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Oscars 2014 preview: What's planned for this year's Governors Ball
BizBash
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual event will have towering gardens, a motorized cake, and John Legend.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


9 ways to pull off a modern regal wedding style
The Knot
Regal is all in the details! Create a sophisticated reception style by layering shimmery and feminine extras on a foundation of crisp whites and gray.
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Bright and bold vineyard wedding
Russell Morin Fine Catering
Take a look at this gorgeous Carolyn's Sakonnet Vineyard wedding captured by Erin Mcginn Photography. The bride and groom crafted a comfort food inspired menu for their big day. The menu included a new favorite twist on a classic hot dog: Mini beef franks wrapped in pastrami and topped with spicy mustard.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Ask the editors: What event swag have you received that you still use?
BizBash
From sneakers to portable speakers, BizBash editors share the event swag that's been surprisingly handy.
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Wedding photographer etiquette: When, and when not, to shoot
WedPix Magazine
When Wedding Photojournalist Association's photographer Michael Barber made his award-winning photograph of a bride shimmying up into her descending gown, it was a proverbial Hail Mary shot.
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15 tips to avoid no-shows at events
Event Manager Blog
No one in the event industry likes no-shows. Yet this awful plague affects all types of events, small or big, free or paid, popular or fairly new. Here is your definitive guide to avoid no-shows at events.
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Top trends in invitations for special events
Special Events
Four experts who create invitations for special events discuss the benefits and drawbacks of physical versus digital invitations, and how to encourage invitees to RSVP.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


The importance of offering options to your customers
Wedding Merchants Business Academy
As a vendor, it is necessary that you provide a variety of options for your customers to choose from. Just like the story of Goldilocks, you need to provide something that's "Just Right" for your customer otherwise you might lose her business. If you do not offer plenty of options to choose from, your customer might go to another vendor.
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Just say no
Catersource
Despite what you've learned, saying "no" can be even more vital to your bottom line than saying "yes."
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4 benefits of cloud computing for business travelers
By Nadine Miller
Taking the lead on trade show exhibits and event planning can leave management personnel spending more time on the road than in the office. Travel is an essential part of the job. How can anyone stay on top of a busy travel schedule, manage a booth, make thousands of contacts and stay on target for company goals? Using cloud collaboration tools makes things much easier and provides more agility. Here are just a few of the ways in which migrating to a truly virtual office can make the travel lifestyle easier for the sophisticated professional.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Last chance! Feb. 26 webinar on Gay Wedding Trends and Traditions
NACE
Same-sex marriage is becoming legal in more and more states and the LGBT wedding market is booming. Is your business ready to tap into this lucrative market? You will leave prepared and poised to successfully serve this emerging segment of the wedding industry. Join Bernadette Coveney Smith of 14 Stories Gay Wedding Institute for the Business of Weddings series, Gay Wedding Trends and Traditions webinar on Feb. 26 at 2pm ET/11am PT. Early bird ends 2/25: Member $35 | Non-member (public) $45. Register by 2/25 for the best rate!
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Early bird rates end Feb. 28!
NACE
Experience is coming to Baltimore this summer! This year, the only conference and expo for catering and events will take our attendees on a journey to imagine, design and create. The Experience features general sessions to our Design Experience, KeynoteLuncheon, Marketplace Expo and Culinary Experience. Prepare to select your own path with an educational package covering breakout session tracks in Sales and Marketing, Business and Leadership, Catering Management and Event Management, as well as, special sessions to boost your productivity and personal wellness. Take a tour of experience at http://www.mynace.net/experience2014.
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Last week to save $100 on CPCE!
NACE
Any member who applies for the CPCE exam this month will receive $100 off the exam application fee. Normally $395, you pay only $295! This price includes the online exam and a copy of The Professional Reference Guide. For more information and registration details, please email cpce@nace.net. View all of the monthly specials for February here.
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Order your copy of the 2013-2014 Compensation Survey
NACE
For the first time in our industry, NACE has taken a comprehensive look at compensation and benefit trends. What are the average salaries for people in our industry? How does this correlate to years of experience, job function and certification level? How do people view our industry as an option for second careers? NACE has compiled all of this data into a report that is easy to read and download. Members $49 | Non-members $79. For more information, click here.
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Save up to 35 percent with the all access subscription
NACE
Save when you purchase this discounted subscription and receive live and recorded access to all of our 2014 webinars in the Business of Weddings Series, Launchpad: Business 101 Series and Hot Trends Series. Member $325 | Non-member (public) $395. Click here for more information.
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