Photo Booth Hire Warwickshire | Giggle Booth Warwickshire

Why Giggle Booth? …………………

When advertising on Facebook, Twitter, Wedding Fairs and when we meet people all over they quite often ask us – “Why Giggle Booth”, “What makes you different to other Booth companies out there?”  It’s a question we hear a lot these days especially when there are so many “Booth” companies out there these days so we thought we’d write a little blog to take you through some of the points that make us different to other Booth Companies!

THE BOOTH ITSELF!

There are many companies out there claiming to be a “Photo Booth” when in fact they are actually a man with a camera and a backdrop or even a pop up tent. Whilst these are great if you are on a budget (Cost around £100 – £300)  they are not actually a Photo Booth so if you want a Booth – make sure you check it is a booth! Many of these do not provide you with prints on the night so make sure you check if this is something you want!

There are also lots of companies with Booths – most of which are oval or rectangular in shape and are of a modular construction. Our Booth is unique to the Giggle Booth Brand and is a solid white photo booth. They were specifically designed by the Booth Bosses in our HQ in Dorset for us to use. We also have an external monitor built into the Booth itself so that all of your guests can see the fun being had inside whilst they wait. Other companies have a separate TV on show – Having it built in means we don’t take up as much space so more room for your guests to play with the props and have a Giggle!

We provide a choice of side curtains too and all prints are provided on the night for your guests to take home and to fill your lovely Memory Book! Prints are produced in approx. 6 – 8 seconds – WOW!

THE PROPS!

We include a lovely Prop box with all of our packages including a variety of Hats, Wigs, Glasses, Feather Boas, Inflatables. These are all brand new props every time and you get to keep them as part of your package!

 We made the decision a while back that no-one likes second hand sweaty wigs etc so we give you your props to keep. It also means that your Guests can continue to enjoy them after we go home!  This is also a Unique feature to us! No one else (As yet) gives you the props to keep!

MEMORY BOOK SERVICE

Our Wedding Packages include a second set of prints and a Memory book as STANDARD! No extra charges to add this on! This is a prefect Memento of your Big Day or that special occasion. We stick the second print into the book and encourage your Guests to write you a message so you get a book full of funny photos and lovely messages.

PRINT PERSONALISATION

All of our packages also include FREE print personalisation. Some companies only offer film Strips – We offer this & postcard style so you get a choice of your preferred layout.

Even the postcard layouts are not set – we can move the 4 photos around and make them different sizes to your requirements. We can change colours, fonts, texts and even include logos from your stationary, pictures and much much more.

We also do not brand our prints – No mention of Giggle Booth anywhere – They are YOUR prints and that’s how they should stay. Even your personalised web gallery is a stand alone website!

We put a lot of effort into getting your print design just right as we know that it should be as Unique as you are!

We also include a personalised online gallery for you and your guests to view your photos.  This is unique to each event and is password protected for your safety.

We want to ensure that you get the most from your Photo Booth hire so include everything you will need to have a great Giggle Booth experience! We also offer keyrings, fridge magnets and other add ons such as our Vintage Upgrade, Green Screen and a few more.

We are always looking for ways to improve our packages and things we offer – If you have any suggestions for things you would like to see included drop us an email at hello@giggleboothwarwickshire.co.uk

To find out more about our packages – Give us a call on 01788 840128

(Photos designed by Giggle Booth Ltd)

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Supplier Feature – Elite Hair Design

 

 

We decided recently that from time to time we would feature a fellow Wedding Supplier – Someone we know, have worked with or someone that we have had experience with first hand. This month we have chosen Elite Hair Design and Elaine who runs it comes under all 3 of the categories! Elaine is an old friend of ours and she regularly cuts & styles Celaines hair whenever we go out.

 Based in Rugby, Elite Hair Design believe that their customers needs are of the utmost importance. Elaine is a fully qualified hairdresser who specialises in Wedding Hair. On your big day how your hair is styled is almost as important as the dress itself and finding the right hairdresser can be a god send!

 Elaine is fully mobile so this brings an advantage to you on your big day as she can come to you and style yours and your Bridal parties hair. She covers areas throughout Coventry & Warwickshire. It makes a huge difference on the day to be able to have your hair done in the comfort of your own home whilst enjoying your breakfast or just being around family & friends on this all important occasion. She regularly works with Candice Fuller Make Up Artist (Featured in one of our earlier blogs) so you can benefit from both hair & make up at the same time!

 Elaine offers a pre-wedding trial as part of her bridal package so you can discuss your needs and try out your style before the big day itself. This is a very important part of the package so that you can ensure your hair is just right to compliment your dress. She will then come to your venue or home and style your hair on the day itself so you can go off looking your very best.

Elaine also offers pamper style parties for Hen Do’s or Birthdays. These are a really different way to celebrate where you can be pampered in style! Various themes to choose from such as 1920′s Screen Sirens, Hollywood Red Carpet and many more. Other services can be added to fulfill requirements – Just contact Elaine and ask!

Elaine comes very highly recommended. You can read some of her testimonials here from some of her clients. She also comes very highly recommended by Celaine – She has always provided an extrmely professional service and she is alwyas thrilled with the results. She definately gets the Giggle Booth Warwickshire & West Midlands Gold Seal of Approval!

To find out more about the Bridal Packages available, availability & pricing or any of her other services – Go to the Elite Hair Design Website or Facebook Page.  Her email address and phone  number can also be found on both of these pages.

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Charity Masquerade Ball

We saw via Facebook that an event was happening in our home town of Rugby to raise money for the charity Beauty With a Purpose so we donated the use of our Photo Booth for the evening to help entertain the guests and also to raise a little extra money for the charity.

The event was organised by Miss Nuneaton (Chantelle) and her Mum Candia. Candia was thrilled to bits that we had offered to take part and we were looking forward to the event massively!

It was a Masquerade party with all of the guests donning beautiful dresses and dinner suits and was held at the local Benn Hall a popular local wedding venue. Everything for the evening was kindly donated by local businesses including the Venue dressing (Petals for U / The Wedding Boutique) , Food (Bar 29, The Curry Club) , Music (Old Rosie & The Record Covers & a DJ) , Sound system, our photo booth, drinks on arrival (Britvic), Loads of raffle Prizes with the top prize being a 5 Day Holiday in Spain with 2 days of 1 on 1 Formula 1 tuition donated by Supercar Lifestyle (We did enter but didn’t win!)

The event was opened by the new Mayor of Rugby Tony Gillias who came and had a go in the booth too. The bands and DJ kept us entertained all evening and a great night was had by all. Candia and Chantelle did a fantastic job organising the event and they raised approximately £3,000 for the charity which supports various Childrens projects around the globe.

Well done Candia on organising the event and we wish Chantelle all the success for the Semi/Finals of Miss England! We we honoured to be a part of your event!

 

 

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And The Results Are In……

We were thrilled to be nominated for the Wedding Industry Experts 2013 Awards in the category “Best Photo Booth” for Warwickshire. It was for us a Huge achievement to be nominated for such a prestigious award in our first year!

Votes opened in April and lots of our lovely customers voted for us during the 2 week voting period.

We were thrilled when the results were announced and we WON!!! Best Photo Booth In Warwickshire PLUS we were Finalists coming 3rd in England and 10th in the World.

Pete and I would both like to say a massive Thank You to everyone who voted for us – It really did mean the world to us!

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Guest Blog – 12 Top Health & Beauty Tips For The Lead Up To Your Big Day

We get asked a lot by our Brides and Grooms for advice, tips, pointers and to recommend suppliers that we know and trust so we have decided to start doing Guest Blogs where local Suppliers can Showcase their ideas & tips to help you on the lead up to your big day. This is our first and has been very kindly put together by the lovely Candice Fuller a locally based make up artist and beauty therapist.

Candice has 9 years experience in the industry and specialises in Wedding make up. You can read all about her here. She uses top quality products & her vast training, knowledge and experience to ensure you will look amazing all day long.

Looking your best on your big day is a must for any Bride and Candice has put together 12 Top Tips from a Year before to the Big Day itself to ensure that you look your best for your big day and get the most our of your Make Up Artist.

12. 12 Months Before  - Source a reputable Make Up Artist and Hairdresser and secure your date.

11. 6 Months Before (If not before) – Start drinking plenty of water and eating healthily to ensure your skin and hair are in good condition in the lead up to your big day.

10. 6 – 8 Weeks Before – Have Hair & Make up trials to ensure you are happy with your look for the day.

9. 6 – 8 Weeks Before – Start a facial routine where you cleanse, tone & moisturise twice a day and exfoliate twice a week to ensure your skin is healthy & glowing on the day.

8. 6 Weeks Before – Start to do at least 1 hair treatment a week to give your hair a nice shine & a healthy look.

7. 4 Weeks Before – Start using a lip balm & tooth whitening toothpaste to ensure you have that beautiful smile.

6. 4 Weeks Before – Start using a hand cream and nail strengthener. Your hands will be in a lot of the photos so they will need to look their best.

5.  3 – 4 Weeks Before – If you are planning on having a fake tan – ensure you get a trial around now to ensure that the colour suits you and that you don’t have any allergic reactions.

On the Big Day Itself!

4. Wear something that can easily be removed over your newly styled hair and make up such as a dressing gown or zip up top.

3. Try not to wash your hair today as day old hair can be put up a lot easier than freshly washed hair.

2. Make sure you moisturise your skin and apply a nice lip balm when you come out of the shower.

And most importantly of all:

1. Let your make up artist and hairdresser pamper you and then go and enjoy your big day whilst looking beautiful!

I think you will all agree that this is invaluable advice and will help you to look amazing for the biggest day of your life.

Candice can be found on Facebook or on her own Website by clicking the Blue links.

Further photographs of her work can be found here.

We would also like to thank Candice for working with us on this Blog Post.

 

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Happy 2013!

Well 2012 has disappeared into as bit of a blur and 2013 has arrived and started off very well for us at Giggle Booth Warwickshire. We thought we would take this opportunity to give you all an update and to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

2013 has got off to an amazing start for us. We attended the UK Wedding Shows 2 day Show at the Ricoh Arena Coventry. This was the first big event we have attended as exhibitors and we were really nervous. We need not have been as it was amazing. The event was really well organised and was attended by lots of lovely Brides, Grooms, friends & family and we met a lot of lovely people over the 2 day event.

People were fascinated with the booth and it’s sleek stylish design and over 100 people were brave enough to try it out! All of the photos are live on our Facebook page – Click here to see them all! We were thrilled that lots of people booked in with us to have us at their Weddings. We took a great team with us who helped talk all of our customers through the offer and encouraged them to test out the booth. It does help that they are a little silly too!!

 

Also at the Show , we were lucky enough to be invited to take part in the UK Wedding Show TV show! We are really excited! It is due to be aired on Sky Channel 191 on January 27th. Times are yet to be confirmed but we will post on our Facebook page once we have details. This segment will also be available on-line. Make sure you tune in to see Pete in all his Televisual glory!

2013 is set to be a really exciting year. Lots of bookings, our first TV appearance and some other interesting things in the pipeline. Watch this space!

We are also holding open the Show Offer to anyone who books through us by January 31st. This is an amazing offer. We do still have some dates available but they are filling up fast. Contact us on 01788 840128 or email at pete.cave@gigglebooth.co.uk to find out more!

 

 

Team GB Spirit – We’re A Charitable Bunch!

At Giggle Booth as well as doing Weddings, Parties & Corporate Events, we also sometimes take time out of our busy schedule to help out others and donate our services and time to various charities. We are a Charitable bunch and like to share some Giggle Booth love and spirit with those around us!

Giggle Booth Dorset have donated a Booth Hire free of charge to the Local Maternity Unit for their staff Christmas party to give those lovely hard working Ladies (And Gents) a well earned Giggle in one of our Booths!

Head Office have sponsored Freedomscaping for the Windy 500. This is a road trip along with 49 other teams driving through 23 countries across Europe in a van they built themselves costing under £500 whilst raising money for Julia’s House, A Dorset based Children’s Hospice.

Giggle Booth Warwickshire & West Midlands have donated a Booth Hire free of charge to the Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice. They are holding a James Bond Ball on Friday 30th November at Aston Villa Football Club to raise funding for their hospice. Tickets are just £49.00 and you can find details and booking form here.

And finally last but by no means least…… my lovely Wife Celaine and her Sister Carrie have just been accepted to do the 2013 London Moonwalk on May 11th. They will be doing a power walking marathon, overnight in decorated Bras to raise money for Breast Cancer charities. I could not be more proud! This is a wonderful cause and will be a huge achievement for them both. As you can see from the photo below, they are both a little silly and they both have the GB Team Spirit – check out their lovely Moustache!

They have both started training already. The whole of the Giggle Booth Team are supporting them both by sponsoring them to take part in this event. They are trying to raise a minimum of £1,000 for this amazing cause. If you would like to show them some support too their sponsorship page can be found here.

We will keep you updated on their fundraising efforts on our Facebook page.

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Spotlight On – Wedding Venue – Warwick Castle

 A big hello to you all. We’ve not written a blog for a while and after doing a booking at Warwickshire’s very own Warwick Castle (I just felt inspired to write about this very beautiful Wedding Venue.

 I have previously been to Warwick Castle on various family outings to entertain the children and ourselves and thought it was wonderful as day out but to be honest, I was not even aware they did Weddings there so was very surprised and quite excited when we took a booking there for this month. I was very eager to see what it would be like outside of Tourist hours and was blown away by it.

    Whilst not to everyone’s taste or budget – It was certainly a beautiful option and I would say well worth a look, even if just for a lesson in the history behind it all. Whilst we were there, there was a guide showing a potential Bride & Groom around the Library (Next room to where we were situated) and the history behind it all was fascinating. We loved reading all of the signs whilst we were waiting for our booking to start!

 

With a history spanning back almost 11 Centuries the Castle is laden with charm and beauty. Past Owners as well as the current owners The Merlin Group have taken great care and time in keeping the building restored and maintained so that the public can enjoy its beauty.

 Their prestigious Great Hall is a setting well worth a look as the location for your Wedding Breakfast. The Wedding we went to on Friday had it there and it was beyond beautiful. The walls are laden with Armour, Weaponry & Other Historic Paraphernalia. All of the tables were lit by Candles in tall Candelabras giving an atmosphere like no other I have seen. The rooms were surprisingly well heated and comfortable considering the age of the building and the service provided by all of the staff was exceptional.

 They also offer an alternative celebration to the traditional where they take you back to the 14th Century by providing a Medieval style banquet along with entertainment. This would certainly provide an occasion to remember!

 They offer numerous packages along with other options for rooms & Marquees for Weddings.

 We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the events staff for being so accommodating with the Photo Booth and helping us out on the evening. It was certainly a pleasure to be there and we hope to be doing more soon!

 Links to their Online wedding Book Here where more photographs can be seen. Or they can be contacted by phone on 01926 406660.

 

 

 

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5 Top Tips for Hiring a Photo Booth

5 Top Tips For Hiring A Photo Booth

5 Important Things You Should Look For In Your Photo Booth Company

Make Sure You Have An Enjoyable & Stress Free Photo Booth Experience

We love bringing Giggle Booth fun to the people of Warwickshire and we provide an efficient and professional service to all of our customers. Booth Boss Dave Gillard , the Owner & Creator of the National Giggle Booth Ltd brand has provided us with some top tips to share with all of you when hiring a photo booth. Whether using us or another company you should bear these in mind…………

When hiring a photo booth it is really important you get the best possible service, here are 5 Top Tips I would recommend you look for when you hire a photo booth. You’ll find all of these when hiring from Giggle Booth…

  1. Fun, Friendly & Helpful – When you hire a photo booth you are not only hiring the booth, but enlisting the services of a company to provide a service at a special event. You need to make sure that the company has a good track record for customer service, by reading their photo booth reviews of their services, and that they have a personality – if they are bringing fun to your event you don’t want them turning up and bringing a bad mood with them
  2. Professional - It’s easy for a company to claim to be professional but the real test in knowing if you are dealing with a company or a ‘weekend warrior’ (a person likely to let you down as it is a hobby rather than a business) can be found just by looking at a few simple things, firstly does the company provide a registered office address on their website – not only is it a legal requirement but without it they are ‘hiding’. Secondly, does the company have anything other than a mobile phone number on their website? If they only advertise a mobile number it is likely they run the business in their spare time, and not professionally. Thirdly, are they prompt in answering your queries?
  3. Equipment – What equipment is the company using? Are they like Giggle Booth in using professional digital SLR cameras which produce high quality prints of around 18 megapixels, or are they using webcams which produce far lower quality images. Does the company provide some form of studio lighting, or are they playing with fire assuming that it’ll just be OK without? What is their booth made of? If it only has a curtain support at the back it is likely drunken guests will fall through; Giggle Booth’s are all made of a rigid structure to prevent this happening. What are they printing on? Our Dye Sub printers produce lab quality prints within 10 seconds which not only ensures that you and your guests will treasure your prints, but also means that the booth run is not slowed down by slow printing. Is the printer inside the booth? Booths which produce prints inside the booth are designed to cost the operator less, and result in low volume photo booth operation which means you’ll get in worst case half of the images you’d normally capture in the same hire period.
  4. Pricing – In all things you get what you pay for, and normally the lowest price is the worst. Yes there are a few exceptions to this rule, but generally in life you do get what you pay for. We have seen low priced operators come and go, leaving behind them a number of disgruntled customers who have paid a deposit to be let down by an operator not turning up. In a few instances we’ve seen companies advertise a particular booth on their websites to turn up with something entirely different on the night, which does not meet the ‘Equipment’ criteria we’ve covered in point 3 resulting in a poor experience. The other thing which I have seen bother our customers is the ‘hidden extras’ – we’ve all seen the companies stating “Photo Booth Hire from £395″, however, that £395 actually turns into £695 when you build a package that sits comparatively next to one of a professional operator like Giggle Booth. At Giggle Booth our pricing system is transparent, you get what you pay for, and the price you see is the price you pay. Because we have booths around the country directly operated by our company and operate a photo booth franchise, we can ensure you never pay travel fees with us if your photo booth hire takes place in England or Wales. Our prices are fully inclusive and our wedding packages always include double prints, and a Giggle Guest Book (memory book) so you don’t have to worry about mentioning the ‘W’ word in fear of us doubling the price!
  5. Payment – If your photo booth hire company doesn’t take credit/debit cards in 2012, you have to ask yourself some questions about them! If the credit card processing companies don’t think they are credit worthy to provide credit card processing then would you really trust them with a deposit? I think not! You can pay us to our company bank account (beware of ‘companies’ using their personal accounts for business payments); or by credit/debit card. We also offer a service to spread your the cost of your photo booth hire

Taken from the Giggle Booth Blog (5 Top Tips for Hiring a Photo Booth)

(http://www.gigglebooth.co.uk/blog) (http://www.gigglebooth.co.uk/blog/2012/03/03/5-top-tips-for-hiring-a-photo-booth/ )

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A new & very exciting venture…..

A new & very exciting venture…..

Welcome to our new website for the Warwickshire branch of Giggle Booth. We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you a little bit about the launch of this new venture. We are Pete & Celaine Cave and we live and work from Rugby in Warwickshire. We have been married for 4 Years, together for 8 and we love to have a Giggle! We are both fairly outgoing, confident people who enjoy having fun and working hard!

We were looking for a new business venture to start on and Pete decided that a Photo Booth was something he was quite interested in. When we went to a friends Wedding in June, Giggle Booth were there providing a booth and we all had such a briliant time in it that we decided that it was something we definitely wanted to find out more about. We did some research and discovered that Giggle Booth had started doing a Franchise package so we decided to take the leap and join forces with the already established Giggle Booth. We decide that their branding and whole Giggle image fitted with our personalities perfectly.

After numerous conversations with Dave (The Giggle Booth MD/Owner/Creator) we decided to go for it and about 8 weeks later, after a lot of setting up & various training here we are all set up and ready for action! Our brand new gorgeous sleek white booth arrived yesterday along with lots of supplies & props. It’s all very exciting!

We have a fair few bookings in place already and we can’t wait to start bringing Giggle Booth fun across the Midlands. We cover both Warwickshire & the West Midlands. We will be attending various Wedding Fairs across the regions so keep your eyes peeled on our events page for more information. We will regularly update these pages so you can come and meet us and try out the booth.

We will keep the blog regularly updated with Wedding Ideas, Guest Posts from local Wedding Suppliers and various other things we see that we like along with updates from us at GBWWM (Giggle Booth Warwickshire West Mids). If you have anything you’d like to see on here or any questions you’d like to ask then send us an email to warwickshire@gigglebooth.co.uk.

Keep on Giggling

Pete & Celaine x x

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