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Get Smart About Photo Booths - How to Compare Them When You Shop

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Photo booths have become a popular fixture at wedding receptions over the last few years. Not only do they provide a fun activity for guests, the photo strips can be used for favors or your guestbook. We sat down with Amy from Photo Booth Nashville to get some information on the best ways to compare photo booths when booking your wedding or event.

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ABG: What features should couples look at when comparing different photo booth companies?

Photo Booth Nashville: This is a great question. Most photo booth companies will offer unlimited prints and customized graphics. Make sure to ask to see sample photos to compare. If a company offers digital copies of the photos from your event, ask about the file size of the digital copies provided. At Photo Booth Nashville, our files are between 210-300kb each, and we not only provide the composite photo, but each individual shot with a native image of 11" X 17" so if our clients want to re-print photos and enlarge them, they'll be crystal clear.

Other things to ask about are the construction of the photo booth (is it a homemade "pipe and drape" booth?), print process (we use dye sublimation printers, the same ones at professional processors), sitting time, and printing time. Unlimited prints don't do you much good when it takes three minutes for each sitting.

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ABG: What is the difference between the photo booths you offer and ones that other companies may offer in the area?

Photo Booth Nashville: We're the only Middle Tennessee provider of the patented Model 12 digital photo booth. The booths that we have are in over 40 markets worldwide, and there are constant updates and upgrades to our equipment. The Model 12 booths are made with sturdy, steel construction and they're modeled after vintage photo booths so they really feel like photo booths. There are many choices in Middle Tennessee now, and most of them are homemade and most companies only have one booth so in the event of a malfunction, you may be in trouble. We've always got an extra photo booth on our truck, so we're prepared for any unlikely problem that may occur.

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ABG: What options do couples have to choose from with your photo booths?

Photo Booth Nashville: In addition to customized graphics, a disc with all the digital photos from the event, formal drapery, and a great variety of props, we pride ourselves on having the most professional and courteous attendants in Nashville. Unless a client specifically requests it, we always provide an attendant for the duration of the rental. We're proud of the reputation we've built and the number of high-end event and wedding planners that use us exclusively. Potential clients can take a look at a few testimonials on our website.

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ABG: What things do a bride and groom need to think about when considering a photo booth? Venue size? Load-in and load-out of the photo booth?

Photo Booth Nashville: The most important thing a bride and groom should think about when considering a photo booth at their wedding is the same thing they should think about when choosing other vendors. There aren't many other days in a person's life as important as their wedding day, so it's not a time to sacrifice quality to get a "bargain." You can find a photographer to shoot your wedding for a few hundred dollars, and you can have your meal catered by a fast food restaurant, but you may not be satisfied with the results. With all the "photo booth" companies out there, it's imperative to do your homework. With regard to venue size and load-in and load-out, there's really nothing to worry about. During the booking process we go over every detail of load-in with our clients, and if there's any question we send a technician to the location to make sure there won't be any problems.

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All photos courtesy of Photo Booth Nashville

If you're looking to add that special touch to your wedding reception or special event, contact Amy at Photo Booth Nashville for all of your photo booth needs.

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Newlywed Sara

I was so excited when I came across Ashley’s Bride Guide during my wedding planning process. I had been in a bunch of weddings, but hardly any in Nashville so I was starting from scratch. It was a great resource for us to get ideas and find vendors as we planned our big day. I am so excited to be able to add to the information for Nashville brides and help them create the day of their dreams! As a newlywed (3 weeks down!), I hope I can bring a fresh perspective to all those brides-to-be out there! I loved weddings before, and after going through the planning and execution of our own wedding, I feel blessed to be able to share everything we learned with other Nashville couples!

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send Posted on August 9, 2011 | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Unique Wedding Ideas, Wedding Resources,

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Posted on November 8, 2011 @ 9:22am

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