Extra Hours & Idle Time

To get the most out of your photo booth rental it’s important to make sure that the photo booth setup doesn’t disturb guests during your event, and that it’s open and available at the right time. No matter what the schedule of your event, we can accommodate you.

Call us tody and we can discuss your schedule and determine if there is a way to mix in a combination of extra hours and idle time to save you money, or better complement your event.

Extra Hours

How much is it to add extra hours?

Our packages start with 2 hours of photo booth time. We have other packages that offer 4 hours or a full day rate. However, prior to your event, you can add extra photo booth hours for $100 per hour. Looking to add an extra half hour? We are happy to do that as well for $50 for an 30 extra minutes.  Tell us your wishes and we can customize the timing of the rental for your event!

Can I add time during the event?

Yes!  We know that the photo booth can become the life of the party.  Simply ask your photo booth attendant if the booth is available to rent for additional time. (Subject to booth and attendant availability)  Should you choose to add extra time during the event, the rate is $150/hour or $75/half-hour that we will bill following the event.

How do I pay for the extra photo booth hours?

If you are adding extra hours during your initial reservation, we will add the details to your event contract. If you decide to purchase extra time after your initial contract, we will add the fee to your final payment.

If you decide to rent the photobooth for more time while the event is taking place, your attendant will note the additional time and we will bill you following the event.

*To protect you and the attendant, we request that you please do not give cash or payment to the photobooth attendant during an event. We prefer our attendants not to handle payments and only focus on providing the best possible service to you and your guests at the event.

Idle Time

What is Idle Time?

Idle Time, also called Idle Hours, is time during your booth rental where you want the photo booth set up, but not in service for guests. Why would you want or need idle time? Consider the following scenario:

You’ve picked the perfect location for your beautiful Downtown Detroit wedding reception. Your ceremony is complete and guests are headed to the reception area while the bridal party is taking pictures.  You want guests to be able to take pictures in the photo booth during cocktail hour, but you’d prefer everyone stay seated during dinner, speeches, and the first dance.  A typical timeline would be:

  • Booth Rental Open: 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Booth Rental Closed/Idle: 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Booth Rental Open: 7:00pm-10:00pm

By adding an idle hour for your photo booth reservation, you still get four full hours of open booth time for your guests AND you’ll have their full attention for dinner, speeches, the first dance, cake cutting or any other event taking place.

Is Idle Time only for Weddings?

No! Many different types of events can benefit from purchasing idle time.  Corporate events often split the photobooth time to have it open before and after their dinner or awards ceremony.  Birthday parties may use idle time to close during the cake, ice cream, and presents time. Prom and other school dances benefit from idle time as well.  There are many other scenarios where it makes sense to have the photo booth for your Detroit event closed or idle for a period of time.

What is the price of Idle Time?

Idle time can be added to your rental or $35 per hour.  You can divide that rate into 15 minute, or 30 minute segments to meet your event needs. There is no limit to how many idle hours you can add.

If you have further questions about Additional Hours or Idle Time and how to schedule them and maximize the booth rental at your event, call us at (313) 486-5277 or fill out the form on this page and we will be in touch with you ASAP!