2023

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All Weddings Deserve A Certified Wedding Planner

Certified Wedding Planner Society

While celebrity weddings often grab headlines and get major media coverage, the weddings of everyday people are just as meaningful and important. When two people commit to spending their lives together, it's a major life event no matter who they are. The wedding day symbolizes the start of a new chapter, and the excitement and joy of two people in love is universal.

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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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Ready to Start Planning Your Wedding? Your First 3 Months Checklist

Verve Event Co

First, best wishes on your engagement! It's such an exciting time in your life, and there's no better way to start this new chapter than by celebrating with your loved ones and taking a moment just to soak up that newly engaged bliss before you jump in to start planning your wedding. Whether you are choosing to have an intimate gathering or can't wait for a giant party of family and friends, make sure to take the time to enjoy this special moment.

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Don't Forget This If You Have An Outdoor Venue

Busy Bee's Events

Tents and Plan B for Outdoor Ceremony Man oh man this is such a hot topic here in sunny Florida, or maybe it might hurricane south Florida. I would say of all of the small details wedding planners have to work with in our career, making the weather call is probably the most stressful and dreaded part of our job. There is TRULY no way to foretell what the weather will actually be on a wedding day.

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A Jewish Wedding in Florence: An Elegante Extravaganza

Elegante by Michelle J

On a beautiful Italian summer’s day earlier this year, nine members of Team Elegante sit at a small, rustic restaurant in the quiet town of Fiesole. They tuck into heaped plates of homemade pasta and the street echoes with their laughter and shared stories. Walking by, you could be forgiven for thinking they were a tourist group venturing out of Florence for the day, perhaps visiting the 15th century Villa di Maiano with its blooming gardens and panoramic view of the city.

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7 Outdoor Wedding Decor Ideas You’ll Love For Your Destination Wedding in 2023

Love at First Travel

Today’s post full of outdoor wedding decor ideas is brought to you by our friends at CV Linens! Thinking of decorating ideas for an outdoor wedding can be a challenge since there can be a lot of ways to decorate an outdoor space. Usually done in a garden setting, backyard, or by the beach, newlyweds-to-be […] The post 7 Outdoor Wedding Decor Ideas You’ll Love For Your Destination Wedding in 2023 appeared first on Showit Blog.

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An Autumn Inspired BoHo Wedding in Hutto, Texas with Butterscotch Details

The Road to Marriage

I first met Christine, a few years ago, when she was a bridesmaid in her brother Robin’s wedding. Imagine how lucky I felt when I got the call that she was getting married, and wanted my help planning her autumn inspired wedding. Christine said, “Helayne was the wedding planner for my brother’s wedding and when it was my turn, I knew right away I wanted to use her services.” As a corporate event planner, Christine is conscientious, organized, and resourceful.

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2024 Wedding Trends and Inspiration That’ll Be Huge This Season

Green Wedding Shoes

photo by Matt Godkin | dresses from L’eto Bridal What’s next in weddings?? OMG, we cannot wait to show you. photo by 39 North Productions | couple: Dani Dazey and Phillip Butler Wedding-gown-wise we’re seeing lots of brides step away from a traditional all-white look and go for pink wedding dresses and black wedding dresses, but it absolutely does not stop there.

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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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How Event Planners Use ChatGPT to Improve Their Planning

Event Planning

By using ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence tool, event planners can create a big advantage for themselves. In addition to saving time, creating run of show, personalizing their communication, making event brochures and marketing materials, brainstorming incredible new ideas and much more. ChatGPT can help with planning a wedding, birthday party, corporate event, team building experiences, and countless other functions.

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Master Certified Wedding Planner Feature: Claudia Blackstone

Certified Wedding Planner Society

Claudia Blackstone Master Certified Wedding & Event Planner Black Diamond Weddings and Events LLC Colorado I have no words to describe the joy it brings me to hold the title of Master Certified Wedding Planner. Making a difference in someone's life and serving genuinely is what I value most. Being a Master Certified Wedding Planner is more than the education, it's about the people I serve.

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Planning Pod’s Catering Package Technology Gives Users New Levels of Customization

Planning Pod

If you know the Planning Pod team, you know that we build our catering management tools based on what actual catering companies tell us about their operations. When we released our food and beverage tools a couple years ago, those updates were carefully crafted through the process of interviewing real catering industry professionals who roll up their sleeves on the daily to serve people – and our latest launch is no exception.

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5 Things You Won’t Find in an Online Wedding Planning Checklist

Verve Event Co

Planning a wedding is a dream come true for many couples, but it can also be quite overwhelming. That's why we started our podcast almost four years ago ! In today's world, the internet has made it easier to research and plan a wedding on your own, but there are still some things you won't find in an online wedding planning checklist. Trust me – while they are a good starting point, you can't rely on a generic checklist to plan your heirloom occasion.

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12 Tips to Finding Your Perfect Dress

Busy Bee's Events

When Should You Start Looking? Based on my experience, the search for the wedding dress begins right after booking the venue BUT if there is hesitation in purchasing right away then I would recommend looking AND purchasing the wedding dress at least EIGHT to TEN months before the wedding date. A rundown of things to know when searching for a wedding dress. 1.

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Kosher Vs Non-Kosher Destination Weddings: A Guide

Elegante by Michelle J

One of the most important aspects of my wedding planning approach is helping you have the Jewish wedding you want, whilst balancing your wishes with all the religious and familial requirements and traditions that are important to you. I work with Jewish couples across the whole spectrum from Jew-ish to Orthodox, and one of the conversations we regularly have at the beginning of the planning process is around kosher catering and destination weddings.

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Make It Easy for Your Guests to RSVP Yes To Your Destination Wedding!

Love at First Travel

When it comes to Wedding Planning (Destination Wedding or not), it can seem almost impossible to make everyone happy. Certainly when I chose to have a destination wedding, there were people who would have preferred that I didn’t. When I was considering having a local wedding, there were people who were also unhappy that I […] The post Make It Easy for Your Guests to RSVP Yes To Your Destination Wedding!

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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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How to identify your ideal client

Honeybook

Learn how to create your ideal client profile. Strategically target your audience and nurture qualified leads that make the most sense (and cents!) for your business. I’ve run an independent business for over 14 years, so I can say from firsthand experience that your entire business changes when you understand your ideal client profile. But […] The post How to identify your ideal client appeared first on HoneyBook.

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The Most Stunning Champagne Bridesmaid Dresses in Every Style

Green Wedding Shoes

dresses by Show Me Your Mumu Raise a glass—because we’re bubbling with excitement to talk champagne bridesmaid dresses! A color for all seasons, this fancy neutral is flattering, fun, and easy to style. It’s accessible in several unique silhouettes and sizes. Ideal for several wedding styles from glam to boho to minimalist, champagne is the universal color for celebration and excitement alike.

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How To Choose the Best Online Registration Software – The Ultimate Guide

Eventtia

Online registration software is a cloud-based solution that allows organizers to manage the entire event registration process from start to finish. It offers a user-friendly interface for attendees to easily register for events, providing organizers tools to track registrations, collect payments, manage attendee data, and generate reports. Professionals can use this solution to host a wide range of events, from retail workshops or fireside chats to large conferences and product launches.

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The Blueprint for Blending Old World Charm With Modern Whimsy at Vibiana in LA

Style Me Pretty

[section title=”The Planning”] [field title=”Wedding Colors”]Soft and romantic tones of ocean, grey-blue, and London fog with touches of blush, taupe, terra cotta and dusty cinnamon with accents of brushed gold.[/field] [field title=”Design / Vibe / Vision”]Wishing, hoping & praying under a sea of stars. Guests were asked to breathe in the beauty of old world charm and enchantment, as fragrant sprawling florals appeared to be pulled from an english countr

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Master Certified Wedding Planner Feature:Nikki M. Rodgers

Certified Wedding Planner Society

Nikki M. Rodgers Master Certified Wedding & Event Planner The Serendipity Collective, LLC Illinois It is a true honor to hold the title of Master Certified Wedding Planner with the Certified Wedding Planner Society. It allows me to bring the very best to my clients and to the industry. The partnerships, technology, ability to continue learning, and growing through constant education opportunities and hands on experience is something I am grateful for.

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8 Influencers Every Event Pro Should Be Following on Social Media

Planning Pod

#Eventprofs – get your Instagram stories ready, because you’re about to see some seriously share-worthy content! Whether you’re looking to amp up your organic social media strategy, gain inspiration for your next event, or just stay ahead of the curve on industry news, these 8 accounts are worth following and engaging with across social networks.

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Where to Find Wedding Vendors (It’s NOT The Knot)

Verve Event Co

At Verve Event Co., we understand the significance of curating the perfect vendor team for your wedding day. After all, it's one of the big things our couples count on us for! While wedding directory sites like The Knot are popular we wish more couples knew that it wasn't always the BEST place to find wedding vendors. In fact, we had a reel go viral on the topic!

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Lighting, Draping & Dancefloor Wraps, Oh My!

Busy Bee's Events

Yes these are “expensive” additions to the wedding and no they’re not necessarily a “necessity” but they are very trendy. It’s all about wants versus needs and if the vendor is seeming too good to be true then they most probably are so don’t waste the money. “Too good to be true” meaning they’re quoting a quarter of the price compared to other vendors and they have less than 10 reviews online.

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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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Windswept Iceland Wedding: Sophia + Cole

Iceland Wedding Planner

The wind in Iceland can vary from soothing to violent and to everything in between! On a warm summer day it is welcomed to keep the bugs away or cool you off. But any other time of year it can be beside storms. What kind of storms you may wonder? Well in winter it can make a blizzard dangerous and all year can craft sand storms which feel like a spa treatment gone bad, lol!

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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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The table names and cake at this elegant queer wedding took center stage

Offbeat Wed

Black and white is anything but boring at this modern queer wedding! Luckily for us, Dutcher Photography really captured Matt and Drew’s knack for making black and white pop. And while we're sure the day took lots of planning, they make it look easy and effortless - just like their joy to be celebrating their love together with their family and friends!

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Most Romantic Airbnbs to Book for Honeymooners in 2024

Green Wedding Shoes

photo by Moody Mountains Photography We’ve curated everything from hip desert houses to most-wished rentals by state , but nothing as thoroughly dreamy as this! If you’re booking a honeymoon soon — or just a cozy getaway for two — we’ve got the most romantic Airbnb rentals in the United States right here to get you started! We’ve done all the location hunting and sourced the most romantic cabins, beach houses, tiny homes, and more.

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5 Great Ways To Use SMS for Events and Retail Experiences

Eventtia

As brands search for innovative ways to interact with their audiences, SMS for events and retail experiences has emerged as one of the main channels for high customer engagement. No wonder why: mobile-first experience is necessary while more people spend time on their phones. As Statista highlights, “In 2021, mobile users in the United States sent roughly 2 trillion SMS or MMS messages.

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