2022

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6 Reasons Why PaySimple Offers the Best Online Payment Processing for Events

Planning Pod

As an event professional in the modern world, integrated online payments are crucial to business success. If your business isn’t accepting payments from anywhere at any time, your growth is limited. With so many providers and payment gateways to evaluate – Stripe, Square, Authorize.net, etc – how do you identify key advantages? Planning Pod’s event management software can securely store your client’s bank account or credit card information and integrate online payments through a vari

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Don’t Make This Common Wedding Day Mistake ?

Busy Bee's Events

What you need to know about cocktail hour Cocktail Hour is usually after the ceremony and before reception and it's honestly my favorite time of wedding day. Guests get to enjoy bites of food, amazing drinks at the bar, specialty drinks if you have specialty drinks. And this is a perfect opportunity for the wedding couple to sign their marriage license and have some time for themselves.

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Let’s Play! Introducing Rebecca Rose at Home’s Pattern Play Stationery Collection

Rebecca Rose Events

When it came to designing our next launch of stationery, patterns were calling our name! After creating a plethora of custom coordinated patterns for one of our summer weddings, Allison was inspired to paint even more patterns and create a collection of four new stationery sets that any pattern-lover would enjoy. Each design pairs an intricate watercolor patterned card with an envelope lined with a coordinating pattern.

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Top 10 Places in Switzerland for Destination Weddings in 2023

Souvenir Weddings & Events

Places in Switzerland you can choose for Destination Wedding. Weddings are one of the most important days in anyone’s life and they want it to be perfect. After finding the perfect partner, who wouldn’t want to get eloped with them in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by all their favorite people and things. There are so many elements that come together to organize a great wedding and handling all these things at the same time is a risky business that should be left to a professional Wedding plann

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How To Officiate A Wedding Like A Pro

Rachel Willis Events

Listen, I get it. This is one of the most personal experiences of a couple’s life, and naturally the first place to turn to when customizing a wedding celebration is the ceremony. It is only natural to want to have a close friend or family member be that special person that marries you if given the option. & honestly, what an honor! Now full disclosure, I personally will always encourage a professional officiant where possible.

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Wedding Venue Search-Advice No One Tells You

Sweet Gardenia Weddings

As a wedding planner, I think the wedding venue search is quite possibly the most fun. There are so many options for a couple's wedding day! Here are some things to pay attention to: While researching venues, I would ask myself. What type of venue is this? Do they have an in-house exclusive caterer? Are you okay with that and the limited options, or do they customize the food selections?

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The Ultimate Event Planning Guide: How to Plan an Event

Eventtia

One of the biggest challenges when running an event is the planning stage: even organizing a fairly small and seemingly simple event can be a very challenging task with all the different details to consider and adjust. If this is your first time planning an event, chances are, knowing where to get started can be daunting, but fear not as you’ve come to the right place.

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How To Prepare For A Career In Event Planning

Hello Endless Events

The events industry is exciting, ever-changing, and sociable. It is teeming with various career opportunities. Being an event planner, event manager, or event marketer is a difficult job that demands a lot of energy and knowledge, but many of us are drawn to it because it is – above all else – rewarding. But how does one prepare for a career in event planning?

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8 Best Wedding Venues in New England

Brilliant Event Planning

Dreaming of an idyllic New England wedding at one of the region's best wedding venues? Great news — we’ve hand-picked them for you. Below you’ll find eight of our wedding planners ’ favorite New England wedding venues (plus a bonus idea!), each with its own quintessential regional charm. With any luck, you’ll be tossing back oyster shooters and cheersing with lobster rolls faster than you can say “I do!

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The Ideal Wedding Planning Timeline in 2023 (or 2024!)

Brittany Allen Photography

Are you recently engaged and ready to start planning your dream wedding in Michigan? Congratulations! The journey ahead of you is exciting, and I could not be happier for you. When it comes to planning your wedding, I know you are going to be bombarded with information. This won’t be your typical wedding planning timeline, with 112 steps and the month to do it in.

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How to Create an Online Event Registration Form: The Ultimate Guide

Planning Pod

If you work in the event planning industry and have to configure and collect event registrations and ticket sales via online forms, you know how quickly things can get complicated and chaotic. From missed payments and complex registration systems, most event organizers spend endless hours following outdated processes that can lead to missed details, lost ticket sales, and miscommunication between the vendors, volunteers, attendees, and other event participants.

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Groom and groomsmen attire

Warm Karoo

Here are five fashion ideas for the Groom and groomsmen attire to make the groom stand out. Subtly adjust the jacket style In any suit the groom chooses, he will probably find a combination of jackets that look different but look good together. If the groomsmen are wearing single-breasted, the groom could choose a double; if they are wearing three-button styles, he could wear a single; and if the groomsmen’s jackets have plain lapels, the groom could wear satin.

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3 Reasons We Love a Wedding Weekend Welcome Party!

Rebecca Rose Events

Most couples know that when they get engaged, there are generally two events they are responsible for planning for their wedding weekend: the rehearsal dinner (if a family member isn’t planning it for them!) and the wedding. However, in recent history, a third event has become a staple of many wedding weekends: the welcome party. Between planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, and any other wedding weekend activities, there are a lot of details and decisions to manage.

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How to Create Your Wedding Day Timeline?

Souvenir Weddings & Events

Planning your wedding day timeline is the most important thing you keep playing in your mind but don't know how to accomplish. You can learn with these easy wedding planning steps how to create your timeline! 1. Make a List of All Your Vendors Take a piece of paper and start writing down all your vendors: Photographer, Florist, Catering, Venue, Hairstylist, Make-up Artist, and Master of Ceremony.

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Finding Your Perfect Photographer

Rachel Willis Events

This one is for all my loves that are diving into the photographer search process, and that don’t necessarily know what to look for at the beginning. This is a surface level approach to the factors I personally consider when looking for photographers for clients, and it’s a topic I just felt moved to share. Obviously with booking any industry creative, there is a lot to consider.

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Wedding Photography: 5 Top Tips from a Wedding Planner

Sweet Gardenia Weddings

3 days ago we asked San Antonio Brides what was the hardest vendor to book and why. Majority said booking their photographer, which is understandable, the photos are all you have left of the wedding!! To help y'all out: Below are my top 5 tips when choosing a photographer. 1. Ask for an example of their full gallery! Bonus points if it's at your venue.

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Hotel Room Block 101

Canvas Weddings

As a Hudson Valley and Catskills wedding planner, my specialty is what I call the “mini destination” wedding. A lot of our couples (and their guests) come from New York City and the surrounding areas. So, while we’re not arranging destination weddings to the likes of Mexico, Italy or other international destinations, most of our couples are bringing their guests for a great wedding weekend experience upstate.

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Here’s How to Create the Perfect Event Proposal Template

Eventtia

An event proposal can have various different purposes: securing sponsorships, getting a client as an event planner, getting buy-ins from stakeholders and higher-ups, and so on. So, creating a well-written, attractive, and effective event proposal is crucial in ensuring any event’s success by having all relevant parties on the same page. For an event planner business, having the ability to write a good proposal alone can help create a significant competitive advantage over your competition.

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The Best Unique Phoenix Event Venues For Corporate Events

Hello Endless Events

In-person events are back and they’re smaller and more local than ever. In 2022, they will keep moving out of impersonal hotel ballrooms to more unique venues. One of the biggest event trends in 2022 is sourcing venues with character. Local event venues can make a lasting impression on your attendees and gives them a chance to get to know the destination better.

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Winter Wedding in Warwickshire

Planned For Perfection

What better way to celebrate the festive season than with the picture perfect winter wedding of professional golfer Andy Sullivan and his beautiful wife Florence. The couple married on a cold December day in Warwickshire last year at their local church, followed by a reception at Cider Mill Barns , not far from Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in England, most famous as the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

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Pros and Cons of Hosting a Dry Wedding

Risa James Events

Photo by Alvaro CvG via Unsplash Almost as well-known as the enormous cakes served at weddings are the wild stories about drinking that often accompany them. It's often anticipated and may become a contentious issue if you choose not to serve alcohol at your wedding. However, each pair must decide about hosting a dry wedding for themselves. There are many reasons for choosing a dry wedding.

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25 Powerful Event Sales Techniques for Venues and Planners

Planning Pod

If you are somehow engaged in event sales – whether as a salesperson, business owner or manager in the hospitality and events industry – you already know that establishing successful sales practices and habits is the #1 way to grow revenues for private, group and in-person events. However, if that’s the case, why do so many event and hospitality professionals stop trying to improve their sales processes once they get comfortable?

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Wedding Planner Benefits for A Rocky Mountain Wedding

Blue Linden Weddings & Events

Jason & Daris Photocinema captured this picturesque outdoor wedding ceremony at San Sophia Overlook in Telluride, Colorado. Floral decor by New Leaf Design Colorado Rocky Mountain weddings provide some of the most breathtaking backdrops and unique venues that suit any style while also making your wedding day memorable. However planning a Rocky Mountain wedding, whether it is your home state or will be a destination wedding, is a big undertaking.

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3 Tips for Avoiding Wedding Planning Overwhelm

Rebecca Rose Events

Whether you just got engaged, are in the midst of planning, or are getting married next week, you are likely drowning in details, ideas, emails and everything in-between related to your wedding day. Wedding planning is intense! Trust us, we do it every day! So what can you do to help alleviate the intensity? Below are three of our top tips for getting rid of wedding-related stress so that you can actually enjoy your engagement!

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12 Best Sonoma And Napa Wedding Venues According To A Local Napa Wedding Planner

Lovely Day Events

Congratulations on your engagement! By now you’ve probably popped the champagne to celebrate, and told your family, your friends, your dog and the stranger in the Whole Foods check-out line behind you about the big news. Now, it's time to dive in and actually start planning your wine country wedding and start researching Sonoma and Napa wedding venues.

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A Case For Assigned Seating

Rachel Willis Events

Let’s TACO BOUT IT! I feel like every time I bring this up, my clients wince. I get it, you hear assigned seating and the initial reaction is that it sounds stiff and maybe a little more formal than what you’re going for. But assigned seating really isn’t that scary and it actually makes things more efficient and comfortable for everyone. Let me explain: Anna Valentine Photography First of all, most often when planners bring up a seating chart, we’re really referring to assigned tables.

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Crazy Wedding Stories - Wedding Planner Woes

Sweet Gardenia Weddings

After reading this blog post, I hope you understand why professional wedding planners are a *thing*. Paty Araujo Photography at Ember Ranch Emotions are at an all time high. Expectations are heavy. Personalities are strong. So many things happen during wedding planning and on wedding day. Here's just a few juicy stories and tidbits of actual weddings I have saved up just for this blog post.

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Calamigos Ranch Wedding Planner at Your Service

Ebeling Events

Calamigos Ranch is a gorgeous venue nestled into the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, CA. It was established in 1937 as a wellness center and has evolved into a premier wedding & event venue. From large corporate parties to summer camps from mitzvahs to wedding celebrations, they really can host it all onsite. While Calamigos Ranch doesn’t have ocean views, it does have several amazing sites to host your wedding day that will be nothing short of amazing.

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How To Monetize Your Events and Increase Your Revenue

Eventtia

Many organizations have been embracing events as an effective way to market their business and products/services. However, why let the opportunity of generating revenue from these events go to waste if we can do it while still effectively promoting our brand, product, service, or community? While many businesses understand that their events (both live and virtual) could be monetized, in practice, monetizing any event can be quite challenging if you don’t know where to start.

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Why do Event Marketers Receive More Credit and Respect Than Event Planners?

Hello Endless Events

Our conversation today comes from a question sent in by one of our listeners named Genesis. She asked, “Why do event marketers receive more credit and respect than event planners?” . Event marketers and event planners do, in fact, often receive credit, financial support, and recognition differently, which makes this an excellent question. As the Brew Crew will discuss, the reasons for this difference in treatment are complicated and can vary from person to person and company to company. .

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Ali & Chad - Arizona Country Club Wedding

A Day to Cherish

It was so much fun to be a part of the planning for Ali and Chad’s wedding! They both were such a joy to work with! They decided on a periwinkle blue color pallet with rustic elements woven in. I fell in love with the blue floral linen, and so happy they did too! Their flowers were spot on to their vision, and we had such an amazing vendor team to make the day run smoothly and perfectly for the couple and their guests.

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