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9 event planning rules from Design Exchange's Gillian Hoff
BizBash
Gillian Hoff is the vice president of special events for Design Exchange, Canada's national design museum located in the original Toronto Stock Exchange building. She produces some 400 events a year, including fundraisers, fashion shows, exhibit openings and the annual DX Intersection gala. Check out her tips on scheduling, technology integration and the power of "thank you."
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CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS


Having a rustic wedding? Steal this boutonniere idea!
The Knot
Boutonnieres may be one of the smallest floral wedding details, but they can make a huge impact when it comes to style. Because grooms and groomsmen typically wear neutrals like black, white and navy, a boutonniere is the perfect way to add a pop of color to their lapels and tie their attire into the wedding style.
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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.
 


Break a leg
Catersource
While there is no good time for a catering company to lose a principal to injury or illness; November and December may be the cruelest months to endure short handed. In catering, as in the theater, the show must go on ... sometimes with an understudy.
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Social media for events. A free e-book for #eventprofs
Event Manager Blog
Social Media for Events is a comprehensive guide with tips, templates and tactics to implement a successful social media program for events.
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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.
 


The anatomy of a successful event
Special Events
There is no "one size fits all" solution for a successful event as events vary, objectives differ and crucially what one client measures success by, is not the same as another. However, this infographic reflects the key stages of a successful event and the various components that might contribute to this.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Party theme predictions (Creative Coverings)
Mini Bites, herb cocktails and more of the hottest wedding food trends (The Knot)
20 inspiring decor ideas from Diffa's Dining by Design in Chicago (BizBash)
You have 8 seconds to make your event count (Event Manager Blog)
How event planners choose the best venues in any city (The Epoch Times)
Consumer events — yes or no? (Catersource)

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INDUSTRY TRENDS


11 ways to create a road trip-theme event
BizBash
At the press preview for its spring 2015 collection, Old Navy used road signs, a food station fashioned after farm stands and camping cots to illustrate the inspiration for its latest clothing line.
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A wedding cake topper trend fit for a royal: Crowns
Brides
The latest wedding cake trend? Crown cake toppers, which give your wedding dessert an elegant and regal look. An antique crown or tiara is a beautiful and unique cake topper; or, you can likely find one on Etsy or BHLDN.
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BEYOND BUSINESS


The event effect: It's the ROI businesses should care about
Cvent Meetings & Events
We've all been to tradeshows, attended in-person events and even participated in webinars or virtual conferences. Some of us are looking for that competitive edge that helps us in our careers or our business while others are looking to experience something new.
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How to avoid 'hit and run' event marketing
Event Manager Blog
Your marketing did what it had to do, just get in front of the visitor, get the ticket sale or booking and then get out again. Perhaps these visitors will hopefully come back next year. Job done.
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8 steps to building your business according to the lifestyle you want
Entrepreneur
Here are eight things you can do to be sure you are getting the lifestyle you want first, and building your business around it. Because "I wish I had worked more" is not one of the top regrets of the dying.
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