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Trend alert: Macrame wedding details
The Knot
Let's set the record straight here: This is nothing like your grade school craft project macrame. This is about elegant macrame designs like a macrame wall hanging worthy of an art gallery or a macrame holder for a modern planter at a funky, hip restaurant. It's a fun new way to add texture color to your wedding plus it's a really versatile idea.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


What event pros should have on their radar this season
BizBash
From phone-charging stations and rustic furniture rentals to champagne gummy bears and VIP tours for "Batman" fans, here's a look at the latest new products, ideas and trends from across North America.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
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.
 


Let the flavors and vibe of Wisconsin guide your next catered event
Catersource
Cheese. Cranberries. Walnuts. Cherries. Apples. Corn. Fish and more fish. Wisconsin isn't just Packer territory, it's packed with great eats and a whole lot of inspiration for your next northwoods holiday themed event.
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7 ways to market to multicultural wedding couples
Wedding MBA
If you are looking to tap into the $20 billion dollars spent on multicultural weddings, here are the top seven tips for marketing your business to the multicultural wedding couple.
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Secrets of a successful bridal show
By Julie Hughes
I have done it all with bridal shows — as a vendor for my photography business and as a newspaper promoter and employee. I've also sold booths and sponsorship opportunities. I remember not being too hot at the trade show game, but I kept changing and growing. Now trade shows provide me with a wealth of engaged customers. Whether it's a bridal show or any other trade show, your demographic walks right up to your booth and wants to be there. How do we make it a great experience for you and them? Here are a few suggestions after almost 20 years in the business.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


5 alternatives to the traditional photo booth
BizBash
From slow-motion video booths to custom hand-drawn sketches, these five companies put a new spin on the traditional event photo booth.
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21 ideas for the perfect winter wonderland wedding
Metro
Roaring log fires, Christmas trees and a blanket of snow on your way to the altar. Who wouldn't want a winter wedding? If you've chosen a winter wedding for your big day, here are a few ideas to turn your nuptials into the perfect wonderland setting.
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5 things to know about signature cocktails
Brides
Having a signature cocktail for your wedding sounds easy enough, until it comes time to figure out exactly what that should be. Specific taste preferences aside, there are some general tips every couple should know to help them craft their custom drink. Ricki Quarterman, CEO of Mixology Bartending Services and Fred Parent, co-founder of Mixed Neat share the most important things to consider.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


5 things small businesses need to know this fall
The Associated Press via Times Record
What do small-business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.
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How to hire highly motivated employees
Inc.
Everyone wants to hire motivated people, but few individuals are self-motivated to do every type work for every type of manager in every type of business situations, Lou Adler writes.
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