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March 10, 2015


 


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Trend-setting millennials on tying The Knot
Catersource
Millennials are today's nearlyweds, and your biggest customer! This group of 18- to 35-year-olds are 86 million strong with an average household income of $89,000 — making them the most populous generation, with the greatest buying power ever. Millennials are planning weddings that showcase their creativity, uniqueness, and down-to-earth style. Here are the top five wedding trends from today's soon-to-be-wed that will help you book more business with this important group.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


24 catering ideas to steal from South Beach Wine & Food Festival
BizBash
From color-blocked cocktails to drool-worthy dessert bars, try these inspired ideas for your next meeting or event.
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Top 10 wedding planning myths
The Knot
Not all wedding rules are written in stone. Here are some you can feel free to ignore.
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Finding a hotel for big destination weddings
The New York Times
A growing number of luxury hotels and resorts are renovating and expanding to capitalize on the lucrative business of supersize destination weddings. "Destination weddings used to be tiny," said Lindsay Landman, a New York-based wedding planner. "The smallest one I have next year is 150."
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Spring wedding cakes that are almost too pretty to eat
Martha Stewart Weddings
Big-day confections have come a long way from simple white tiers. Need proof? Behold these sweet things from springtime fêtes, which nod to the season with bursts of colors and blooms that are, in a word, beautiful.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Wedding flavors: Top trends in wedding reception menus for 2015
Special Events
"Don't ever let clients say that their wedding reception is not about food," says Joann Roth-Oseary, president of Reseda, California-based Someone's in the Kitchen. "Guests remember 'openers and closers,' so if we have some budgetary constraints, we go for fabulous hors d'oeuvre and super desserts."
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5 ways to keep venues warm during winter events
Cvent
Clearly the winter chill isn't going to let up any time soon. Even areas that don't normally get winter are experiencing colder-than-normal temperatures. So, for event planners, it's important to develop creative ways of staying warm.
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Are shorts the newest bridal trend?
ABC News
Brides-to-be have a wide array of options available on their big day, from elegant ball gowns to plunging V-necks, crop tops and wedding gowns with color. And now, there are bridal shorts.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


4 easy ways to optimize your blog
Charm House
There is so much to think about when marketing your business with your blog. Not only do you need to take the time to create great content that people will actually want to read, but you should be published regularly, optimizing every post for search engines, and sharing on social media.
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Leadership is more than coaching
By Betty Boyd
Leadership is and always will be an uphill battle. When leading, how do you make a real difference in people's lives? Leadership is more than coaching; it is more like being a teacher.
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27th Annual SCAA Event — April 9-12
SCAA
The 27th Annual SCAA Event is returning to Seattle, and it's the SCAA's most-attended event of the year. The Event, was designed to be the coffee professional's one stop shop for everything they need to succeed in the coffee industry. As the industry's standard setter, the SCAA has built a solid reputation over the last 30 years of providing the most up to date, qualified information and providing our members the tools to succeed.

2015 EXPO HIGHLIGHTS include:

Opening ceremonies hosted by Marcus Boni & Block Party World Barista Championships returning to the States after five years and will host over 50 different countries representatives. Exhibit hall with 400 exhibitors. Best new product and People's Choice Competition lectures campus with over 30 one-of-a-kind lectures. SCAA skill building workshops, coffee shop tours and evening socials throughout Seattle.

Whether you're there to network, research, or trade, you'll find what you are looking for. Visit scaaevent.org to see the entire schedule of events, badge options and prices. Early bird registration ends on March 31."

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Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo — July 12-15
NACE
Have you registered for Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo yet? EARLY EARLY BIRD pricing may have ended, but there are still discounts available with special payment options. This conference is the only one of its kind that serves everyone in the catering and events industry, not to mention all of the outstanding networking opportunities with industry leaders and celebrities such as Colin Cowie and Keynote Jackie Huba. Register today!
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    11 steps to the perfect wedding programs (The Knot)
3 ways to make them remember your event long after it is over (By William D. Pawlucy)
Tips for energizing your events with Feng Shui (AFR)
How social media trends are changing wedding planning (The Huntsville Times)
62 top floral designers to book for your wedding (Martha Stewart Weddings)

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