New Year Brings New Vendors

New Year, New Vendors

With 2018 behind us and as we are moving forward into 2019, we are always on the look out to help your event succeed.  We don’t only try to find new ways of bringing fun and excitement to your next event with our products and services. But we also want to help you find great vendors that can help make your event ideas come to life.

Cut through the clutter of vendor hunting

Its definitely a task to sort through all the great vendors out there.  It’s also definitely a task to make sure these vendors follow-up on their promises. We want to be sure that we do our best to not only help you execute perfectly on the photo activation part of your event, but give you as much advice on the vendors that we’ve had the pleasure to work with and know to keep you informed on some of the industry’s best vendors.

Here’s our top picks for January 2019

Now our list of vendors are not the see-all end-all list, because we know there are so many others vendors to know and work with. But it’s a nice short list of vendors that we’ve worked with in the past that we really feel have done a bang up job in executing events alongside our activation.

Now our list of vendors are not the see-all end-all list, because we know there are so many others vendors to know and work with.

Download our list of vendors here

“O” Booth – Our cloud-based open-air photo booth

O Booth - Open Air Concept Photo booth

After three years of hashtag printing, we wanted to bring in a service that will not only add to a guests’ experience at any event such as a church function, sporting event, wedding, birthday parties, but to also come up with a tool that will help expand our clients’ ability to build a marketing strategy and campaign around during their brand activations. That is when we brought in the “O” Booth – our first cloud-based open-air photo booth.

add to a guests’ experience at any event such as a church function, sporting event, wedding, birthday parties

O Booth - Open Air Concept Photo booth

O Booth – Open Air Concept Photo booth

Capture photos, capture data

Data is key and we understand that, that is why our “O” Booths have the capability of capturing email addresses and phone numbers. The user-flow is seamless, as guests take their photos, make gifs or boomerangs, our system simply then asks for an email or phone number to send their photos to, simple. To get even more information from your guest we can also toss in a few questions before the experience is finally over. (e.g. “Who is your mobile provider?” or “What age group are you in?”)

O Booth - Open Air Concept Photo booth

O Booth – Open Air Concept Photo booth

This photo booth is in the “CLOUD”

Where our system really takes a leap in technology is how our system is setup, processed and stored. Yes… our system is “cloud-based,” what does that mean to us and how does our clients’ benefit? We will always have full remote access to your event(s) no matter where our booth or your event is, because of that we can:

  • Update elements of your event(s) at any time
  • Add or remove components to your event(s) on-the-fly
  • Create a new event(s) under each client to use. This is especially great for clients with longer leases and plans to activate various events throughout the year.

Because the events are on the cloud, we also have access to a real-time dashboard where we can monitor how many photos have been taken, how many photos have been shared and gather many more informative metrics for our clients’ marketing team to use.

Need more information? No worries we have it! Just ask.

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O Booth - Open Air Concept Photo booth

O Booth – Open Air Concept Photo booth

More features means more fun

Our “O” booths come action-packed with many new innovative features:

  • Crazy Cool Photo Effects: Animated GIF, Boomerang, Bursts, Single Shots, Face Altering filters, Green Screen GIF, Animated Green Screen, Magic Green Screen (magically removes the background and replaces with your custom background)
  • Face Tracking Digital Props and Animated Digital Props: Add face tracking digital props and animated digital props to any Single Shot or GIF photo – just like SnapChat!
  • Fully Brandable Everything: Branded attract screen, branded image overlays, branded image galleries, customizable email and sharing language – all for increased exposure.
  • Instant Social Sharing: Share via social media, text (SMS) or email.
  • Live Gallery: Your live image gallery is updated instantly after every photo taken for easy and quick sharing to social media.
  • Fully Brandable: Brandable start screen, image overlays, image galleries and customizable email and social sharing language – all for increased exposure.
  • Photo Queuing: Our software queues photo uploads when your internet connection is slow or drops so you never lose an image from an event.

Great for any occasion

The “O” Booth is a great feature to bring to any event. Our system sets up in 5-minutes and your guests will be taking photos within seconds. With its sleek design and ominous “O” ring who can say no.

With its sleek design and ominous “O” ring who can say no.


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Digital Mosaics Can Now Be Created with Your Event Hashtag

Real-Time Hashtag Created Digital Mosaic

Its been in the talks for a while…now its finally here!  We are rolling out a new service to our clients — Digital Mosaics*.

Along with the real-time print-outs of your guests’ Instagram or Twitter posts, your guests can now enjoy the challenge of revealing a mosaic image through their collaborative efforts of social posts.

This type of engagement within any brand activation or corporate event can definitely amplify and increase the social footprint in a small amount of time; building this sense of wonder will also develop community within your event through the common goal of completing a task through a joint effort.

How it works

The implementation is quite simple, because the mosaic is built digitally.  A true installation is not necessary—the mosaic can be displayed on a monitor, projected to a wall or shared on various screens throughout a venue.

After the setup is complete, just like before, all your guests would need to do is:

  1. Take their photo
  2. Post it to Instagram or Twitter with the event hashtag (public accounts only)
  3. Pick up their photo and watch the mosaic populate. Simple.

Here are a few example screens:

Digital Mosaic Wall

Amplify Brand Activations


Digital Mosaic Wall

Build Community within your Organization


Digital Mosaic for Weddings

Come Together at Weddings


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Advantages of a Digital Mosaic

Clients are always looking for a fun and different way to build buzz and engagement within the experiential space. Many times, executions are not very versatile and because of that cannot be transferred from one execution to another without major adjustments.  Because our mosaics are digital, they can be projected on a wall for one event and then, depending on the footprint, displayed on a monitor for the next.

Goals can also be adjusted before every event making sure the image is attainable for any size event. If the attendance is smaller than other events, the goal can be adjusted (i.e.”300 posts to complete the image to 80 public posts”).

How We’ve Helped Brands in the Past

Tic-Tac-Tag Brands is the experiential marketing arm for Tic-Tac-Tag. We have helped various brands strategize, implement and execute their on-site activations through our services and technology. Our efforts in real-time hashtag printing alone, have had much success in building an open dialogue between the brand and user in a space where brands needed to tread lightly in the past.

Digital Mosaics is another way to create buzz and excitement, in a space where brands want to engage with their users in a more personal & creative level.

Here are some sample implementations of the digital mosaic:

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*Digital Mosaics is in the final phase of beta-testing. Launching in Summer 2018.

Tic-Tac-Tag Launches “The Box”: Packaged Hashtag Printer Systems You Can Own

Own Your Own Box

With the tremendous popularity of hashtag printing in the age of social media, Tic-Tac-Tag is making it easy for individuals to start a hashtag printing business in their city or existing businesses to add this great service to their current offerings.

“Hashtag printing is not a new technology, it just hasn’t been presented the right way.”

Tic-Tac-Tag has used and activated their hashtag printing service for various brand activations — it truly makes sense from a digital marketing perspective, having guests amplify a brand’s #hashtag and really create that open dialogue while being rewarded with a print out; their main objective is to push this technology into the consumer market.

Markets such as the wedding industry, birthdays, anniversaries and even corporate holiday parties have really embraced the use of #hashtags…but to bring in a hashtag printer into the mix as an alternative to a photobooth is still unheard of.

Paving the way

Tic-Tac-Tag has really paved the way into this market by simply presenting the hashtag printer in a different style. “Hashtag printing is not a new technology; it just hasn’t been presented the right way” says Jason. “For example, when we deal with a bride or groom, they are envisioning their reception with an elegant look-and-feel in-mind — if we presented our system without our box and just a printer, it’s a hard sell.”

Tic-Tac-Tag creates a look that really fits into any situation, combining innovative technology with a simple style and minimal design. Their rustic boxes do just that while bringing a sense of charm into any event — with its simple lines and natural stains their boxes are non-intrusive and very inviting.

Interested in getting your own “Box” Take a look at the packages we have.

“We’ve been doing this now since 2015 and feel that we have found a formula that really works” says Jessica. “We now want to share our experience with up-and-coming businesses that want to get involved with hashtag printing.”

With their packaged system, anyone can be up-and-running within hours. “We make sure that everything is connected and working properly before our package ever leaves the warehouse. It’s just another service that we do to give our clients a peace-of-mind” says Jason.

Elevate Hashtag Printing

If more businesses take the time and really enhance their hashtag printing services the right way, Tic-Tac-Tag can aid in creating awareness and increasing the demand for this type of service within the consumer market. By selling their packaged systems to new business owners as well as the existing ones, they hope that they can equip these businesses with the tools they need to really give this service the spotlight it deserves.

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Official Press Release: Tic-Tac-Tag Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®

Tic-Tac-Tag Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ

Chicago, IL — January 11, 2018 — Tic-Tac-Tag today announced its recognition as a winner of the esteemed 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® for Photo booth rental and experiential marketing in Chicago.

WeddingWire Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, annually recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The top local wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories from venues to florists are awarded the prestigious accolade.

Tic-Tac-Tag was recognized as a recipient solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences working with them. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“This is the tenth year we’ve celebrated our top-rated vendors who have helped millions of couples celebrate one of the most important days of their lives,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “This group of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals, such as Tic-Tac-Tag, not only make wedding planning simpler for engaged couples, but also serve as a trusted partner in helping to make WeddingWire the go-to place for wedding planning. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievement.”

Tic-Tac-Tag is thrilled to be one of the top Photo booth rentals in Roselle on

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To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit

About Tic-Tac-Tag

Tic-Tac-Tag is the leading real-time social media printer for the wedding industry—their system allows guests to print out their posted photos from Instagram or Twitter in real-time using a unique wedding hashtag. Tic-Tac-Tag operates within Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland areas.

About WeddingWire, Inc.

WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including,, and more. The company employs more than 900 and maintains global headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.


2018 “Couples’ Choice” Awards Recipient by

2018 Couples' Choice Award

WeddingWire Winner 2018
We are so excited to announce that we have been chosen to be recipients of the 2018 “Couples’ Choice” award from This award recognizes the top 5% vendors on Weddingwire. It’s all thanks to you, our client’s that we helped out in the past year. We are so humbled and pleased to see that we have received this great recognition.

About the Couples’ Choice Awards®

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are selected solely based on reviews from more than a million newlyweds and are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from 2017, and consistency of reviews from year to year.

Thank you once again to all our past clients’ and for all your encouraging words and support. We are driven once again to continue our excellent service and make 2018 another great year. Please spread the word and service of Tic-Tac-Tag as well as hashtag printing in general. With more-and-more wedding hashtags being created by couples for their special day, we want to let them know that this service exists and is a great option to have at their wedding.

We’re the Official #Hashtag Printer for Indie Wed 2018

The time of year has come again for all those couples who are looking for “something unique” to have at their wedding. What is that service, product or gift that will make your special day truly stand out, come and find out. Indie Wed will be in Chicago on February 3, 2018 at the Ravenswood Event Center from 10a–4p. So come early and stay till they close as there will be over 100 vendors ready to share with you how they can make your day unforgettable.

Do you have a wedding hashtag? Are you looking into having a photo booth? Then you’ll love what we can provide. Your guests will already be sharing your wedding on Instagram or Twitter all day, give them another good reason and a “thank you” gift whenever they use your unique wedding hashtag—when guests posts to Instagram or Twitter with your special wedding hashtag, a 4×6 photo will print out automatically from our printer in seconds for them to pick up and enjoy.

Tic-Tac-Tag will be activating on the second floor of Indie Wed with the hashtag #IndieWed — Booth #59 — come up there and see how we can make your day extra special and while your up there try out our printer.

Plenty of free parking available along Ravenswood Ave. The venue is also 1/2 block north of the Irving Park brown line station.

Indie Wed will feature:

  • Amazing vendors from the Midwest and beyond
  • Three (3) full floors of vendors
  • Food & beverage tastings
  • Musical performances
  • Wandering models featuring spectacular bridal fashions
  • Reusable canvas swag bag to the first 50 brides/grooms-to-be in line (1 per household)
  • A special Wedtoberfest-themed lounge with lots of surprises
  • and much more

Please note that online ticket sales end at 12 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • Advanced Online = $15/single or $25 /couple
  • Day Of / At The Door = $20/person cash or through app online
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10 Awesome Photos Shared to A Wedding Hashtag

Guests sharing images to the wedding hashtag on Instagram

There are only so many photos and moments that your photographer can capture. From being pulled left-and-right, taking detail shots, pre and post wedding shots, etc…..couples just have a TON to do.  At the end of the day, you’re going to get some fabulous shots in the form of an album that you will be able to cherish for the rest of your life.

There is also another resource at your wedding that’s taking photos, photos that you may never have been seen because it can get easily lost in the shuffle of “social media” — these are the photos that your 150—200 guests may be posting on Instagram or Twitter; sharing quick snippets, stories and even detail from your wedding to their circle of friends, co-workers and network; capturing moments from your wedding that really take you into the ground floor of how it was being a guest at your wedding.  What did they see? How did your wedding look to them? What caught their attention? And what memories did they walk away with?

Here are 10 photos that were taken from actual guests at some of our clients’ weddings and shared to Instagram or Twitter.  Luckily, these couples had a wedding hashtag, so guests were able to share these photos to their network of friends while at the same time making them easily accessible for the wedding couple to cherish forever.


Beautiful shot of the couple after the ceremony

Beautiful shot of the couple after the ceremony.


A real fun shot of all the couple's cousins in one place. A rare occurrence captured for all to share.

A fun shot of all the couple’s cousins in one place…a rare occurrence captured for all to share.


The bride silently watches as her bridal party lines up for the introductions.

The bride taking in the moment as her bridal party lines up for the introductions.


The groom quietly prepping as he gathers his thoughts for the moment.

The groom quietly prepping as he gathers his thoughts before the ceremony.


The bride anticipating the arrival to the reception.

The bride anticipating the arrival to the reception.


Touching embraces from close family and friends.

Touching embraces from close family and friends.


The bride and groom was able to get some alone time before the guests arrived into the reception room.

The bride and groom sharing a special moment before guests arrive for the reception.


The bride and groom gets tossed up in an old cultural tradition.

The bride and groom get tossed up in an old cultural tradition.


The bridal couple sharing some silliness before their big day.

The bridal couple sharing some silliness before their big day.


Finally the couple was able to take a breather, before heading back into the madness of the reception.

The newlyweds sharing an intimate moment before heading back into the madness of the reception.

5 Reasons to Why You Need a Wedding Hashtag

  • Save the Date—check!
  • Invitations—check! 
  • Wedding Colors—check!
  • Wedding Dress—check!
  • Tux—check!
  • Venue—check!
  • Wedding hashtag—check!

Social media is ingrained into our society now and plays a normal role into how we live our lives and socialize with each other. Since it’s part of your everyday life whether or not you use social media you should embrace it, because your guests will be using it regardless if you have your wedding unplugged. These are the reasons why you need a wedding hashtag:


You will be able to view all your social media images on various platforms just by entering in your hashtag. Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook are the popular platforms that will let you search by hashtags.


Hashtag’s a great way to organize your photos on social media, just think as hashtags as file folders giving you a way to index the content you share on social media. Think about it, just by combining a search with #YourWeddingHashtag and #cake you may be able to see photos taken of your wedding cake.


Social media has been here now for 10+ years with a momentum that seems to keep growing and getting stronger. Using your wedding hashtags is a great way for your family, friends and you help capture and save those special moments from your wedding day as well as the moments that led to that momentous event—the bridal showers, rehearsal dinner, family gathering, engagement, etc.


Not only will it look great on your save the dates and invitations, but preparing signage for your guests and inserting it within programs and menus will let your guests know what to use when they post on social media— instead of making up various non-existent hashtags that you would never use—that you have designated a special hashtag for your special occasion.


Outside of the infamous selfie, your guests will be taking photos of your centerpieces, the venue, your dress and the tiny details that you have spent long nights trying to decide on. Having a wedding hashtag gives them the mouthpiece to share how much they appreciate the thinking that went behind your special day and give recognition to the vendors that have helped make it unforgettable.


6 Hashtag Generators You Might Find Helpful

Spending a lot of late nights and hours throughout the day trying to dream up the perfect #WeddingHashtag for you and yours? Take a look at these hashtag generators that we have found worked as great thought starters—or another great way to pass the time.

Not only are they a great wedding resource, but they have also incorporated a pretty involved hashtag generator which utilizes names, nicknames, wedding dates, locations and setttings—you gotta just try it.

Past Book

We work with PastBook in having them print out our client’s book utilizing their Instagram + Hashtag tool. Just recently they incorporated a hashtag generator. Pretty similar to Weddingwire, they take names, nicknames, dates, location and settings.

Wedding Paper Divas

This tool is a little bit more simplified than Weddingwire and PastBook, but its still worth a shot.

Wedding Hashtag Wall

Wedding Hashtag Wall has a simple hashtag generator that just focuses on the couple’s names with an optional wedding date. We just thought you’d be interested in seeing their live photo feed service, signs and other fun stuff that they have on their site. Check them out.


eWedding has an in-depth form to help build your wedding hashtag, but while your there, check out their website service as well.

Wedding Mix

Wedding Mix has nice generator as well where you can input names, dates and the type of wedding: classic, fun, offbeat. This might be a fun generator to check out. Also, you should check out their main service which is creating video stories using