What to ask before booking a photo booth

Having a photo booth at weddings and other special events have grown in popularity and so does the amount of photo booth companies entering the market. For the consumer this is bad and good, you have a larger selection of services and price range but also means there are a lot more non-reputable companies entering the market. For instance a lot of DJ’s are now offering photo booth rentals at discounted prices if you book their DJ services. What happens when the photo booth goes down or paper needs to be changed, can they just walk away from playing music to fix the photo booth? How much experience do they have with photography equipment?

Wow, when I do an internet search for a photo booth company hundreds of them show up, how do I choose the right company? Well, to start off, cheaper is not always better, you want a vendor that will provide a quality product with a reasonable price. After reviewing their websites you should narrow it down to 2-4 companies that serve your area and contact them through email or by telephone. Do they answer the phone when you call? How quickly do they respond to your message? That simply can tell you how good their customer service is.

Once you have contacted your company of choice here are some questions that should be asked.

1. How long have they been in business? You want to choose a company that has been in business for a few years, who has a good track record and has done several events. You want to make sure they will be in business when your event day arrives.

2. Do they have references? A reputable company should be able to provide you with a list of past clients and what their past clients have to say about them. past client reviews

3. Are they Licensed and Insured? Most establishments and venues require vendors to carry insurance.

4. Is there a contract? Will you receive a written contract that states both parties responsiblities?

5. What kind of equipment do they use? Do they use high quality professional grade equipment? Touch screen interface for ease of operation. Do they supply a slide show monitor for guests to view photos during the event? Stay away from
companies that use inkjet printers and webcams.

6. Do they have a back-up plan incase of equipment malfunction? Will there be an attendant or photo booth technician to maintenance the photo booth if something goes wrong. Do they have back-up equipment?

7. What types of packages do they offer and what is included? Do they have a detailed list what is included in their packages, prop box, online gallery, memory book and how many prints will be printed. A lot of companies only print 2 photo strips and 1 will go into the memory book, make sure they will print a photo strip for everyone in the photo. Are there any hidden fees or travel fees?

8. What does their photo booth look like? You just spent thousands of dollars on a beautiful venue, you don’t want something that is going to be an eye sore to your guests. Is the printer out of sight or is set on a table?

9. Do they provide early setup? Your photo booth service may not start intill after dinner, do they setup early so there are no interruptions or do they setup during your dinner? Is your ceremony at the same venue and if so, do you have a photo booth during your cocktail hour? You do not want your ceremony interrupted from someone setting up a photo booth. Do they charge extra for early setup? As stated above, the cheapest price may not be the best deal. Now that you have gathered important facts and information about a few companies, you should now be able to choose which company is best for your Wedding or Special Event.

Choosing the right Uplight Color to Match Your Event

The trend for the last several years is that most brides go with is amber or a soft pink for most weddings. These colors are always a great choice if you are not sure. They look great in photos and on skin tones. They also blend well with most environments just about any color scheme.

When Kathy Johnston came into our office with her planner Suzanna Marini from Avalon Event Production, she knew she wanted color, but which color exactly she was not sure. Her colors were Hot Pink and Cobalt Blue and we suggest that we tone done the colors because it would overwelm the look of the room.

My suggested to her was to use LED’s which would use less power and would take less time to setup for the event.. Their guests arrived to the to a reception hall with a Cobalt Blue light during the cocotail hour and during each course we would change the color to go with the meal. As the night went on, we changed the entire room to a Hot Pink for the final hour. Kathy & Steven reception is a perfect example of how LED’s can help create multitude of different looks throughout the event!

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businesswoman-standing-indoorsAre you interested in making a living as a fashion store owner? If you are, you are definitely not alone. In the United States and all around the world for that matter, there are many individuals who dream of running and operating their own fashion store. Unfortunately, many believe that dream is one that is too difficult to become a reality. Yes, it may be a little bit difficult for you to get to a successful fashion store up and running, but it is more than possible to do.

The good thing about running a fashion store is that you have a number of different options. One of your options is your location. There are many individuals who choose to run a business out of a storefront location, others who choose to run an online fashion store, and others who choose to do both. If you are able to score a prime business location, it may be profitable for you to have a storefront location. However, it is also important to mention that many individuals are now deciding to do their shopping online; therefore, you may want to take that into consideration as well.


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Are you interested in revamping your wardrobe? If you are looking to update the clothing or clothing accessories that you own, you may be interested in incorporating some of the latest fashion trends into your wardrobe. If you are, you will need to find a fashion store to shop at.

When it comes to finding a fashion store to shop at, you have a number of different options. Before examining those options, you need to remember that fashion stores are operated in both storefront locations and online. If you are looking for an online fashion store, you may want to think about performing a standard internet search. If you are looking for a storefront store to shop at, you may want to think about visiting your local shopping mall, using your local phone book, or using online business directories.


The Celebrity Fashion Phenomenon: What is So Alluring About It?

young-blonde-in-attractive-high-fashion-black-clothesDo you have a favorite movie star or television star? If you do, have you ever wondered what their personal life was like? If you have, you are definitely not alone. In today’s society, it seems as if many individuals are interested in knowing the latest news or gossip surrounding today’s most popular stars. In addition to who is dating who, a focus is also placed on celebrity fashions. In fact, where are many out there who wish that they could dress and look like one of their favorite celebrities. While this feeling is quite common, it often leaves many others wondering why.

When it comes to examining the celebrity fashion phenomenon it is actually difficult to come up with an answer as to why it is so popular. Different individuals like to look and dress like celebrities for different reasons, some of which are easier to explain than others. Just a few of the many reasons why the celebrity fashion phenomenon has gained such a following are touched on below.


Should You Use the Services of a Fashion Consultant?

pensive-woman-biting-lipsHave you ever heard of a fashion consultant before? A fashion consultant, which is also commonly referred to as an image consultant, is an individual who consults with you or gives you advice on the latest fashion trends.

Now, it can be relatively easy for you to learn about fashion on your own, but there are some individuals, who just want to seek professional assistance. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are one of those individuals or if you should be, you may be wondering when someone uses the services of a fashion consultant or for what. If you are, you will want to continue reading on.


Plus Size Fashion: Is There Really Such a Thing?

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When it comes to shopping at or at least browsing at a plus sized clothing store, there are many men and women who wonder why they should bother, especially if their clothes are already bought from somewhere else. What you need to remember is that plus size clothing isn’t what it used to be in the past. Due to an increase in the need for plus sized clothing and fashion accessories, there are now many fashion designers who are starting to focus on individuals out there who are just like you.


Finding a Fashion Show to Attend

woman-flinging-long-hairAre you interested in attending a fashion show? If you run a business that is based on fashion, like a fashion store or a fashion consulting business, you may find that fashion shows are a good resource tool. Fashion shows are also great for those who are looking to learn more about the latest fashion trends or even those who are just looking to have a good time. So, if you want to attend a fashion show, you are encouraged to get out and do so.

Although fashion shows are fun to attend, you will need to find one to attend. Unfortunately, there are many individuals out there who decide against attending a fashion show, as they think it would be too difficult to find one. Yes, it may be a little bit difficult to find a fashion show to attend, especially if you are looking for something in particular, but it is more than possible to do.


Fashion Trends for All Body Sizes

portrait-of-womanIf there were one thing that you could change about your body, what would it be? There are actually a large number of individuals out there who would like to change more than just one thing.

There are many who say that they are too skinny, others who claim that they are too large, some claim that their cleavage is too big or too small, and others who would change the size of their butts. Unfortunately, not everyone has the money needed to get cosmetic surgery and not everyone has the time needed to devote to an exercise plan. That is what results in many feeling hopeless, like things are never going to change. However, there is good news, while you may not necessarily be able to change the way that your body is, you may be able to “change” the way that it looks. You can do this with fashion.


Fashion Magazines: Are They Worth the Buy?

femininityAre you looking to improve your appearance or at least your sense of fashion? If you are, there is a good chance that you may be interested in buying fashion magazines. Fashion magazines are often stocked full of beauty tips, as well as fashion advice and tips. That why a large number of individuals buy fashion magazines each month, occasionally even on a weekly basis. But, the question is, should you?

When it comes to determining whether or not you should buy fashion magazines, there are a number of important factors that you may want to take into consideration. For instance, are you on a budget? Although fashion magazines are pretty affordable, the cost of them can add up over time. If you are on a budget or regularly find yourself having money troubles, you may want to think about saving your money. In fact, you should know that many of the fashion tips and trends found in well-known fashion magazines are likely to be quite costly; therefore, it can actually end up quite expensive to keep up with the latest fashion trends.