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Pantone color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid
Los Angeles Times
Emerald green is so 2013. Say hello to Radiant Orchid, Pantone's color of the year for 2014. Those not familiar with phalaenopsis may wonder: What, exactly, is Radiant Orchid?
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3 things you can do now to get ready for 2014
Build Your Wedding Business
If you want more inquiries from your website, make it easier for people to connect with you. This includes using a highly-visible call-to-action throughout your website. Making people who visit your website scroll back to the top of your site for a contact option is not very effective or user-friendly.
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Hot issues for incentive and meeting planners in 2014
BizBash
Crucial topics for the coming year include the rising costs of hotels and air travel and the need for strategies to address future political controversies.
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Three-fourths of caterers expect better 2013 holiday party season
Special Events
A whopping 75 percent of off-premise caterers responding to an informal poll say that 2013 holiday party business will be up this year over 2012.
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DJ recommendations for every type of event
BizBash
Every event needs the right soundtrack. To help narrow down your DJ options, BizBash asked three event pros—Shelley Anderson, co-owner of Cage & Aquarium; Bruce Starr, partner at BMF Media Group; and Michael Fragoso, cultural strategist at ExtraExtra—to recommend turntable maestros for different types of events.
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Paper wedding flowers transform into White House holiday decor
The Knot
Lately, The Knot has been obsessed with paper flowers and now they have one more reason to love them. Here's why: Art Director for The Knot, Meghan Corrigan got married in September and Tana Gerber of Bohemian Bloom created a white paper flower backdrop as a stunning focal point for the reception. Fast forward a few months, and those same paper flowers were transformed with a bit of gold paint and garland to create the stunning White House holiday decor styled by David Beahm Design.
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9 tech tools you should know about
BizBash
Check out BizBash's picks for some of the most useful apps and online systems that can be used for your next event.
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Flaming doughnuts!
Catersource
As if doughnuts weren't awesome enough already, the JDK Group has made them even better.
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5 wedding food trends you should try
Brides
After all of the tears, laughter and emotion of the wedding ceremony — and with a long night of dancing ahead — you and your guests are going to be hungry! No matter what time of day you're throwing a wedding reception, the meal is one time to be both self-indulgent and show off your personality as a couple.
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Nature inspired cookie recipes
Martha Stewart
These forest-inspired cookies are as breathtakingly beautiful as a winter wonderland and have a range of warming flavors. Whether they're buttery, chocolaty, nutty, or spiced, they all share a refined appeal.
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    Decor forecast: What's hot, what's not and what's new for 2014 (Special Events)
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Fun winter foods you'll love (The Knot)
Decorating a seasonal table (Colin Cowie Weddings)
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