This Weekend: Planning Expo at the Jewish Community Center
Have a wedding to announce? Throwing a party? Learn the latest industry tricks and tips at the 10th annual Joe Cornell Entertainment event this afternoon and say hi to Patch when you're there!
Stop by and see us
Patch will have a table from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wedding Marketplace at the Joe Cornell Entertainment 10th Annual Event Planning Expo. Whether you want to put a wedding announcement up on a Patch site or just stop by an say hi, we'd love to see you.
Move over, Jordan almonds. Brides and grooms want to give their guests a memorable gift that will last beyond the day after the big day.
Photo booths have become a popular feature at wedding receptions. In addition to taking pictures, the booth can also take care of the favors.
With a package from Infinity Photobooth of Clawson, guests pose for pictures in groups of up to 12 people. Each person then gets a photo strip with a custom-designed logo commemorating the wedding.
In addition to offering custom-printed mugs and cups for favors at the reception, Perfect Trading Company in Bloomfield Township also sells a one-of-a-kind keepsake: personalized pillow cases for out of town guests.
"The guests show up at the hotel and find a pillow case printed with the itinerary for the wedding weekend," said Brian Klayman of Perfect Trading. "On the other side, it glows in the dark and says, 'Sweet dreams. Thank you for sharing our day with us.'"
Wedding stationery isn’t what is used to be.
"For a long time, white and cream stock were your only options, with just a few type styles to choose from," said Terri Trepeck with Invites Ink in Bloomfield Hills. "Now brides don’t feel like they have to be so traditional anymore. Anything goes, so they can really set the mood for the wedding."
Kim Kraus, who owns Just Write Invites in Farmington Hills, said invitations with color top the list of stationery trends.
"Color is in. If you open up an invitation book, you’ll see color everywhere," Kraus said. "The 'it' color for fall and winter is a gorgeous mulberry red. Orange is big, too."
Planning Expo lineup
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Andiamo West Bloomfield, Warren, Novi||andiamoitalia.com|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Beverly Hills Club||beverlyhillsclub.net|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Detroit Marriott Troy||marriott.com/dtttt|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Diamond Center at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Joe Dumars Fieldhouse, Shelby Township
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Langan's Norwest Lanes & Pizza Parlor||langansbowlingcenters.com|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Lucky Strike Novi||bowlluckystrike.com|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Shriners Silver Garden Events Center||silvergardenevents.com|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Star Lanes at Emagine Royal Oak||emagine-entertainment.com|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||The Epicurean Group||theepicureangroup.com|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Ultimate Soccer Arenas||ultimatesoccerarenas.com|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, West Bloomfield||jccdet.org|
|Banquet Facility/Venue||Oakland Yard Athletics||oaklandyard.com|
|Cakes & Confections||Eskimo Jacks Famous Ice Cream Sandwiches||eskimojacks.com|
|DJ/Band/Musician||Joe Cornell Entertainment||joecornell.com|
|DJ/Band/Musician||Joe Cornell Weddings||joecornellweddings.com|
|Event Decorator/Décor||Amazing Events||amazing-events.net|
|Event Decorator/Décor||Artful Chameleon||artfulchameleon.com|
|Event Decorator/Décor||Designs by Debbie LeClaire|
|Event Decorator/Décor||Go Balloonies||goballoonies.com|
|Event Decorator/Décor||Pegasus Entertainment||pegasusentertainment.com|
|Event Rentals||And The Cherry On Top||andthecherryontop.com|
|Event Rentals||Pegasus Entertainment||pegasusentertainment.com|
|Florist||Twig & Berries Event Design||twigandberrieseventdesign.com|
|Gifts/Favors/Souvenirs||Perfect Trading Company||myperfecttrading.com|
|Gifts/Favors/Souvenirs||Davisburg Candle Factory||candlefactorymi.com|
|Gifts/Favors/Souvenirs||Entertainment by Design||entbydesign.com|
|Invitations||Just Write Invites LLC||justwriteinvites.com|
|Linens||Affairs To Remember|
|Non Music Entertainment||BSA Events and Entertainment||bsaevents.com|
|Non Music Entertainment||Detroit JCC Maccabi||maccabidetroit.org|
|Non Music Entertainment||Miniature Motorways||miniaturemotorways.com|
|Non Music Entertainment||Rad-a-Tattoo LLC||radatattoo.com|
|Non Music Entertainment||ShutterBooth||shutterbooth.com|
|Non Music Entertainment||Sound Check LLC||soundcheckllc.com|
|Non Traditional Event Site||Kart 2 Kart||kart2kart.com|
|Non Traditional Event Site||Zap Zone||zap-zone.com|
|Photographer||Digital Dan Photo and Video||digitaldanphotography.com|
|Photographer||Justin Munter Photography||justinmunter.com|
|Photographer||Masserman Photography Inc||massermanphotography.com|
|Planner/Manager||Leave it to Lauren|
|Planner/Manager||Susan Siegel & Co.||susansiegel.webs.com|
|Sponsor||The Detroit Jewish News & Red Thread Magazine||jnonline.com|
|Videographer||Montages 2 Remember||montages2remember.com|
|Videographer||Tone E Films||tone-efilms.com|