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5 Critical Elements That Make a Wedding Trade Show Worth Participating In

Renee Strauss | Posted 01.21.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

As a vendor, determining the event at which you should showcase your work -- and for which you should spend your hard-earned money to do so -- continues to be the million-dollar question.

8 Wedding Trends That Need To Be Retired

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.22.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Every year the wedding rules seem to change, and while we love seeing certain trends stick around, there are ones that we just wish would go away. If you're planning your big day right now, here are some trends that we feel just aren't trendy anymore.

5 Wedding Details Your Guests Won't Notice At All (So Skip 'Em!)

BRIDES | Posted 12.27.2014 | Weddings

There are just some things that simply aren't worth it because your guests won't notice or remember them in the long run.

Holiday Office Party Planning Issues

Brad Reid | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

The office holiday party season is almost here, and with it comes a variety of potential morale, legal and public relations issues.

What I Learned About Myself From Bandwagons

Carrie Severson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Severson

It took me many bandwagons to understand that answers to my life are within and nowhere else. Allowing my own light to shine is a practice I commit to every day. And I know the day I find a "shine your light" bandwagon, I'll totally take on the captain position.

Killing the Moment -- It's Time to Do Your Events Differently

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Jacqueline Wolven

My daughter called this afternoon after class and on her way to work at the library to tell me about how here teacher decided to dress down the class after they had all done small teaching sessions at a summer camp.

Word Of Mouth: Real World "Going Viral"

Cassie Hughes | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Cassie Hughes

In the era of digital marketing, brands are increasingly focused on the latest trends from memes to consumer-generated content to mobile everything. F...

Musician Plays Wrong Wedding, World Does Not End

Terri Zimmer | Posted 10.01.2014 | Weddings
Terri Zimmer

No matter what happens, the day will still go on; the bride will walk down the aisle -- whether she's accompanied by music or Aunt Clara's throat-clearing. Wedding disasters happen, but they rarely stop a bride and groom from tying the knot.

10 Trends Brides-To-Be Are Likely Googling

John Macaluso | Posted 10.01.2014 | Weddings
John Macaluso

Each year event planners, Pinterest enthusiasts, brides and even grooms try to think of unique ideas that would make their wedding better than the last 10 they have been to.

Reverse Crowdfund-gineering: Five Ways to Integrate Events into your Crowdfunding Campaign

KC Harry | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
KC Harry

Review some of the events that successful campaigns organized or participated in, and model their success. This is another way you can make reverse crowdfund-gineering work for you.

Authenticating Authenticity

Michael Drew | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

So basically, Longmyer is a party organizer but one working under a new name. In any event, everyone needs to earn a living. And everyone looks for a way to stand out. But what kind of authenticity are we talking about here?

10 Dos And Don'ts All Wedding Guests Must Follow

Amanda Goetz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Weddings
Amanda Goetz

I won't deny that all the new amazing apps and technology available have made many parts of the planning process easier and attending a wedding more enjoyable; however, wedding guests need to brush up on their social media manners before they ruin someone's special day.

How to Become a Professional Wedding Planner

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.04.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

If you really want to be a wedding planner, there are six million opportunities out there for you. You have to show the initiative to go out and get them.

You Only Get to Plan the Wedding Once Unless You Want to Pay to Plan It Over and Over Again

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.12.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Remember what they told you in school about standardized tests? Your first instinct is usually correct. If you're unsure, don't mess with it. When it doubt, pick "C." Same rules go for wedding planning.

Alex Thomopoulos: The Genius of Gluten-free Cooking

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 04.07.2014 | Home
Elsa Giannakoudaki

She believes the best attitude to take with any dietary concern is to consider what you can have, and to not what you cannot eat.

Inside the World of an Event Planner: Behind the Scenes at Tracy Taylor Ward Design

Judith Johnson | Posted 03.15.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

How do you figure out who to contact and what you need to find out about them? These are the questions that inspired me to interview and write about a number of event planners.

From Concept to Execution: Tips for Successful Events from an Award-Winning Event Planner and Entrepreneur

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

With hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake and fierce competition for clients, being an event planner in New York City is no easy feat. Cheryl Gen...

9 Things Magazines Don't Tell You About Wedding Planning

Sharyn Bires | Posted 02.16.2014 | Weddings
Sharyn Bires

I felt pretty confident that I knew everything there was to know about wedding planning. I considered myself quite the expert. And then I got engaged. The minute that ring went on my finger I realized I was completely unprepared for the practical realities of wedding planning.

7 Wedding Tools For The Tech-Savvy Bride

Leila Lewis | Posted 12.30.2013 | Weddings
Leila Lewis

'Brides to be' can use many tech tools to enhance their wedding planning experience. Being a bride in this day and age means being more tech savvy than ever before. Apps and digital tools can greatly cut down stress and help keep you organized.

Making Sure Your Vacation Doesn't Suck

Laurie Gerber | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

My vacation was mostly great, but I made one mistake. My hope is that I catch you before you leave for your vacations and help you design them, so you maximize relaxing and having fun with your loved ones. This is an important area of life.

WATCH: Etiquette Expert Talks Second Weddings

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.14.2013 | Fifty

Tying the knot for the second time can bring up a lot of questions. Is another big wedding and white dress totally appropriate? Is throwing a bridal s...

3 Things You Need To Know About Planning A Rehearsal Dinner

Harriette Rose Katz | Posted 05.18.2013 | Weddings
Harriette Rose Katz

The rehearsal dinner, while clearly not the main event, is certainly a part of the wedding dream, and one that should not be overlooked as it sets the tone for the entire celebratory weekend.

Why Every Event Needs a Contingency Plan

Scott Givens | Posted 04.24.2013 | Technology
Scott Givens

When producing live-broadcast events like the Super Bowl, the Grammys, the Oscars or the Olympics, it's not a question of if a setback will happen, but more a question of when.

Your Start-Up Life: Break the Rules, but Do So Brilliantly (PHOTOS)

Rana Florida | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

David Stark, President and Creative Director of David Stark Design and Production breaks the rules nearly every day. He makes the point that if creativity is the core driver of his business, its solid foundations and discipline play just as great a role in its success.

The Ultimate Guide To Planning Your Wedding

Sharon Sacks | Posted 02.04.2013 | Weddings
Sharon Sacks

Everybody wants their wedding to be an unforgettable experience, and so do I. But to have that dream wedding you're going to have to get the planning started far in advance.