Party Favors Bring Fun, Creativity to Weddings
The sky's the limit when it comes to wedding favors, and businesses from Bloomfield Township, Clawson and Davisburg will show theirs Sunday at a Joe Cornell Expo in West Bloomfield.
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.
Companies offering the latest in wedding mementos will have displays at the Joe Cornell 10th Annual Event Planning Expo, held Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center, 6600 W. Maple in West Bloomfield.
Here are several crowd-pleasers you'll see at the event:
Photos with flair
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.
“The reason this makes such a wonderful favor is that it also doubles as entertainment,” says Izumi Mason of Infinity Photobooth. “It captures the fun you’re having. And people rarely throw away photos of themselves.”
The bride and groom can give the picture strip alone, or choose a picture frame or bookmark sleeve to hold the photo as a keepsake. The couple receives a memory book with a copy of every photo as a memento of their wedding, and images are made available on-line to share with guests or post on social media sites.
Long after the wedding toasts have ended, scented candles can bring back memories of the day. Davisburg Candle Factory makes custom candles of all kinds for weddings, including scented candles to match the theme or season of the wedding.
“If they have a fall wedding, we have lots of options – pumpkin pie or mulled cider scents, and cinnamon is popular,” said Phoebe Bojanzyk. “For spring, we’ve done lilac, wisteria, lily of the valley.”
Couples can package the candles however they wish and include a note for a personal touch.
For out of town guests
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.’”
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|