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We’ve been receiving many inquiries from our Cincinnati customers (and Dayton and Columbus too) asking what is our photo lounge service and how is it different from our photo booth?

In a nut shell, we use the exact same cameras, printers and props BUT with our photo lounge, there is no booth to enclose your picture-taking session. In other words, it’s an open set up.

The lounge feels more like a ‘photo-shoot’ than it does anything else because we bring in a very nice couch (or you can provide your own) as well as a customized backdrop (standard is black). Then, if you’d like to add a table, some light stands, flower, or anything else that you’d like, consider it done!

Our photo lounge service has become very popular in Cincinnati (as well as in Columbus and Dayton). For more details, please complete the information on our Contact Us page and we’ll get you a detailed quote right away.

Our Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus customers have also been RAVING about our new green screen service too! But many potential customers simply don’t understand what it’s all about.

Again, we use the same cameras, printers and props but instead of a booth or a couch (like in the photo lounge), you’re guests will simply stand in front of a literal green screen that is place in a fixed location at your event. Our software allows up to eight different background images which the software will automatically super impose behind your guests after they’ve taken their photo. The software replaces the green screen backdrop with the background image of their choice (again, up to eight).

Let’s say you are a Cincinnati Red or Cincinnati Bengal fan, we can customize many background images that will impress your guests as they look at their photo print which we’ll give them in less than 15 seconds!

What if you’re a Dayton Flyer fan, Columbus Clipper fan, or Ohio State Buckeye fan? Piece of cake! We’ll get you some incredible images to choose from and your Dayton / Columbus / Ohio themed event will have the perfect party favor!

The green screen is a GREAT choice for corporate events and holiday celebrations. Should you like to see some actual examples, again just complete the information on our Contact Us page and we’ll get you some to review right away!

I hope this helps to shed some light on these two alternatives to our award-winning photo booths and to all our friends in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus and all over the great state of Ohio, I wish you a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday!

 

 

 

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When hosting an event, whether you’re in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton or anywhere else in Ohio, the vendors and entertainment that you choose will say more about you than anything else. This is particularly true when it comes to renting a photo booth. Here’s some reasons why we believe we ARE the best:

WE HAVE THE LARGEST PHOTO BOOTHS IN COLUMBUS, CINCINNATI & DAYTON

We offer the largest photo booths in the business (270 cubic feet of interior space) that can accommodate up to 16 guests at once! Compare the size of our photo booths to anyone else and you’ll discover that size does indeed matter…especially when it comes to renting a photo booth.

WE ARE LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED

Our company is locally owned and operated with our core focus being on the Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati markets; we are NOT a franchise and we are not a ‘side-business’. While we are head-quartered in Columbus, we now have satellite offices in Cincinnati and Dayton so you can be sure that each and every penny of the rental fees we are paid stay right here in Ohio…in an economy like this, we believe shopping and contracting with local businesses is very, very important to the health of the local economy. Also, providing photo booth rentals is the ONLY thing we do…and we believe do it better than anyone else. References are available upon request.

WE HAVE A PROFESSIONAL STAFF, QUALITY PICTURES, AND EXCELLENT SERVICE

We ALWAYS provide an on-site attendant who will ensure that your guests are treated with respect and professionalism and we provide on-site technical support should it be needed (it rarely ever is). Our photos are printed using state-of-the-art equipment in color, black and white or sepia. In addition, our photo booths were professionally designed by a Honda engineer and are constructed from high-strength, light-weight aluminum. This makes our booths sturdy, easily transportable and wheelchair accessible. Many other photo booths are constructed of wood or even PVC piping. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Do you really want to take a chance at your event with a photo booth that could fall apart (we know it’s happened) and embarrass you or your guests?

WE ARE EXPERIENCED, FLEXIBLE, AND HERE TO STAY

Renting a photo booth for a private event is a relatively new concept and we are proud to be considered one of the first companies to provide photo booth rentals in Ohio. Since 2008, we’ve been privilege to serve thousands of events in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and many other cities in the Midwest…and this number grows each week. Because we have multiple photo booths, green screens and photo-lounges available at all times, we can service more than one event on any given day and will travel if needed. Because we have satellite offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, we can easily serve multiple events in multiple cities on any give day. Before choosing a photo booth company for your event, be sure to ask how many years they have been in business, how big is the booth, how fast are the printers and do they us a dye-sublimation printing process. After all, it’s your event and the vendors and entertainment that you provide to your guests will say more about you than anything. Don’t take chances…go with the BEST.

Go with The Columbus Photo Booth Company…you’ll be glad you did!!

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One of the biggest questions we get from our Indianapolis brides, grooms and planners is “How do we keep our guests occupied?” We have come up with some creative ways to get your guests involved and keep them both occupied and having fun! Here are a couple fun ideas we’ve seen the guests love! We’ve been to a EVERY different type of wedding and wedding reception the past decade,so we thought we’d share the best ideas we’ve come across with our Indianapolis planners, guests and brides. Of course, the photo booth is a MUST and we are your top notch, exclusively rated Photo Booth Vendor for the Indianapolis market. Since we are the masters at Wedding FUN,we thought we’d share these few awesome ideas we’ve gathered throughout the years and through our local Planners and Brides.

1. From one of our favorite blogger out of Indianapolis, she recommends that you have your guests sign in and give some helpful/funny advice on JENGA b2ap3_thumbnail_1.jpgBLOCKS instead of signing a guest book! We’ve seen it a couple of different ways - you can either some pieces on each table at your reception or have actual games of Jenga going on where every time a person pulls a piece out they have to write some advice on it!
This could be such an awesome keepsake because you can always have game night with your hubby! It might not save either of you from the horror that is pulling a piece and watching your whole world/the game come crumbling down in front of you, but it could help lift your spirits!

2. One thing we always have covered is the food (and the alcohol) But what about the kids! Though they LOVE the photo booth - like anything else, it may b2ap3_thumbnail_2.jpgnot be enough during toasts and a formal dinner, so we recommend to all our Indianapolis wedding planners to make sure you print out a kid friendly coloring activity like this - Decorate the cake! How fun?

3. Of course, we are always going to recommend the top best idea to keep your guest happy - and that is having The columbus Photo Booth Company travel to your Indianapolis wedding venue to help you and your guests make your evening the most memorable of all time. We especially think that there is no other way to really cherish the best moments unless there is a photo taken so PLEASE make sure you are rushing through those professional photos just to get back to your guests - instead keep them happy and having fun with a photo booth, kid activities and fun games that you will have a cherish long after your big day.

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Are you looking for a fun way for your guests to interact at your wedding reception, party, or business event in Dayton, Ohio? How about a keepsake of your party for you and your guests? Then contact The Columbus Photo Booth Company to rent our State of The Art Photo Booth. With the largest photo booths in all of Ohio - serving Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Markets, we can make any event more special. A photo booth will create a fun, unique experience for your guests and provides you and your guests with photo keepsakes! How fun! The Columbus Photo Booth of Dayton rentals offer affordable pricing packages tailored for every customers needs. Every booth rental will include a variety of props, personally designed texts or logos at the bottom of photo strips and an outstanding booth attendant for additional assistance.b2ap3_thumbnail_The-Columbus-Photo-Booth-Company.png

The Columbus Photo Booth caters to a wide variety of events such as weddings, corporate events, private parties, dances, and non profit organizations. If you are looking for a photo booth that is in your price range, offers only the best quality then you should look no further. Let our customer’s raving review do all the talking. Featured on TheKnot.com with 5 star rating, Google Plus with Five Star Service and on TheWeddingWire.com with top notch service. We pride ourselves in the fact that we use only the best professional equipment so that your pictures will not only look fantastic, but also last forever. We get that you want your event to be memorable and that you want your guests to have a GREAT time, we can help you with that.

Our Dayton area customer have a lot to say about the service they’re gotten when they rented on our our booths - more than 80% are repeat customers and that, we are truly proud of. For non-stop fun at your next event in Dayton, OH contact The Columbus Photo Booth Company - don’t wait, we book up fast!

Serving your Photo Booth needs in Dayton, Ohio: Anniversaries, Bachelor Parties, Bachelorette Parties, Banquets, Birthday Parties, Children’s Birthday Parties, Celebrations, Christenings, Christmas Parties, Church Services, Clubs, Community Events, Conventions, Corporate Functions, Dinner Dances, Festivals, Fund Raisers, Funerals, Graduation Parties, Grand Openings, Halloween Parties, Picnic, Private Parties, Proms, Restaurants, Sweet 16 Parties, Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Cocktail Hours, Wedding Receptions.

FAQ’s for Dayton Columbus Photo Booths:
 
Q: How many hours can we rent the photo booth for our event?

A. Most any event can be successful with three or four hours of service; however, we will stay up to six hours if you need us for that long. Our photo booth rental packages start at three hours; however, should you decide to rent our photo booth for longer than your agreed upon time in your rental agreement, each additional hour will be charged $150 per hour and must be paid the same day of your event.

Q: What if I want more than one copy of the same photo? Can I get copies of all the photos from my event?

A: Not a problem. In fact, we can print multiple copies of each picture on the spot because our printers are the fastest on the market today and will print one print every 8 seconds! This means that if ten guests enter the photobooth, all ten will receive a picture before the next group has even completed their photo-taking session! In addition, all the photos from your event will be saved on a CD / DVD that will contain all the individual poses and the four-pose photo-strip and/or grid prints at NO CHARGE to you!

Q: What size photos will we receive?

A: Each of our photo prints measure 4” x 6”. For our ‘grid’ print outs, there will be two pictures on top and two on the bottom along with your personalized banner on the right side. For our very popular ‘double photo-strip’ print outs, there are two vertical sets of four pictures measuring 2” x 6” each with your personalized banner on the bottom.

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At The Columbus Photo Booth Company, we believe in helping others and giving back to our community.
 
At the top of our list is donating a portion of all revenue to The Daniel J. Zwayer Brain Cancer Research Fund, also known as Dan’s Fund. Dan’s Fund is chartered to fund important and cutting edge cancer research at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and specifically supports the brain tumor research teams under the direction and guidance of two outstanding and respected doctors: Dr. Chiocca and Dr. Chakravarti. Through their efforts and our dollars, we hope to someday find a cure for cancerous brain tumors.

Daniel J. Zwayer was a highly successful, well-rounded man who enjoyed his many roles in life:  loving husband, nurturing father, happy grandparent, reliable brother and son, loyal sports fanatic, respected businessman, and to most everyone who enjoyed his company, a trusted friend.  Dan's life came to an end on November 8, 2006, after a very stubborn and courageous four-year-battle against Glioblastoma Multiforme, the most deadly among many categories of brain tumors.

He was unlike many of us in that he never thought that cancer could happen to him.  Many of his family and friends were deeply inspired by both his courage and tenacity throughout the unforeseen challenges of his disease.  He endured four brain surgeries and was a participant in multiple clinical trials  – trials that Dan himself strongly believed would help others if they didn't benefit him in the short term.

Dan's commitment to beat cancer was truly an inspiration to all who knew him. He had such a positive impact on the lives of his family and friends in his 55 years of life, that his legacy lives on in the name of charity  –  charity to commit funds specifically to battle brain tumors, through a wonderful endowment in conjunction with Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Thus far, we have raised well over $100,000 in benefit of Dan’s Fund and we continue to give back to many non-profit organizations alike.

At The Columbus Photo Booth Company, we believe that giving back to our community is the only real way to create smiling hearts. If you or someone you know has a non-profit organization that you’d like to have The Columbus Photo Booth at please reach out to us and we will try our best to donate what we can in the constant effort to give back. We serve non-profit events and organizations in the following areas: Columbus, Ohio | Dayton, Ohio | Cincinnati, Ohio | Indianapolis, Indiana | Cleveland, Ohio
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REQUEST THE COLUMBUS PHOTO BOOTH COMPANY TO BE AT YOUR NEXT NON-PROFIT EVENT (614) 961-8648

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That’s right Brides, Wedding Planners, Party Hosts, Venue Managers! The Columbus Photo Booth Company is expanding again! For nearly a decade, The Columbus Photo Booth Company (TCPBC) is proud to be providing our highest quality photo booth rental services all over Ohio and Indiana for anything and everything under the sun - that includes weddings, corporate events, even Indy 500 celebrations. Proper planning is key for any special event and party, surely you already know that which is why we are proudly announcing our official presence in the Indianapolis market. So mark your calendars and call our planner because the industry’s most reputable vendor is expanding rapidly throughout the Midwest. In response to our expansion into the Indianapolis market this past year, we are happy to carry the same outstanding service across multiple markets as the leading Photo Booth Rental Vendor. From our Indianapolis location TCPBC will help plan your photo booth delivery, set up, props and even get to know your event brand, colors and story to help personalize your photo strip graphics. We know we wouldn't be so capable of growth without our technology and the outstanding service delivered by each and every booth attendant. It’s a beath of fresh air that our Indy clients recognize our quality on that same level.b2ap3_thumbnail_greetings-from-indianapolis-indiana-in-postcard.png

    “Everyone had so much fun at the photo booth in Indianapolis, the book they created for us was the icing on the cake, the photo booth attendant was so sweet! Everyone loved how fun she was, especially me! I liked how they incorporated aspects of our wedding into our book with all the personalized photo booth strips from our guests! Absolutely awesome!”
-Allison R. Indianapolis, IN

We will set your up and attend to your photo booth rental throughout the Indiana Region including Avon, Carmel, Fishers, Muncie, Greenwood, Greenfield, Indianapolis, Downtown Indianapolis, South Bend - basically, we’ve got you covered. So do your research ladies and gentleman to choose the right Photo Booth vendor for your venue.

  • The Columbus Photo Booth is rated 4.9/5 Stars on Google
  • We hold a 5 star rating with the Bride and Guests over at TheKnot.com
  • The luxury photo booths are versatile and spacious! Delivery, set up, props and unlinited photo strip printing are at no extra charge.
  • Any Columbus Photo Booth can be delivered, set up and attended to at any type of Indianapolis venue.
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The Columbus Photo Booth Company loves Cincinnati and Cincinnati loves The Columbus Photo Booth Company. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Cincinnati weddings and events - it’s this: Cincinatti is rather chatty. With the uproar of outstanding five star service, The Columbus Photo Booth Company’s word of mouth is traveling all over the state of OHIO and mission expansion is accomplished.

 

b2ap3_thumbnail_TCPC.jpgLocal luxury photo booth company, The Columbus Photo Booth is expanding their footprint once again. Founder, Chad Zwayer, took the business into a brick-and-mortar photo booth rental company from Columbus, and grew it into the top choice luxury photo booth company statewide. This year alone, The Columbus Photo Booth company will make a Cincinnati debut at hundreds of weddings, corporate events and proms. What does this mean for you? This means that the photo booth company everyone knows and loves in the Columbus area can meet your needs and service you at your Cincinnati event. Expanding on demand has never been done so flawlessly. Our mission, our service and our commitment to you, no matter where you need us, is the only thing that matters. The Columbus Photo Booth Company is rolling through the Cincinnati metropolitan area and we’ve never been happier to announce it.

Contact us if your big day is in Cincinnati, Dayton or Columbus.   

“We’re excited to be in Cincy!” said Zwayer. “Cincinnati has a tremendous night life and is the perfect place for the next Columbus Photo Booth Company as we continue building luxury booths rooted in memory making, picture taking, and fun!”

Expansion has been on our radar and a major goal of ours — finding the ideal time and making sure resources to deliver five star service no matter was a process. We hope to continue growing, but we want to do so at a pace that allows us to deliver the same level of service, experience and luxury that our clients have come to expect. We are lucky to provide a superior photo booth rental service to the Cincinnati, OH region.

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Often times, we get very close with our planners and brides. We know they commonly have their colors picked out by the time they choose a photo booth rental company. However, that doesn’t change how often we see brides and their planners get bogged down with how much colors to use, how to pair them and how to make their wedding day unlike anyone else's. Today, we want to share the top three rules we agree pulled from TheKnot.com (one of our partner sites as a vendor). Be sure to check out The Columbus Photo Booth Knot Vendor Profile. We are preparing for The Best Of Weddings 2014 Award.

 

Mistake 1: Using Too Many Colors

The Fix: Keep It Simple

 

With a few exceptions (see our next fix!), you should pick two to four colors that go well altogether and stick to them. Using the same colors throughout your wedding décor will help create a cohesive flow, so that every detail looks like it belongs in your vision. Narrowing your palette to a few colors will also keep elements like your centerpieces from looking too messy. If you prefer an undone look, opt for a few slightly varied shades of the same color. This will add depth without looking too chaotic. Or, for an especially striking style, go monochromatic with a bold shade, like vivid purple or creamy white. The idea is to keep the look tailored for maximum impact.

 

Mistake 2: Limiting Yourself to Only Two Distinct Colors

The Fix: Break Rule #1 (Wisely)

 

We're so over the strict "color combo" rule. Many gorgeous weddings have a variety of colors -- sometimes up to five -- that work together. The way to pull it off is to use more than one neutral, like cream and brown, in your color palette, or go for multiple shades of the same color to create a tonal color scheme. We love the idea of a summery color palette inspired by the many shades of hydrangeas, including sapphire and sky blue paired with white and gray, finished off with a few pops of sunny yellow to make it feel light and bright. A color palette with more than three or four colors can also help you create a specific scene -- like an English garden with green, yellow, pink, red and cream, or fall in New England with orange, red, yellow, brown and gold.

 

Mistake 3: Choosing Predictable Colors

The Fix: Take (a Little) Risk

 

Certain color combos come with obvious connotations. (What comes to mind with the combination of red, white and blue, or red and green?) Keep your colors from reminding guests of their favorite holiday by subtly tweaking your hues. The trick is switching up at least one shade to downplay the resemblance. Instead of your standard red, white and blue, try bandana-red, faded denim and eggshell to banish any thoughts of Fourth of July. The same goes for forest green and pale pink if you're worried about your wedding looking Christmas-y. Or try adding another color to downplay the combo. Yellow dresses with red bouquets might conjure images of a popular fast-food restaurant, but breaking up the colors with white details, like lace or pearls, is a simple way to add elegance.

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1. Do the photos print out on site?

 

 

Some photo booths don’t print out on site. The Columbus Photo Booth Company allows your guests to print their photos out directly on site and within seconds of leaving the booth. You might also want to check what size the photos print out. We allow you to customize your photo booth strips for your guests to remember what a great time they had. Most brides, party planners and hosts want the traditional photo strips printed for their event but don’t know what other options are available. Also, how many copies does it print of each photo? Is there one for you, and one for your guest? If this is important to you, then make sure to check into it.

 

2. What is the quality of the photos?

Not all photo booths are made alike. Here at The Columbus Photo Booth Company, we cannot stress the importance of ensuring the quality of your photos. It’s always a good idea to do a little investigation. Check out all reviews on TheKnot.com Google Plus and WeddingWire to see what others have to say. The Columbus Photo Booth Company is currently ranked #1 with 4.9 out of 5 on Google Places. Then we want you to ask yourself if the company you choose has any photos from actual events posted anywhere? We commonly post on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all to see.

 
 3. What does the booth look like?

Is it large or small? Black? Pipe and drape? A box? Look for photos on the site, and talk to us about where you want to place your booth. We are experts are product placement when it comes to our photo booths to make sure your guests can have easy access to the booth. (Some like to place it right next to the drinks and refreshments - we agree.) Our booths are immaculately dressed in style. The Columbus Photo Booth Company has different booth sizes - ones that can fit as many as 16 guests in one shot! We want to help you make sure that your photo booth looks like purposefully planned part of your event rather than a sore thumb in the corner of the room.

 

4.  Are there any hidden fees?

Many times it seems black and white with pricing, but make sure that you take a good look at what is included in what you are paying for. Also we recommend you check out deals and specials going on. Our Facebook followers are exposed to multiple different deals at different times to book their booths. We encourage you to follow us for updated discounts. Second, make sure you ask if the set up and teardown included in the price? The Columbus Photo Booth Company does not charge ANY additional amount for setting up and taking down. Make sure all the prints are included in the cost - unlike us, many rental companies choose to put a max on prints and charge teired pricing. Think of your photo booth with Columbu Photo Booth Company as an open bar during the times you rent it - that should compare easily enough! :)


Lastly, ask us and everyone else anything and everything - be sure to do your homework. Our reputation speaks for itself in every market that we operate in.

 

 

 

 

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If there’s anything we’ve learned it is that people at receptions and all other larger events like to know where they're sitting -- not only that, but also that the host took the time to choose where and who they should sit with. The Columbus Photo Booth Company loves the fact that we get to visit many different receptions and events - we have the most fun job ever! But we’ve come to learn that the best receptions are ones that are well thought out and property planned for (for the guests and the host!) 


We wanted to dig into the art and creative minds that are behind the seating charts. At Columbus Photo Booth Company we have seen the most interesting and unique ideas in the industry. Our very most favorite are the ones that are the most personalized. Like our photo strips, we always like to see the personal touches. We talk with your guests and hear what they love and don’t love. As it is the peak of wedding season we thought this blog very appropriate. We agree with our friends at TheKnot.com on their 5 List of How-To’s as it is alligned with what we hear your guests and fellow wedding planners say.

 

1. Start Early

Sure, it's fine to make last-minute changes, but try to get the chart mostly done at least a week before the big day.

 

2. Hit the Keys

 

Create a new spreadsheet. If you haven't already, insert a column into your guest list document categorizing all the invitees by relationship: bride's friend; bride's family; groom's friend; groom's family; bride's family friend; groom's family friend. This way, you'll be able to easily sort the list and break it down into more logical table assortments. Now you'll need to separate these lists into distinct tables.

 

3. Create a Paper Trail

 

If you're feeling more low-tech, draw circles (for tables) on a big sheet of paper and write names inside them (make sure you know how many people can comfortably be seated at each). Or you could write every guest's name on a post-it to place accordingly.

 

4. Head Up the Head Table

 

A traditional head table is not round, but long and straight, and it is generally set up along a wall, on risers, facing all the other reception tables. It may even have two tiers if your wedding party is large. Usually the bride and groom sit smack-dab in the middle (where everyone can see them). Decide to seat this way, or plan a sweetheart table for a little one-on-one time.

 

5. Switch Things Up

 

But you don't have to do it that way. All the maids can sit on the bride's side, all the groomsmen on the groom's. Or maybe you're not into being on display, or you don't want your wedding party to feel isolated from other guests. Let your wedding party sit at a round reception table or two with each other and/or with their dates/significant others, and have the head table be a sweetheart table for the two of you. (How romantic!) Another option -- you two sit with your parents and let that be the head table, with the wedding party at their own tables

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So you know you want a photo booth at your party but you aren’t sure HOW to go about planning your party… We’ve got you covered. We’ve contacted some of the best well known party planners in Columbus, Ohio and they were able to help us develop a valuable checklist for you and your party. (Of course we are assuming you already have the photo booth booked and checked off the list already.) First things first, GET DOWN THE BASICS.


Baby Steps Phase:

  • What's the reason for the party (theme, birthday, special occasion):

  • What season do you want to throw this party (take the heat/freezing temps into consideration):

  • Where will your party take place (venue, backyard, school):

  • Invitees (number):

 

Nitty Gritty Planning Phase:

Use This Columbus Photo Booth checklist to guide you through the details:

  • Make list of people to invite.

  • Mark the date on your calendar.

  • Send invitations (by mail, e-mail, or phone).

  • Plan the menu, including the beverages.

  • Make shopping list (food, paper goods, decorations).

  • Plan cooking schedule: Determine what can be made ahead and frozen, day before, and that day, and what you are buying already prepared.

  • Plan the layout of the rooms. (Make sure all the food tables are not right on top of each other to ensure smooth flow for people to mingle.)

  • Plan music.

  • Plan Photo Booth Station set up.

  • Plan lighting.

  • Buy or make a centerpiece or other decorations.

  • Check your stock of cleaning supplies for before and after the party.

  • Make sure you have all the platters and serving pieces you'll need.


And the Party Goes On Phase:

Here are some things to think about for your guests:

  • Coat rack (hangers or a separate room to put coats)

  • A place to put boots or umbrellas  (again why the season is always nice to take into consideration)

  • Ice, ice bucket, ice tongs, or scoop

  • Extra toilet paper

  • Glasses (water, wine, mixed drink, beer, soda, coffee); some beverages can use the same type of glass

  • Silverware (Think through each course; a fresh spoon or stirrer is necessary for coffee.)

  • If grilling, check the tank, charcoal, lighter fuel, bug spray, and citronella candles

  • Salt and pepper

  • Wine, beer, and soda chilled

  • Wine and bottle opener

  • Charged camera battery

  • Garbage bags (you’ll never have enough garbage bags)

  • Soda water (for any spills of red on the carpet)


Don’t Go All Out - Just Plan For Your Crowd:


(This nifty table will help in deciding how much food to have per number of people. Some of our local caterers stay true to this guideline) And remember, don’t forget to make sure you feed the photo booth attendant! 

 

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There are a number of things to consider when it comes to the photo booth and how to set up your shots (no not those shots). Many avoid going in because they are afraid of making a fool of themselves - others, not so much. Here at The Columbus Photo Booth Company we have seen it all so we thought we should break down a little lesson in photo booths. Wether you are the host, the guest or the party planner. Time to take notes. First things first:


Consider the group size. Though it is fun to put large groups together you may want to consider smaller segments. The feel of a crowded booth can be overwhelming and is not the same as a smaller group. Remember, go in more than once! Encourage your guests to go in throughout the evening with The Columbus Photo Booth Company - we offer unlimited photo strip printing for all events.

Second important thing to consider is this - choose your pose just right! Poses should make sense for your personality. Assign different positions to the group so there is a theme to every party photo. Serious face, silly faces, funny faces and even angry ones are the common poses we see all the time. And it never really gets old!

Lastly the props you choose should make sense to the theme of your event whether it be a wedding, graduation, anniversary, birthday or non profit event the most important thing to consider is this - YOU WILL BE LOOKING BACK ON THESE! If you are using props, make sure you have time to switch them out between. If you are planning on putting things off and on, we recommend that you probably do the hats last. You don’t have enough time to fix your hair between shots and you don’t want it to look crazy, or maybe you do - who knows. Key: Props will dictate your poses. Contemplate your options before going in, we are patient! Our
photo booth attendants are great and will help you plan before you go in if you’d like. You could even have one frame be all about people giving their props to other and then seeing the next set up with everyone with each new prop. One last thing to remember: GO MORE THAN ONCE! Just keep going in. We are willing and ready to plan your fun photo booth strip because you will keep these timeless photos in hand for a long time to come. So make it worth it!

 

 

 

 

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Are you looking for a classic, sophisticated but practical, hand made gift for your bridesmaid or groomsmen? We are well aware that the wedding season has begun! Upon planning around their reception with the perfect touch and placement of the Bride and Groom’s photo booth, we get the opportunity to get to know one another. One stumbling and always last minute decision is “WHAT TO GET FOR YOUR BRIDESMAIDS AND GROOMSMEN?” Afterall, they are a vital part of your big day and everything leading up to it. Some of the best gift ideas we found on www.Etsy.com and www.Pinterest.com. 

 

If you are the bride, groom or planner and are still in the dark about what to get your wedding party for helping you hand and foot on your wedding day check out some of the coolest ideas we’ve gathered and rated as most popular and unique voted by some of our most valued customers and wedding planners.  

 

1. THE TRAVEL TOILETRY BAG Coming in first place for it’s classic, practical, personalized and handmade touches. To get the best bang for your buck we can gladly direct you to www.Etsy.com and view the inventory of FelixStreetStudio Ranked 4 Stars by over 2500 of their customers is a good sign you can count on their service, speedy delivery and quality products to make that perfect touch.

 

2. THE TOO PERFECT TOTE BAG Coming in second place also for its practical, personalized touches for less than $25 bucks each by Ballard Designs. As the summer season approaches, so will the travel/beach ready acessories. (http://www.ballarddesigns.com)

 

3. THE MUCH NEEDED CHAMPAGNE - a fun gift for before (each can get their own little personalized bottle) or after (to celebrate their own big moments in life), champagne ranges in quality and taste.

 

4. THE HANDWRITTEN (and super personal) LETTER - This is an idea that I’ll be using both for my bridesmaids and my groom – a handwritten and personal letter is a rarity these days, so make their day after all... they put so much in to making yours!

 

5. THE SUPERHERO/SUPER-FUN UNDERSHIRT or CUFFLINKS So, depending on how crazy of a stickler the bride is in formity this would be a great idea to turn up the usual gifts involving alcohol or cigars. This adds a fund spin and gets them involved in taking photos.

 

 

 

 

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Here at The Columbus Photo Booth Company, we create stunning photo booths that produce high-quality images. We set high standards for our product, so it should be no surprise that we hold our staff to those same standards. As our photo booths constantly going out to parties and events, it has become crucial that we have a solid team of event workers and booth attendants to pull it all off. Luckily for us, our staff of booth attendants are absolutely amazing.


What’s great about our staff of booth attendants is that we hear nothing but solid praise from our clients that work with them. We take pride in the fact that our staff has the ability to make our clients feel comfortable and happy. It’s imperative that this be the case. Nobody wants an introvert hangin around at their wedding or birthday, am I right?

Thanks to our photo booth attendants and staff! Your hard-work and dedication does not go unnoticed.

 

 

 

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One of the really fun things about green screen technology is that it’s not limited to backdrop screens. The Columbus Photo Booth Company offers the industry's latest green screen technology to set up for any event. Though our photo booths are always a huge hit. Green screen technology is trending now more than ever!

 

With a green screen and a little imagination, you can easily produce a wide variety of special digital effects for your next event.

 

1. Puppetry - Puppet manipulation is probably the most common use for green screen technology. Since the puppeteers don’t have to worry about being seen, it’s easier for them to move the puppets around, either by strings or by hand.

 

2. Floating Parts - You can also just use parts of a green screen suit for creating special effects. Remove the hood of the suit to create a floating head effect. You can also remove other parts of the suit, such as the hands or even the entire torso or bottom.

 

3. Props Galore- You can use just about any props that are tailored to your event wether it be the trending mustaches or chalkboards galore. Our variety of props is the largest in Columbus and we are happy to cater to your events with specific prop selection and theme. Just use parts of a green screen technology for creating special effects.

4. Promotional Backdrop- In more corporate settings, backdrops are the most effective way in getting you're entire guest list showcasing any corporate setting brand. Now, brand ambassadors and sales representatives LOVE this.

 

These are just a few examples of what you can do with a green screen at your event with a little imagination. Reach out to The Columbus Photo Booth Company today for more information on how fun the green screen for your event can be.

 

 

 

 

 

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When you rent a photobooth for your event, The Columbus Photo Booth Company has a booth attendant assist your guests at the event. The attendant will arrive early, set up, coordinates the props for you and interact with your guests during their photo booth experience. We like to give our customers the option to tip your booth attendant(s).

We got to thinking about how many places around the world perceive the act of tipping for certain services and what is considered an appropriate tip percentage.Do you ever find yourself asking how much do I tip (if at all) the Valet, Car Detailer, Server, Beautician, Barber, or even the Pizza Delivery guy? We were able to dig up 5 Interesting Facts about the culture of tipping - you can find more resources about tipping etiquette at: http://www.businessinsider.com/a-complete-guide-to-tipping-etiquette-2013-6

FACT #1 - Leaving a gratuity in Japan is considered an insult. So if you are throwing an Asian themed/inspired event or party - that’s something to keep in mind!


FACT # 2 - It is customary to tip your hairdresser 15% to 20%. Wedding Up-Do’s for the entire bridal shower aren’t the cheapest part of wedding planning but for some an absolute must.


FACT #3 - If you are taking a taxi or limo from venue to venue or reception hall to home, prepare to tip 15% to taxi drivers and 20% to larger luxury vehicle drivers.


FACT #4 - For all you newlyweds (to be) out there. Know that if you are planning to move into a bigger house to fit your new family, your movers are typically tipped an average of $20 per mover (especially the local moving businesses).


FACT #5 - Have a few too many guests at your house party for that 50 guest Birthday last night? We know - they all crammed in our photo booth (and fit!) But what about post clean up? If you hire in a cleaning company to service your post party train-wreck, know that a tip of 20% is appropriate. More Information can be found on the infographic in hopes you are educated on how to be an Ultimate Tipster.

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Do you ever wonder if your should send an Evite out or a formal invitation? 

We can't stop it. Our social groups, friends and even our family has become more and more web friendly. Case and point, even my grandmother has an iPhone and frequents her email. If you've planned an event within the past four years you've probably stumbled upon the idea of sending out an electronic invitation such as Evite, Greenevelope, Punchbowl or Postmark as an alternative to your more formal and familiar invitation.  

 

Here are some helpful tips to consider when deciding which form of invitation is appropriate for your upcoming events.

1. Mashable and The Knot.com revealed their social tech wedding planning survey results which show that 2 out of 3 brides use paperless invitations for their wedding events such as the rehearsal dinner and engagement gathering. The survey also stated that 12 percent of brides and wedding planners felt comfortable using paperless wedding invitations for the wedding itself. 

2. You've likely considered  the traditionalists of your family and social network and think they might skip a beat if they receive a wedding invitation via email. You're probably right - many feel that there is a direct link between the elegance of a wedding and the elegance of a hand delivered message received by post-mail. 

3. It rhymes with Damn ... yep, thats right, Spam. That Spam section in ones email can be a great filter - but there is no guarantee your e-invitation filtered through a couple of your guests Spam. Could you imagine in your guests didn't receive your special message because if was lost in their Spam filter?

4. Electronic invitations are the simplest way to invite people to birthday parties or annual corporate functions. You are provided a platform for guest list organization and able to let your entire guest list know updates and a means to communicate with each other. For example if you are inviting your guests to bring a dish - they can communicate with one another on a running chat board that is visible to your entire guest list.

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Choosing the right caterer for your event wether it be a wedding, dinner party, company event or any other catered event is not always the easiest thing to do. The Columbus Photo Booth Company is able to provide top not advice as we've been to every event you could think of and we love hearing about the other event vendors. As the planner, not doing your homework can lead to cold food, poor service and extreme disappointment at the very least.

 

Good luck with your next event.

 

1. Ask how long has the caterer has been in business. Normally the longer the catering history the more you can rely on the company. Caterers that have been in business in the same area for ten to twenty years should have plenty reputation to go off of. You can’t stay in business that long, that is heavily dependent on referrals, if all they are doing is disappointing their paying customers. Google Reviews, Angie's List, TheKnot, Wedding Wire are all great resources. Personal references should always be provided and we recommend you check four different references.

 

2. Meet with the caterer at their facility - Always! Always ask to see the kitchen, check mark the cleanliness, organization, the more efficient the kitchen the more efficient the caterer. Ask about making changes - we know all too well planning factors can always change, will it cost? how late can changes be made? what about decorating tables and buffet tables!? Make sure they have the potential to be included - your most reputable caterers will always provide you the option out of pure consumer convenience.

 

3. Of most importance - Taste the food! Ask if the caterer provide an opportunity to taste the food and sample the service, If they don”t offer sampling, walk away very very fast. You could be very disappointed when the meal is actually served and it is to late to do anything about it.

 

4. Discuss your budget. Can the caterer provide the meal you expect at a price you can afford. You cannot hire a caterer without knowing this. To skirt this issue will only lead to disappointment.

 

5. Ask if they can they provide alcohol and your other beverage needs as required and if the caterer properly licensed for food/alcohol and covered by workman’s compensation insurance, if not you may be liable for accidents and injuries to your guests or to their employees as well as any health problems caused by the food.

 

When you view the contract ensure that everything is in writing.

 

In conclusion, we hope you find these hints helpful and that you are satisfied with all the information provided to you.

 

 

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On January 25th of this year, we were asked to donate our photo booth for a very important event for a very important lady. Her name is Lisa Sellan and the event was titled The Lisa Sellan Soiree and was held at the Miranova complex in downtown Columbus.

 

Lisa was a normal, healthy 55 year old woman when she suddenly contracted septicemia and required the amputations of all four of her limbs. Even though she has been in hospitals, endured multiple surgeries and complications over the last ten months, Lisa has maintained a positive attitude. Now she is faced with the next chapter of her new life as a quadruple amputee and she is triumphantly learning how to live independently again.  Along with the many physical and psychological adaptation issues, she has faced and is currently facing huge financial burdens of past, present and future medical treatments. That's why 'The Lisa Sellan Fund' was created. It's charter is simple: to raise funds to help this extremely strong willed woman and to help relieve Lisa of some of these financial burdens...and show her there are people who care.

 

Our photo booth was the hit of the evening and we were thrilled to have been a part of bringing joy to Lisa and her legion of friends and family. People who care.

 

Should you want to read more about Lisa, please visit www.thelisasellanfund.org. You many also contact Jennifer Force via email (thelisasellanfund@gmail.com) or phone (630-779-2710).

 

Meeting inspiring people like Lisa is what makes the photo booth business so incredible. We are proud to donate to her cause. It was an honor to have been invited. While we obviously can’t donate to every charitable cause, we’d still like to hear from you to see how we can help. Just let us know and we’ll be there to listen.

 

Being a part of our community, giving back, paying it forward, and bringing some much needed fun and creating lasting memories to any event. This is what we're all about.

 

THIS is The Columbus Photo Booth Company.

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Every year we attend a wide range of different corporate events. From Holiday Parties, annual celebrations, success marker events, non-profit events and retirement bashes. Each event is always a little different depending on the theme, purpose and the budget. Most times, events aren't always hosted by third party planners (due to the cost).

We commonly see that it is the responsibility of a simple assistant or even intern to help plan a huge company bash. Our research combined with our experience has proven these 6 TIPS to PLANNING A CORPORATE GATHERING.

Think Creatively When it Comes to Entertainment. Only the most entertaining partys have a Photo Booth. The local companies/freelance photographers usually carry a lower price tag, and many times, up-and-coming bands are really just interested in the experience.


          

 

Save Money with Food Styles. Family-style salads instead of individual ones, or provide a grab-and-go dessert to save money on food costs. Sending guests home with a dessert is not only a more economical way to go, it also gives you the opportunity to send guests home with a memento and/or special message.

 

Recognize Employee Spouses. In addition to congratulating your employees, honor his or her spouse as well. They’re a team, and any sacrifices your employee has had to make at the office, his or her spouse has felt those as well. That goes for the “wins” too!

Simple but Huge. Nametags, at the appropriate events, can be paired with fun personal information to serve as conversation starters.

 

Make your Boss Look Good. Ask those higher ups and Senior Management members to greet guests and mingle on a rotating schedule so that guests feel important.

 

Maximize Your Invitation. Sending an E-Vite? Tuesday, around at 10:00am, is best for sending an e-vite. Include as much information as you can and always send updates bi-weekly reminding everyone to RSVP.

 

 

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