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10 Questions to Ask Before You Book Book a Photo Booth

A photo booth is a must-have for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah because when done right, they’re instant crowd pleasers. They give guests all the joy of a good selfie, with the added benefit of perfect lighting, a stylish backdrop, and a free-pass for the person with the longest reach to finally try a pose other than arm-awkwardly-outstretched-in-space. What’s …

Pop Color Vendor: Susan Hornyak Photography

Susan Hornyak, owner of Susan Hornyak Photography, is one of my favorite ladies to lunch with, plus she is such a talented photographer. My clients love her laid back, calming vibe, not to mention her stunning photos! She is a lady of few words because her photographs speak for themselves. I’ll leave it to her to tell you a little bit …

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Pop Color Vendor: Michael Temchine Photography

I love working with Michael Temchine of Michael Temchine Photography and Mitzvahs by Michael. His work is stunning and he has such a way of capturing the special moments of your family’s big day. I know you’ll love him too, so read on for a little bit more about how he became a photographer and why he loves what he …

Pop Color Vendor: Event Video

I’ve really enjoyed working with Adam Nudelman of Event Video. He’s a true pro who will make sure you have a top notch experience plus give you amazing video coverage of your simcha. He also is going through the Mitzvah process right now with his own daughter (it’s this September!), so he gets it! Here’s Adam to tell you more: How did you …

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Mitzvah Transportation

A nice, but optional service to provide for your Mitzvah guests is transportation. There are two distinct groups that may need transportation assistance–kids and out of town guests. Transportation for kids If you’re having an afternoon party immediately following the service at a different location, you’ll definitely need to figure out a way to get kids to the party. If …

Which Mitzvah venue is right for you?

One of the first decisions you’ll have to make about when planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is the venue. The Mitzvah venue sets the tone for your event and can determine your overall budget. Since food and beverage will likely make up about 50% of the budget, the type of venue and whether or not they allow you to bring …

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Should I see a MC or DJ in action?

It’s tempting to want to see a vendor in action, especially a band or MC/DJ before you hire them for your Mitzvah. After all, you want to ensure you’re picking the right one! But is it the right move to visit someone else’s party to see them? ABSOLUTELY NOT! I highly discourage clients from attending other events (that they were …

Pop Color Vendor: Goodshuffle

I had the pleasure of meeting Karen Gordon, VP, Growth of Goodshuffle and knew I had to introduce her and her company to you. They are making the event rental industry easier and more accessible for customers, starting in the DC market. They connect you with rental companies for everything you can imagine from moon bounces to vintage furniture to table linens. …

Pop Color Vendor: Airbrush Unlimited Group

I’ve gotten to know Myrta Byrum of Airbrush Unlimited Group and she is just the sweetest. Her company employs so many talented artists (including her adult kids!) who are able to airbrush on any item you can imagine from skin to shirts to pillows. Here’s Myrta to tell you more. How did you get started with Airbrush Unlimited Group? In 1999, I …

Pop Color Vendor: NJM Entertainment

Jamel Watkins, Founder of NJM Entertainment, has spent 20 years working his way to being a top MC, starting out as a dancer. Jamel not only provides great entertainment but personal attention to each and every one of his clients. His company is based out of New York, but will travel anywhere, including the DC/Baltimore-area. Here is Jamel to tell you more: …