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"How much are photo booths for weddings?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions we see every week, all year long! We also get similar questions, such as how much are photo booth rentals for quinceaneras, parties, etc. Let's discuss these different events and why the pricing may vary, if it does vary.
Let's start with the first question, how much are photo booth rentals for weddings? Everyone has heard that some businesses add a "wedding tax" for weddings. Is this true? The answer isn't easy, but the truth is, it may be true. Do businesses hear the word "wedding" and sound the price increase alarms? Unfortunately, some businesses do this. We do not, though. Our pricing is based on the event needs, number of guests, location of the event, time, date, time of year, etc. We do not offer one price for every event, since every event is different. An event with 50 guests is far different than an event with 5,000 guests. What we'll need to bring also varies.
For most companies, this pricing is also the case, but not all. We've done our research and have seen that there is a variety of prices that range from as little as $200 for a 3-hour photo booth rental (think Groupon or Craigslist - is Craigslist still around?), and as much as $4,000 for a 4 hour photo booth rental (think of the MirMir Photo Booth rental that the stars use for their events). What's the difference between the $200 photo booth rental and the $4,000 photo booth rental? Honestly, it can be a big difference, or only a slight difference, depending on the company. You'll have to do your research to compare the differences between the cheap photo booth company and the very expensive photo booth company. For a great way to compare them, check out our article on how to compare the inexpensive/cheap photo booth rentals to the more expensive companies. You'll be surprised at how you can possibly save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars! Let's move to the next type of photo booth rentals and their costs.
How Much do Photobooth Rentals Cost For Quinceaneras?
When it comes to quinceaneras (a 15th birthday celebration in Latin cultures), we are the pros in the Austin, San Antonio, and central Texas market. We are hired to provide quinceanera DJs, photo booths, and more, for quinceaneras, every month, all year long! A lot of people also wonder if companies charge more for events such as these, since they can be very similar to weddings and are a once-in-a-lifetime event. The answer is, again, yes, it's possible that people upcharge for their services. As we stated above, we charged based on the event needs, and not the type of event it is.
The price for photo booth rentals for quinceaneras, Sweet 15s, and Sweet 16s, are all similar to the price range above, which is as little as $200, up to $4,000, for 4 hours of services. What's included can really vary, as well as what you'll get with each company. Be sure to ask questions to find out exactly what's included for the price you pay. Click the link, above, to learn about how to compare photo booth companies.
How Much Are Photo Booth Rentals For Parties?
The last popular question we get is the question above. We've noticed that when people have parties, the budget is much different than for a wedding, quinceanera, or major event. A party is simply a fun, get-together. There usually isn't a ton of planning, months in advance. We've found that people don't want to spend a lot for party entertainment, since it's usually not a major, lifetime moment, which is understandable. If saving money is a priority for you, you could always try the DIY photo booth route. Check out our article Affordable DIY Photo Booth Options to learn how you can easily do your own!
If you don't have the time or energy to DIY anything, consider having a social media booth. You'll get the same photo booth set up, but just with direct uploading to social media, and no on-site printing. Some companies will charge less for the social media-only option, but not all companies. We do charge less for our social booth. :)
Overall, however, the pricing should be the same as the price range mentioned above. We hope this article has been helpful. As always, please leave your comments or feedback!
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When it comes to cheap or inexpensive photo booth rentals in Austin, San Antonio, or anywhere in the world, many people question whether "cheap" or inexpensive anything, is really worth the cost. Sure, you may save a lot of money, but is it really going to be the best decision for your wedding or event? The answer isn't easy. Let's break it down for you.
Are Cheap/Inexpensive Photobooth Rentals Worth it?
When it comes to making a purchase for anything, everyone wants to get the best deal for their money. However, what does getting the best deal really mean? When it comes to service businesses, going cheap may or may not be the way to go, depending on your needs and how you make decisions. Do you automatically buy the cheapest product available? Probably not, especially if it's very important to you. If you're like me, you take your time, compare prices, read reviews, and find out what you get for the price. With photo booth rentals, you also have to consider the value for your money. Consider the following things.
1. What is included with the price of the photo booth rental?
2. How much experience does the company have, or how long have they been in business?
3. Do they have social proof, such as recent reviews, recommendations on Social Media or other websites?
4. What is the main difference between the "top companies" and this business?
How to Compare Photo Booth Rental Companies
If you've answered the above questions and you're satisfied with the company's answers, then it's time to compare this company versus the other companies. Consider the following things.
1. What type of equipment will this company use, versus their competitors?
2. Do they offer the same services, such as on-site printing, social media uploads, text on the photo strips, etc.?
3. If they offer the same things, are they included in the price? If not, how much will they cost?
4. Do they offer different types of photo booths, such as an open-air photo booth rental, or a traditional, enclosed photo booth?
5. If they have the open-air, do they offer different backdrops? What colors and types do the offer? What is included in the price?
Overall, be sure to get the answers to all of the above questions and any other questions you can think of. You may find out that the "cheaper" or "inexpensive" photo booth rental company offers the exact same services, for much cheaper than the very well-known companies. Many times, newer companies will often be priced lower, initially, or for a much longer time. Since these companies are new, they need to attract clients and often choose to do this by having lower rates. Booking a great photo booth rental for your wedding, quinceanera, or party, doesn't have to break the bank! You can win and save big, by choosing these companies! Good luck, and as always, contact us for any questions or feel free to leave your feedback!
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If you're planning on having a photo booth for your wedding, quinceanera, party or event, chances are, you're also considering a photo booth rental, too! There are a few things to consider, when renting a photo booth from any local company in your area. Let's discuss a few of those considerations, before you rent your photo booth for your wedding or event.
Even if you're not in our Austin/central Texas market, these considerations are important to remember.
Overall, these are the top 5 considerations you should think about, when renting a photo booth for your wedding or event. For more information or to view our photo booth info, please visit our photo booth rental page. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help! We're lucky enough to provide photo booth rentals to clients in the Austin and central Texas area, every month, all year long!
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