Standing Out from the Crowd

 

Weddings are such a special celebration.  The joining of two families.  Months or year(s) of preparation.  A sizeable amount on money spent to feed, entertain and dress for this day.  And when you go to a wedding, you pretty much know what to expect.  That’s why today’s brides and groom want to add personalized touches to give their loved ones a day to remember!

We recently participated in an incredibly fun engagement party…that turned into a SURPRISE WEDDING!  And Kellie and Will pulled it off without a hint thanks to the amazingly detailed coordination by the team at As You Wish Events.  I believe the Father’s speech during the cocktail hour went something like this, “Let’s all raise a glass to toast the engagement of Kellie and Will!  ….But why wait?  Let’s just have the wedding now!” and the bridesmaids and groomsmen were whisked off to the side and the guests were ushered into the beautifully decorated ceremony.  You just know that was the top talk at the office on Monday!

But you don’t have to throw a surprise wedding to make your special day stand out from the rest.  Many brides and groom are finding ways to give this celebration their own touches.   According to the 2015 Newlywed Report, 1 out of 3 couples write their own vows.  Although 72% of couples still do a tiered wedding cake, others are opting for a different type of dessert, like doughnuts.  Over 50% of couples create their own hashtag for social media so guests can follow along (we’ve added many cute ones to the flipbook covers to tie everything together!).  Even more couples create wedding websites to keep their guests informed of the festivities in case the invitation gets misplaced.

PicFlips Flipbooks is celebrating 10 YEARS of serving the DFW wedding community!  I just love receiving thank you notes in the mail from event planners and newlyweds thanking us for a job well done.  After all of these years making memories for brides, grooms and their guests, there are so many people in DFW alone who have not experienced the PicFlips mobile flipbook studio!  Weddings definitely stand out from the crowd when they bring in the flipbook studio instead of a typical photo booth.  It’s funny – the GIF photo booth is making it’s way into the market, but PicFlips can give you both a printed out flipbook and you can add on Social Media Sharing to share the GIF images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email.

Photo booths and GIF booths are fabulous, but there’s just something about holding a flip book in your hand, and feeling the pages flip through your fingers, as the smile creeps across your face.  It triggers the memory of making the video with your friends, while celebrating the marriage of people you love.  And that, my friends, is why we love what we do.  

You are not alone.

 

There seems to be a universal desire to plan the best party possible.  To outdo the last party you threw.  To give your guests an incredible experience during “the most wonderful time of the year.”  To have the most intricate details for your wedding because, after all, you’re only going to get married once.

In general, the pressure to throw such an amazing party isn’t coming from your guests.  It’s coming from within.  It’s an internal desire to give your friends, family or coworkers an experience they are going to remember.  Once the venue, food and drinks, and DJ are taken care of, you want to think about activities to keep your guests entertained, as well as a memento or party favor to remember the fun time they had.   Photos are the perfect way to capture the fun times! Read more »

Help! We’ve got a crowd coming!

 

The PicFlips mobile flipbook studio is a fun way to entertain your guests at an event with a quick, custom-made party favor.  We average 45-50 flipbooks per hour, which is great for most weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, sorority parties and milestone birthdays.  But what do you do if you have a large crowd and need more books per hour?

Before we offer our solutions, think about the overall goal of your party and what you want to accomplish:

1.)  What is the size of your venue?  Do you want your guests to mix, mingle and move around the large area, or do you have a limited area to work with?

2.)  What time frame will you have for the flipbooks?  Is there a specific schedule of events (example: cocktail hour, dinner, and an auction for a non-profit fundraiser) or is it a relaxed schedule (example: socialize, eat & drink, mix & mingle at a 25th Anniversary Party)?

3.)  How many guests are you expecting?

4.)  Will this be an event with the majority of guests as families or couples, or do you expect to have a lot of guests from different households? (What an odd question, right?  The reason we ask this is that most of the time, couples just ask for one book, while friends all want their own book to take home.)

Now that you have a clear goal, let’s talk about options:

Option #1: We run 8 mobile flipbook studios here in the Dallas area.  If you need multiple studios for your large party, we can usually accommodate.  Multiply the number of studios by our hourly rate and *viola!* you have your price. (Call or email for pricing – sorry, we don’t list this online.)  Each studio takes up a 10’x10′ area.

Option #2: Our regular “standard” studio produces 45-50 flipbooks per hour on average.  However, we also have “deluxe” studios available, which include an extra staff and additional equipment to produce 90-100 flipbooks per hour.  This option is less expensive that 2 “standard” studios because we have to bring less equipment and hire less staff, so we pass the savings on to you.  It also remains inside the original 10’x10′ area.

If you want to discuss your specific event, I would be happy to talk through ideas and suggestions with you.  Give me a ring at (214) 497-2411 or send me an email at amy@iloveflipbooks.com.

Happy Planning!

The Flipbook Queen