I get asked questions on how the Bonkers Box works all the time. So if you’re curious about the finer details of the photo shoot, this post’s for you.
1. When is the best time to have the Bonkers Box at my wedding?
Every wedding is different, so whenever you think the bonkers box will fit into your day is totally your call. I’ll show up whenever you like! Having said that, 100% of the weddings I did last year opted to have the bonkers box in the evening, after the meal and speeches. I usually get into the swing of things around the time of the first dance. It’s a great way of getting people into the party mood before they head on over to the dance floor. The typical photo shoot lasts for about 2 hours between the hours of 7 and 11pm.
2. Where should we have the bonkers box?
Ideally I like being situated as near to the action as possible so as to catch as many guests as possible! By the bar is usually a good shout Or by the dance floor, or in the room next door. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that my white backdrop is 8ft by 8ft so ideally I’d like a space this big to work in. 8ft might sound quite wide, but it’s a decent enough space to get those cracking group shots.
3. Can I bring my own props?
Yes! Of course you can. The more props the better! Especially if you’ve got a theme in mind. But if you’re thinking of buying special props maybe just check I haven’t got something similar first. I have loooaaadddss. I’m always keen to add to my stock too so if there’s something special you’d like that I reckon I’ll use in the future, I’ll throw it in for free. Within reason, of course, if you ask me to source a Faberge egg to pose with, I may have to charge a little extra!
4. Is two hours enough time?
Two hours is a rough guide based on previous experience. Generally, after two hours most of the guests have had the chance to have a go in the photo booth. Sometimes this happens after an hour and a half. It doesn’t mean I have less photos, it just depends on the crowd as to whether there’s a steady stream of people or a mad dash. But I will stay for as long as it takes, and I’ll leave only when it’s clear no one else wants a photo. I’ll check in with you before I leave though.
5. When will I get my photos?
I will send you a disc of fully edited images within one month of your wedding (or party). If you have a wedding website with a photo gallery, I can also send you some compressed images for your guests to have a look at. Just let me know! I can also get high quality prints of all images if you or any of your guests would like them. I’m considering having an online gallery of my own for people to order prints from, but I’m afraid this hasn’t been done yet. Watch this space though!