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Unexpected ways to use food as decor
BizBash
Doughnuts and bread aren't typically very pricey, but they — along with other everyday food items — can make a big splash when they pop up unexpectedly in event decor. From a cupcake-filled centerpiece to a green apples used as place cards, here are clever ideas for incorporating food into decor.
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8 cakes that say it all
The Knot
Sugar flowers and buttercream aren't the only way to make your wedding cake creative and personal, literary quotes, vows, lyrics or a simple message add a romantic twist on the traditional cake. The Knot loves this trend of edible expressions of love, especially when the words are particularly meaningful for the couple.
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16 ways to make chairs interesting at events
BizBash
Sure, guests' chairs can be opportunities to add stylish design touches to an event. But event and meeting planners can also use the essential furniture items to focus guest's eyes on brand messages, on-theme gifts or useful tools.
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Selling the love story
Catersource
From the courting stage to the long-term commitment, these sales and publicity tips will help to strengthen your relationships with wedding clients.
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14 warm-weather party appetizers
HGTV
With beautiful weather comes happy gatherings with friends and family. And what better way to enjoy each other's company than around some delicious dishes?
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Vintage botanical wedding inspiration
Green Wedding Shoes
If there were one style or theme that always feels like a fit for a wedding it would be botanical. Flowers and weddings were basically made for each other. This photo shoot, styled by Stockroom Vintage, and captured by Alissa Saylor, combines all the best things that come to mind when you think botanical.
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Jennifer Aniston's favorite florist is here to help upgrade your wedding flowers
Brides
No wedding day is complete without an abundance of beautiful flowers. From bouquets to centerpieces, selecting the right blossoms makes a major impact on the overall feel of your celebration.
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The power of incorporating social media into event planning
InvestmentNews
If you're using social media in your business, don't overlook the power of incorporating it into event planning and management. Using a structured social backchannel allows for real-time participation and engagement, not to mention encouraging activity by attendees.
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The do's and don'ts of crowdfunding for event professionals
Event Manager Blog
Crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money for special projects, including events. There are even technologies and online registration systems designed specifically to support crowdsourced events. In this article the Event Manager Blog looks at how to be successful with crowdfunding.
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How to use different social networks at your next show
By Trace Cohen
There is no question that conferences, expos and trade shows are effective for multiple reasons, as they gather various industries together in one location, for a number of days. What if you could make those few days even more effective by starting months before the event starts, and never really have it end?
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