Fundraiser for Fruit Loop YEG at Denizen Hall

These guys had a blast!!!  The fundraiser for Fruit Loop YEG at Denizen Hall was a ghoulishly good time!  Everyone was dressed to impress. From Car Crash Barbie complete with bloody windshield, to the sexy ringmaster, and the chicken man and woman...there were a ton of creative costumes.  The boy scout, and Daisy Duck LOVED the GIF booth and appeared in many GIFs throughout the night.  The crowd was lively, friendly, and in party mode. They danced, posed, and partied the night away!

What is Fruit Loop? Here's a snippet from their Facebook Page.
Fruit Loop is designed to be more than just a typical night out. We work with talented local performers and artists to offer an evening of unique and creative entertainment. Proceeds from each event are then reinvested back into a variety of GLBTQ+ community programs and initiatives. Fruit Loop has been around for 4 years and has helped to raise over $100 000 for community partners. 

Sounds like a great time! Check out their page to keep posted on their upcoming events! What did you go as for Halloween? What is your favourite costume from these GIFs?  GIF booths are great at any event!  Are you having a fundraiser soon? Make sure you check out everything Ready Set Booth has to offer.  You can book a photo booth with beautiful backdrop, or the GIF booth for people to make fun shareable GIFs!  Did you know that you'll be able to receive a gallery from the whole event? That way you can check out all the fun that your guests and participants have had at your event, and use the photos for future promotion or to show people what the event was like!  The GIF booth was a great choice for this event for everyone to have some fun with their costumes.

Amanda & Benson - Matrix Hotel Wedding Reception

Amanda & Benson were thrilled to have Ready Set Booth's GIF booth at their wedding reception at Edmonton's Matrix Hotel!  It got quite a bit of use even during the wee hours of the end of the reception.  This couple was all about unique details which is why they got this awesome GIF booth!  One interesting feature of their wedding revolved around the 'kissing'. Traditionally people will clink glasses to get the couple to kiss during the reception. This has fallen away in the last few years in favour of games or other special speeches to get the couple to kiss.  At Amanda & Benson's wedding guests were required to play video games on the projector! How cool! I don't think I've ever seen video games at a reception before!

These guests had a BLAST with the GIF booth! And I love how the overlay that they chose for the GIFS is classy, elegant, and matches the backdrop.  Fonts and backdrops can change the whole look of the images!  Also notice that this couple chose to put their wedding hashtag on the overlay.  Hashtags are becoming so popular at weddings and they are a great way to share images with other people throughout the wedding.  Be fun and creative with your hashtag!  Making it easy to spell and catchy will help encourage your guests to use it.  And don't forget to upload and share your GIFs! They are easily shareable via SMS. And don't forget....this isn't just for your guests to enjoy!  The bride, groom, and bridal party (especially the bridesmaids) had a fantastic time creating fun GIFs during the reception.  There's plenty of time for mingling and dancing, if you booth the photobooth or GIF booth for your whole reception you'll be able to take advantage of the fun too!

Jessica & Jayson - Oasis Centre Wedding

Jessica & Jayson's wedding reception at the Oasis Centre in Edmonton was SO MUCH FUN!  The Oasis Centre is a beautiful for weddings, corporate functions, and other events. It's elegant and spacious!  It's even won awards from the Canadian Industry Wedding Awards for best overall wedding venue in Alberta! It's easy to see why Jessica & Jayson chose it for their wedding.  In addition to choosing the perfect wedding reception venue to wow their guests, this fun couple decided to have a photo booth from Ready Set Booth as well!  Their goal was to have a unique, fun, and entertaining experience for all of their family and friends.

Look at the first photo below...what do you see? One of the BEST features of the Ready Set Booth photobooths!  Can you guess what it is?  I'll give you a hint...how many people are in that photo?  I actually don't know the answer - it's hard to tell what's a mask and what's a person on a few of those faces...but I can count at least 12!  Our photobooth gives you the flexibility to invite so many of your friends into your photos!  The open-air style booth is perfect for large groups.

Another thing you may notice from these photos is how well coordinated the pink rosette backdrop is with the wedding!  Jessica's bridesmaids work pale pink dresses, and their wedding incorporated this colour beautifully.  Having a matching backdrop added an elegant touch to the wedding. Make sure to have a look through the blog and website to check out all of the backdrop options that Ready Set Booth can offer for your function. Do you want something unique or custom? Just send us an email and we can chat with you about what will work best for your perfect wedding reception photo booth!

Featured Wedding: Melanie & Terry

On September 3, 2016 the wedding of Melanie & Terry was featured in Blush Wedding & Lifestyle Magazine.  This gorgeous wedding was coordinated by Jennifer Bergman Weddings.  Every wedding we've been at that Jennifer Bergman creates has been nothing short of magical.  All the details are well thought out and the guests are immersed in an incredible experience.  Melanie & Terry's wedding was just as incredible as we've come to expect.  They used our printing photobooth in the foyer of the their banquet room at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.  Their wedding was photographed by Carey Nash Photography and their video was filmed by my favourite videographers in Edmonton, A Love Story Cinema.  Thank you Blush for featuring this beautiful wedding!

 

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MacEwan University SAMU Club

This GIF booth set up was for the SAMU club fair at MacEwan University!  We love doing photo booths and GIF booths at MacEwan - the students are always eager to participate and come up with unique ideas.  Maybe next year they can do a challenge where the club who comes up with the most epic GIF wins a prize!!

This booth was set up in between the cafeteria/lounge area in a free space where the SAMU club fair was held - it was the perfect location to attract passing students.  Some clubs used the opportunity to take club photos and used their own props, materials, signs and displays as well as the props provided by Ready Set Booth.  You can see on these GIFs as well that 'SAMU clubs' is overlaid on each GIF! This is a great feature for groups and events that want to have their association name right on the GIFs that result from the fun GIF booth!

So what's better - a GIF or a photo booth? It's a common question from our clients as they try to decide between the services of Ready Set Booth.  The answer: it depends on the crowd!  For some events such as a corporate or holiday party having a photo booth may be the best option so that guests can take prints home with them at the end of the night as a souvenir of the party.  For something like the SAMU club fair the GIF booth was the best option to attract active and busy students who want to create something funny! That being said, there's nothing wrong with having both! Why not have a dual package of a photo booth and GIF booth at your wedding reception? It's the best of both worlds.  Check out the website for more details!

Melissa & Ryan - Em Tee Town Wedding

Melissa & Ryan had a really fun wedding!  They held it at Em Tee Town which is a rustic pioneer cabin in Alder Flats.  It was the first time we used our gold/white sequin backdrop - it went perfectly in the venue!  Em Tee Town was an awesome venue for a rustic wedding - they had a bonfire with s'mores for the kids (I'm sure a few adults indulged as well!).  There are lots of camping options there for guests which makes for a really fun and relaxed atmosphere.

The Ready Set Booth GIF booth rental was a surprise gift to the bride and groom! What an amazing idea!  They didn't know about it until the reception.  The GIF booth is so much fun for everyone, and I can just imagine how excited Melissa & Ryan were to find out that they were going to get to enjoy it throughout their reception.  

The guests at this wedding really enjoyed the props that Ready Set Both provided - the Chewbacca mask in particular was quite a hit!  You can definitely incorporate some of your own props if you want to, but one great advantage of booking with Ready Set Booth is that we provide a TON of fun props! Just check out the GIFs below and see how much fun everyone was having with them!

GIF booths are great for wedding receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate events, networking events...any event where there are people socializing and wanting to have fun entertainment!  What event do you have coming up? Get in touch with us and we can talk about all the different options that we offer.  We also provide Photo Booth services if you want to have a custom backdrop and printed photos as well.  Just email! We're happy to help with your event.
 

CPA Night Out - Westin Hotel

Who needs a night out? We all need to let loose sometimes, and the Annual CPA Night Out is definitely a place for that!  We don't always get a chance to spend a fun evening with our colleagues and other professionals.  When you're in the business of accounting and finance your days can be filled with high-level work, and the CPA Night Out is a great way to network with other business professionals, listen to an invigorating and informative keynote speech, and, of course, enjoy at GIF booth!  There's a recurring face in a few of these GIFs and I love her spirit - you can tell she truly wanted her friends and colleagues to enjoy the night out and have FUN!

What I love most about the GIFs in this collection is that I know that each and every one of the people in them is professional and works hard with their colleague - but look at how great a time they're having playing with the GIF booth and hanging out with each other!  We can't always work all the time, and attending events like the CPA Night Out are essential for personal and professional development.  Ready Set Booth is happy to provide entertainment at events such as these to ensure that everyone in attendance truly enjoys themselves.

This event is an example of one where props weren't needed - in fact with a life-sized cutout of Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod from Body Break, what other props could you possibly need?  I'm pretty sure if we could have kept that to use at future events it would be a hit...  The Westin Hotel was a beautiful open venue for this event and provided a perfect backdrop for the GIF booth. Special thanks to David Aplin Group for such a great event.

 

Grant MacEwan University - New Student Orientation

I don't know about you, but I always loved the first week back to school. Especially when I was in post-secondary! I loved orientation week!  The first year of post-secondary education can be pretty intimidating while you get your bearings around the campus, figure out your course schedule, and make new friends.  Luckily there are lots of fun things scheduled for new student orientation, and this year at Grant MacEwan University there was even a GIF booth!

This GIF booth came equipped with props to help students if they needed a little bit of encouragement to get involved, and was in a high traffic area to make sure that everyone had access to it.  Even some of the staff members got in on the fun! Students got to grab their best friends, add some fun props and hats, and start off the new school year with a bang.

As a part of our service, Ready Set Booth can provide digital overlays of your images with a logo or organization, association, or event name so that all of the GIFs will be custom branded.  Since our GIFs are downloadable and shareable via SMS, every time someone sends or view one of these images your information will be shared as well, just like on the GIFs below.  It's easy to set up and we walk you through the process.  If you're not sure if a GIF booth is right for your event, just have a look at how much FUN the people are having!  You don't need props to make a great GIF but it certainly helps, and Ready Set Booth has a number of props we can provide. If you want to customize it as Grand MacEwan did with some university-specific swag, that's an option for you too!  Our job is to make your event easy and fun.

 

Sean & Gillian's Wedding - Royal Glenora Club

"I love you more than Kanye loves Kanye" - just a taste of some of the awesome props that Sean & Gillian had for their GIF booth at the Royal Glenora Club!

You might notice from this collection of GIFs that there are two different backgrounds in the images.  Yet another great feature about Ready Set Booth's GIF booth!  If you have the booth for both your cocktail hour and reception, and those take place in different areas of your venue, you can have the GIF booth in both locations! It's a portable machine, and doesn't take up a large area of your venue.  By having an attendant from Ready Set Booth at your event you'll be able to not only choose the best location for set up, not have to do any of the set up yourself, but you'll also be able to have the booth moved from one spot to another.

So, if you have dinner tables where your dance floor is going to be, and you need to reconfigure your floorplan in between dinner and the dance the GIF booth can always be transitioned to another location.  A few tips on where to put your GIF booth:
- close to the dance floor or bar so that it will get a lot of traffic
- but not TOO close - you need room for a line-up of people.  Everyone is going to want to be using it!
- in clear view of the reception area (i.e. not tucked into a coat closet) so that when you have your whole group assembled except that one friend who always seems to be missing...it'll be easier to find him!
- with a neat background (the purple stage lighting is really cool in this set!) If your venue has a feature wall of some sort that can be cool too.  The advantage to having the dance floor as the background is that you can get some cool photobombs!
 

Breakout West - Western Canadian Music Awards

We were so excited to be a part of the Western Canadian Music Awards at Breakout West - the Western Canadian Music Conference.  Everyone was having such an amazing time and it was the PERFECT event to have a Ready Set Booth GIF booth!  Anyone in a creative industry tends to have a lot of ideas about the perfect selfie, or in this case the perfect GIF. Which is your favourite from the ones below? It's awesome to see how many people and fit in one fun GIF!

We had GIF booths in 2 locations for Breakout West - the University of Alberta, and the Sutton Place Hotel. Judging by the hats in the first GIF below I would say it was quite the party!  Even if your event isn't centered around the arts a GIF booth is a great addition to help entertain your guests.  From company Christmas parties to charitable events, family reunions to award banquets you want to give your attendees something new and fun for them to do over the course of your event.  The GIF booth is easily set up and small enough to fit in just about any venue.

Having a custom backdrop set up can be a great idea for a GIF booth, and a way to ensure that everyone knows what event they are from - that way when your attendees and guests share their GIFs it will help to promote your business, event, or organization!  I love the look of the lights in behind the first two GIFs below, but having the banner showcasing Breakout West for the other was an awesome idea.  Don't have a backdrop? We can help you there too. Have a look through some of the blog posts to see what options we have for backgrounds for our photo booth!

 

Alex & Dave - Derrick Golf and Country Club

Check out these fun GIFs from Alex & Dave's GIF booth at the Derrick Golf and Country Club in Edmonton! I simply love seeing how creative people can be when creating their GIFs!  It's fun to get a group of people, make a plan, and come up with a super funny GIF. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries, but the best part of the GIF booth is that it's digital! So you can have as many tries as you want - so that when you share your GIF on Facebook and text it to your friends it's perfect.  Which of these GIFs is your favourite?

Having a Ready Set GIF Booth at your wedding reception gives you a chance to see behind the scenes at all the fun your guests are having at your reception and cocktail hour.  You don't always get a chance to see every aspect of your wedding - you're going to be busy with your wedding party and family, speeches, first dance, and dinner.  Your guests are going to be having a great time with each other, and enjoying all the entertainment at your wedding including your GIF booth!  But don't forget to get in there yourself.  Make sure to take a chance at your dance to steal away for a few minutes, grab some of your friends and truly enjoy making some fun GIFs together.  These are memories that you're really going to value having in the future.  Sometimes the best ones come at the end of the night after everyone has enjoyed the best that your event has to offer.

Do you follow Ready Set Booth on instagram yet? There are some extra fun posts on there every once in a while, like giveaways, contests, behind the scenes, and sneak peeks!  Find us at www.instagram.com/readysetbooth

Wedding GIF Booth - University of Alberta Faculty Club

I have to admit...I love looking through the GIFs from weddings while I'm writing these blog posts.  It's so entertaining to see everyone's ideas, fun expressions, and wacky sense of humour.  Now just imagine it being YOUR wedding and getting to go through a gallery of GIFs afterwards!  Imagine seeing all of your friends and family having a blast!  You won't get to experience every single part of your wedding - you're going to be busy greeting people, eating, getting photos taken, etc.  Why not make sure that you get a front row seat to all of the fun your guests were having? After all, that's a major goal for most brides and grooms - that their guests have a spectacular experience.  Not everyone is into dancing, and having another form of entertainment is key.

Did you know that your guests can get the GIFs sent directly to their phones?  It's a great way for them to share all the fun they had at your wedding on social media!  GIF booths are not as common yet as photobooths but everyone has such an amazing time at the Ready Set Booth events when the couples order a GIF booth.

The dance floor at the University of Alberta Faculty Club was the perfect backdrop for this wedding - all the guests dancing in the background and the beautiful lights in the ceiling add a great fun dimension to all the GIFs.  Ready Set Booth can help you figure out the best spot for your GIF booth to make sure it's in a prime spot without being in the way of guests on the dance floor. It needs to be easily accessible so everyone will join in and try it out!  Set up and take down is always included with your GIF booth rental from Ready Set Booth.

Bryce and Ellicia - Valleyfield Farm

Ready Set Booth has a wide range of backdrops that you can choose from but sometimes couples get married in locations that already have something fantastic to use as a backdrop!  Bryce and Eliicia had their wedding at Valleyfield Farm, and this beautiful wall of hay bales was perfect for their photobooth.  The wedding, being held on a farm, had a rustic feel and the hay bales gave the perfect opportunity to incorporate the theme into their photobooth photos as well. 

Did you know that you get a copy of the photobooth photos after the wedding?  The photos go in an online gallery for you to download so you can have a look at all of the shenanigans your guests got up to you when you weren't looking... cowboy hats, a horse head and even a riding crop were the perfect props for this wedding.  Ready Set Booth brings TONS of fun props for your wedding but you can always incorporate something special of your own if you want to stick with a theme for your wedding! My favourite from the photos below has to be the horseback-riding one....

Your photobooth doesn't have to be a stand-alone element of your wedding, you can customize it to really tie in with the rest of your event.  We even do custom graphics for your photobooth printouts to make sure that the photos that your guests take home will be consistent with the look and feel of your wedding, and it's a great souvenir for them to take home and put on their fridge! Make sure you hop in the photo booth with them!  The lighting isn't always the best for phone selfies at wedding reception but our photos from the photo booth are always bright and sharp and perfect for sharing online.
 

Shaw Conference Centre - Photobooth and GIF Booth

When you have THIS many guests and a wedding at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton you NEED a photobooth.  These guys went that extra mile and got a GIF booth too!!  Ready Set Booth offers both options so no matter how you want your guests to enjoy themselves during your reception we have you covered.

The photobooth is a great option for still images, you can pose, grab a bunch of friends, grab some props, and have a printed photo to take home from the wedding.  The GIF booth goes one set further and lets you really play and have fun, making silly, goofy, creative and imaginative GIFs!  A GIF booth is totally unlike anything you've seen at a wedding - it's an interactive boomerang-style video that you can get sent directly to your phone via SMS!  Just check out some of the examples below to see how fun and creative people get with GIFs!  It adds that extra dimension to your guest experience by giving them something truly unique to take away from your reception. It's a little bit different that a traditional photobooth since you don't need a backdrop - your party is the backdrop!!

Another great reason to booth both the GIF booth and photo booth for your wedding is the principle of supply and demand - your GIF booth or photo booth alone would be SO busy especially with a large guest list so giving them two options helps to ensure that everyone gets their chance in the spotlight.  And it's not just for weddings!  GIF booths are perfect for office Christmas parties, birthday parties, and any function where you guests want to let loose and have a little fun.  Props can still be used in the GIF booth to add an extra fun dimension. Check out how much fun these guys are having!

 

Rameez and Rabbia - Double Tree by Hilton

The Double Tree by Hilton is a fantastic venue in Edmonton to have Ready Set Booth - the ballroom is very large!  It's important for us to have enough space to set up your beautiful backdrop, have a table for all of our props, and room for the camera so that we can fit your guests easily into the space!

Don't worry - we send you guidelines when you book about how big the space needs to be, and we can consult with you ahead of your event to determine where it can go.  And once we know that you just enjoy your party and we take care of set up!  We come in discreetly, set everything up, and the props and fun are ready to go whenever you choose to open your photobooth.  Set-up and tear down of the photo booth is always included, along with the props and an attendant for your booth. Leave it all to us! Not sure what time to have us there? We can help you decide how many hours you should have Ready Set Booth available at your wedding - whether it be during cocktail hour, after speeches, or for the whole night!  Make sure to check out the 'prices' link on the website for a description of all of the different packages you can book!  I personally (naturally) recommed the Delux Beyonce.

Rameez and Rabbia opted for a gold sequin backdrop (one of my personal favourites)! It's versatile in that your guests can take not only fun images, but also nice portraits together as well.  You can see from some of their photos that we are able to fit large groups into our photobooth which is a big advantage for large weddings such as multi-day weddings with large receptions. Plus... who doesn't love some bling? Your glam wedding deserves a glam photobooth backdrop!

Tyler & Madison - Oasis Centre Edmonton

There are some photos from Tyler & Madison's photobooth at the Oasis Centre that are a little more risque than others and not quite safe for the blog...this wedding looked FUN!!!!!  The best part? Ready, Set, Booth is fun for all ages - I love seeing kids and grandparents getting a little wild in the photo booth!

So...you have a wedding photographer, why do you need a photobooth?  This wedding is a perfect example of why it's a great choice to hire Ready, Set, Booth for your wedding reception.  It makes sure that your wedding photographer has time to focus on all the beauty and emotion of the reception, focus on the bride and groom and their families, and create a beautiful story of the wedding.  The photobooth is perfect for all the REST!  The crazy fun times with friends you haven't seen in ages, something fun for kids to do while their parents are socializing, and more candid silly fun memories. 

 

Custom Photo Booth Props

A fantastic way to create a unique experience for your guests is with customized props.  We get some of our props made by Propmaster.  It's the perfect way to incorporate your event's theme.  For a recent movie themed wedding, Propmaster created Oscar awards, popcorn, tickets, best actor and best actress awards to name a few.  What we love most about these props is that you can make them perfectly suited to your event.  So for example if you're planning a company Christmas party you could have props that are full of inside jokes from around your office. 

 

Wedding Gif Booths

Ready, Set, Booth is the first company in Edmonton to offer gif booths.  We first saw the gif booth at a tradeshow in Toronto and just had to have their floor model.  You could say it was love at first sight.  As soon as we laid eyes on the gif booth we immediately had to have it, so we bought it on the spot and brought it home to Edmonton.  Our first event with it was a wedding on New Year's Eve 2015.  Since then we've done over 100 events in the Edmonton area and each has been a total hit.  Our guests love the gif booth for a few different reasons:

 

  1. It's interactive.  Because your guests will be moving during each gif, others will gather around them to see what's happening.  Before you know it everyone will get involved.  There's no better way to get everyone mingling together than renting a gif booth for your wedding or party.  
  2. It's completely portable.  This is the only batter powered photobooth that exists.  So, instead of being stuck in the corner we can move your booth anywhere you want!  At a moments notice your gif booth can be put out on the patio, next to the bar or on the dance floor.  It can go anywhere!
  3. It's affordable.  Our gif booth packages start at just $550 making them Edmonton's most affordable booth rental too!