Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed en Get Inspired in the New Year with Stylish Design Trends! http://specialevents.com/blog/get-inspired-new-year-stylish-design-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Kick off the New Year with modern rental furnishings that reflect 2017’s hottest trends in event decor! </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/get-inspired-new-year-stylish-design-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/get-inspired-new-year-stylish-design-trends#comments Decor The Special Event Show special event design trends 2017 Special Events Blog Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:13:00 +0000 31861 at http://specialevents.com PR Etiquette as a Wedding Pro http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-etiquette-wedding-pro <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Meghan Ely" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2017/01/11/Ely-Meghan-2014-PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 167px; height: 208px; float: left;" />Throughout my years working in the event industry, I have found that the best motto to work by is &ldquo;work hard and be nice to people.&rdquo;</strong> If you can succeed at both of these things, you&rsquo;ll go far. This is where those good old-fashioned etiquette rules your grandmother taught you come into play through establishing social norms that help us know how to behave in every kind of situation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-etiquette-wedding-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/pr-etiquette-wedding-pro#comments The Special Event Show Weddings PR etiquette for wedding pros Special Events Blog Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:50:00 +0000 31761 at http://specialevents.com Special Event Planner's Guide to Inauguration-Scale Events http://specialevents.com/blog/special-event-planners-guide-inauguration-scale-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>With the U.S. presidential inauguration looming on Jan. 20, event planners can take a page from some of the best in the business when preparing large-scale events. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/special-event-planners-guide-inauguration-scale-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/special-event-planners-guide-inauguration-scale-events#comments Corporate Events The Special Event Show event security large-scale events Special Events Blog Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:47:00 +0000 31731 at http://specialevents.com Millennial Generation Heavily Influences 2017 Wedding Trends http://specialevents.com/blog/millennial-generation-heavily-influences-2017-wedding-trends <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Kylie Carlson of the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning on the impact that millennials will have on weddings in 2017</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/millennial-generation-heavily-influences-2017-wedding-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/millennial-generation-heavily-influences-2017-wedding-trends#comments The Special Event Show Weddings millennial wedding trends Special Events Blog Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:15:00 +0000 31691 at http://specialevents.com 3 Big Trends in the Brand Experience Industry for 2017 http://specialevents.com/blog/3-big-trends-brand-experience-industry-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Peter McGrath" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/12/29/McGrath_Peter_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 184px; height: 229px; float: left;" />Every brand has a story to tell, and brand experiences are the best way to bring them to life. More than any other form of communication, they give brands the opportunity to craft a more enriching, intimate expression of their values.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/3-big-trends-brand-experience-industry-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/3-big-trends-brand-experience-industry-2017#comments Corporate Events News The Special Event Show creating brand experiences at events Special Events Blog Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:09:00 +0000 31641 at http://specialevents.com Are You a 'Vendor' or an 'Event Partner'? http://specialevents.com/blog/are-you-vendor-or-event-partner <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Kerry Lee Doehr" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/12/26/Doehr_Kerry_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 193px; height: 239px; float: left;" />Words carry incredible power. Words have the power to tear down, build up, convey nuance, inspire, depress, encourage purchasing, and so much more. Wars have started over the wrong words. Peace has been accomplished because of the right ones. <strong>How you choose your marketing words to convey your brand is essential. </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/are-you-vendor-or-event-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/are-you-vendor-or-event-partner#comments News The Special Event Show Special Events Blog Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:25:00 +0000 31591 at http://specialevents.com Trend Alert: Experiential Weddings in 2017 http://specialevents.com/blog/trend-alert-experiential-weddings-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>We are seeing the rise of experiential weddings–weddings that include and engage their guests rather than simply having them watch the proceedings as a spectator.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/trend-alert-experiential-weddings-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/trend-alert-experiential-weddings-2017#comments The Special Event Show Weddings experiential weddings millennial weddings Special Events Blog Mon, 26 Dec 2016 20:30:00 +0000 31541 at http://specialevents.com The Benefits of Welcoming Newbies into Your Brand http://specialevents.com/blog/benefits-welcoming-newbies-your-brand <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Jennifer Taylor of Taylor'd Events" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/11/28/Taylor_Jennifer_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />After growing and nurturing your business from the ground up, it&rsquo;s understandable if you feel wary about expanding and bringing on more people. Your brand is personal&ndash;your brand is <em>you</em>. <strong>But, rather than fearing a loss of identity, there are a number of reasons to take advantage of a strong team as an opportunity for growth of the business.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/benefits-welcoming-newbies-your-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/benefits-welcoming-newbies-your-brand#comments The Special Event Show Weddings benefits of hiring new employees to build a company brand Special Events Blog Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:36:00 +0000 31531 at http://specialevents.com Designing the Destination Wedding Guest Experience http://specialevents.com/blog/designing-destination-wedding-guest-experience <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Rebecca Hochreiter" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/11/28/Hochreiter_Rebecca_2016NEW_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />What&rsquo;s a wedding without happy guests? Whether it&rsquo;s a two-hour drive or a six-hour flight, wedding guests generally have to travel to attend the celebration. <strong>Destination couples especially keep this in mind and, as a sign of gratitude for their attendance, have been putting extra effort into the guest experience.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/designing-destination-wedding-guest-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/designing-destination-wedding-guest-experience#comments Weddings destination wedding fun for guests Special Events Blog Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:27:00 +0000 31511 at http://specialevents.com Wedding Disruptors: Who to Watch in 2017 http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-disruptors-who-watch-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>In an industry that is ever-changing, we owe the evolution of the wedding business to our resident disruptors: those professionals who are going against the norm and pushing the industry in a new direction. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-disruptors-who-watch-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-disruptors-who-watch-2017#comments The Special Event Show Weddings Special Events Blog Thu, 15 Dec 2016 02:58:00 +0000 31461 at http://specialevents.com Lights, Camera, Crisis! A Guide to Crisis Planning and Management for Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/lights-camera-crisis-guide-crisis-planning-and-management-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Renee Radabaugh" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/11/28/Radabaugh-Renee-PORTRAIT_0.jpg" style="width: 178px; height: 222px; float: left;" />Crisis planning and management</strong>: that little phrase that no one wants to think about, but we all need to plan for. <strong>According to Boston University, every one dollar invested in disaster preparedness can prevent seven dollars&#39; worth of disaster-related economic losses! </strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/lights-camera-crisis-guide-crisis-planning-and-management-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/lights-camera-crisis-guide-crisis-planning-and-management-special-events#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Special Events Blog Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:44:00 +0000 31401 at http://specialevents.com Event Industry Ethics: The Preferred Vendor List http://specialevents.com/blog/event-industry-ethics-preferred-vendor-list <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>In no other part of our industry does anything create such a passionate stir as the preferred vendor list. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/event-industry-ethics-preferred-vendor-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/event-industry-ethics-preferred-vendor-list#comments News The Special Event Show preferred vendor lists in special events Special Events Blog Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:51:00 +0000 31361 at http://specialevents.com 'Tis the Season for Stylish Event Furnishings with CORT! http://specialevents.com/blog/tis-season-stylish-event-furnishings-cort <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>These five steps will help make sure that your glittering holiday events leave a lasting impression!</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/tis-season-stylish-event-furnishings-cort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/tis-season-stylish-event-furnishings-cort#comments Decor The Special Event Show Special Events Blog Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:25:00 +0000 31321 at http://specialevents.com Wedding Trends to Watch for in 2017 http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-trends-watch-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It's that time of year again- time to say farewell to the trends of the past and usher in the new era of what&rsquo;s &quot;in.&quot; With that, I&#39;ve asked some wedding professionals what they were seeing on the horizon, and it seems like we have quite the exciting wedding season in store for us. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-trends-watch-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/wedding-trends-watch-2017#comments The Special Event Show Weddings 2017 wedding trend predictions Special Events Blog Thu, 01 Dec 2016 03:19:00 +0000 31291 at http://specialevents.com Attention, Event Industry: Check Scammers are Back in Business http://specialevents.com/blog/attention-event-industry-check-scammers-are-back-business <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Event expert Nicole Matthews of The Henley Co. explains how she detected a check scammer before she could be defrauded of funds</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/attention-event-industry-check-scammers-are-back-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/attention-event-industry-check-scammers-are-back-business#comments News The Special Event Show check scammers attack event industry Special Events Blog Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:19:00 +0000 31271 at http://specialevents.com