November, 2023

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Master Certified Wedding Planner Feature: Chastity Kelly

Certified Wedding Planner Society

Chastity Kelly Master Certified Wedding & Event Planner Island Vibe Events NH, VT, TN, FL, DE, ME, Caribbean (Jamaica) & Internationally Holding a Master Certified Wedding Planner certificate signifies that I have achieved a high level of expertise and proficiency in the field of wedding planning. This certification indicates that I have completed advanced training, gained significant experience, and demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of wedding planning.

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Culinary Finance 101: Food Costs for Restaurant Owners

Planning Pod

Many restaurant owners today are struggling to avoid rising food costs eating into profits and hindering their overall growth. At Planning Pod, we’ve noticed an uptick in business owners asking for tips on lowering food costs while maximizing profits. Previous to writing for our blog, I worked with hundreds of restaurant owners to stay on top of their budgets and reduce food costs while increasing restaurant profits on our Customer Success Team.

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A Destination Wedding at High Hampton Inn

Rebecca Rose Events

Any great destination wedding weekend should build like a crescendo, with each subsequent event besting the one that preceded it, and the festivities ending on a high note, leaving guests wishing for more. When the dance floor is still packed and the guests are begging the band for an encore at the end, we know we’ve got a home run of a party on our hands.

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Designing Your Signature Wedding Scent: How to Incorporate Fragrance Into Your Wedding Scentscape

Verve Event Co

Do you want your wedding to feel luxurious? Then you need to incorporate all FIVE senses into your wedding design. Today, we are talking all about the sense that is almost never taken into account, even though it can make such a difference on your wedding day. We are talking about the sense of smell. And more specifically, how you can incorporate smells and fragrances into your wedding day in a meaningful and impactful way.

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The Final Weeks Before Your Big Day

Busy Bee's Events

The final 6-8 weeks before the wedding is pivotal for your mental health. This is the time to really get all the small details done. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE WEEK OF THE WEDDING. You might be thinking what type of small things? Well all of the small things you wanted to purchase for the wedding but saved for later like printed items and welcome bags and even ordering food for the morning of the wedding day.

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How to Plan a Wedding in 6 Weeks – Elegante Piccolo

Elegante by Michelle J

Elegante ‘Piccolo’ is my signature lighter wedding planning service, small and dainty by name but not by nature. Just ask Jonathan and Katie, whose wedding I planned in a month and a half in the autumn. This way of working with me is perfect if you have got part-way through the planning but need some expert help to bring everything together. Jonathan and Katie opted for this service plus some additional planning support after deciding to have the Jewish wedding celebration they were denied throu

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How To Choose the Best Event Management Software for Your Company

Eventtia

Even with the best team, organization and expertise, an event strategy can’t succeed completely without the right event management software. Whether setting up a pop-up store or planning a large-scale product launch, the right event platform facilitates all planning operations, enhances attendees’ experience, and provides invaluable data and actionable insights.

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A Garden Party-Style Wedding at The Mayflower Inn

Rebecca Rose Events

It’s hard to believe the one year anniversary for Hayley and Jack already came and went this past August! Last summer, we had the distinct joy of celebrating these two against the charming backdrop of Auberge Resorts Collection’s Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Connecticut. Enjoy a look at this sunny late summer day, courtesy of our dear friend and photographer, Lance Nicoll.

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Your Insider’s Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Your Wedding and Wedding Business

Verve Event Co

Today’s episode is going to be short and sweet as I give you an insider’s guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for your wedding and wedding business. I love a good sale, so I scouted out my favorite retailers, made some calls and emails, and today I’m going to help you map out your holiday shopping strategy. Whether you’re engaged and want to know what you can buy now for your upcoming wedding, or you have a wedding business and you’re wondering if that website template you’ve had your e

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4 Tips for Booking Your Venue

Busy Bee's Events

This is literally going to be the hardest part of your wedding planning process. No joke. It’s the reason why wedding planners sometimes double their price from full service to partial planning packages because it is such a long and drawn out process. You go in thinking you want one thing and then you end up with something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT and guess what?

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Choosing the Best Event Payment Processing System for Your Business

Planning Pod

Planning an event can be exhilarating, but when it comes to logistics like payment processing, it can start to feel overwhelming. With so many online payment tools available to choose from, how can you choose the best event payment processing tool for your business? Fortunately, choosing the best event payment tool isn’t as hard as you might think. By understanding the needs of your business and considering key factors, you’ll not only simplify your payment processes but also elevate your events

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Master Certified Wedding Planner Feature: Tish Clay

Certified Wedding Planner Society

Tish Clay Master Certified Wedding & Event Planner , Simone Elise Events TN, MS, AR I am so honored to now hold the title of Master Certified Wedding Planner. To be able to receive this level of education in an industry that I have loved for so long is truly remarkable and very rewarding. I have always agreed with the advisement of continuing education because the more educated you are in your area of focus, the more beneficial you are to those you serve.

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How To Choose the Best Event Management Software

Eventtia

Even with the best team, organization and expertise, an event strategy can’t succeed completely without the right event management software. Whether setting up a pop-up store or planning a large-scale product launch, the right event platform facilitates all planning operations, enhances attendees’ experience, and provides invaluable data and actionable insights.

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When in Rome… a Destination Wedding in Italy

Rebecca Rose Events

When our clients wish to jet off to Europe for an intimate wedding celebration in Italy with 30-40 guests, we know we’re in for the very best kind of challenge. It’s a difficult task to plan, design, and produce an international destination wedding… especially with a short turnaround. But that’s just the kind of challenge we embraced wholeheartedly when we started planning Devin and Avery’s celebration, less than six months before the wedding day!

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Which Type of Wedding Planner Is Right for You? Breaking Down Different Wedding Planning Packages

Verve Event Co

When you first get engaged, it can be quite overwhelming to decide whether or not to hire a wedding planner. It may seem like there are only two options: either you go all-in with a full-service event planner to handle everything, or you take on the task of planning it all yourself. Now, as full-service wedding planners based in Rochester, New York , you know we're biased towards the first option!

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11 Tips for Hiring a Wedding Planner

Busy Bee's Events

Please be sure to speak to your wedding planner before hiring him/her.it’s essential that you get along with your planner because you both will essentially be talking on a daily basis and the last thing you want is a planner you don’t get along with.or one that doesn’t respond to phone calls/emails. In this wedding industry, it’s so important to always look through reviews of each and every vendor, especially the wedding planner.

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Seamless CRM Transition: How to Switch Event Management Tools with Ericka O’Campo, Manager of Customer Operations

Planning Pod

Are you looking to upgrade from your current event planning software but feel overwhelmed by the idea of switching to a new program? We get it. Change is hard—but switching CRM tools doesn’t have to be. To help you better understand the transition process and make the best decision for your business, we spoke to Ericka O’Campo, Manager of Customer Operations at Planning Pod.

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Master Certified Wedding Planner Feature: Mary Beth Boehm

Certified Wedding Planner Society

Mary Beth Boehm Master Certified Wedding & Event Planner It's All in the Details by Mary Beth South Florida It is an honor to be part of an organization that promotes supporting one and other. I love having all the education and extra benefits at my fingertips. The CWP Society not only provides the support and education that we need to enhance our clients' experience but gives us the tools to shape this fabulous industry in a kind and knowledgeable way.

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Best Swapcard Alternatives and Competitors in 2024

Eventtia

Disclaimer: This analysis was conducted considering the leading event management platforms based on the information available on their websites, as well as on Capterra and G2. We encourage you to conduct your own extensive research before choosing the best event management software. As we approach 2024, the demand for robust and feature-rich event management solutions continues to grow.

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Picture Perfect Fall Colorado Wedding

A Touch of Bliss

Sam and Ross started off as friends but the story doesn’t end there. Their paths first crossed at Wesleyan University in lovely Middletown, CT, where Sam studied a lot, Ross studied some, and they both proudly donned the Red and Black on the soccer field. While friendly acquaintances at that time, Ross had no idea that Sam had a big crush on him (and his impressive flowing locks).

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From Day-of Wedding Coordinator to Full-Service Planner, Which Planner Should You Hire?

Verve Event Co

From a day of wedding coordinator to a full-service wedding planner, which wedding planner is right for you? It can be overwhelming when you first get engaged, and it might feel like you have only two options – DIY and maybe hiring a day of wedding coordinator or going all-in with a full-service planner. But the truth is, there's a whole range of wedding planning services out there, and today, we're here to empower you to make the best choice for your special day.

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Grown Not Flown: Connecting Growers to Local Consumers

Mindfully Wed

We first came across Nikki Davey when we saw her on the news for winning a 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for her rural tech business Grown Not Flown. Grown Not Flown is a digital platform and app connecting small-scale flower farmers and to consumers. The aim is to reduce “flower miles” (i.e. the carbon footprint of transportation) and to celebrate seasonal flowers rather than chemically treated imports.

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Hiking in Thorsmork: Valahnúkur

Iceland Wedding Planner

Ready for a exciting day in one of South Iceland’s most inspiring areas? Likely if you’ve done any research on hiking in Iceland, you’ve come across the name Thorsmork. Within this captivating area there are tons of hikes to choose from. In fact, some are short, others are long and a few take you a day. Today we would love to introduce you to the stunning Valahnúkur hike!

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The Wedding Planner Podcast: Wedding Planner Gone Wrong and The Engagement Gap

Certified Wedding Planner Society

Listen in as the host of the Wedding Industry News Series, Aisha Garnett, unravels the shocking tale of a bride swindled out of a whopping $12,000 by her seemingly trustworthy wedding planner. In this wedding planner podcast, wedding planner gone wrong and the engagement gap, Laurie Hartwell, founder and CEO of the Certified Wedding Planner Society, shares invaluable insights, highlighting the critical need for couples and wedding professionals alike to thoroughly vet vendors before shelling out

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Best Whova Alternatives and Competitors in 2024

Eventtia

Disclaimer: This analysis was conducted considering the leading event management platforms based on the information available on their websites, as well as on Capterra and G2. We encourage you to conduct your own extensive research before choosing the best event management software. As we step into 2024, the demand for robust and feature-rich event management solutions continues to grow.

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Picture Perfect Fall Colorado Wedding

A Touch of Bliss

Sam and Ross started off as friends. Their paths first crossed at Wesleyan University in lovely Middletown, CT, where Sam studied a lot, Ross studied some, and they both proudly donned the Red and Black on the soccer field. While friendly acquaintances at that time, Ross had no idea that Sam had a big crush on him (and his impressive flowing locks).

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[New Feature]: Improved Assignment Feature for Tailored Timelines

Timeline Genius

Timeline Genius now lets you fully customize the tailored timelines for your vendors, venues, and wedding party! ​ One of the key benefits of our software is that it helps you build trust and make the right impression on your clients and vendors. And one way you can do that is by easily giving them a tailored version of the timeline that just shows the items they need to see.

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20 Chic Western Wedding Ideas You’ll Love

Junebug Weddings

Image by Eyeronic Love. Keep scrolling to see chic Western wedding ideas you’re sure to love Planning a wedding can be an exciting but overwhelming experience. If you and your partner are looking to add a touch of Western charm to your special day without going overboard, you’re in luck. Whether you’re tying the knot at your favorite mountain escape in a destination wedding or you’re Western at heart, these 20 Western wedding ideas are the epitome of chic. 20 Western Wedd

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Rennaisance by Yevnig

Planned For Perfection

by Yevnig’s 2024 collection An evening of OPULENCE at Spencer House We were recently invited to the unveiling of the new 2024 collection of luxury wedding cakes by one of our recommended cake designers, By Yevnig. The VIP invitation stated: “Renaissance By Yevnig represents a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, a showcase of the transcendent beauty of artistic expression and evolution.

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Wedding Planner Podcast: The Value and Impact of Formal Education in the Wedding Planning Industry

Certified Wedding Planner Society

Have you ever wondered about the risks couples are taking when entrusting their big day to a wedding planner with no formal education? In this wedding planner podcast: The value and impact of formal education in the wedding planning industry, we graple with this substantial issue, spotlighting the potential pitfalls of relying too heavily on experience alone, and the discomfort it could breed in couples investing their hard-earned thousands into their celebrations.

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How To Choose the Best Event Management Software Provider

Eventtia

Do you need help finding the best event management software provider for your company? Look no further. This guide will take you through every step of the process. What Is an Event Management Software Provider An event management software provider, at its core, is a technology company that offers a wide range of software solutions aimed at assisting companies in planning, organizing, and executing various types of events.