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April 07, 2015


 


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Wedding ceremony seating 101
The Knot
Families are complicated. So is figuring out where they'll sit during the ceremony. Until now: We're here to help.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


Creative chat
Creative Coverings
I recently read an article discussing the 13 Things You Learn During Your First Year in Fashion and it makes me think that this is really applicable in the events field as well. I mean, a lot of what we do is based on fashion trends, as well as various others, so there is a bit of overlap.
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18 ideas for classic Americana-inspired event decor
BizBash
Nostalgic references to American culture and designs inspired by patriotic hues aren't just for Memorial Day and Fourth of July events. Organizers incorporate classic Americana into their events throughout the year, approaching the versatile theme in a variety of ways — from folksy and kitschy to literal and even elegant.
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24 spring wedding bouquets
Martha Stewart Weddings
If you're saying "I do" in the months of April, May, or June, you're one lucky bride. Some of the most beautiful flowers bloom in the springtime. But don't take our word for it. Instead see for yourself with this roundup of favorite arrangements from seasonal celebrations.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Plan your next event with these 6 cool event startups
Special Events
Currently there are an incredible number of new and innovative event apps and tools on hand to help event organizers pull off successful events from start to finish. While there is a plethora of fun event technology to use during your event — such as interactive social media walls and funky photo booths — many people are unaware of the tools available to actually plan event in the first place.
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6 cool food trucks for wedding receptions
Brides
Whether you're commissioning a food truck in place of a caterer or as a tasty option for late-night snacking, we love the idea of mobile food at your reception. Sure, your traditionalist parents may balk at the idea of food on wheels at the most important day of your life, but we're here to tell you that mobile vendors can provide functional, fun, and delicious meal options.
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5 trends in event mobile apps
Event Manager Blog
What are the key trends influencing event mobile apps these days? Our analysis of more than a 100 providers has produced some interesting results. See them here. As you may know we launched the Event App Bible last week. The fact it has been downloaded several thousand times over a week is a clear signal that you want to learn more about the benefits of event mobile apps.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


Proposals that pop!
Catersource
It's Friday afternoon and an event planner calls looking for a proposal for a corporate client. She wants it emailed by 10 a.m. Monday. Yours will be one of the three she will present to her client. And there's the rub — she's doing the presentation, not you. So how are you going to make your voice heard at the pitch meeting? With a proposal that is so striking and imaginative the other two just fade away. Here are some of the ways to craft the proposal that pops.
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7 essential design tips for a small business website
Social Barrel
Small businesses tend to depend heavily on their websites for generating brand awareness and improving revenue. This is why their websites not only must look good but also engage the attention of the target audience. In order to achieve these goals, these sites need to be incorporated with specific design elements.
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3 reasons never to use a purchased email list
Charm House
There are plenty of people online who are willing to sell you a nice long list of email addresses that fit your criteria: perhaps you want people of a certain demographic who live in your city, for example. This practice is common and it's legal. To learn why Charm House will not send email to a list that you bought, it helps to understand how these lists are built in the first place.
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 UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
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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? Nominate yourself or another outstanding industry professional for the upcoming annual Industry Awards. The deadline is quickly approaching on April 15. Join NACE at the Industry Awards Gala this July in Scottsdale, Arizona, to celebrate the winners! You won't want to miss the only conference of its kind that serves everyone in the catering and events industry. Register today!
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    18 ways to add color to spring events (BizBash)
2015 international wedding trends (Event Solutions)
7 productivity hacks for event planners (Event Manager Blog)
Spring wedding cake ideas (The Knot)
The wild bunch: Wedding floral breaks the rules (Special Events)

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