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Spectacular floral walls
Event Solutions
Floral design is a key piece to creating an extravagant look at any event. There are so many ways to use flowers, from single stems to bouquets, table décor to ceiling drapes and so much more.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


How to accommodate guests with food allergies
BizBash
Planners need to educate themselves and ask the right questions regarding menus at their events to address the needs of attendees' with food allergies and dietary restrictions.
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11 wedding dessert ideas that aren't cake!
The Knot
Wedding cake is a staple and The Knot is certain it's not going anywhere anytime soon but, there's no rule that you have to serve just wedding cake. These couples switched it up for the dessert course and served some unexpected sweet treats.
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Special event pros share tips on turning ugly sites into beautiful venues
Special Events
From forlorn to fabulous, homely to haute, here are tips from special event pros on turning an ugly site or awkward feature into a breathtaking event venue.
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7 fresh ways to use hydrangeas
Brides
Hydrangeas are a classic summer flower and a popular wedding-day bloom. Not only are the fluffy flowers perfect for creating a romantic, garden vibe, but they also come in tons of colors from bright white and cream to pale blue and antique green to nearly every shade of pink. The flowers, which are ideal for June and July weddings, are super versatile, too.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


22 easy outdoor appetizers
Southern Living
Perfect for entertaining outside, this finger food collection features meats served straight off the grill and cool dips with no-fuss presentations.
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Checklist: 8 questions to ask your lighting vendor
BizBash
Don't be left in the dark — check important details with the lighting company before your event.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


10 ways to get more bang for your time
Catersource
Our success in life and business is largely determined by how we invest our time. Bill Hansen shares his top strategies on the topic.
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Most small businesses still without websites
The Associated Press via The Tampa Tribune
They're readily available and cheap, yet more than half of all small businesses don't have a website. The businesses without them say they think it will cost too much or require time they don't have, but entrepreneurs that have jumped to the digital side say the opposite is true.
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3 steps to better office communication now
By Catherine Iste
I love technology. I even married a software DevOps guy. So I was thrilled when I walked into a new client's office as their interim head of HR and they told me IT reported to me. A treat for me, but perhaps not so much for the IT guy who had previously been left alone and trusted to do his own thing by the mostly professional, nontechnical staff.
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Hurry, online registration for Experience closes on July 3!
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The only conference for catering and events is heading to Baltimore this July! Are you going? Check out our phenomenal speaker lineup including Marc Summers (@Ibatvmc), Jim Knight (@KnightSpeaker), Andrew Zill (@featsedu) and Chef Egg (@cookingwithegg) to name a few! Register by June 30 for the best rate!
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Gain access to valuable benefits designed just for you, such as: local chapter connections, discounts on business products, educational resources, professional certifications, online communities, magazines and newsletters and job boards. Join by June 30 to save $100 on your professional membership.
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