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Going Virtual: How Circumstances Dictate Innovation in the Events Industry

While nothing can replace a warm hug, a firm handshake, or snapping a photo to remember a special moment, there are still occasions that must go on, and messages that must go out. With large gatherings on hold, we’re turning to technology to bring us together with our friends, families, and colleagues. The fact is, we simply do not know when we’ll be able to bring people together in person again for conferences, product launches, fundraisers, weddings, and mitzvahs. But […]

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6 Reasons Why Your Emcee is the Most Important Decision for the Success of Your Party

There is no more important decision for the success of your party than your choice of emcee. Let’s take a look at what you should expect from your emcee, and why is this decision so critical. 1 – Planning You should expect your emcee to be fully vested in the success of your party. They should make themselves available to you for help with planning, guidance on your formalities, advice on your timeline, tips for preparedness, and things you may […]

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10 Best Pandora Stations for Your Cocktail Hour

The perfect playlist for your cocktail hour begins here. Let’s look at 10 scenarios, each with a different vibe, and dial up the ideal ambiance. At the end, I’ll give you my number one tip for making sure your playlist doesn’t go off the rails and force you to explain yourself! In attendance at your “black tie” formal will be your most important friends, family, and colleagues, all dressed to the nines. The timeless classy playlist for American songbook and […]

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Howie’s Golden Wedding Planning Tip

This may be our absolute best wedding planning tip when it comes to filtering out the information you want from the flood of unsolicited marketing you’re about to encounter. Let me explain why your excellent idea may be problematic, and what you can do to make it better… Your personal email address is a sanctuary of sorts, and you do not want to give it out when shopping for your wedding vendors. Instead, you had the idea of creating a […]

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Get Top-Tier Party Planners for FREE!

When deciding whether to hire an event planner, you consider value, convenience, and the impact a professional eye can have on the look and feel of your event. There’s no question that it’s more convenient to have someone taking care of arrangements leading up to and on the day of your celebration. And the impact of a professional designer on a party space is unmistakable. But what about value? Over the years, the best planners have built solid relationships with […]

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Quick Tip for DIY Success!

If you’re looking to save some money on your upcoming event, there are some things you can make or do yourself that may cut down your expenses. Or maybe you’re very creative and crafty and you know exactly what to make to bring your vision to life? Keep in mind that the more responsibilities to which you commit, the harder it will be to relax on the big day and enjoy your family and friends… Our quick tip to avoid […]

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Got My Date… Where Do I Begin?

What an amazing feeling! It’s exhilarating… a combination of excited and nervous. We know why you’re excited. This is a day you’ve been looking forward to for many years! Let’s talk about the nervous part for a second… The temptation is to run around looking at potential venues for your Mitzvah celebration. First, you’ll call NYX to lock in your Emcee, DJ, and photobooth. Then you’ll call some caterers and other vendors. And what if everything costs way more than […]

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The Mitzvah Times are Changin!

Are you changing with them? Once you receive your date, the common practice has been to book your venue, caterer, then entertainment and photographer. That was the old way… The first thing to do when you get your date is to set your budget with your spouse. Your budget will determine the financial allocation for each element of your party. Once this is done, the order in which you book the services, in most cases, is irrelevant. You certainly wouldn’t […]

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Mitzvah: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Excitement is in the air, let the planning begin! “We’re having a Bar/Bat Mitzvah so we’re looking to throw a great party for the kids!” This is the perfect mindset for a kids-only party at your local bowling alley, swim club, or recreation center. But if you’d like to have adult family & friends involved in the festivities, let’s re-think that approach… Include Your Adults Your family, and friends have been looking forward to this occasion and hope to share […]

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The Night of Your Dreams (on a budget)!

Since you’ve been anticipating this event for many years, you likely already know your total budget. But once you start reserving services for your party, it’s easy to get caught up in the creative and artistic side of planning. That might leave you getting carried away with one aspect of your event and finding yourself in a bind when you have to take money from another. To avoid that situation, here are some ways to make sure your budget turns […]

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LGBT Weddings: Forms and Formalities

Image credit:¬†KRISTA GUENIN/FLICKR/CREATIVE COMMONS Our Experience As a company that embraces our amazing friends and clients in the LGBT community, we’ve been honored to be a part of many elegant same-sex weddings. As part of our evolving communication with engaged couples,¬†we’ve invested the time into creating some forms which take into account the feedback they’ve given. We offer them here as a gift to the community, wedding planners, wedding venues, officiants, and other DJs. Feel free to use them and/or […]

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Top Tips for the Perfect Party

A lifelong entertainer and certified event planner with over 25 years experience, NYX Entertainment & Events CEO and Creative Director Howard Teger knows a thing or two about throwing a great celebration! Here are his Top Tips for the Perfect Party. 1 – Timing Is Everything! Spacing out food, formalities, and dancing is the key to a party that flows naturally for the best guest experience. It is essential to balance these three main elements of your party. Fight the […]

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