Aside from capturing cute moments of your guests in bunny ears and all sorts of funky props, a photo booth at your wedding can serve more purposes than you think. For starters, it can help keep your guests entertained during cocktails, and certain types of prints can even double as your giveaway (think magnets and flipbooks!).
Looking for a reliable supplier for a photo booth in the Philippines? Here are a few you can start with:
Vodka Shots Photobooth
If your refrigerator at home is filled with pictures of you and your fiance as guests to other weddings, you're going to love placing your own in a prime spot! Vodka Shots Photobooth offers photostrips, and polaroids, as well as props and pretty backdrops.
Check out their two-hour packages below:
According to their Facebook page, sylish backdrops available include rustic grass backdrop, bohemian lace, gold and rose gold sequins, white curtains with white and pink roses, grass garlands, paper rosettes, photo garland and party banderitas.
0908 - 960 0082
Pose and Print Photo Booth
Pose and Print Photo Booth has a very extensive list of services, and if you have a big budget, you may even check out their Vogue or Slow-mo Booths.
But if you're a more low-key bride, they also have Hashtag Project Package, an Instagram printing station at P10,000 for three hours. The package includes 4R size photo prints, a high quality printer that only takes 12 seconds per print, a customized photo pemplate, digital copies of Instagram and Twitter photos with the template.
They also have a roving photographer service called the Photoman, which is available at P7,500 for two hours. The package includes onsite wireless printing.
0917 - 516 4848
360 Selfie Creative Event Content
If you want to go big (or extra, as kids these days say), 360 Selfie is the company for you. Aside from offering 360 Selfie Video Booths that can fit up to nine people at a time (rates start at P49,000 for four hours), they offer more high-end services like Holo Foto and Glam Shot, among others.
The Holo Foto is considered a "moving photo souvenir" as it combines the guest's photo with another image (it can we your logo or wedding details).
Package starts at P88,000 for three hours and one hour pause
Glam Shot is “a prismatic video booth that showcases guests in glamorous, moving kaleidoscopic shots.” They backgrounds are fully customizable, too.
The package starts at P119,500.
506 - 0617, 0917 - 541 1516
Here are a few more details to help you out with booking your photo booth supplier:
For certain set ups, discuss if you'll need the company to provide a photographer.
Not all weddings are filled with Instagram husbands. An "Instagram photographer" for instance, can be an add-on for P2,000 if you avail of Pose and Print's Hashtag Project Package.
If you want to make sure that you get quality photos from the photo booth, it wouldn't hurt to ask for a reco from your supplier, that way, it's someone they've already had good working relations with in the past.
Confirm the headcount of the team.
Weddings are big events, so even if you're not exactly VIP, it's still best to keep a headcount not just of your guests, but of your suppliers as well. Aside from security issues, you'll also need to provide their meals, as well as brief them with clear instructions on what to expect on the day.
It's advisable to tip the crew at the end of the day, too! Make sure to assign this task to someone on your entourage though, since you'll probably be spending more time on camera than off on your big day.
Allot enough time for ingress and egress.
Some photobooths require a set up time of about four hours, so make sure the wedding coordinator as well as the venue know what time the team will arrive, and where exactly they should set up.
For big venues, use a floor plan to map out the presidential table, the guest table arrangements, wedding cake, stage, and photo booth area.
FN TIP: Make sure to consider that there will probably be a line of big groups at a time, so find an area that won't block the way for other guests.
You should also be sure to secure gate passes and work permits if necessary. The bigger your photo booth set up, the more complicated it can get. When in doubt, it's always best to ask your venue first!
Confirm the payment details.
Most companies require a downpayment to secure your wedding date. Make sure to have everything in writing, and it wouldn't hurt to keep a paper trail of your emails and text messages just in case something happens on the day itself. That said, it's also your responsibility to pay your bill on time, provide meals for the staff, and to make sure to pay for any extensions and additional costs.
If planning a destination wedding, ask about out of town fees as well, but don't be afraid to look for local suppliers as well as that could truly lower your expenses.