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Key terms for communicating with your clients

Positive words: Stress-free – Since your job is to plan and alleviate stress, it’s key to describe yourself as a stress-reliever. However, when you’re meeting with a client, it’s important to keep the discourse conversational. You don’t want the dialogue to degenerate into a sales-pitch. Therefore, when you’re talking, find ways to subtly bring that into ...

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Sustainable photography

There are many ways to go green with an event. While having an organic, local menu, or a recycled gown is an awesome step, those are not your only eco-friendly opportunities. For instance, sustainable photography is catching on in the events industry. Becoming a patron of these companies is a great way to support this ...

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All the more reason to hire a professional event planner

Take a look at THIS article from Forbes Woman. It basically states that women who plan their own weddings are planning mostly in the workplace. 95% of women planning their own wedding use company property such as computers, phone and copy machines for planning purposes and 30% of brides stated that, “their focus was taken away from ...

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Alert Your Brides: Inexpensive Designer Gowns for a Good Cause!

Brides Against Breast Cancer is going on a nationwide tour selling gorgeous wedding gowns! The proceeds from these events “help bring a moment of joy into world of someone for whom a cure is too late.” Though some of the dresses are pre-owned, more than half of the gowns at each event are brand new ...

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Social Media Etiquette for Events

Social media has added a whole new chapter to events. Unfortunately, sometimes Facebook or Twitter updates that are posted out of excitement can unintentionally cause issues for any kind of event, from meetings and conventions to weddings and parties. Events can be emotional for some people, especially social events, and when emotions run high, so ...

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Event Planning ABCs

This is advice intended for event planners to pass along to their engaged couples… A: Attire – The search for the perfect attire is a universal dilemma, but there are other forms of attire to think about as well. You’ll need to discuss the groom’s and groomsmen’s outfits, the bridesmaid’s dresses, (and remember that the ...

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Catching the Green Bride

Brides are becoming more and more eco-conscious, and there are tons of websites out there dedicated to bringing eco-friendly practices to the wedding industry. As a wedding professional, you know first hand how much waste can be associated with even one wedding. 69.9% of brides say incorporating eco-friendly practices in their wedding is important to ...