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 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 Five Tips to Find a More Productive Start Each Morning http://specialevents.com/blog/five-tips-find-more-productive-start-each-morning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether you’re a commuter or you work from your home, the way you start your morning has a big effect on how the rest of your day unfolds, so it’s to your benefit to take care of yourself before jumping into your work.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/five-tips-find-more-productive-start-each-morning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/five-tips-find-more-productive-start-each-morning#comments News The Special Event Show productivity Taylor'd Events Special Events Blog Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:27:00 +0000 31201 at http://specialevents.com How to Turn Your Hometown into a Wedding Destination http://specialevents.com/blog/how-turn-your-hometown-wedding-destination <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Kim Sayatovic" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Sayatovic_Kim_PORTRAIT_0.jpg" style="width: 170px; height: 211px; float: left;" /><strong>How attractive is your hometown as a wedding destination?</strong></p> <p>Sure, it&#39;s easy if you live in Hawaii or Puerto Rico, but what about those of us in &quot;fringe&quot; cities that might be popular tourist spots but aren&#39;t typically thought of as top wedding destinations?</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-turn-your-hometown-wedding-destination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-turn-your-hometown-wedding-destination#comments The Special Event Show Weddings Belladeux Event Design destination weddings Kim Sayatovic Special Events Blog Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:46:00 +0000 31161 at http://specialevents.com Building Wedding Referral Business in the Off-Season http://specialevents.com/blog/building-wedding-referral-business-season <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Although you may not have a lot of wedding business booked for the off-season, that’s not to say that there isn’t more you can do to ensure the next season is your best year yet. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/building-wedding-referral-business-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/building-wedding-referral-business-season#comments Weddings Special Events Blog Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:41:00 +0000 31111 at http://specialevents.com 9 Tech Tips for Your Event Production Checklist http://specialevents.com/blog/9-tech-tips-your-event-production-checklist <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here, nine smart items for your event production checklist from tech pro Gene Lundberg of Aquarian Production</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/9-tech-tips-your-event-production-checklist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/9-tech-tips-your-event-production-checklist#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Aquarian Production event tech checklist Gene Lundgren Special Events Blog Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:47:00 +0000 31071 at http://specialevents.com Whatever Happened to 'Home Training'--and Why We Need it Back http://specialevents.com/blog/whatever-happened-home-training-and-why-we-need-it-back <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As business owners, supervisors, co-workers, friends, and family of other people, we need to set the example and communicate the values we expect to see. If your employees did not receive good home training, they may need to learn it and see it from you.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/whatever-happened-home-training-and-why-we-need-it-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/whatever-happened-home-training-and-why-we-need-it-back#comments Special Events Blog Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:26:00 +0000 31031 at http://specialevents.com How East Can Go West--and Succeed: Three Branding Tips http://specialevents.com/blog/how-east-can-go-west-and-succeed-three-branding-tips <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Michael Kaltenhauser of digital marketing agency Astronaut, part of Pico Group, gives tips on how Chinese brands can succeed in the West</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-east-can-go-west-and-succeed-three-branding-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-east-can-go-west-and-succeed-three-branding-tips#comments Corporate Events The Special Event Show Chinese brands succeeding in the West Special Events Blog Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:45:00 +0000 30991 at http://specialevents.com