5 things to know before you book a wedding photo booth

So, you want to book a photo booth for your wedding.

Firstly, congratulations! We’re excited that you’re considering making a photo booth experience part of your big day.

Now, on to the important stuff. Before you book, you’re going to want to make sure you have the basic covered. We’ve answered all of the key questions below, so that you can book your photo booth with confidence.

When do I need to hire my photo booth?

When you’re planning a wedding, one of the most important things to pay attention to is your timeline.

If you’ve already confirmed your venue, then you need to book your photo booth.

It’s not uncommon for us to have bookings a year or more in advance, particularly for peak wedding season. April and May, and September and October, are particularly busy months for weddings. We often have multiple bookings on the same day.

Most of the details for your photo booth will be confirmed when you book. We will then be in touch 30 days before the wedding to go through the finer details.

30 days beforehand we will confirm:

  • Your print template / design
  • Any props
  • The set-up times and details
  • Your floor plan

A note on our availability: Many of our 2020 weddings were rescheduled due to COVID-19. This means that our 2021 calendar is very full, and that we are already taking enquiries for 2022. Please consider booking sooner rather than later to avoid missing out.

Is my wedding venue right for a photo booth?

While the placement of your photo booth is fairly flexible, there are a few essentials that we need to cover. It’s important that your venue is booked first, so that we can confirm these details as soon as possible.


The ideal space for our photo booths is 3m x 3m. But we have set up in spaces that are 2m x 2m or 3m x 1m.

We are an open photo booth, so the amount of space we need for your backdrop, equipment and props is quite small. We recommend the 3m x 3m space to help your guests move comfortably around the photo booth.


We require one standard 240v powerpoint. The powerpoint should be close to your booth. We do always bring a 1.5 metre extension cable along and will always tape all cables down with cloth tape. However, keeping the booth close to the power point further reduces any risk to your guests and potential interruption to the photo booth.  Otherwise, we always bring a 1.5 metre extension cable along.

Outdoor weddings

If you want to keep your photobooth outside, the same rules apply. We need to have the space to operate the photo booth comfortably, and a consistent power supply. We will always cover any cables with matts, astroturf or rubber covers depending on the ground.

Flat ground is also essential. We want to keep your guests safe, avoid any trips or tumbles, and make sure your wedding runs smoothly.

How long should I hire the photo booth for?

We think that the best length of time depends on the number of guests you have.

We want to make sure there is enough time to capture all of your guests – without a rush! – while still making sure you get bang for your buck!

If you have less than 200 guests, book the booth for 4 hours. This is our most popular option.

If you have over 200 guests, or think that your guests will be total photo booth addicts, book for 5 hours to ensure that no one misses out.

There are a lot of experiences to include in a wedding reception. As far as your photo booth experience goes, our most popular times are 6pm to 10pm (or 6pm to 11pm). This usually means that the booth starts at the same time as the reception.

Timing really comes down to personal preference and the other moments you have planned throughout the reception. We’ve started photo booth experiences after the reception, and had breaks in our hire times. We’re happy to discuss all of these options with you.

How do I get my photos?

Your photo booth memories can come in many forms:

  • Printed photos
  • Digital photos
  • Animated GIFs
  • Boomerangs

or a mix.

Prints are still our most popular option. We can provide studio quality photos and unlimited full size 6”x4” prints or traditional strip prints (a series of small images on a tall, narrow strip).

Digital only photos, GIFs and boomerangs are getting more and more popular. They’re a good option for couples that love technology, social media, or are looking for an eco-friendly alternative to prints.

Digital files can be accessed by your guests immediately through email, SMS or a live online gallery. Your wedding memories will be ready for download and sharing to social media as they’re captured!

Both options are also available. Produce prints in place of gifts for guests and capture digital memories to keep and share forever.

How do I choose my backdrop?

We have a range of 16 backdrops that suit most styles and colour schemes.

Because we only have one of each backdrop, please choose your backdrop when you book.

We’ve also had many couples use the features of their venue as the backdrop. Unique and interesting walls, doors and other features can give you a stand-out backdrop while you save money.

If you’d like us to set up outside, bear in mind that a fabric backdrop might only work against something solid. Wind can quickly turn a fabric backdrop into a sail! Instead, think about a solid backdrop like a green wall, hedge wall or flower wall.

If you have a little extra space in the budget we can work with you on a custom backdrop. We are here to help you get your dream wedding, and bring your ideas to life.

Is a wedding photo booth worth it?

We are biased, but here are some things to consider.

You’ll get an extra set of wedding photos, and capture your reception. Often, wedding photography only captures the bridal party and a handful of guests. A wedding photo booth is a cost effective option to capture more of your event.

You can use the images as wedding favours. Photo booth prints make excellent gifts for your guests, without a huge amount of work on your end. Don’t spend days creating gift boxes or filling organza bags with sweet treats, book a photo booth!

You’re creating a fun experience for your guests. We don’t just drop off a photo booth and leave. Our photo booth attendants are all about creating a great experience and bringing the fun for you and your guests.

Still need convincing? Read 5 reasons to have Click Click Photo Booth at your wedding.

Made up your mind? Check our availability