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Adding sizzle to your holiday events
Catersource
Whether you want to be set apart as an expert, or add items to a list of upsells that will maximize your profitability, knowing the trends translates into dollars. This is especially true during the holiday season when you may need to add some sizzle and sensation to your functions.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


If walls could talk: 11 entertainers who double as decor
BizBash
Give guests who think they've seen it all a reason to do a double take with interactive, human-centric designs at your next event.
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This wedding reception table is the perfect balance of glam and rustic
The Knot
When The Knot spotted this glam table that combines mixed metals with pops of bright color they got some serious decor envy. To get this look, pair a champagne or ivory tablecloth with a sequined gold and ivory chevron table runner.
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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.
 


Preparing your business for same-sex weddings
Special Events
The wedding industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of change as U.S. states recognizing same-sex marriage steadily increase. In October alone, the number of marriage equality states has risen to 30.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


6 clever ways to drink champagne (and eat it, too)
Martha Stewart Weddings
You don't have to stop with your toast. Make champagne a part of your festivities well after dinner with these sweet desserts that incorporate it as a special ingredient.
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  CARBONE FLORAL & DECORATIVE DISTRIBUTORS

At Carbone's, we provide one-stop shopping for all wedding professionals, caterers & event designers. From quality decorative accessories to basic floral essentials, we offer them all. Our fresh department offers a wide palette of blooms as well as a broad variety of decorative greens.
 


6 inventive ways to light up a wedding
Brides
Great lighting can completely transform an ordinary space into something extraordinary — wedding ceremony and reception venues included. While your wedding space is probably already gorgeous, a few inventive and showstopping lighting details can seriously elevate the vibe into something super romantic and whimsy.
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19 wedding lighting ideas that are nothing short of magical
The Huffington Post
Nothing transforms a space quite like the right lighting. Candles, string lights, light bulbs, colored lights and lanterns all create ambiance and add warmth to indoor and outdoor weddings alike. Below are 19 magical lighting ideas that will leave your guests positively spellbound.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


7 new tech tools for meetings and events
BizBash
From beacon-based attendee tracking to simple video conferencing, find out about the newest apps and products for your next event.
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Why wedding photographers don't give clients the unedited raw files
PetaPixel
Asking a photographer to hand over a memory card, USB or DVD of raw images is akin to asking an author to present you with their book in manuscript format: unedited, unformatted and including the paragraphs and chapters that didn't make it.
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Timing is critical in social media: A lesson from Chrissy Teigen
By Linchi Kwok
With hundreds of millions of people sending out hundreds of millions of tweets every day, businesses and public figures are usually meticulous in what they share on Twitter. It is no doubt that sharing quality content is critically important, but releasing the right message in the right time is also vital in social media communications. Chrissy Teigen, for example, is a celebrity who used to be very active on Twitter. She tweeted good content and was engaging with her followers — until she made a controversial comment about the high-profile shooting in Ottawa on Twitter.
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