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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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Benefits of Becoming an Event Planner

After successfully becoming an event planner, I can tell you it’s not all fun and games. Event planning can be fulfilling if you enjoy organizing and paying attention to detail, but there are some disadvantages to choosing this crazy career too. Chances are each project you work on is going to be very different, so there is little chance of getting bored, and you will…

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Do You Want a Cheat Sheet To Plan Your Event?

How great would it feel to have a simple, effective list at your fingertips so you could stay focused and get started on your next event immediately? Well, now you do. Check out this cheat sheet from Dummies.com: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/meeting-and-event-planning-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html For a more comprehensive list, visit at www.eventplanningblueprint.com where you can also get your 9 FREE Tips for Profitable Event Planning.

Do you want to get hired as an event planner?

Whether you’re just starting your event business or you’ve been planning events for years. Here are some simple steps to follow to get hired as an event planner: 1. Know why your prospective client wants to hire an event planner. What tasks/services to do you need to do on their behalf? Do they want you to plan from start-to-finish or just part of the event….

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