Photo Booth Hire Times

Photo Booth Hire Times

When it comes to events, timing is everything. A well-executed event needs a well thought out plan!

Your party, wedding or Christmas party will have a time frame. This is usually pre-determined by the times you have hired your venue for.

Event timing for your vendors consists of three main sections: set up time (bump in), event time and pack down time (bump out). For event logistics to run smoothly, you need your suppliers to work in harmony with your venue’s requirements.

Venue requirements

Remember to check with your venue how much time they allow prior to your guests’ arrival (i.e. the official start of your event) for set up. Just because Aunty May is doing the centrepieces doesn’t mean someone at your venue will be available to let her in at 7am! Your venue is sure to have guidelines your other suppliers will need to work within. Don’t forget that venue staff work into the wee hours and there may not be someone present at your venue for set up requirements until late morning or even early afternoon.

Top 10 Wedding Suppliers in Edinburgh!

Top 10 Wedding Suppliers in Edinburgh!



If you are looking to tie the knot in East Lothian, then you are well and truly spoiled for choice! The lothian’s are overflowing with quirky venues, bouncing DJ’s and staggeringly talented Photographers. But the sheer volume of choice means finding a unique wedding Service can be quite a daunting task. We have compiled some of East Lothians best wedding Services to make your life a little bit easier.

PIPER: DAVID ANDERSON

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Probably the biggest hidden gem East Lothian has to offer, David Anderson. David was the lead piper for the Shotts pipe band, the WORLDS number one. Yep, you literally won’t get anyone better on this planet and he’s hidden away here in East Lothian. David is available for bookings via the email provided.

From David: “I started bagpiping at the age of 10 in my home town of north Berwick. I then moved to play with Stockbridge pipe band and just before I turned the age of 14, I joined the grade 1 Lothian and borders police pipe band. We competed in all major pipe band championships and travelled to many country's including France, Germany, Denmark, Italy, and three times to Colorado u.s.a. to play at the military tattoo 's and festivals. I played a solo lament at the tattoos. Throughout playing with the band I competed in many juvenile and open solo contests around the competing circuit. Wining many prizes in first place, including wining a set of bagpipes at the Duncan Johnson memorial solo comp. By the age of 19 I was appointed pipe Sargent of Lothian and borders police pipe band and played at the Celtic connections concert that year. I then went on to join shotts and dykehead pipe band under pipe major Ryan canning. In my third year there we were crowned world pipe band champions at Glasgow green 2015. I now teach the pipes to youngsters in north Berwick.”

CONTACT: mk_2@live.co.uk

venues: RAVENSHEUGH CABIN

The log cabin at Ravensheugh Beach, Tyninghame, East Lothian is a truly memorable place in Scotland, popular for Weddings and Anniversaries, the stunning clifftop location beside the woods, high above the beach, offers amazing panoramic views along the vast stretch of sand and waves to the bass rock, may island and Firth of Forth.

LOCATION: Ravensheugh Beach, Tyninghame VISIT WEBSITE

Venues: MACDONALD MARINE HOTEL

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If you decide to choose the Marine for your big day, you’ll be assisted by an expert wedding planner to walk you through every step of the journey and make sure you have the most magical wedding. Work with award winning chefs to create a menu and impress your guests. 

Picture book settings, immaculate service, trademark dining and luxurious spas can all be part of your fairy-tale day at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts.

LOCATION: North Berwick EH41 4LZ - VISIT WEBSITE

VENUES: SWINTON HOUSE

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For a truly Scottish wedding, Winton is one of the most romantic wedding venues in the country and will make your big day a memorable one. Look no further if you’re considering country house or castle wedding venues! Winton’s magical, romantic ambience reflects its rich history. The original castle was built by the Setons in about 1480 and it’s just as stunning today.

LOCATION: Pencaitland, Tranent EH34 5AT - VISIT WEBSITE

PHOTOGRAPHER: GWS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Probably the most wanted man in East Lothian, Grahame Smith, and for all the right reasons. Grahame has a very impressive portfolio and trophy cabinet to match.  Having gained licence-ship with the Royal Photographic Society, The Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers, and more recently with the Master Photographers Association you know you’re in safe hands. 

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

PHOTOGRAPHER: HELEN PUGH

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Helen Pugh is a professional photographer based in Edinburgh and specialising in beautiful and natural portraiture on location. She qualified with her photography degree in 1999 and founded Helen Pugh Photography in 2007, after a career working in the press as a picture editor. 

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

DRESS: SOPHIA GRACE COUTURE

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Showcasing an exquisite collection of globally-sourced gowns within the sophisticated confines of their handsome Georgian residence in Haddington, located just 20 miles east of Edinburgh, their large bridal boutique offers an inspiring mix of divine wedding dresses, beautiful bridesmaid dresses, prom and evening gowns. 

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

CAR HIRE: LOTHIAN CLASSIC WEDDING CARS

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Lothian Classic Wedding Cars is a family run business experienced in providing chauffeur driven classic cars for weddings in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders. They have a selection of beautifully prepared classic wedding cars right here in East Lothian available for hire.

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

CAR HIRE: CLASSIC CAMPERVANS SCOTLAND

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Something a little different but something we are seeing more of every year is unique camper vans for weddings. In North Berwick, the Camper van capital of East Lothian, we have just that. Classic Camper vans Scotland are a new business that offer their fleet of old loved VW campers to the wedding and hire markets.

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

PHOTO BOOTH: BUBBLE PHOTO BOOTH

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Did you expect us to make it through this article without at least once mentioning the best Edinburgh Photobooth… At Bubble we boast nothing but 5 star reviews. Really. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and customer focus and it shows each and every time we celebrate with you at your weddings. We work with some amazing brands, check out who here!

WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

5 School Prom Photo Booth Hire Musts.

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With up to 95% of UK schools now organising sophisticated events to mark the end of the final term and with the average spend per student in the region of £244 it is vital that the organisers of the school prom make it an unforgettable experience.

Many proms now include the hire of a school prom photo booth and with the expectations of students rising year on year it is vital to get the attention to detail absolutely spot on.

In this article I will give you the top 5 questions you must ask your provider when looking to hire a school prom photo booth.

 

1. Size of Your School Prom Photo Booth

Most students are a gregarious lot at parties and the school prom is no exception, from arriving at the prom in group limos to congregating outside in small groups they will without doubt want to crowd in into the photo booth. You must therefore ask you supplier how big the school prom photo booth is and how many people it will hold, safely.

The average school prom photo booth is an oval shape and will hold a max of 3-5 students. However there are other shape booths on the market i.e BUBBLES Party Booths which with their shape maximise the internal space and will safely hold 8-10 students.

2. Strength of Your Booth

It is not surprising that the school prom see students get quite excitable. It is after-all one of those once in a lifetime experiences and one in which many will want to impress. So linked very closely to the size of the booth you will also need to ensure the it is built from the right materials and sturdy enough to hold groups of excitable youngsters.

With many proms being held in local hotels or attractions it is also important to ensure that the  photo booth you hire for the school prom complies to their fire safety requirements. All Inflatable booths with the seal of quality use only Oxford cloth and are the safest on the market. Don't be fooled by plastic booths, not only do they look bad they are dangerous. 

3. Social Media Capability

It will come as no surprise that the students love the fact that some school prom photo booths can post the photos directly to Facebook from where they can share and tag the photos they appear in. It is therefore important to ask your booth provider about their social media capabilities and whether a live facebook upload is possible.

Also remember to ask you venue if an internet connection is possible either via a wired ethernet link or via WiFi.

4. Fun Props

A big part of the school prom is about dressing up and this extends to the fun of the photo booth. Ask your booth supplier if they include free fun props for your students to wear in the booth. The type of props would normally include hats, masks, feather boa’s and wigs.

5. Photo Printouts. 

With all the time and effort that goes into organising a school prom you will want to make sure that the photo’s your students get will form a lasting memory of not only the event itself but also of the time at your establishment. With our photo booths you will be assigned a graphic designer to make sure your print outs fit with your theme and will leave a lasting impression with your gu

I hope this article has given you some useful information and thoughts on questions to ask when hiring your next school prom photo booth. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.