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May 05, 2015


 


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Yes, there is such a thing as a stress-free bride!
Catersource
Most brides remember their wedding day as one of the best days of their life — and also one of the most stressful. This doesn't have to be the case when dealing with you and your company! It's understandable for the bride to feel like she's floundering. Between blogs, articles and Pinterest, she is no doubt overwhelmed in planning the wedding of her dreams. Here are a few tips to make sure that the months leading up to the big day are as stress-free as possible for the bride — and you.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


9 ideas for an elegant carnival theme
BizBash
The Lyric Opera celebrated its production of Carousel with an elegant-yet-whimsical celebration.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
JB Prince Company

Biodegradable/Sustainable Serveware. Stylish and elegant. Can be used for off-premise catering, receptions, pool-side parties, airplane or boat service, picnic baskets and more. Attractive but not expensive.
 


Make-ahead Derby menu
Southern Living
Celebrate the South's swankiest horse race with these easy and elegant recipes that can all be made-ahead and served at room temperature.
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9 creative ways to display photos at your wedding
Martha Stewart Weddings
Honor the past while celebrating looking forward on your big day. Whether you want to bring family photographs to the forefront of your fête or showcase a selection of snaps of you and your soon-to-be spouse, friends or even beloved pets, these sensational — and sentimental — exhibit ideas are a breeze to put together.
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What your rental company wishes you knew: Part 2
Special Events
Allison Miller of All Occasions Party Rental shares 15 tips to help ensure a better working relationship between the event client and the rental company.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


In-demand wedding details
The Knot
The Knot rounded up the trends they're seeing on everyone's wedding inspiration boards and what they predict will be hot next.
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9 great green menu themes
Event Manager Blog
Starved for green menu idea? The period between Earth Day (April 22) and Environment Day (June 5) is a great time of year to serve up planet-conscious food experiences. Here are nine creative ideas to celebrate the planet in tasty style.
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Pantone's Minion Yellow is their 1st Hollywood-inspired color
PSFK
The Pantone Color Institute has released its first new color after three years, in a partnership with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment. The color, Minion Yellow, is inspired by the popular creatures from Despicable Me.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


5 advantages of content marketing
By Mayur Kisani
Content marketing enables a brand to provide content that customers want in exchange for permission to market a product or service. Attention is the new currency — the new metric toward which brand marketers are shifting focus, away from traditional digital metrics like the click. Content marketing is a branding exercise. Branding by definition is about creating an ongoing connection with a consumer so as to be at the top of their consideration list during purchase. Here are five advantages of content marketing in more detail.
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Are you using website images illegally without knowing it?
Charm House
You just finished writing a great post and you throw it into WordPress to get it on your blog. Before you do though, you do a quick Google search, grab some relevant images and pepper them throughout the text to make it a little more interesting. Your content is of the highest quality and it's really accentuated by those pictures. Publish. If you've ever done this, chances are, you're illegally using images on your website, and you're not the only one.
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Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo — July 12-15
NACE
Still haven't registered for Experience! 2015 Conference & Expo yet? What are you waiting for? Register today. If you are looking to expand your business or even start a new one, you will learn new strategies utilizing both online and social media tools. Check out some of our highlighted 2015 Technology Speakers and Sessions and review the 2015 mini-brochure online. Already signed-up? Make sure you don't forget to book your hotel room. #NaceExp15 #NaceNatl
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Marketplace Expo
NACE
Marketplace Expo is an exciting one day tradeshow on Tuesday, July 14 during the Experience Conference produced by NACE. Over the last 7 years, exhibitors from a wide range of industry-related companies presented their wares and services to an audience of caterers, event planners and other industry professionals. The average attendee has been in the industry for 10+ years and is at a senior management or higher level. In 2014 more than 700 attendees visited exhibitors in 64 booths. The show is open from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Booths start at $695 and include breakfast and lunch in expo hall. Secure your location now! Visit www.nace.net/exhibit for more details.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Confessions of wedding planners (The Knot)
What brides really want in 2015 (AFR)
The dos and dont's of wedding social media (Colin Cowie Weddings)
8 bouquets inspired by the most popular wedding flowers (Martha Stewart Weddings)

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