edmonton GIF booth

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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!