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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.'"

Trends in wedding invitations

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 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
diamondbanquetcenter.com Banquet Facility/Venue  Shelby Township
joedumarsfieldhouse.com 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 Catering off-site

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mydinkydonuts.com DJ/Band/Musician Joe Cornell Entertainment joecornell.com DJ/Band/Musician Joe Cornell Weddings joecornellweddings.com DJ/Band/Musician Living Energy livingenergy.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 Infinity Photobooth infinityphotobooth.com Gifts/Favors/Souvenirs Entertainment by Design entbydesign.com Invitations Just Write Invites LLC justwriteinvites.com Invitations Grand Occasions yourgrandoccasion.com Invitations Invites Ink invitesink.com Judaica Tradition! Tradition! traditiontradition.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 Arising Images arisingimages.com Photographer Classic Photography classicphotography.info 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 Patch patch.com Sponsor The Detroit Jewish News & Red Thread Magazine jnonline.com Videographer Andamento Video andamentovideo.com Videographer Montages 2 Remember montages2remember.com Videographer Tone E Films tone-efilms.com Videographer VTI Productions vtiproductions.net

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