All posts by Jeff Kear

Jeff is co-founder and head of marketing and sales for Planning Pod.

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Why wouldn’t you want a wedding event planner?

Hello Event Consultants! It’s that time of year again- everyone’s engaged. So, over the next few posts, we’re going to share some statistics we’ve collected from brides that we hope will be useful to you. This week, we asked brides who aren’t using an event wedding consultant to rate the top reasons they didn’t consider ...

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Some cool online resources – OmniBride, Wedding & Party Network, Wedding Podcast Network

I wanted to give everyone a heads up of some very cool online resources I happened upon recently that are available to you and your brides: The Wedding & Party Network is an excellent venue to get ideas for vendors with whom you can develop relationships as well as lots of tips and ideas as to what ...

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Unique event and reception venues

January 13, 2010 – I know most of you have had your venue picked out for your big day quite some time, but if you’re anything like me, the task of picking a venue for the event and reception seems daunting. So, the following are some interesting tidbits to think about for those of you ...

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I’m supposed to have an engagement party? Who knew?

January 7, 2010 – My event motto: one party at a time. Before you jump head first into ceremony details, remember that most couples these days have an engagement party as well. If you have a very short engagement, you may want to skip the party and just send out announcements, but if you have ...

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Marriage advice: the good, the bad, and the downright rude

January 6, 2010 – It is an interesting phenomenon that when people learn of you becoming engaged, they instantaneously become compelled to give you a string of marriage advice, most of which is usually irrelevant if not downright rude. Strangers see your engagement ring and just cannot resist the urge to tell you all about ...

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Wedding show season is upon us … here are some tips for exhibiting

One golden rule of marketing is to put yourself in the path of your customer, and this is literally possible during the wedding show season. Wedding shows are excellent opportunities to accomplish a few key things in promoting your business. 1) You can directly interact with brides-to-be who are looking for help in planning a ...

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Asking permission vs. asking for a blessing

January 4, 2010 – As women, most of us have been planning our wedding since we can remember. With or without an event planner, we stress about flowers, cake, dresses and numerous other facets of the day. What we sometimes forget though, is that the wedding is stressful for our fiancée as well. Though he ...