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Wedding & Party Photo Booth Rentals - Austin, San Antonio & central TX
If you're planning a wedding, quinceanera, party, or event in the Austin, San Antonio, or central Texas area, or anywhere, really, you know entertainment is a huge factor in determining the success of your event. Music plays a large role, and of course a great DJ or band should know what music to play, to keep your guests dancing, throughout the event. However, more and more, people want to step up their entertainment. We all know that great music is essential for a great party, but not everyone dances. By the way, if you're looking for an Austin wedding or event DJ, we know several. :)
So what do you do for your guests who dance care much for dancing? Luckily, there are numerous other entertainment options! Many entertainment companies offer numerous popular entertainment options; we offer: karaoke, photo booth, lawn games, giant games, trivia, game hosting, giant marquee letter rentals, etc. Check out our wedding DJ and photo booth packages page, or our quinceanera/Sweet 15/16 DJs page, to view all our optional upgrades. Even if you're not our client, this will give you a good idea of the numerous entertainment options that companies may offer.
The most popular entertainment option for weddings and events, besides a DJ, is a photo booth rental (also sometimes spelled as photobooth). Well over 70% of our bookings are for both a DJ and photo booth. Some call it a "picture booth," and others may call it a "selfie booth." Whatever you call it, a photo booth is a great, fun entertainment option! Your guests are sure to have hours of fun, taking selfies with a photo booth!
Photo Booth Rental Cost
If you decide to add a photo booth to your event, you definitely need to know the cost. Every photo booth company offers different options, for different prices. You'll find some really expensive photo booth rates, and some really cheap photo booth deals on sites like Craigslist or Groupon, but be cautious! We've booked plenty of DJ and photo booth gigs at the last minute, because that client booked someone else, who simply took their money.
It's very hard to believe that people do this, but it happens more often than you think. We're not knocking either of these sites, as they are simply platforms for vendors to advertise and acquire business. We are knocking the unprofessional vendors who do this to clients, month after month! :(
So let's get back to the cost.The photo booth rental cost in the Austin and central Texas area (and most other markets in the US) ranges from as low as $250, to as much as $1,500, for a 3 - 4 hour booking. The best way to compare is to find out what's included with each company. We are very experienced and offer the exact same photo booths as the companies who only provide photo booths.
The biggest difference between the $250 photo booth and the $1,500 photo booth is usually what's included, as well as how well known the company is. The newer companies often start off with lower prices, simply to "get their name out there" and get as many bookings as possible. Some companies will use the old "bait and switch" routine, using the lower price to get your attention, but include next to nothing for the $300. You'll likely have to pay extra for props, a non-white (plain) backdrop, printouts, etc. Be sure to ask questions about what's included, and read all the fine print in the contract, if there is one. If there's not a contract, and it's a low price, RUN! :)
The more established companies (the companies you'll find on page 1 of Google), have been in business longer or are often part of a national franchise (which means they have the advantage of multiple locations, nationwide and much more website traffic, due to this). I won't get into how this all works, because that's an entirely different blog, but it's basically due to SEO and website traffic. :) These companies are going to be the ones that likely charge you closer to the $1500 price. Not to say that they don't offer a great product, because they certainly do, but definitely do your homework and compare photo booth companies and narrow down your list to your top 3.
Once you have your top 3 list, now it's time to ask the right questions. If you don't know what questions to ask, before renting your photo booth, no problem, we're here to help! Here is our list of the best questions to ask before renting your photo booth.
Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Photo Booth
The following questions are great questions to ask your photo booth provider:
All of the above questions are great questions to ask, before booking your photo booth. If you'd like to know more about booking a photo booth for your wedding, quinceanera, party or event, in the Austin or central Texas area, with us, please visit our photo booth rentals page. As always, if you have any additional questions, please feel free to message us, even if you're not our client! :)
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