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It All Started With a Feather; a Networking Success Story

Michele Lawson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Michele Lawson

Networking doesn't have to be filled with horror stories. Sure, not everyone is open and welcoming. You will be met with resistance from time to time and that is just the nature of the beast.

Preston Bailey With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2015 | MarloThomas

What a treat it was to have event designer Preston Bailey as my guest on Mondays with Marlo, just in time for all of your spring and summer parties! P...

How to Hire a Planner, Not a "Planner"

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.01.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

With the wedding market being super saturated, sometimes it is difficult to tell the good vendors from the not so good ones. Take your time and follow these tips to make sure that you hire the best Planner for your needs.

The Best Way To Use Flowers At Your Wedding, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | MarloThomas

Using flowers to completely decorate your wedding venue can get expensive. Event planner Preston Bailey says that one way to use flowers to transform ...

How To Set A Dining Room Table With Limited Space, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | MarloThomas

Event planner Preston Bailey gave his expert advice on setting a dining room table when you have limited space to work with. Preston says that it's be...

How Far In Advance Should You Book Your Wedding Space? From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | MarloThomas

If you're looking to book a space for your wedding, event planner Preston Bailey says that the best time to book your venue is at least a year in adva...

The Importance Of Having A Mentor, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | MarloThomas

When it comes to your career, having a mentor in your life is very important, and no one knows that better than event planner Preston Bailey! Preston ...

The Most Overlooked Event Detail, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | MarloThomas

When it comes to planning a celebration, there are lots of details that demand attention. Event planner Preston Bailey says that many people forget ab...

How To Make A Space Look Bigger, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | MarloThomas

If you're working with a small space, event planner Preston Bailey has a smart trick for making the room you're working with appear more spacious than...

A Smart Trick For Serving Food Buffet Style, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | MarloThomas

If you're planning to serve food buffet style at your next dinner party, event planner Preston Bailey says that you absolutely have to avoid having yo...

Fun Themes For Summer Parties, From Preston Bailey (VIDEO)

Posted 04.02.2015 | MarloThomas

If you're looking to throw a fun summer party, event designer Preston Bailey has some excellent suggestions! One idea Preston shared was to throw a ni...

2 Thumbs Up! But Does It Really Matter?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.11.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The best way to handle reviews is to take them with a grain of salt. While you can't always consider the source since most reviews are anonymous, just take the good with the bad (or the good with the better) and interview vendors on your own.

Women in Business Q&A: Sofia Crokos, Sofia Crokos Events

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sofia Crokos brings passion and boundless enthusiasm to her work. Her boutique event-planning firm, Sofia Crokos Events (SCE), embraces both the large...

10 Corners You Should Never Cut When Planning A Wedding

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.06.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Sure, you might be super close with someone that has DJ'd a few parties, and maybe you do like the idea of your cousin as your officiant. Trust us, keep your friends and family as guests at your wedding and not as vendors.

Four Ways to Create Bold Experiences That Engage Millenials

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

Whatever experience you create, add a sense of humility, humanity, authenticity and vulnerability into the mix.

Four Rules for Companies That Want to Engage the Millennial Generation

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

While it is easy to overgeneralize what Millennials want, mobile, entrepreneurial-minded young leaders are often misunderstood by the older generations attempting to reach them.

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

Renee Strauss | Posted 03.23.2015 | 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 03.22.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

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.