ala Red Carpet on a frame the Fiance can build. Digital Camera on a tripod, laptop with a Picture Card Upload slot.

The Video Booth Confessional which I love could be off in the corner, sectioned off with just curtains (again the Fiance can build a frame) a bench inside and a camcorder on a "shelf". Hit record and everyone that chooses to can record a short little snippet for us. Whatever they want to say whether it’s sweet praises or silly skits (more likely). Then you can pay a professional editor (~200-300 bucks) to put the snippets together into a cohesive film. I think that would be a really neat momento from the wedding day! Okay, I think I just convinced myself to go this route and it’ll be unique!

Post # 12
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2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Omg I would be scared of the video booth confessional LOL

Post # 13
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That is such a cool idea!  I love it.  I have a sneaky suspicion that I could edit a great little film of our day myself.  I have no evidence of skill nor prior knowledge on how to do this, but still…I wanna.  So I am having a friend tape all the important stuff for me all day so that I can edit it all out later. 

Post # 14
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443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Gerbera- I love that idea too! I was orignally going to go that route, since I have an HD camera just collecting dust- but decided to do the DIY photobooth instead. I find that people hate being on video more than they hate getting their picture taken.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hahah. I do LOVE the idea of a Video Booth Confessional. I figure it’ll be there, we’ll mention it on our website and wedding day program. No pressue for anyone to do anything.

We have a lot of silly friends, and kids love that kind of stuff and as for the others….when the booze starts flowing…hehe.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I love the idea of a photoboth and the pics as the favors! I hadn’t really considered it before but it would be a great idea…me and Fiance on our first date went inside one…hmmm might need one now!!!

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