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Trends we love: Mandarin Miramar table linen
BBJ Linen
What's your favorite pattern? Being around rental table linen so much, it's really hard for me to pick just one, but lately one has been especially sticking out: Miramar.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


How to curate teen events using social media
BizBash
To promote its exclusive Arizona Jeans Company label to young consumers, J.C. Penney engaged key musical acts to interact via social media platforms.
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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.
 


What the Apple watch and iPhone 6 mean for events
BizBash
Near-field communication and other new features may influence how event hosts engage with guests.
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10 most common wedding planning mistakes couples make
Martha Stewart Weddings
Top event designers reveal the blunders, pitfalls and missteps many couples make during the planning process.
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Innovative sports and entertainment apps are a challenge for event marketers
Adweek
We are in the midst of a transformational shift in how fans consume and attend live events. Innovations that provide better interactive experiences outside of venues are clearly outpacing those that enhance the in-venue watching.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


Catering for the harvest season
Catersource
The leaves are beginning to turn that beautiful shade of orange and a cold breeze has made its way to your front porch. That's right: fall is here! And with a beautiful fall day comes exciting new recipes and décor ideas for everyone to enjoy.
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The next big bridal accessory trend for spring
The Knot
Vintage-inspired wedding accessories are everywhere. Sparkly ornaments, like a pair of shimmery heels or a beaded barrette, can make even the simplest wedding gown glamorous. A geometric cuff feels art deco, while two or three glittery hair clips bring back the Roaring Twenties. Looking for a unique twist on nostalgic style? Try a hair chain that drapes across your updo, giving the illusion of scattered crystals.
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A wedding trend to love: Interactive bars
Brides
If you're looking for a way to get wedding guests mixing and mingling, we love the idea of setting up a station offering tasty make-it-yourself treats or interactive activities that will get everyone involved and having fun. It's also a way to surprise your guests and put a personal stamp on the wedding festivities.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


5 types of planning every small business needs to succeed
Business 2 Community
Small business entrepreneurs are familiar with startup planning, exit strategy planning and strategic planning. Of course, being familiar with and actually performing key business development planning are quite different. Entrepreneurs who excel at planning can quickly find themselves victims of their own planning process.
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How to measure your social media strategy
By Mayur Kisani
Measuring the ROI from social media is a widely debated topic. Marketers around the world have their most important task set out for them: What are the benefits of their marketing efforts? Then arises the next question: Can the ROI from social media be measured? The answer is yes. But it's not always easy. Here are six fundamental points to consider.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    10 wedding trends that need to be retired (The Huffington Post)
How to choose your wedding colors ( BBJ Linen)
Top 10 tips to minimize food waste at events (BizBash)
These are the 25 least expensive places to get married in America (The Knot)
Communication mistakes to avoid at all costs (Inc.)

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