4 Tips for the Perfect Video Montage from Marvelous Montages

A wonderful way to showcase pictures of the Guest of Honor at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, wedding or special event, is with a Photo Montage. Sometimes, when people hear the word “Montage”, they may think of a repetitive slideshow with picture after picture and no changes. We’re here to show you how truly amazing and fantastic a Photo Montage can be!

Marlene from Marvelous Montages shares her Top 4 Tips for the Perfect Video Photo Montage for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or Special Event!

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6 Ideas for Your Outdoor Wedding, Mitzvah or Party

Now that the warm weather is almost here, we’re sure you’ll be attending, and maybe even hosting (!) some outdoor events! Here are 6 of our favorite inspirations for an al fresco wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or any type of party!

1. Play Up The Venue

Outdoor Beach Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party, Long Island NYIf you’d like at least part of your event to take place outside, a location with a beautiful and functional outdoor space is crucial. The Sands at Atlantic Beach (pictured above and below) is a premiere beach-front venue on Long Island, and a perfect option for your next outdoor event! While the interior of the space is gorgeous, you can also set up a tent on the beach. The only thing more fun than dancing is dancing barefoot on (or near) the sand! READ MORE ......

Tips for Your Candy Buffet & Centerpieces

5 Tips for the Perfect Candy Buffet and Candy Centerpieces from the Experts at CandyWarehouse

DIY Candy Buffet TipsEveryone loves candy, right? So including a candy buffet or candy centerpieces at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding is a win-win way to make sure your guests remember the celebration long after it passes. Not only does candy add a bit of nostalgic fun and whimsy to your motif, it also acts as a conversation-starter and a way to turn people who once were strangers into friends with shared memories. The experts at CandyWarehouse share their five best tips for a fabulous candy buffet. READ MORE ......

Get Your Skin ‘Event Ready’ + Giveaway! Claim Your Free Mini-Facial

Planning a wedding or bar/bat mitzvah can be stressful enough – you don’t need to worry about your skin too!  Whatever your skincare concern – wrinkles, acne, discoloration, or sensitivity – there is help!  Here’s my personal story.

I remember the day vividly.  I was going in for my annual dermatologist appointment with one thing on my mind – WRINKLES!  It’s such a fast progression from worrying about pimples to wrinkles – I was completely unprepared!  So I asked the Doctor – “What cream do you recommend that is effective for getting rid of wrinkles?”  And I’ll never forget her response. “Your wrinkles won’t go away with any cream.  Your best prevention method is to start early with Botox.”  Whooooah – not the answer I was expecting.  I was barely 30 at the time.

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I have nothing against Botox or Juvi-Derm.  However I wasn’t ready to go down that path.  I was not prepared to completely write off the multi-billion dollar skincare industry as ineffective.  Not yet.

Since then, I’ve tried a number of products with some success, but not the success I was looking for.  And then I took notice of changes in some of my friends. I saw firsthand that there was an alternative to Botox that actually worked.  That alternative is skincare products from Rodan + Fields.  Seeing these real before & after shots intrigued me enough to finally get me to pick up the phone.

These are real results after 5 weeks using the REDEFINE (anti-aging) regimen and exfoliator.

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3 Steps To The Perfect Signature Cocktails & Mocktails

Signature cocktails and mocktails are the perfect compliment to any event. They can be served before an outdoor wedding ceremony to cool off guests, as a cocktail hour addition, or even a sweetened liquid dessert. Not only does it give guests something a little more interesting to choose from than champagne or Pepsi, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to add more creativity to your menu!

So, where to start?

Your Signature Drink Style Guide

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5 Tips To Hire The Best Videographer

Get Amazing Video Memories from your Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Party

If you’ve ever planned, or are currently planning an event, you’ll know there are so many moving pieces that all fit together to make your event as amazing as possible. One of those very important pieces is videography. A videographer will capture the event in real time so that you can re-live your special day over and over again! We sat down with Seth Elgart from Professional Video LLC to get some tips from a pro on how to hire the best videographer for your next event! Seth has been doing his job for over a decade and has some excellent insight for us!

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Tip #1 – This may seem obvious, but make sure the company you hire has an expertise in video! Experience and focus on filming and production will let you know that quality will be at the forefront.

Tip #2 – Do your homework! Just like when choosing any of your other vendors, do some research and find out the history of the companies you’re interested in. Knowing how long they’ve been around, what kind of events they primarily work on, and being able to see examples of their work will be super helpful in picking the right one for you. READ MORE ......

How To Address Mitzvah & Wedding Invitations

Addressing wedding or bar/bat mitzvah invitations has just gotten a whole lot easier with this amazing infographic from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

If your invitation does not include an inner envelope, you can follow the etiquette for outer envelopes. Two exceptions are families invited with children, and guests invited with “and Guest”.  In these two cases, follow the etiquette for the standard inner envelope – children’s names are traditionally included below the parents’ names, “and Guest” is written next to the guest name.

Guide To Addressing Invitations

How to Address Wedding & Bar/Bat Mitzvah Invitations

We hope this makes the process of addressing your wedding or mitzvah invitations a bit more fun!

4 Ways to Style Your Candy & Dessert Buffet

We’re loving the party trend of candy and dessert buffets!  Don’t worry, nothing will be replacing the beautiful wedding cake or themed bat & bar mitzvah or party cakes anytime soon.  Rather, the dessert table has gotten much bigger to make room for a variety of sweet treats.

Dessert tables are another area where you can get creative, and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Top 4 Ways to Showcase your Wedding, Mitzvah or Party Candy & Dessert Table

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1. Highlight your COLOR THEME or COLOR COMBINATION:

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Bris & Jewish Baby Naming – Items You’ll Need & Fun Extras!

A Brit Milah (for boys) and Jewish Baby Naming (for girls) are beautiful ceremonies that welcome your newborn into the Jewish culture. As new parents, we know you’re short on time and can use all the planning help you can get!  We’ve covered advice for planning your baby’s bris or baby naming, the rules for selecting the date, and provided help for finding a mohel. Now we’re excited to share the items you’ll need to make the Bris or Baby Naming personal and fun, while preserving traditional elements.

Three Traditional Items

1. Pillow Covering

Bris Pillow for Brit Milah Jewish Circumcision CeremonyA pillow is a crucial aspect to a Brit Milah as the baby will lay on it during the ceremony. Silkhuppah.com creates gorgeous silk shams that can be completely customized with images and text, such as the example above. READ MORE ......