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6 pretty flowers and their symbolic meanings
Real Simple
For the Victorians, every bloom symbolized something. Try these flowers in your bridal bouquet, perhaps adding ferns, for sincerity, and baby's breath, for everlasting love.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


9 summery Hamptons-inspired wedding details
The Knot
If Instagram-worthy lobster rolls, beach trips and the perfect straw fedora are always on your summer must-have list, consider bringing a few elements from the Hamptons to your wedding.
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Why Brad Pitt's New Orleans gala had a construction theme
BizBash
Sheets of nails became centerpieces and other decor choices reinforce the homebuilding mission of the nonprofit Make It Right Foundation.
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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.
 


Putting on your game face
Catersource
Few events are capable of stopping a city in its tracks quite like the Super Bowl. While the big game is unquestionably a windfall for caterers, it poses some daunting challenges. The venue city of the annual pigskin caravan is known well in advance, but the participating teams are not decided until two weeks before kickoff.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


A cupcake can cost $900. Here's how
The Globe and Mail
Lisa Sanguedolce was on a mission. A customer had hired the owner of Toronto's Le Dolci bakery to create the most extravagant cupcake possible. So Sanguedolce gathered the fanciest ingredients she could acquire from around the world – 24-karat gold flakes, limited-edition Courvoisier cognac, sea salt from Carmargue, France, and some of the finest chocolate on the planet.
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Things to keep in mind when choosing centerpieces
Brides
Once you've selected a venue and decided what shape and size tables you like, it's time to talk centerpiece ideas with your florist. No matter where you're tying the knot, there's an idea style, shape and scale for your floral details. But how do you decide where to start?
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BEYOND BUSINESS


The do's and don'ts of mobile engagement at events
BizBash
At the Event Innovation Forum in Los Angeles, Sean MacNeill shared tips on how event and meeting planners can use texts, short videos and other messages to communicate with attendees in real time.
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20 attendee retention tactics to keep them coming back
Event Manager Blog
How do you make sure that attendees will come back next year? This post shares some astute tactics to keep your guests loyal for life.
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3 ways to gain attention for your small business
Forbes
When you work for a corporation, you have the luxury of leaning on a variety of teams and resources to help you navigate day to day business. Whether it's human resources or marketing, there's always someone to turn to — even if the answers you are seeking aren't always there. When you work for yourself, however, internal teams are rarely the norm.
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Handling negative feedback on social media
By Mayur Kisani
Social media has become one of the most important and relevant forms of marketing, advertising and brand communication. Social media is a dialogue, not a monologue. It's a platform where customers can give feedback — some of which will be negative. So how do you, as a business/brand, handle negative feedback and complaints?
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