Member News – March 2023

Member News – March 2023

As always, a big shout out to our members that have made the news. Below you’ll find members that have been highlighted or otherwise recognized. Thank you to those that submitted news this month and thank you to our members that continue to push the outside of the envelope in some way.

Love was in the air for Friar Tux this February! First, they kicked off the season of romance with all things fashion and….pink! Pantone’s Color of the Year Vivid Magenta to be exact. With their blog, How to Incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year 2023 in Your Wedding, they took a deep dive into how to use this trendy shade in all things wedding, from your engagement party to the big day. Then they dressed the Anaheim Ducks Hockey Team for the annual Dux in Tux event where they help raise money for the community. Last but not least, the people asked for it and Friar Tux listened! Customers were asking for a chic, suave tan suit for to purchase, so Friar Tux delivered! Introducing their brand new Tan Notch Lapel Suit from the Friar Tux for purchase collection. Plus, with their suit separates program your couples are bound to find a size and fit they love.

Smash Booth, a Las Vegas based photo booth company, and leading provider of premium photo booth experiences, has won “Best Photo Booth Team of the Year” in the First International Photo Booth Masters Awards. The award recognizes the excellence and dedication of the Smash Booth team, who work together to ensure that each and every client has a memorable and enjoyable experience, not only during their celebration, but from their very first contact with Smash Booth.

The International Photo Booth Awards are the first of their kind, celebrating the best photo booth companies and professionals from around the world. The awards recognize excellence in various categories, including Best Team, Best Photo Booth Marketing Experience, and Best Photo Booth Innovation.

“We are so excited to have won the first International Photo Booth Award for Best Team, but not surprised. We have an amazing team who all love being part of the Las Vegas event industry” said Jason Whaley. “This is a testament to the hard work and positive energy of our entire team. I am truly honored to receive this recognition on behalf of my team and will continue to strive to raise the bar in all that we do.”

HipMaps has been named a 2023 BizBash Event Experience Award winner in the Best New Event Product/Service category! Designing maps worldwide, HipMaps is a 24/7 personal concierge that couples share with their wedding guests via a custom styled map of the couple’s recommended places to eat, drink & play – as well as wedding event activities. Guests can use HipMaps smartphone app to see their location right on the couple’s map, read their comments on each place (‘We love the brews & BBQ here!’ & ‘Welcome cocktails on Thursday at 5pm, casual attire’) & get directions right from the app. Visit for more info.

Renée Dalo of Moxie Bright Events sat down with Design Your Wedding Business Podcast and discussed ‘The Power of Language.’

Renee Sabo of Urban Soiree contributes to Perfete’s latest article, ‘New Engaged? These Are Your First Must-Do’s For Your 2023 Wedding.’

Leah Weinberg, co-founder of Oduberg LLP gives her expertise on WIPA on ‘Legal Tune-Ups for Wedding Businesses.’

Meghan Ely of OFD Consulting rounds up experts for her articles on Special Events, ‘Out with the Old: Signs That Your Event Business Needs an Upgrade This Year’ and Everyday Bride, ‘What To Do If Your Wedding Doesn’t Go According To Plan.’

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