Photo booth rental for your wedding – When should you book it?

Having your wedding captured in a way that reflects the joy and loves you and your partner share is one of the most important things you do on your big day. Adding a photo booth to your wedding takes the fun and memories to a whole new level. A professional photographer is a must, but adding a photo booth makes your wedding even more memorable. A wedding photo booth is an important part of the planning process. 

12+ months before

Ideally, start researching photo booth companies and pricing at least 12 months before your wedding date. Vendors book up quickly, so this gives you time to find a high-quality rental company and lock in preferred packages. 

  • Browse different vendors and compare pricing/options
  • Read reviews from other brides to find top-rated companies
  • Determine important factors like space needed, hours, and customization

Booking early means you won’t have to scramble or settle last minute.

9-11 months before

About 9-11 months out, select your wedding photo booth vendor and inquire about available dates. There are many companies that allow you to hold a date without signing a contract or paying. It ensures you get your first choice before other brides reserve it. 

6-8 months before

At 6-8 months prior, it’s time to officially book and put down a deposit on your photo booth rental. Vendors may have cancellation policies based on when you book, so keep that in mind. 

  • Choose your backdrop, props, and customizations
  • Select your photo template design
  • Arrange delivery logistics like setup time and location

Booking during this timeframe prevents vendors from being booked for your date.

4-5 months before

About 4-5 months before your wedding, touch base with your photo booth company to confirm all your details are in order. You may need to provide final headcounts, floorplans, etc. It also allows you to ask any additional questions you might have.

2-3 months before

At 2-3 months out, plan to make your final photo booth rental payment. Vendors will often require payment in full at least 30 days before your event. Take care of the balance so it’s not hanging over your head leading up to the big day! 

2 weeks before 

About 2 weeks before the wedding, connect with your photo booth vendor to re-confirm event details and delivery/setup schedules. Everything will run smoothly if you know exactly when and where booths will be set up.

Following this timeline allows you to book your dream photo booth rental with minimal stress. Lock in your perfect vendor early and then relax knowing your guests will have a blast in the photo booth capturing memories from your special day!

Consider a GIF booth

Many photo booth companies now offer GIF booths along with their standard photo booths. A GIF booth converts a video into an animated GIF image that loops. It’s a great option for capturing snippets of your guests dancing. The GIFs make great social media shares too!

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