Calling big DMCs! Special Events is working on the eighth edition of its "25 Big DMCs" article, which looks at the biggest DMCs in business along with the major DMC networks. If you did not receive a questionnaire and would like to be considered for inclusion, please send an email here. This is an editorial feature; there is no charge whatever if your company is listed ….

Blog to win bridal business A whopping 61 percent of brides and grooms married in 2011 said they visited wedding blogs, such as Style Me Pretty and 100 Layer Cake, on a daily basis, according to a survey from wedding research firm Splendid Insights. Coming in second were visits to wedding websites such as The Knot, which 43 percent said they visited on a daily basis. From there, vendor blogs (35 percent), wedding magazine websites (19 percent), wedding magazines (16 percent), TV shows about weddings such as "Say Yes to the Dress" (13 percent), wedding apps for smartphones and tablets (8 percent), and wedding books (5 percent) were used on a daily basis …

Speak up at The Special Event 2013 Don't keep all your event expertise to yourself! Share your smarts with event professionals from throughout the world at The Special Event, Jan. 15-18 in Chicago. You can submit your speaker proposal here. Hurry--proposals are due May 25.