Magic Mirror photobooths aren’t ‘just a craze’ – and here’s why

January 10, 2020 3:07 pm

Deciding on the right equipment and services to hire for your upcoming wedding, birthday party, promotional launch or other major event can be tricky enough even without the added pressure of sorting the fads from the seriously worthy stuff.

That’s why, even here at Save the Date, we can absolutely understand some people’s reasons for hesitating when they look into the idea of Magic Mirror photobooth hire in Essex, London or Hertfordshire.

What tends to separate flashes-in-the-pan from more enduringly popular wedding and party practices, however, is the fact that the latter has a certain timeless worth. So, we thought we’d look at a few of the reasons why Magic Mirror photobooths are not only popular now, but are also likely to remain so for many years to come.

They provide a great social focal point

Let’s face it – not everyone is a natural party animal who can’t wait to strut their stuff on the dancefloor. Some people like to be able to while away the hours at a wedding, engagement or birthday party in a manner that doesn’t feel awkward for them – and Magic Mirror photobooths can be great for giving them something to talk about in the company of fellow guests.

They provide a memento… or several

The Magic Mirror photobooths that you can hire from ourselves here at Save the Date aren’t just fun and easy to use – they also produce quite literal results straight away. Two sets of prints are produced for each photo taken – one for your own album, and another for the guest who took the picture. This way, you’ll both have a lovely keepsake to remind the two of you of this special event for months, years and perhaps even decades.

They have plenty of visual appeal themselves

Great aesthetics never go out of fashion, which is just one more reason why Magic Mirror photobooth hire in Essex, Hertfordshire and London isn’t a mere craze for the Instagram age. After all, social media or no social media, there will be people taking photos of your event and sharing them both immediately and in the future. Our Magic Mirror photobooths look like actual traditional full-length mirrors, albeit with an amazing LED frame that lights up from the inside. So, you can be sure of yours dazzling and intriguing every attendee of your event ‘on the day’, too.

The above three suggestions are not the only conceivable reasons why you may be intrigued by the idea of hiring a Magic Mirror photobooth from us. Indeed, we suspect you might have a few more to add to the list once you’ve experienced this wonderful essential for yourself at your own next event!

Get in touch with the Save the Date team now, and we can help to make that a reality for you in 2020 – whatever the nature of your upcoming special occasion, launch or party.



Have all of your guests striking a pose with one of our Magic Mirror photobooths

December 20, 2019 10:05 am

Photobooths, eh? They used to be such dull and worthy things, that you’d only even enter if you needed to have a picture taken for your driving licence or passport.

It’s just as well, then, that they’ve been somewhat reinvented for fun purposes lately, with the emergence of the Magic Mirror photobooth. And guess who you can hire such a 21st-century party essential from? Yes, that’s right – the team right here at Save the Date!

Making memories in the Instagram age

In today’s world of easy and sophisticated smartphone photography and the instant social-media sharing of snaps from birthday parties, company bashes, wedding receptions and other celebrations, it just feels like such a natural choice to hire a Magic Mirror photobooth.

After all, these things really do live up to their name in helping you and every attendee of your event to make ‘magic’. A Magic Mirror photobooth from us certainly catches the eye with its LED frame, and it’s tall enough to take full-length shots of you, your guest and indeed, anyone else who can crowd themselves into the photo.

It could hardly be easier to use, either. All that anyone who encounters the photobooth has to do is touch the screen, choose their favoured prop from the fun range we provide, and then strike that pose, in readiness to be snapped.

They can even pick from various backgrounds and add typed text or a signature to the final image, as if simply taking such convenient photos for posterity wasn’t fun enough already. Oh, and prints of the images are produced instantly, and we’ll even send you a USB stick after the event, containing all of the images taken using the Magic Mirror.

So, it might be a good idea to advise your guests against taking any pictures of themselves that would be too embarrassing. You know what they say, about how the camera never lies…

Or take advantage of a well-priced comprehensive package

While we’re delighted to be able to give you the opportunity to hire a Magic Mirror photobooth from us at a highly competitive rate, simply hiring one in isolation is hardly your only option. That’s because we also offer various great-value packages that can include the use of one of these photobooths, alongside an assortment of other key items for your looming event.

Give Save the Date a call today, then, on 07854 45776, or send us an email to enquire about the possibilities for how we can help to make your birthday party, engagement party, corporate event, or any other function a fondly remembered one for each and every one of your guests.



What might you use our fabulous light-up numbers for?

December 11, 2019 4:03 pm

When you think about it, it’s funny how many of the most important moments or milestones in our lives can be summed up in a number.

An obvious example is a birthday, of course, and it’s fair to say this is a frequent reason cited by those who decide to hire light-up numbers from Save the Date. Whether you or someone close to you is 10, 20, 30, 60, 100 or… well, any age really, there’s nothing like a couple of our illuminated numbers for signifying it in style.

But there are obviously all kinds of other special things that can be communicated with a set of light-up numbers. There might be an important date that you would like to express in numbers, the anniversary that you and your beloved have reached, or even perhaps how many years you or a colleague has served in a particular job or for a given company.

Then, there’s the slight ‘elephant in the room’ of the New Year to come. Just imagine having amazing light-up numbers spelling out ‘2019’ and ‘2020’ at your New Year’s Eve party, to toast the arrival of not just a New Year, but a whole new decade.   

Our hire service makes it all so easy

We could go on and on, but we think you get the message. Whether you’re celebrating a landmark birthday or anniversary or, say, your highest score on your favourite videogame (OK, you’re probably unlikely to hold a party to mark that one, but it’s not as if we could stop you), there’s just so much you can do when you hire light-up numbers from Save the Date.

Illuminated numbers are available from us measuring five feet or four feet, for events ranging from birthdays, anniversaries and corporate functions to weddings, christenings, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs.

The convenience of hiring light-up numbers from us is further demonstrated by the fact that we deliver them on the day of the event for you, and collect either that evening or the following morning, depending on your venue’s instructions. We are also fully insured, with all of our equipment, stock and extensions leads having been PAT tested, too.

We’ve got your number… and it’s available for hire

Whether you hire light-up numbers from us separately or as part of one of our great-value packages, we’ll supply them on the perfect date for you – subject to availability – and at the right price. So why not give us a call now, on 07854 457776, to learn more about the various ways we can cater to the most specific requirements you have for your next special event?



6 fun ways to use our light-up letters and heart arches at your wedding

December 2, 2019 12:34 pm

There’s a good reason why we provide light-up letter hire for Essex, Hertfordshire and London weddings – they’re just such brilliant things for complementing the decor at your venue, in all kinds of ways. So with no further ado, here are some of the purposes to which we’d suggest you put yours.

Displaying your married name or initials

This might be the most obvious application of our light-up letters, but that doesn’t make it any less fun – and useful for reminding your guests throughout the reception of the spelling of your new name, just in case that might be an issue!

Presenting your wedding cake

You could arrange the light-up letters to spell out your aforementioned married name or initials behind the cake to illuminate its location, or even have your cake hung from our stunning 7.8-ft-high Love Heart Arch, with a little help from one of our gorgeous cake swings.

Brightening up the dance floor

Depending on what’s already in place at your venue, you might use our light-up letters instead of, or as well as one of our LED starlit dancefloors, to signal that this is the place for your attendees to strut their stuff to their favourite pop tunes, well into the small hours.

Drawing attention to the guestbook

The guestbook often isn’t the best-presented wedding fixture, sometimes being relegated to a darkened corner somewhere. So, light-up letter hire for your Essex, Hertfordshire or London nuptials could be just the thing for making your guestbook a deserving focal point.

Enhancing the rustic aesthetic of your wedding

Light-up letters might not exactly be the first thing to come to your mind when you’re considering items to hire for a ‘rustic-style’ wedding in a barn or other ‘natural’ setting. Well, never fear, because here at Save the Date, we also give you the option of gorgeously handcrafted four-ft-high ‘LOVE’ light-up letters that will make the perfect finishing touch in the background of your wedding photos.

Making a spectacular entrance

Much of the appeal of our aforementioned Love Heart Arch is in the sheer versatility that it affords you. You could use the one you hire from us in so many ways, but it arguably makes particular sense as a spectacular illuminated entranceway, whether to the reception as a whole or perhaps the dance floor.

Would you appreciate more advice and guidance as to the items that you could hire from us to make your own wedding day in Hertfordshire, London or Essex truly unforgettable? If so, it really couldn’t be easier – just call 07854 45776 or send us an email, and our team will be delighted to help you.



Why are ‘rustic-style’ weddings so popular?

November 18, 2019 3:10 pm

If there’s one wedding aesthetic above all others that you are likely to have constantly heard about and encountered examples of ever since you got engaged, it’s probably not the traditional extravagant ballroom wedding, but instead a little something known as the ‘rustic-style’ wedding.

Indeed, you could argue that rustic-style weddings have more-or-less become the norm in the 21st century – it’s almost the unusual thing these days to specifically seek a glittering Cinderella-style affair. So, what is it about rustic-style weddings that is making them so popular?

What is a rustic-style wedding, anyway?

A good way of summing up the rustic style is that it’s all about drawing from nature for the various elements of your wedding. Whatever looks organic and outdoorsy – think natural hues, shapes and textures, encompassing the likes of wood, lace, hessian, grasses and foliage – is almost certain to be a good match for the rustic aesthetic in your wedding.

Why would you choose this style of wedding over the alternatives?

As we’ve touched on above, a rustic-style wedding is far from your only option if you’re considering getting hitched anytime soon. Even if the time-honoured gleaming ‘white dress’ wedding doesn’t interest you much, there are all manner of other boho, vintage and themed styles that you might try.

There’s something about the rustic look, though, that has helped to spur on the continuing popularity of rustic-style weddings across London, Hertfordshire, Essex and beyond.

For one thing, its natural, earthy aesthetic is a timeless one that is sure to look as good in your wedding photos when you glance back at them in two or three decades’ time, as it does now.

Secondly, it’s a wonderfully relaxed style that exudes ‘down to earth’ (sometimes quite literally so) warmth – perfect for ensuring attendees of all ages, backgrounds and tastes feel included and welcome. This, in turn, helps to create the sense of an intimate affair, rather than one where you’re merely trying to show off the size of your wedding budget.

Oh, and it’s also easy to gather the essentials for such nuptials

One of the other great things about rustic-style weddings is the fact it’s so straightforward to get together all of the elements you need to create that organic ‘look’. Rustic weddings in London, Hertfordshire or Essex don’t need to cost the – erm – Earth, especially when you hire your decorations for such a wedding from our experts here at Save the Date.

With the likes of rustic ‘LOVE’ lights, rustic light-up boards, cake swings and neon ‘Happily Ever After’ or ‘Til Death Do Us Party’ copper frames able to be sourced from us at great prices, there’s no need to look anywhere else for everything you’ll require for your rustic-style ceremony and reception.

Simply give us a call, then, on 07854 457776, or contact us online to discuss how our friendly professionals can best serve your needs for your upcoming nuptials.