When I first started my photo booth business, I purchased the obvious items, the photo booth, prop table, props, hand-truck, totes, scrapbooks, USB drives, etc. But when you are new, there are things that you won’t think of until you’re working an event and realize, “_____ would really come in handy right now.”
Recently, I reached out to photo booth owners for suggestions of things that they wished they had before their first gig. In addition to the items below, these were other suggestions:
Extra USB wire
Extra Micro-USB wire
Damp wash cloth
Extra change of clothes
Extra business cards
Extra scrapbook pages
Tent Stakes. Perfect for holding down your backdrop or enclosed photo booth at those outdoor, windy events.
Gaffe Tape. When there isn’t an electrical outlet nearby and you want to avoid a lawsuit.
Sand Bags. Hurricane or tornado threatening the event? Keep your photo booth or backdrop on the ground.
Extra USB Hub. These have just gone bad before, so now I always keep a spare.
Sewing Kit. Fix a backdrop or prop, or be the hero and mend the bride’s dress.
Ear Plugs. Remember that time you were setup right next to the DJ?
Zip Ties. Perfect for Jerry-rigging.
First Aid Kit. Be the vendor that is ready for anything.
Extension Cord. When the electrical outlet isn’t quite within reach.
Adhesive backed Velcro. Sometimes you just have to “MacGyver” something.
Double-sided roller tape for the scrapbook. You can never have enough of these on hand.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. If you would like to add something, leave me a comment below or drop me an email, and this will be a forever updated list.
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