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The most difficult part of putting an entire event together, whether it is a 50th backyard birthday party, a corporate awards banquet for 350 employees or a Broadway themed Bat Mitzvah is picking the right vendors for your event! There are several factors that go into selecting the best vendors and they aren’t always what you may think!! For me, responsiveness is key!! If I have to get a contract from a vendor, ask a question, get a sample, find out pricing, etc I want a vendor that will answer both myself and the client in a timely manner. I look for vendors that share my drive and passion for serving the client with unparalleled customer service because that is essential to my brand. I look for vendors that have personalities that can connect to my clients. While clients have a variety of budgets, I want a vendor that will work within those parameters and come up with creative ways to exceed my clients expectations but not their bottom line!

For Mitzvah photographers I love using Maryland Photo Video. They are so energetic and passionate about their work and it is evident in the final product.

For weddings some of my go to photographers are DG Photography and Barbara O Photography who both beautifully capture the couple’s special day and are a joy to work with.

Tyler Mahal Photography is a great and dynamic photographer for my clients social events and private parties.

 Food is so paramount to any event but not just the taste of the food, the presentation is a major factor. A key component for me in recommending great caterers is their service. The wait staff, bartenders, chefs and catering managers on my preferred list are all top notch and its why I choose to work with the same catering professionals time and time again. My faves are Caterers - Tasteful Affairs and Design Cuisine.

 So many parties and events have the perfect theme, amazing décor, fabulous place cards, all of the right ingredients for the perfect event recipe. In my mind though, without incredible entertainment it’s just another event… For my Mitzvahs the team has to be energetic, dynamic, fun and be adaptable to getting both kids and adults on the dance floor. That’s why I love to work with Unique Dreams, Everything Entertainment, and Electric Entertainment. For weddings I love the high energy of Deejay Romin and his team at Zandi Entertainment. For musicians, singers, piano players and all my other musical needs I love the fantastic talent at JJ & T Entertainment.  For all special events the talented photographers at Love Life Images will capture all of the treasured memories that make your day unique.

Ari Jones