Tag: Trends

How to overcome short event lead times in 8 steps

Short Event Lead Times Best Practices

The Great Recession started a trend that has caused many sleepless nights and short fingernails for event planners and event venue managers alike. Because revenues and income dropped for many companies and individuals, event budgets got a lot tighter and people were reluctant to commit to a big event 8-18 months out. Instead, they often

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Average event budget eclipses $20K; minimum budgets becoming more popular with event planners

Event Budget 2014 Study -Event Planners

According to a recent study conducted by Planning Pod, 69% of the 218 independent event planners who responded said that their average event budget exceeded $20,000 (U.S.). The events they planned ranged from small parties and weddings to meetings and corporate events. Among these respondents, 20% said that their average budget fell between $20K-$30K, 24%

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Interview with Shane McMurray of The Wedding Report

For several years now, The Wedding Report (www.theweddingreport.com/) has been the best place to find accurate, insightful information about the wedding industry. From national statistics to local data on bridal preferences, wedding-related vendors and much more, The Wedding Report offers it all (in fact, My Wedding Workbook Pro subscribes to the service). And the man behind it

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Wedding trend reality check

Browsing through tons of wedding sites can give you some indication of the trends going on this year, but it’s hard to know for sure when there are so many out there! We’ve got some hard facts on which trends brides actually like this year. Homemade products like invitations and favors are the most popular,

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