4 Considerations Before Choosing A Photobooth For Your Fox Valley Wedding Celebration

Photobooth Fun, Sound Sensations Entertainment, Fox Valley photoboothsPhotobooths are a great way to engage your guests at your celebration!   During the cocktail hour, it makes for great engaging fun!     Many couples are even foregoing the wedding favors for guests, and instead sending them through a photobooth with pictures they can keep, it’s a great to save money, and still create a ton of fun!

We’ve compiled a list of 4 things you should address that will help you get the best photo booth rental to fit your needs.

1. Idle time charges.

These can be either help save you money, or end up adding a bit to your final bill. Many companies will offer you idle time for a fee, if you wish to split your photo booth rental time into separate time slots. For instance, if you had a 4 hour wedding photobooth, but wanted it running from 6 to 8pm, then resume at 10 after dinner until midnight, some vendors will allow you to do this while paying for 2 hours of ‘idle time’ which tends to be discounted rate. Other vendors may not offer this option, and ask you to pay their full hourly rate.

Ask the vendor if you could specially request a time for them to come set up the wedding photobooth before the anticipated start time. If you needed the photobooth to be set up several hours before your guests arrive, some vendors may charge you for idle time from the time they finish setting up until the start of the photo booth rental.

2. Template designs.

Will you be able to personalize the look of the template used for your photobooth pictures? Many photobooth vendors may have an in-house graphics designer who will work with you to design the template just as you like it to suit you and your fiance’s personalities. You could ask them to get as creative as possible, or to co-ordinate the colour scheme with your wedding colours of invitations. Other photo booth companies may not have a graphics specialist, so you may be forced to choose between some really basic, cookie-cutter templates for your photobooth rental.

Take a look at some of the previous photo booth rentals they have done before, and see how other templates have looked like in the past!

3. Guaranteed up time.

No matter how thorough your photobooth company may be, electronics are electronics and sometimes they get fussy and stop working for no reason. Most photobooth rental companies will have backup equipment ready in case something happens. They may also have a guarantee up time policy which would guarantee a certain percentage of time that your photo booth will be working properly during the rental. If there is a problem, and the photo booth does not work for an extended period of time, they may refund a certain amount of your package price.

4. Extra digital copies.

This would be useful to ask in case you wanted to have a copy of the photos taken during the photobooth rental. Many photobooth vendors will upload the night’s photos into an online gallery. Ask if you and your guests can download the high resolution version of the photo and if it would be okay for you to re-print or post them in other online sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

If you are planning a wedding celebration, and need a photobooth, we can help!   Our photobooth packages start at $650.    Check availability for a quote to get a photobooth and request further information.

Angel + Dan’s Fishing Themed Wedding Celebration at the Bridgewood Resort in Neenah

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Last Friday night, Angel Steckbauer & Dan Heilmann tied the knot, and celebrated with us at the Bridgewood Resort in Neenah, which is always one of our favorite places to play.

Angel & Dan are big fishing hobbyists, so they naturally went with a fishing theme complete with a cocktail hour full of “fishing songs.”    I love it!  What a way to get the guests in the mood.    Check out the complete list of “fishing songs.”

Guests were treated to an ecclectic mix of Angel and Dan’s favorites during dinner, which included favorites from The Dave Matthews Band, Lindsey Sterling, Mumford & Son, John Mayer and some bluegrass music.

Song Highlights:

Introductions- Under the Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers
First Dance- Crazy Game of Poker- OAR
Grand March- Different songs for each couple
Bouquet Toss- Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke
Garter Toss- Eye of the Tiger- Survivor
Last Song- Closing Time- Semisonic
 
teal uplighting at the bridgewood, Sound Sensations Entertainment

 

We decked the room in teal, peacock green uplighting!

Following dinner, guests were treated to a “gift” from Dan & Angel in honor of their fishing themed wedding.    They showed the “Youtube Clip”, “Here Fishy Fishy” from Sesame Street, it was fantastic!

Guests also had to go “Fishing in the pond” for a fish, and kiss for the number of seconds on the fish, then they would reciprocate the kiss for the guests.   Very Creative!

Guests danced all night to a bunch of requests, and some of the other hits included kids interaction, a candy toss, and the bridal party scavenger hunt!

Angel and Dan, I wish you both nothing but the best, thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!

 

 

Anna + Shaun’s Fun, Engaging Wedding Celebration at the Bull in Sheboygan

On Saturday we were honored to be a part of Shaun Kroening & Anna Belekevich’s wedding celebration at the Bull in Sheboygan.    It was a long, but FUN day!   We arrived at 11:15am for set up in the Heritage House for the reception, and set up our outdoor ceremony system for the 2:00pm ceremony start time, which started with the prelude at 1:30pm.    The Bull in Sheboygan is a beautiful location with gorgeous grounds for a ceremony and reception.

Anna + Shaun's Wedding at the Bull in Sheboygan, Sound Sensations Entertainment

Ceremony Song Highlights:
Prelude: Anna & Shaun’s Ecclectic Mix
VIP Seating: Somewhere over the Rainbow- IZ
Bridesmaid Processional: Marry Me- Train
Bride Processional: A Thousand Years- Christine Perri
Sand Ceremony: To Make You Feel My Love- Adele
Recessional: You Are The Best Thing- Ray Lamontagne
Postlude Music: Anna & Shaun’s Ecclectic Mix
 
pink uplighting at the Bull in Sheboygan, Sound Sensations Entertainment

We transformed the atmosphere of the room with pink uplighting around the perimeter, and added a custom monogram to the dance floor.

Reception Song Highlights:
Shaun & Anna’s First Dance: Groovy Kind of Love- Phil Collins with Custom Voice Over
Father/Daughter Dance: Have I Told You Lately- Van Morrison 1989 Version
Mother/Son Dance: What a Wonderful World- Eve Cassidy
Grand March: Mix of Different Songs
Bouquet Toss: Single Ladies- Beyonce
Garter Toss: Monday Night Football Theme/Mission Impossible
Last Song: Piano Man- Billy Joel
 
Smores Bar, Anna + Shaun's Wedding, The Bull Sheboygan

Guests loved the smores bar and candy bar treats for dessert!  I especially loved the Smores bar, where you could actually roast your marshmellows inside on an open flame.   How cool is that?

Smores Bar, The Bull Sheboygan

Following the bridal party scavenger hunt, and shoe game, we had a ton of requests, and plenty of variety from oldies to current music, and a ton of country favorites in between.     The guests were on the dancefloor all night long!    Tons of FUN!

Sound Sensations Entertainment is the wedding division of AZL Entertainment Group and offers DJ & Disc Jockey Entertainment for Wisconsin, Photo booth Rentals, Slide Show creation and projection, venue lighting, and up lighting for wedding receptions and ceremonies serving all areas of Wisconsin including Green Bay, Appleton, Wausau, Madison, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dells, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Fond Du Lac, Ripon, and all other Wisconsin areas.  Check out packages and options.  Check to see if your date is available!