August means it’s pre-pumpkin spice season. Which means the local mall is not far from playing holiday music. Which also means companies are assigning the annual holiday party planning tasks.
I see you there. Somehow got volun-told that you’re planning this year’s company holiday party. Already dreading putting all the time and energy into something that might wind up feeling more like a mandatory meeting rather than a celebration. Worried that your colleagues will stand there awkwardly for a required amount of time before heading home. Yes, I see you there, and I think I have the solution. (Spoiler: it’s a photo booth.)
A photo booth always breaks the ice.
For the party guests who aren’t natural minglers, or wouldn’t come near a dance floor, a photo booth is a great alternative for entertainment. It’s always fun to see those otherwise wall-flower colleagues getting goofy in our booth. And as an added bonus, you everyone can brag about how much fun they’re having at the party you planned when they share their digital images on social media.
We have the perfect backdrop.
Whether you’re embracing your wintery surroundings or trying to escape them, we have just the backdrop. Either choose from one of our dozens of beautiful backdrops, or create your own with our green screen option.
Tie in the theme of your holiday party with your photo overlay.
Every booth you book with Clear Choice Photo Booth comes with an overlay for your photos that is completely customizable. Planning a cozy ugly sweater get together in a cabin? We got you. How about a glamorous glittering soiree? Still got you. Or getting Nauti & Nice with a beach themed party? BAM. Still got you covered. We have dozens of beautiful templates to choose from that can be changed to better fit your event, and in-house graphic designers who can work with you to create something perfect.
Incorporate holiday themed props.
As a time-tested trick of the trade, we’ll tell you that props are a great way to get your most camera-shy guests giggling for photos. A company holiday party is no exception. Whether you prefer physical props or digital props, or even a mix of both, they’re always so much fun. And be honest, how much would you love to see that certain reserved coworker posing in reindeer antlers and a red nose? And that not-so-reserved coworker with a prop? Real talk, you need photos of those moments too.
You get to have fun while we do the work.
Forego the stress of a DIY booth by letting the pro’s do everything for you. Sure, you could spend a few hundred dollars on a backdrop for the wall, some props, and an instant film camera. It’s cute and inventive. You know what else it is? Work. You know what costs about the same but you do nothing but make a reservation? A selfie booth. And it’s 0% work for you and 100% work (and lets be honest, also super fun) for us! So don’t hold back on that egg-nog.
If you are searching for a professional and fun photo booth rental perfect your holiday party, family party, or any party at all, you have found your match! Check out our services to find what best fits your needs. Contact your local office to speak with us directly. For more updates and information, follow us!
In the midst of summer bridal show season and we’ve had so much fun meeting soon-to-be newlyweds! We love getting the opportunity to show off to you! Clear Choice Photo Booth is nationwide, and we are attending many bridal shows all throughout the country. If you’re engaged, come check us out at a bridal show nearest you!
We provide many things for you and your guests when they visit us at a bridal show. We like to give you as much as we can as you’re deciding on which photo booth rental company. Here is a list of reasons to visit Clear Choice Photo Booth at a bridal show.
You get to try us out.
Not only is this the most fun part of visiting Clear Choice photo Booth at a bridal show, but it is also the most important. You can ask as many questions as you want (we love answering questions, by the way!), but the true test will be how you feel about the experience when you use the booth. How does the attendant assist each session? What is the quality of the photos? How long does each session take? You will experience the answers to these questions—and more—first hand when you try us out.
You get show-exclusive discounts.
We have some amazing discounts and giveaways at the bridal shows we attend, which you can only get if you come to the show and meet us face-to-face. Don’t hesitate to come talk to us, because you’ll often find that after we ask a few questions we can give you specific information on the discounted price depending on your wedding date. Often times we’ll also hold some sort of giveaway, whether it’s a raffle or part of a bouquet toss or something equally fun!
You get to experience what your guests will.
When you attend a bridal show you are a guest, just as those who you have invited to your wedding. You are not stressing out about little details and it is not the biggest night of your life. You are just enjoying your time with friends or family or your fiance, browsing around and eating great food. So when you come across a photo booth, your mind can be focused on the fun and not making sure all of your guests are happy. What you experience in the photo booth at a bridal show is similar to what your own guests can experience at your wedding: undivided fun.
You get a keepsake of your fun wedding-planning day.
There are a lot of goodies when you attend bridal shows! But it’s not often that you’ll find something customizable, just for you. For our bridal shows we provide everyone in the photo booth with a print of the photo strip, just as you would get with each of our wedding packages. So everyone can take home a memory of the bridal show they attended with you. But don’t worry, we have business cards for you too!
You can reserve a booth on the spot.
Often the discounts we provide at bridal shows are for a limited time only. This encourages you to book at the show, to ensure that we will be available for your wedding day. You don’t need to have all of the details set. We are very flexible with changes, and you don’t need to pay everything up front. We ask for a small deposit, you receive a large discount, and then the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the wedding. You will be able to talk face-to-face to a specialist while reserving your booth. We’ll be there answering any questions you may have and recording as much detail as you provide.
One word: PROPS
Props can really liven up a photo booth session. We have so many unique props that you can only get from Clear Choice Photo Booth, and coming to our bridal show allows you to view them and try them out. You will see how much added fun props can bring to a photo booth rental. We have beautiful props that fit the theme of your wedding! Not everyone enjoys photos, but props are great icebreaker to help guests feel more comfortable.
You can see what your spouse-to-be would look like with a mustache.
Maybe you already have your heart set on a photo booth, but your fiance may not be on board. We’ve got quite a few super hero masks, some fun signs and tons of mustaches in case they want to see what they would look like with some hair under their nose. Snap some pics in the photo booth, give them a copy of the printed photo strip, and voila, you have successfully showed them how fun a photo booth would be for you and your guests.
You get one-on-one time with one of our wedding specialists.
If you have questions you have, you can ask! Any doubts you have, you can tell us! Details on the wedding you want to share, you can share with us! You get as much one-on-one time that you need for us to provide as much information as we can to make your decision easier. You might have what you believe to be a potential conflict. We can let you know how we can work around certain things and how we are up for a challenge! If you see us a bridal show and you have considered a photo booth rental for your wedding, please don’t hesitate to come by our booth and talk to us.
You can explore what we offer.
We offer much more than we let on. Aside from the fun props and amazing printed photo strips, we also have available personalized scrapbooks, GIF booths, and so much more. We often bring several of these items with us so that you can view them yourself. We love sharing our scrapbooks, full of photo strips and messages and well wishes from guests of past events. Also demonstrated is our GIF booth, as well as a book of our many photo strip designs.
You get to talk to us at a bridal show.
This is kind of mentioned earlier on the list, but we thought we’d repeat it so that it is really clear that we love talking to engaged couples. Not only do we love answering your questions, sharing information and giving you discounts, but we love hearing details about your wedding, talking with your friends and family, and getting to know you. We have so much fun because of you, we highly encourage you to visit us at our next bridal show!
We have many upcoming bridal shows, we are looking forward to meeting all of the newly engaged couples. Have you seen Clear Choice Photo Booth at a bridal show? What was your favorite part of the event?
Find our next Cleveland-Area bridal show here!
It is important to ask as many questions as you can when you are considering working with a photo booth rental company. We understand that there are other companies out there other than Clear Choice Photo Booth (wait, what?) and you need to do your research! But before you jump in with just any photo booth rental company, be sure to ask these five important questions!
What kind of equipment do you use?
Depending on your event type and what you envision, this is an important question! Boomerang GIFs shared on social media might not require a high-quality camera, but what if you wanted to give your guests the red carpet experience Since the beginning, CCPB has used DSLR cameras and they are continually upgraded to ensure the best quality photos. We also update our photo booths every six months or so. So before you decide to go with a “cheaper” company, make sure they aren’t slacking in the quality department!
What are your backdrop options?
Your backdrop is important to consider when renting your photo booth. Too much pattern in the overlay, backdrop and theme of the party could look messy. On the other hand, not enough color can look boring! See what options you have, because the backdrop will be in every photo. And in case you were wondering, we offer many different colors and styles at Clear Choice Photo Booth. You can even ask us about our custom backdrops or green screen, which gives you endless creativity with your backdrops!
Do you offer props? Can I bring my own?
For companies that mainly service corporate events, props aren’t always necessary. But if your event is social, such as a wedding, graduation party, or a reunion, chances are you want to incorporate props into your package. Clear Choice Photo Booth offers props in almost all of our packages—and you can add it on to all of them. We also say, “Sure! The more the merrier!” if you ask to bring your own props. We’ll keep it organized on the table for you and separate it at the end of the event so that you can take yours home with you.
Do you have any references?
This is really important! You want to make sure that you are renting from an experienced, quality photo booth rental company. Make sure that the majority of reviewers sing high praises to the company and were satisfied with their services. Of course, every company is going to have those few negative reviews, but if those overtake the positive, than there’s trouble. We at Clear Choice Photo Booth get a lot of business from word of mouth and we take pride in many of the reviews we have received. You are welcome to check them out over at The Knot, Wedding Wire and Facebook!
Now that you know what questions to ask, go ahead and contact your local office or send us an email! We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have!
Vendor Spotlight – The Westin Cleveland
Welcome to the first installment of a series of blog posts featuring wedding venues! Over the next few months, check back here as we tour Cleveland’s best spaces to hold your next event. This week, Melanie and Monica from the Westin Cleveland were kind enough to spend some time with me to tell me all about the Westin Cleveland. Certainly the perfect, unique and locally-minded space for your wedding reception.
The Westin strives to enhance each guest’s life with their Six Pillars of Well-being. Consequently the wedding experience is no exception.
Urban Farmer is the full-service restaurant adjacent to The Westin. It strives to honor CLE through building relationships with local farms, ranches and fisheries. Crafted at Westin is a mixology program that uses fresh, preferably local artisanal ingredients for drinks exclusive to Westin. The chefs have created menus that not only source sustainable and organic foods farm to table, but emphasize nutrition and style. Above all, the culinary team can always work with a couple to customize packages. They are open to creating something that meets and exceeds their expectations. And when the reception is over, your guests can still eat well with in room dining available around the clock.
Ensuring that you and your guests have a relaxing stay, each guestroom includes an award-winning Heavenly Bed and Sleep Well Lavender Balm.
484 well-appointed guest rooms are available at the Westin Cleveland. Half with an incredible lake view, and the other half with a breath-taking view of the Cleveland skyline. Furthermore, the newly-weds receive a suite upgrade with each wedding package.
Located on St. Clair Avenue, the Westin Cleveland is within walking distance to several Cleveland destinations. Most noteworthy: East 4th St, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Progressive Field, the House of Blues, Quicken Loans Arena and many other ways to enjoy Cleveland to the fullest. Also provided is a late checkout on Sundays at no extra charge, along with extended weekend breakfast hours.
The RunWESTIN program is a concierge guided run of Cleveland that can fit into your guest’s schedule. And if they couldn’t fit their running shoes into their suitcase, no problem! The Westin also offers Gear Lending, a partnership with New Balance, which gives guests access to workout clothes and shoes.
To enhance your guests’ stay overall, the Westin Cleveland incorporates ways to enjoy their environment during your wedding weekend. Featured are thousands of local artists throughout the hotel. As a result, guests can experience Cleveland though a curated collection. Guests can download the free WestinCLE Art Tour App to find more information about the artwork and tour interactively.
The beautiful, open lobby has with natural light filtering in. Furthermore, impeccable customer service and friendliness of everyone at the Westin, your guests feel welcome and at ease.
Hopefully your guests will be able to leave their work behind to fully enjoy your wedding weekend. In contrast, those that may not have that opportunity won’t miss a beat with several features to keep them productive. With a full-service Starbucks and a business center on-site, popping in to get a little work done is easy. If they need a little more, Westin offers Tangent: a flexible work space that is rentable by the hour. Because it is fully stocked with office supplies and audio visual capabilities, it is the perfect meeting space for small groups.
With 16 rooms available for events, the Westin Cleveland Downtown is a full-service venue. Complete packages will include food, bar, linens, centerpieces, uplighting, tables, chairs that can all incorporate the design and look each couple wants. Also, upgrades can be handled in house. While many venues may not be able to accommodate large weddings, the Orchid Ballroom at the Westin Cleveland has 9,000 square feet for receptions up to 450 guests. The Westin Cleveland has over 20,000 square feet available for events. From the rehearsal, to getting ready with an on-site mimosa bar, to the reception and even post-wedding brunch, the Westin Cleveland has you covered.
Finally, their dedicated event planning team has a high attention to detail and a passion for weddings. Begin your happily ever after with a winner of The Knot’s Best of 2018! Contact Monica Dvorak or Katie Korte for a site tour at 440-730-4338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Why might you need Roaming Photography?
There are many benefits to hiring a photo booth for your corporate or business event. Did you know we also offer roaming photography services as well? Roaming photography offers our same business principles as our photo booth services. Branding, interacting with your clients, and providing a memorable experience for everyone involved, just to name a few. However, unlike a stationary booth, roaming photography is exactly that. We move around to capture the moments around us. There are many benefits to this type of photography and we are happy to introduce you to this service!
Print your photos on the spot.
An on-site wireless printer instantly prints photos from the camera. Therefore, your audience gets to hold with a physical copy of their experience, most importantly branded with your company.
Share Photos Directly.
Our connected touchscreen monitor allows users to upload their photos directly to social media. This includes Facebook and Twitter. A custom caption is posted with your branded photo, such as “Hanging out with @Lexus! #rsvpclub”.
Brand your photos.
There are many ways to brand your photos with a traditional booth. This is no exception with Roaming Photography. Some ideas include customizing the text when sharing on social media, and adding a logo or hashtag on the overlay.
Branded photos your customers can keep.
Encourage users to interact with your company.
Our staff is there to interact with your customers. This encourages interaction between your company and any potential customers or clients. With face-to-face time after each photo, therefore we can offer a survey to get more detailed thoughts on the experience with your brand.
Optional service or product survey available.
We can set up your services to include a survey or questionnaire at the end of each photo session. These questions will let your customers give feedback on their experience with the event, or your brand in general.
If you’re interested in hiring a roaming photographer or photo booth rental for your own event: Contact us for a custom price quote, also to learn more about this service. For more information and updates make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook!
Why you definitely need to check out The Dress Rack
Yay! You’re getting married!
When you’re a bride-to-be, that means you found The One, right? What about the dress? Wedding gown shopping can seem like a daunting task to some brides.
Researching styles and designers… Visiting several shops… Measuring… Ordering… Patiently waiting months and months…
If you’re a bride with a longer timeline and lots of patience, that’s great! If you’re a bride that would love the instant gratification of finding the gown, and taking it home that day… we met your match.
Introducing The Dress Rack.
Sweet little space
Every detail is beautiful
Glamorous yet industrial feel
Inventory changes frequently
Dresses waiting for their perfect bride
Photos courtesy Andrew Smith Photography
Who is The Dress Rack?
The sister store of Medina’s well-known The Dress, The Dress Rack was born in January and has partnered with several bridal dress boutiques to provide designer bridal gowns that a bride can carry out of the store same day for a smaller price. All of the gowns are brand new, tags on, unaltered and ready for you to come play dress up in.
All of the most popular bridal dress designers are featured: Stella York, Essence of Australia, McKayla, Calla Blanche, Martina
Julia, The Dress Rack’s Lead Consultant, was kind enough to meet last week and talk about how The Rack is a different kind of bridal shop experience.
The Dress is widely known for giving brides-to-be a five star experience when shopping for their designer gowns, and The Rack is no exception. When you visit The Rack, you will have a dedicated and knowledgable consultant, and the opportunity to sort through the racks of beautiful gowns available at their leisure. Julia advises to come in with an open mind. She says many brides come in just to look, but wind up leaving the store with a gown they didn’t expect to fall in love with. Since all of the dresses are sold off the rack and are not guaranteed to be there the next day, its never too early to look.
The Five Star Experience with a Bonus
Every detail in the shop has been carefully considered to give every bride a personal and beautiful experience. After trying on your first round of gowns, you’ll have the opportunity to keep browsing the racks after putting on the adorable robe provided in the fitting room, while your friends and family will be able to relax in the charming and comfortable space. And when you find the dress of your dreams, The Rack celebrates you with a champagne toast, a goody bag, and the opportunity to take a photo with their adorable sign that reads “I found and love The Dress!”
To complete your wedding day look, of course there are lots of accessories to try on with your gown. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, belts, hairpieces, and veils. Even if you’ve already bought your gown elsewhere, Julia says she can still set you up with an appointment to try your gown on in the store to pair it with jewelry and other accessories so you know everything will look perfect together.
Inventory is constantly changing with new dresses coming in frequently. Brides typically come in with a budget of about $1000. You will find most dresses ranging from $650-1600, give or take. And although The Rack only carries bridal gowns, if you purchase the gown of your dreams, a 10% off all bridesmaid dresses discount is available for you at The Dress!
Get more info about The Dress Rack here:
Located: Lower Level, 281 S Court St, Medina, OH 44256
To be able to provide the best possible service, Julia strongly recommends making an appointment before stopping in to look.
Hours for The Dress Rack:
Sundays – Closed
Mondays – 12 – 8pm
Tuesdays – 12 – 8pm
Wednesdays – 11am – 5pm
Thursdays – 12 – 8pm
Saturdays – 10 – 4pm (by appointment only)
We believe wedding planning should be fun rather than overwhelming, so we’re inviting our favorite wedding partners to help you through the process! This post is part of a series highlighting wedding vendor, and you can find more wedding vendor highlights HERE!
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What’s happening in Cleveland, lately?
Sooooo you know what takes up the majority of your photo and barely gets any love? Your backdrop! Everyone loves props and a good pose, but you can’t forget to consider backdrops in the overall look of not only your photos, but how it will look in your event space. For example, if you’re hosting a garden party wouldn’t a solid black backdrop look out of place? How about a lovely watercolor floral wreath instead?
Enter… (drumroll please….. no really, drumroll……)
Six new pretty backdrops available now from our Cleveland office!
These are just quick iPhone snaps as soon as we received them, so you’ll have to stay tuned for snazzier pictures of them in action, but we were so excited we had to share them with you ASAP.
Can you imagine the pretty themes and spaces you can bring these into?!
Watercolor Winter Backdrop
White Weathered Wood Backdrop
Watercolor Floral Wreath Backdrop
Vintage Polka Dot Backdrop
Bokeh Autumn Backdrop
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We’ve been thinking outside the booth at Clear Choice Photo Booth.
360 Degree GIFs
“3…2…1… snap” is classic and fun, but may we present to you a fun alternative: Burst GIFs in 360 degrees with the new Photo Spot 360 Xperience, and it’s brand new in our Cleveland office! 360 Degree GIFs are here.
360 Degree GIFs
We got to test it out for the first time at an event this past weekend and it was a blast. And obviously all of the capabilities you expect from CCPB are still part: great quality photos, social sharing, amazing photo booth hosts, and a sleek set up in your event.
Feel free to check out the link to the gallery with all the 360 Degree GIFs from the event, and keep an eye on us as we perfect our technique using our new toy!
Photo Spot 360 Xperience Gallery
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Read why a photo booth is perfect for a birthday celebration.
From weddings to mitzvahs to proms and more, a photo booth rental is the perfect addition to any event. Clear Choice Photo Booth will provide everything you need to make your event stand out from the rest. With thousands of events under our belt, our event staff is here to make sure your special day is pixel perfect. It is our policy to arrive early, therefore ensuring we will have ample time to setup. We bring all of own equipment, so the only thing weʼll need is a dedicated power outlet and an 8′ x 8′ area for our photo booths.
And check out our GIF booths! From animated overlays, to beauty filters theres no limit to the hilarity or creativity. Can’t wait to see you at your next party!
What do you call it when two cookies from the same sheet fall in love?
A batch made in heaven!
Lace Frosted Cookies
DIY Decorating Cookie Kits!
Perfect Cinco De Mayo Cookies
Camera for Clear Choice Photo Booth!
The Wizard of Oz would love these
Thank you favors for your guests sweet enough to eat.
So let’s talk kiddies at the wedding, how are you planning to keep them occupied during the reception? I’ll bet cookie decorating kits didn’t cross your mind, but they’re pretty genius right? Sarah from Custom Cookies by Sarah M visited us this week and she told us all about how you can incorporate cookies into your wedding, and cookie kits were just one of a million things you can pick and chews.
Edible cookie box for the proposal.
What’s sweeter than popping the question? Enjoying your first moments as an engaged couple with a one of a kind cookie-built ring box!
“Proposing” to your bridal party with cookies.
Your “I Do” Crew can’t say no with this delicious way of letting them know you want them to stand by you while you tie the knot.
Give your guests a sneak peek at The Dress.
This is especially fun for Bridal Showers! Cookies can be made as an exact replica of your dress right down to the smallest detail, an adorable way to bake your guests’ day a little cuter.
Welcoming your out of town guests.
Even better, theming them to the city where your wedding is taking place. Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame cookies? Yes, please. Palm tree shaped cookies for a beach destination wedding? Your guests will feel appreciated, and will love a pick-me-up after their long trip.
Save the Dates and Invites.
I mean, yeah, they’ll need to take a photo to keep the information before devouring but, with cookies that cute of course they’re already Instagramming the creativity of a cookie as an invitation.
For the littles
Decorate your own cookie kit.
These are brilliant! Your smallest guests will love getting to stretch their own creativity at the reception and their parents will know you’re one smart cookie.
Remember paper dolls?
How about cookie dolls? Same concept, but sweeter! This can also be used to add a little sugar to asking your flower girl to join in on your special day.
And of course, for the Wedding Day
You’ve seen cookies as wedding favors, but we bet you haven’t seen cookies step up their game in this way. With the recent improvements in technology Sarah says, “You can make anything into a cookie.” Custom shapes to capture the way the met your fiancé. Metallic icing that perfectly matches your wedding colors (we see you, rose gold.) Hand-painted watercolor decorations. Cookies have never been prettier as wedding favors.
Speaking of favors, why not put them to work? There’s nothing better than a guest finding their seating than with a handmade cookie spelling out their name.
Three Dimensional Centerpieces.
So remember when Sarah said anything can me made into a cookie? She wasn’t exaggerating. For example, if succulents are in your floral theme they can absolutely be made into an edible center piece your guests will be talking about for weeks. Or a December wedding can be complimented in a 3D winter scene complete with sugary snow.
No, you read that right. Actual cookie flowers! They’re beautiful, they’re hand painted, and completely unique! And who else can say they got to eat their bouquet after their wedding?
As you can tell, Sarah’s creativity when it comes to including cookies in your big day is endless. Her advice to brides is to never be afraid to ask for something out of the box, or something you’ve never seen. If you can dream it, she can find a way to make it happen.
Not only will your cookies look absolutely stunning, your guests will rave about how delicious they are. Sarah does all of the decorating completely by hand herself out of her bakery in Akron.
Check out more of her work here:
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Exciting day in our Cleveland market!
Just added to our inventory are these adorable prop signs!
Completely exclusive to Clear Choice Photo Booth, and you cannot get these cuties anywhere else. The new themed prop signs have a more of a cohesive look than a traditional prop sign, and are meant to fit the overall aesthetic of your wedding better.
Rustic, vintage, classic, bohemian, floral, retro, watercolor, or Hollywood themed events? Don’t mind if we do fit right in!
Sneak a peek at the brand new prop signs below!
Check out other ways you can customize your photo booth experience!
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From weddings to mitzvahs to proms and more, a photo booth rental is the perfect addition to any event. Clear Choice Photo Booth will provide everything you need to make your event stand out from the rest. With thousands of events under our belt, our event staff is here to make sure your special day is pixel perfect. It is our policy to arrive early and have ample time to setup. We bring all of own equipment, so the only thing weʼll need is a dedicated power outlet and an 8′ x 8′ area for our photo booths.