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14 decor, food and activity ideas for Thanksgiving events
BizBash
Embrace the season's rich look and feel — not to mention its spirit of abundance — with ideas for the fall holiday from around North America.
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


Big flavor, small package
Catersource
"This is such an easy appetizer to make, I'm going to have you construct it," said Chef Christopher Ray of Five Course Catering, Hayward, Wisconsin. Laid out were wonton skins, a small bowl of water, a fork and filling.
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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.
 


Hello Kitty marks 40 years with 1st fan convention
BizBash
With 25,000 enthusiasts in attendance, Sanrio's celebration for its iconic character brought retailers like Target and Sephora to Los Angeles to offer exclusive merchandise and on-site activities.
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Check out the personal details at this industrial-chic wedding
The Knot
Following his romantic warehouse proposal, it only seemed natural for Kaitlin and Clay to say their "I dos" in an ultra-industrial-chic venue. The couple chose The Lofts at Union Square in High Point, North Carolina — a blank canvas for unrestricted design ideas.
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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.
 


8 ways brides drive wedding vendors crazy
Special Events
So many wedding planners gush about their bridal clients on social media, but let's face it — clients can drive you nuts. Here, eight top wedding pros tell what stupid client behaviors drive them up the wall.
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6 delicious Champagne cocktail ideas
Brides
When it comes to creating your signature cocktail, just about any type of drink will work. But if you're looking for something particularly festive, consider Champagne.
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INDUSTRY TRENDS


4 tips for making the most of fall's flowers at a wedding
Martha Stewart Weddings
For centerpiece, décor and bouquet ideas that radiate romance, look no further than Mother Nature's autumn offerings, when dusty shades of peach, lavender and brown are on gorgeous display.
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5 dishes that are ruling foodies in 2014
By Archita Datta Majumdar
So far, 2014 has been a year of contrasts. It would be difficult to term the food trend as healthy or not-so-healthy, as surveys conducted recently show an array of results. As we approach the holiday season — a time for calories and sugar highs — let's do a quick recap of what’s been cooking so far. Speaking of sugar high, it seems the cupcake and pretzel overload of 2013 is going to take a back seat to innovative ice cream and chocolate concoctions. Studies conducted by the National Restaurant Association show some interesting food habits indeed.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


Technology truths for meetings and events
Event Garde
American Express Global Business and Travel surveyed 336 meeting planners and 161 meeting and event attendees to learn more about the evolving landscape of technology in meetings. Overall, the survey found smartphones and wireless data/streaming video have had the most influence on the meetings industry.
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4 tips to get your customers talking about you
Inc.
Word-of-mouth a powerful marketing tool for growing your business. One of the biggest challenges — with greatest rewards — is encouraging your customers to talk about you and your product. Not only to you, but to their peers.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    This wedding reception table is the perfect balance of glam and rustic (The Knot)
Adding sizzle to your holiday events (Catersource)
19 wedding lighting ideas that are nothing short of magical (The Huffington Post)
6 inventive ways to light up a wedding (Brides)
If walls could talk: 11 entertainers who double as decor (BizBash)

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