Hi, I’m Steve from Say Cheese Photo Booths in Hampshire. I have run Say Cheese for two years and have been involved in events industry since 2015 providing entertainment for hundreds of weddings, parties and events.
The most frequent question we get asked is about the prices of photo booth hire. It seems no company will give a straight answer.
This is often because photo booth companies vary massively in what they offer, their costs, their experience etc.
I would also point out pricing should definitely not be the deciding factor when it comes to choosing which business to go with. Other factors to consider are:
• Recommendations from friends and family
• The style and look of the photo booth
• Quality of the photos
• Online reviews
• How professional does the company look
• Gut feeling
• Even how quickly they reply to emails
These figures are roughly estimated on based on a standard hire.
1) Cheap Photo Booths – £200 to £350
If you’re on a budget and are looking for cheap photo booth hire check out SimplyPics. We created this if you are on a budget as it offers a basic photo booth but with professional equipment, it’s easy to use and the photos look great. We cover Hampshire and the surrounding areas and SimplyPics is currently only £199.
As with all cheaper alternatives you’re always going to have to make small compromises, e.g. less rental time, paying extra for printed photos, not as many options.
Have you seen a deal that’s too good to be true? Unfortunately it probably is.
I spent three years a DJ before starting Say Cheese, and trust me there is no such thing as a “good cheap DJ”. They are either good or cheap. Cheap businesses are usually cheap because no one would pay the extra if they charged more.
2) Typical Photo Booth Hire – £350 to £500
I’ll point out these are rough estimated figures however this is a guideline to what most companies prices are.
I’m shortly going to be writing a blog post on how to choose the right photo booth company. However I would look at the bullet point list above when searching.
Again, don’t pick the cheapest, but look at the other factors such as recommendations, online reviews, years of experience, branding, website, have they worked at your venue before. This should give you a good indication.
If you’re looking to hire a photo booth in Hampshire, Dorset, Wilshire, Berkshire, Surrey, then get in touch. It’s quick and easy to enquire via the Say Cheese website and we’re really friendly 🙂 .
3) Unique Photo Booth Hire – £500+
When looking in this range you should be expecting companies with exceptional customer service, years of experience, unique offerings and a more tailored service.
There are some truly amazing photo booth companies across the world that offer bespoke and very high end service. Everything from custom photo filters to matching the photo booth to the colour of the napkins.
We don’t offer this level of service as we find it is too much for most of our clients however if you’re looking for this level of service then drop us an email, we have lots of contacts across the industry and maybe able to recommend someone to match your requirements.
I hope this helps, if you’re looking to hire a photo booth then get in touch with us at Say Cheese Photo Booths. The best way to get in touch is via our enquiry form on our website and we’ll be in touch quickly.
Thanks for reading!