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Understanding Event Planning Lingo

Every industry has its own language and wedding and event planning is no exception. Here are a few terms you should know (or brush up on) so you know what you’re talking about when planning an event! Event Planning Lingo DMC (Destination Management Company): a term used to describe a professional services company that specializes in local knowledge (i.e. hotels, restaurants, bars, local specialty shops,…

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Are You Maximizing Your Event Planning Potential?

Do you worry you won’t have enough business? At the end of the day, or event in this case, we’re all trying to acquire clients, keep existing clients, and make a living. As I mentioned in a previous post , when I started my event business in 2004, I was not charging properly and this hurt my bank account and my confidence. I knew I…

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Is The Customer Always Right?

Event planning isn’t just about making arrangements for a group of individuals to go somewhere or do something, and have a great time. It’s about relationships. http://clicktotweet.com/s0m96 As I have said before, the WHY is your event objective. Yet this question is often given the least amount of attention. We have all heard it a million times before: the customer is always right. While they…

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Do You Really Want To Sign That Event Contract?

Event planning is a lot of fun, but there’s a serious side to it too – like having an event contract in place. After all, events business and many people are involved in your event’s success. It’s advisable that whatever you negotiate with your vendor should be put to paper and signed, but before you sign an event contract be sure that it’s mutually agreeable…

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7 Point Checklist to Choosing Your Event Venue

Choosing an event venue is one of the most important choices you’ll make in the planning process, but one reason event planners find it difficult to secure the right event venue is because they don’t know the right questions to ask. 7 Tips To Choosing The Right Event Venue In today’s video, I share 7 tips to help you choose the right event venue for…

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5 PROVEN STEPS TO DEFINE YOUR EVENT OBJECTIVE

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve ‘heard’ something before, but for some reason it didn’t resonate until now? After planning events for six months, this happened to me. My mentor told me time and again that I should always know my event objective. I was familiar with the concept but for six months after starting my event business, I didn’t pay…

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Caterers Dish on Dessert Trends for Events

Caterers Dish on Dessert Trends for Events BRING ON THE BUFFET Highly stylized, decidedly personal and meticulously detailed, themed dessert buffets are taking the sweet table to whole new heights. “We saw a void in the market for high-end custom dessert buffets, specifically on the West Coast,” says Ashley Capra, vice president of sales and marketing for Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, Emeryville, Calif. “We knew…

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How to Select the Best Event Seating Plan For Your Event

If you’re planning an event but aren’t sure which type of event seating plan is right for you, here are some questions to ask yourself before you decide which arrangement will work for your event: How many people will be attending your event? What is the purpose of the event? Are there any restrictions due to the type of venue selected for the event? Will…

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