Paying in instalments for our services

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Friday 6 July 2018 5:49 pm

A few times over the years we have had clients ask if they can pay for our services in instalments and the answer has always been yes.

We require a £150 retainer when you make your booking and the balance can be paid in any way that you like. Most set up a regular payment direct into our bank account so that the balance is paid off just before your event.

There is no fee to pay by doing things this way unless you choose to pay by credit card each month and then there is a modest charge to cover the payment that we make to the credit card company.

Strips are now cheaper…

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Friday 15 June 2018 2:03 pm

Almost all of our clients go for the 6″ x 4″ option when it comes to the size of prints and rarely go for the classic “photo booth” strip prints. I’m not sure why but there is a reason I’m telling you this. Price! We have introduced a £20 price reduction on our quotes because the smaller prints cost us less in both print cost and sticky costs. (The special tape machine that puts double sided sticky on the back of the prints). When you email for a quote please request that we quote for strip prints. Examples in the attached photo.

We have a new 5* Review!

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Sunday 20 May 2018 12:07 pm

We covered Brian & Jonathan’s wedding last weekend and created the biggest book we have made this year. The guests didn’t stop using the booth all night!

Here is the review that Brian left on Google for us a couple of days later.

The Team here are excellent. They are incredibly helpful and helped make our wedding day a treat. At the end of the night they handed over our personalized album with all of the hand written notes and photos taken. All of our guests got individual photos as well as a keep sake. The booth was full all night! Highly recommend Rentabooth to anyone looking for a photo booth for your event.
Brian Smith

Our books

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Wednesday 28 February 2018 12:25 pm

There are quite a few reasons why Rentabooth have always made our own guestbooks and when we started, over ten years ago.

We wanted an album that looked really good. Something very special that our clients could look back on for years to come.

We looked at many different shop bought books and one of the main problems was the size of them and also the quality. A4 is simply too small. Two 6×4 prints actually overlap which is not a good look and we also needed lots of space for your guests to write their messages.

We also wanted to use black pages which we also make ourselves using quite a thick card. Using black pages means that we also use gold or silver pens which look stunning.

Another criterion was that we had to find something other than a Pritt stick or tape to fix the photos to the pages and it took a while to find a special gluing machine to give our books the perfect finish.

We have no idea at the start of an event just how many pages a book will be by the end of the evening so we came up with a system where we bind the pages into the book at the end of the evening. On a quiet photo booth a guestbook might be 12 pages. A busy one it could be 50.

The great thing about the system that we use is that our books are always full.

We have spent hundreds of hours and so much testing perfecting the way we work and it’s just a few more reasons why we are better than the others.

Rentabooth have won an award!

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Wednesday 21 February 2018 6:39 pm

Rentabooth have won a Bridebook Silver Award!

If you are looking for a nice easy way to compare, shortlist and book your wedding vendors and suppliers, organise your guest list and budget, take a look at Bridebook. www.bridebook.co.uk

Choosing your photo booth company for your event – Part 1

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Tuesday 6 February 2018 11:12 am

We are only occasionally asked if we carry spare equipment for our photo booths and it does surprise me. All computers, cameras and printers breakdown sometimes and in over 2500 events and over ten years we have been fortunate to have only had a couple of major problems with equipment. The type of printers we use are very fast and very high quality but they are quite prone to condensation which is worse in the UK than many other countries with a warmer climate.

Taking a printer from a cold car into a warm venue can mean a printer won’t work initially while it warms up. The same applies to camera lenses and sensors.

One of the reasons we always arrive an hour before we are due to start is to iron out any possible issues but the main reason we have few problems is that we carry spare equipment for everything that runs a photo booth. A spare camera, printer, computer, batteries and cables. On the rare occasion that we do have a problem, swapping a camera or computer out takes less than five minutes allowing us to be up and running again very quickly.

Surely checking that the photo company you are intending to use for your once in a lifetime wedding should be one of the first things you ask? The majority of our competitors don’t carry spare equipment….

Our latest review

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Friday 26 January 2018 3:39 pm

First Class

I attended my granddaughter’s wedding reception where the bride had hired Rentabooth. It was a hot day but this small company provided a masterclass in efficiency from the erection of the booth and equipment itself, to the running of the booth for the duration of the booking. Nothing was too much trouble. Richard owns the business and is assisted by his wife, who makes the guestbook up for the bride and groom over the course of the evening. I understand they have several booths, each manned by two people, and get their bookings mainly by recommendation. I can really see why. Their attention to customer service and detail was first class from the initial booking, to the time they left the venue.

The booth was set up just outside the main reception hall and there was a constant stream of visitors the entire time they were there. Loads of accessories were provided from silly hats to wigs and moustaches and I was so surprised at how the least likely people donned the daftest accessories and behaved in such an out of character way. It was a lot of fun. The children absolutely loved it and what I really loved was that they were provided with a print each of excellent quality to keep and a duplicate print was put into a bespoke album for the bride and groom. It was presented to them at the end of the evening. Each person that went in the photo booth were asked to leave a written message to the bride and groom next to their photo. It is a lovely memory for my granddaughter and her husband to keep. Most of the guests went back several times, and each time they were given a print each and one for the album.

When my granddaughter booked Rentabooth, they were not the cheapest but from their recommendations, she decided to book them anyway and in my opinion, they would be very hard to beat and it was absolutely the right decision. I guess it proves that you get what you pay for. They were worth every penny. It’s also worth adding that they have been running professional photo booths for over ten years.

Linda

The importance of a second assistant for a wedding or a birthday party.

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Sunday 21 January 2018 8:15 pm

A while back a lady contacted Rentabooth to book her sister’s wedding as a wedding present. She told me that she had wanted to book us two years before when she was getting married herself but left it so late we were fully booked. She had to use a different Photo Booth company and she had been incredibly disappointed as only one assistant covered her wedding with nobody to manage her guestbook. Two years after her wedding, her wedding guestbook still hadn’t been finished…

If you rely on your guests to make sure a print is put in your guestbook with a message, early in the evening it’s probably fine. Sadly after your guest have had a few drinks the system totally breaks down… Rentabooth makes sure that ALL of your photos go in your guestbook and we use a professional gluing machine to make sure that they don’t fall out. No Pritt Sticks for us! Our guestbooks are handmade too in the colour(s) of your choice. ALL of your guests will leave messages too, as long as they wait the seven seconds it takes for their photo to be printed, before going back to the dancing. We don’t give them their prints until they have written a message!

Photo Booth Choices

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Wednesday 15 November 2017 11:21 am

Rentabooth offers many choices for the look of your Photo Booth, the different iPad stands, the colour of the your guestbook etc. Strips or 6″ x 4″s? Black & white or colour are important.

These are the two choices that can TOTALLY alter the look of both, the prints that we hand out to your guests and also the overall look of your guestbook.

The strip prints are a timeless classic going back to the original Photo Booths in the 1920s, and of course, only black & white was available. You also had to wait five minutes for the photos to be developed back then…

So those two things will define the look of your guestbook that Rentabooth will present to you at the end of the evening when your Photo Booth is finished. Black & white or colour is a personal choice.

We are now making the strips or 6″ x 4″s choice a financial one too… If you have the strips it saves us money on printing costs and we are passing it on to you, our clients. Any bookings we take before 28th February 2018 where you choose the strips will save you £25 on the booking.

(Did you know that Photo Booths were invented in 1925?!)

strips

We are off to a few wedding shows in the coming weeks

Posted by Richard Goulden | Uncategorised | Friday 20 January 2017 4:51 pm

Come along and see us if you would like to see the quality of our products and the way we work.

The Photo Booth will be running at the shows and we’ll be giving free photos and keyrings away.

22nd January 2017
Kempton Park Racecoure

29th January 2017
Barn at Bury Court

12th February 2017
Sunbury Golf Club

We are also at Latimer House later in the year but they are refurbishing the old house soon and we don’t have a date yet.

Watch this space!

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