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How to choose your wedding colors
BBJ Linen
Weddings are all about expressing yourself — and what better way to do that than with your color scheme? With endless colors from which you can choose you may be feeling overwhelmed, and anything but colorful.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


Top 10 tips to minimize food waste at events
BizBash
When people gather for events that include food service, inevitably waste will be generated, but there are things planners can do to mitigate the impact. BizBash asked three people with expertise in this area to share their insights. Here are their tips for minimizing and handling food waste.
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These are the 25 least expensive places to get married in America
The Knot
Even though the national average wedding is $29,858, that's just an average. If you live in a smaller state like Idaho where the average wedding costs $16,159, you may find yourself saving a little more than half of the national spend.
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Grooms playing bigger role in wedding planning
Chicago Tribune
For generations, wedding planning was the bride's thing. She and her mother spent weekends trying on dresses and debating chicken Marsala versus chicken Parmesan. The groom's job was narrowly defined: find his tux, choose his groomsmen, plan the honeymoon, maybe. Nowadays, it's increasingly becoming a team effort with the bride and groom.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


7 trends that will affect fall events
BizBash
From video game parties to "live magazines" and events focused on urban activism, these trends will provide opportunities for brands looking to create relevant experiences in the coming months.
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Food for fetes: The great small plate
Special Events
Action stations — whether bound by a theme, cuisine or common ingredient — are the definitive mode of delivery for appetizer, or small plate-based menus.
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10 wedding trends that need to be retired
The Huffington Post
The top wedding planners and vendors across the country share the inside scoop on how they're modernizing the most popular wedding trends to date. Get their expert advice on how to breathe new life into tried-and-true favorites and make them your own.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


Small businesses can offer big benefits to attract the best talent
Entrepreneur
Small businesses with less than 10 employees employ only about 11 percent of the American workforce, according to the most recent U.S. Census. This relatively smaller pool of workers puts the enterprising small-business entrepreneur at a distinct disadvantage when looking to hire top talent.
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Communication mistakes to avoid at all costs
Inc.
Everyone communicates and occasionally misspeaks. But the best leaders, the greatest bosses, and the entrepreneurs we admire the most, are the ones who take great care with their communication. Here are some common communication blunders and mistakes we are all guilty of and it would be best to avoid.
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3 powerful new ways your business can use social media
By Emma Fitzpatrick
The longer social media thrives, the bigger the role it will play in companies. Today, 81 percent of businesses both small and large are using social media. Out of those, 94 percent use it to communicate marketing messages. But this year social media should be more than just an outlet for your business's marketing messages. Read on to learn three new ways your business can use social media.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    This Tuscan-inspired wedding is beyond gorgeous (The Knot)
God is in the details: Ideas to steal from this year's Hamptons events (BizBash)
A timeless fall wedding in Baltimore (Brides)
Dining from trash to table in Brooklyn, New York (The Wall Street Journal)
Backstage with a top chef (Catersource)

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