Booking your venue and vendors is only part of the event planning process. Coordinating the logistics and directing the execution of those details are what truly make your vision a reality. Having a day-of coordinator allows for you, your friends, and your family to relax and fully enjoy the event, while someone else is in charge of ensuring it is the day you expected.
Unlike a full service event planner, a “day-of” coordinator is available for families and couples who want to do most of the planning themselves, but need someone in the months leading up to and on the day of their event to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Here are the top 4 tasks a day-of coordinator will handle, so you won’t have to: READ MORE ......→
Elana Goodridge of Elana Goodridge Photography has recently been awarded 4 WedAwards – the esteemed international contest for wedding photography. While she was awarded for her work with weddings, her portfolio also includes amazing bar & bat mitzvah images, and she loves to photograph couples and families on their special day. We caught up with Elana to learn more about her and her work, and share some of her favorite photos including the winning ones!
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1. Tell us a little about yourself. When did you know you wanted to be a photographer and that you had the talent to be successful?
I fell in love with photography when I was a young girl. My father gave me an old Pentax camera and I had so much joy looking at the world through its lens. Even so, the thought of pursuing a career as a photographer hadn’t entered my mind. READ MORE ......→
Photo Inspiration for your Baseball Theme Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah or Party
Take me out to the…ballroom?! No matter what you’re celebrating, baseball is the American pastime and a popular theme for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and any party being hosted by a baseball lover!
A baseball themed wedding or bat or bar mitzvah reception can be fun and chic at the same time. So buy me some peanuts and cracker jack and heed these ideas for your next baseball-themed affair! Whether you love the Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, or any other team, the colors may change but the inspiration is similar!
We’re excited to share 4 new and trending entertainment services from Interactive Entertainment Group, one of the leading providers of entertainment products and services, specializing in the hottest trends in party and event entertainment.
#1 – INFINITE PHOTO BOOTH – 5 BOOTHS IN 1
Photo booths continue to be a very popular option for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs. There are many types of photo booths available to meet different budgets and preferences. Interactive Entertainment Group now offers a 5-in-1 photo booth, giving you access to 5 of the hottest technologies in one booth! Brilliant!
5 Ideas for Light Up & Glow In The Dark Centerpieces
LED light and glow in the dark centerpieces are a hot decor trend, whether you’re planning a wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, sweet 16, or any event. Floating candles on tinted, glowing water create a unique and romantic mood. Getting that look from a glow-in-the-dark LED centerpiece takes it up a notch, transforming your tablescape in the coolest and most modern kind of way. Even if you go with a plain linen, this intriguing touch will instantly wake things up.
Once the initial cries of “Mazal Tov!” and “Congratulations!” have quieted down, the newly engaged couple has a long list of calls to make to settle the many moving pieces of planning a wedding. These include a caterer, a photographer, a band, an invitation specialist, a florist, a dressmaker – just to name a few. Oh, and a rabbi.
Choosing the right place for the wedding, and deciding on food, music, clothes and pictures are crucial tasks, for sure, and exciting ones too. Another exciting decision involves finding an officiant to set the spiritual and emotional tone of the moment when two people become bound to one another in love and faith. This is the turning point that launches the couple into a lifetime of sacred partnership, and hopefully sustains them throughout their lives together. It is a point in time that they return to in their hearts and souls over and over again.
Top Interactive Games, High Tech Activities, and Virtual Reality
Who can resist playing a game that is beautifully lit up in neon colors – or doing something they’ve never done before, like skydiving or playing in a rock band? The entertainment options at bar & bat mitzvahs and teen parties are getting bigger (literally!) and better every day. It’s no surprise that, in addition to DJs and bands, more and more families are including interactive games and entertainment during their cocktail hours and receptions – all updated with the newest technology and trends. Guests young and old are loving it!
We’re excited to share the newest and hottest interactive entertainment and games!
Jane Sheinfeld, the visionary and founder of The Pieced Palette, sets out to create items – whether it is a gift, a piece of clothing or a party sign-in – that families can use on a daily basis. The personalized item will remain unique and meaningful to the family and honoree long after the bar/bat mitzvah or special event is over.
MEN’S NECKWEAR AND WOMEN’S PRINTED SCARVES
The Pieced Palette – Necktie & Coordinating Sign-In Pillow
The Pieced Palette’s newest offerings are wearables for men and women. The bar mitzvah boy, brothers, father and grandfather can now all wear coordinating ties that showcase the mitzvah logo. This same logo can also be used for their Pieced Palette sign-in pillow or beanbag. The silk neckwear is stylish and one-of-a-kind – perfect for your one-of-kind event.
** SPECIAL OFFER ** Get$50 off a combination of a Sign-In Pillow or Bean Bag and a Men’s formal wear item (same logo required on all items).
Contact The Pieced Palette for details.READ MORE ......→
Whether you’re a jet-setting couple or a beach-loving teen, we are absolutely loving the idea of a beach theme for your wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. You can showcase this theme in the hot summer months or in the winter – when if our feet can’t be in the sand, our heads and hearts certainly are! Using summertime decorations like sand, beach balls, starfish, and sea shells are all fun – not to mention inexpensive – ways to incorporate this theme. The traditional nautical color scheme of white and navy is popular, while including a bright pop of color such as coral or turquoise can really make your decor stand out.
Here are 10 ideas we’re loving for your beach theme!
Thanks to Joanna Greenfield of Ruby J Events for sharing another spectacular wedding venue transformation (view another example here).
Oftentimes the venue is booked way before there is a clear vision of the setting, decor or theme for the wedding or bar/bat mitzvah. Joanna Greenfield shared some of the key steps that Ruby J Events took to transform an urban hotel into the bride and groom’s Winter Wonderland. Witness this amazing transformation, and be sure to check out the video at the end!
According to Joanna, “the month of December is always a magical time of year. The air is crisp, the streets are lined with holiday lights, and the shops are filled with gifts for our loved ones. So when we have the opportunity to create a Winter Wonderland inspired wedding, we are fully on board!” READ MORE ......→