Special Events Blog http://specialevents.com/blog/3224/feed Here you'll find information, comments and advice from special event professionals around the world. en Finding Event Design Inspiration Above and Beyond http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-event-design-inspiration-above-and-beyond <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Orlando_Fabrice" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2015/12/Orlando_Fabrice_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />We all love wedding blogs and magazines. They&rsquo;re filled with gorgeous shots of every wedding aspect you can think of, from table runners to hairstyles.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-event-design-inspiration-above-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-event-design-inspiration-above-and-beyond#comments Decor special event design inspiration Special Events Blog Mon, 23 May 2016 19:38:00 +0000 28501 at http://specialevents.com Break it Down: LED vs. Wax Candles for Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/break-it-down-led-vs-wax-candles-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>There’s no doubt that candles are one of the most used decor pieces across all types of events, but what kind is the best fit for your event?</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/break-it-down-led-vs-wax-candles-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/break-it-down-led-vs-wax-candles-special-events#comments Decor LED vs. Wax Candles for Special Events Special Events Blog Wed, 18 May 2016 21:53:00 +0000 28421 at http://specialevents.com Social Media for Events: Why and How? http://specialevents.com/blog/social-media-events-why-and-how <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Social media platforms offer more than just an outlet for informal conversation. As more and more businesses move to online trading, social media channels are becoming invaluable lifelines--allowing companies to promote their services, grow </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/social-media-events-why-and-how" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/social-media-events-why-and-how#comments social media for special events Special Events Blog Mon, 16 May 2016 22:28:00 +0000 28361 at http://specialevents.com Top Tech Apps for Event Pros--Part II http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros-part-ii <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Last month, we looked at some of the <a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros" target="_blank">top tech apps for event management</a>, but you shouldn&rsquo;t be surprised that today&rsquo;s technology means that there&rsquo;s no way to limit it to a few best tools! That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;re expanding on our favorite apps to help you through the busy event season--with a handful of other programs for you to try out.</p> <p><strong>Project Management</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros-part-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-event-pros-part-ii#comments top apps for special event professionals Special Events Blog Wed, 11 May 2016 20:22:00 +0000 28251 at http://specialevents.com Tips on Building Your Brand as a Wedding Industry Expert http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-building-your-brand-wedding-industry-expert <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Now more than ever, it’s essential for wedding professionals to focus on building their reputation as an industry expert, which will in turn attract the right clientele and give focus to their marketing and PR.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-building-your-brand-wedding-industry-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-building-your-brand-wedding-industry-expert#comments Weddings public relations for wedding planners Special Events Blog Tue, 10 May 2016 14:22:00 +0000 28231 at http://specialevents.com Spending on AV Equipment vs. Communicating Your Message: How do you choose? http://specialevents.com/blog/spending-av-equipment-vs-communicating-your-message-how-do-you-choose <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Asking your AV guy to produce your content is like asking the plumber to design your kitchen. Content production is an art and a profession ... and worth it. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/spending-av-equipment-vs-communicating-your-message-how-do-you-choose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/spending-av-equipment-vs-communicating-your-message-how-do-you-choose#comments Technical Support Special Events Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 14:28:00 +0000 28161 at http://specialevents.com Tips on Planning Special Events in Private Residences http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-planning-special-events-private-residences <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is there anything more personable and intimate than an event at a private residence? Weddings are romantic and corporate events are casual--there&rsquo;s just something friendly about having an event at a private home.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-planning-special-events-private-residences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/tips-planning-special-events-private-residences#comments Venues planning special events private homes Special Events Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 23:23:00 +0000 28081 at http://specialevents.com ISES Global Event Summit: The Future and How to Get There http://specialevents.com/blog/ises-global-event-summit-future-and-how-get-there <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>ISES Global Event Summit delegates map the future of special events</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/ises-global-event-summit-future-and-how-get-there" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/ises-global-event-summit-future-and-how-get-there#comments ILEA The Special Event Show IMEX 2016 ISES Global Event Summit Special Events Blog Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:07:00 +0000 27931 at http://specialevents.com Dazzling Entrances: How to Surprise and Delight Event Guests http://specialevents.com/blog/dazzling-entrances-how-surprise-and-delight-event-guests <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It all starts at the start: To put together a truly magical event, you have to greet guests with a breathtaking entrance to both surprise and delight them. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/dazzling-entrances-how-surprise-and-delight-event-guests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/dazzling-entrances-how-surprise-and-delight-event-guests#comments Decor The Special Event Show Cocoon Events dramatic entrance at special events Fabrice Orlando Special Events Blog Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:30:00 +0000 27871 at http://specialevents.com The Event Pro's Best Practices for E-Commerce Sites http://specialevents.com/blog/event-pros-best-practices-e-commerce-sites <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether you’re solely selling products online or it’s simply a branch of your overall event service portfolio, an e-commerce website consists of many moving pieces, and it requires both time and effort to ensure that it’s user-friendly for both you and your prospective customers.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/event-pros-best-practices-e-commerce-sites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/event-pros-best-practices-e-commerce-sites#comments News The Special Event Show best practices event services websites Special Events Blog Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:52:00 +0000 27771 at http://specialevents.com