When is the best time to schedule a wedding photo booth?

Many people ask us “When is the best time to have a photo booth at weddings?”. Some party rental companies suggest that the photo booth be set up during the last three hours of the wedding reception. Skipping cocktail hour, dinner and the first dance to have the photo booth available. Although many do recommend renting a photo booth between 4-6 hours for the entire duration of your wedding reception. Besides creating candid memories of your event a photo booth also helps create something to do at a wedding when you are not dancing, eating or filling up your glass during cocktail hour.

Our recommendation is that you have the photo booth available during cocktail hour. While the bride and groom are getting their photos taken, your guests can get candid photos during cocktail hour, as some people may not drink.

Guests who have young children can find cocktail hour or dancing difficult and the photo booth helps keep everyone entertained even the little ones. This is a great time to take a candid family photo or photos with your friends.

This is also a perfect time to take photos with relatives from out of town whom you haven’t seen in a while. Grandparents love to have photos and memories, so they will definitely be cherished.

After the bride and groom have their formal photos taken, we encourage the bride and groom to get in the photo booth as much as possible. However, do not wait until the last minute of your wedding day to hop in the booth for some candid photos as too many brides and grooms have the look of being tired.

The bride and groom get a “fast pass” and are able to cut in front of the line. This way everyone has a chance to get their photo with the bride and groom, whether a serious photo or a quirky, funny picture, they will be sure to cherish for years.

During dinner, guests do not eat at the same moment as each table it slowly called through the buffet line. The perfect time for the tables who are awaiting their turn for the buffet table to line up for a quick photo opportunity.

The photo booth should be closed during the first dance, garter and bouquet toss and during the toasts out of respect for the bride and groom. The photo booth then reopens when the dance floor is open for everyone to get in their last minute candid photo.

However, photo booths are charged per hour, so if 6 hours doesn’t fit within your budget that’s okay. You can rent it for the reception. Give us a call at (808) 688.7707 or fill out our contact form here.