When Is The Best Time To Start Your Photo Booth?

best time to start your photo booth

Best Time To Start Your Photo Booth?

Wedding celebrations and all other occasions are ever more enjoyable with photo booths as one of the highlights. And with the added innovative features like the digital backdrops, instant prints, video recordings, and the advanced lighting equipment; and, of course, the naughty and funny props. Photo booths could really make wonders in every occasion aside from the delight and pleasure it provides the guests, the photo strip printouts make a precious and memorable thank you gift for each and everyone who shared the special day.

A question that often asked, “What’s the best time for the photo booth?” That’s a great question and knowing the answer will help keep costs down whilst also ensuring your guests have a blast and who wouldn’t want that?! Here is a quick guide to choosing the best time to start your photobooth during an event:


Some couples would prefer that the photo booth be set up and ready to shoot before the guests enter the reception hall or the wedding celebration venue and remain open for all the guests until the party is over.


While some people will still be timid lounging around the venue; however when alcohol is served, these guests start to get more relaxed and all their inhibitions start to disappear and start making naughty poses inside the photo booth. All the fun starts to happen during the after-wedding party so I guess it’s better to arrange with the photo booth rental company that they will have the photo sessions from the moment the bar is open and will end until the guests start to leave.


However, there are instances where photo booths only have limited number of hours. Because of the limitations in the time, couples have to decide the best time to get the film rolling for the photo session. Would it be ideal to open the photo booth right after the dinner or when the cocktails are served? When the feast is served, this is the time when most guests socialize and go from table to table to meet and greet some friends; to some this is one of those perfect moments to start posing for the camera with all those props and start capturing those wacky and crazy pictures. Instead of having all the guests sitting around and slowly becoming bored, why not start the ball rolling and announce that the photo booth is open. Remember that without a little entertainment, people will surely leave the party after the sharing the feast because not all people are into drinking alcohol and loud music coming from the band or the mobile DJ.


From experience, experts generally recommend the booth be open after the formalities and dinner ends so that guests can jump up and have fun with it, by this time everyone is relaxed and ready to party. Depending upon how long you wish to hire a photo booth for this may mean that it won’t be operating when guests arrive. A good vendor however will come in early, prior to your guests arrival and set up so everything is ready to roll when it’s time for the booth to open. This way there is no need to disturb your function by setting up whilst guests are present.