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If I had to choose the two biggest enemies of weddings, those would be time and money. I won’t go into what I could have done with unlimited piles of cash for my wedding, but time? Oh with more time I would have talked to everyone and drank all the beers and danced until my lungs gave out. Time is also the reason why you can’t have every single person at your wedding give a toast, even if those are one of the best parts.
Alas, until one of us can get hold of a Tardis or Hermione’s timeturner, we’re saddled with all the regular laws of time and space at our weddings. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get all the happy-cry-inducing toasts anyway, thanks to SpeechBooth—the mobile DIY video booth that makes it possible for everyone at your wedding to say nice things about you and your partner, without eating into your dance time, and without that awkward video guy getting up in your guests faces asking awkward questions about how everyone knows you.
In simple terms, SpeechBooth is the happy marriage between a photo booth and a videographer. For $599, you get a portable recording system that includes everything you need to record video messages from your guests, while being compact enough to fit anywhere at your reception, plus a fully edited video from the folks at SpeechBooth when all the hoopla is over. Here’s how it works:
ORDER IT: Reserve your SpeechBooth kit for just $599. SpeechBooth will schedule your kit to arrive the week of your wedding. The kit itself includes an iPad mounted to a tripod, a video light, and a microphone, plus custom software that makes recording a speech super easy and straightforward (your guests can even test record their submission and then review and approve the final version).
RECEIVE IT: The best part of working with SpeechBooth (other than that thing where they basically do everything for you) is just how portable their system is. Everything fits on a tripod, so you can set up your SpeechBooth outside or in a corner of your venue, wherever it will fit. There’s no need to deal with complicated technology or a bulky booth contraption; everything is delivered in a lightweight, easy-to-carry box that takes less than five minutes to set up. Plus, since the SpeechBooth people know what’s up, you can rest assured that the video you end up with is actually… usable, thanks to the video light and microphone they include with their setup (because DIY videography is harder than it seems, and its arch nemesis is a dark, noisy room).
ENJOY IT: Throughout your wedding, guests can record video messages at their leisure with SpeechBooth’s easy to use touchscreen app. And since you don’t need an attendant to work SpeechBooth, you don’t have to worry about some stranger prompting them to talk about their favorite memory with you (because that’s what the bar is for).
WATCH IT: When the wedding is over, simply ship the kit back using the supplied return shipping label. Within a week, your professionally edited compilation video will be uploaded to a secure online account for you to download, enjoy, and share (check out the above for a recent example from an actual Speechbooth wedding). I mean, that’s basically the perfect honeymoon present, no? And because they just get it, SpeechBooth even gives you all the raw HD footage of your toasts, unedited, to bust out some rainy day when you need a reminder of how amazing your wedding was and how much your people love you. What? I’m not crying, you’re crying.
When we first introduced you to SpeechBooth they were a brand-new company looking to offer something between DIY video and the expense of a professional videographer. Since then, they’ve been racking up nothing but five star reviews from happy customers like the one below:
I honestly can’t think of a single thing for our wedding that had a better cost-benefit ratio. SpeechBooth was super easy to set up, was so much fun for our friends and family, and watching the video with my wife kept a smile plastered to our faces for twenty-two minutes. The videos captured the spirit of the day, as the toasts started out heartfelt, and as the night wore on, became boozier and funnier (yes, we had multiple people sing to us). Photos are essential and the videographer will provide a nice narrative memory, but nothing else could capture the joy, insanity, heart, and thoughts of our loved ones.
So if you want video at your wedding, but don’t want the expense of a traditional videographer, or the headache (not to mention time suck) of DIY, then the guy above really said it best: there’s no better cost-benefit ratio than SpeechBooth. So what would I give to go back in time and have a delightful, tipsy record of all the people we love the most saying nice things to us? Probably $599 is what.
WITH SPEECHBOOTH, GET EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SET UP A MOBILE VIDEO BOOTH AT YOUR WEDDING, PLUS A FULLY EDITED VIDEO. CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME OF THEIR RECENT VIDEOS AND THEN RESERVE YOUR SPEECHBOOTH TODAY!