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 The Rise of South Asian Destination Weddings http://specialevents.com/blog/rise-south-asian-destination-weddings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Whether they’re saying "I do" in the Dominican Republic or they’re tying the knot in Puerto Vallarta, South Asian couples can now seek out venues that will provide a mandap and tailor a custom vegetarian menu to meet the dietary preferences of the wedding party. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/rise-south-asian-destination-weddings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/rise-south-asian-destination-weddings#comments Weddings Destination Weddings Travel Group Rebecca Hochreiter South Asian Weddings Special Events Blog Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:05:00 +0000 30861 at http://specialevents.com Going Green with Destination Weddings http://specialevents.com/blog/going-green-destination-weddings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Today’s couples are increasingly prioritizing their eco-footprint when it comes to their wedding planning--and with good reason! How can we make our destination events more environmentally friendly?</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/going-green-destination-weddings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/going-green-destination-weddings#comments The Special Event Show Weddings sustainable destination weddings Special Events Blog Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:40:00 +0000 30781 at http://specialevents.com Keys to Managing Multi-Day Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/keys-managing-multi-day-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Fabrice Orlando" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Orlando_Fabrice_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />In many cultures, multi-day events are the norm--however, coordinating a three-day event is not quite the same as planning a one-night celebration. </strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/keys-managing-multi-day-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/keys-managing-multi-day-special-events#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Cocoon Events Management Group Fabrice Orlando multi-day special events Special Events Blog Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:01:00 +0000 30751 at http://specialevents.com The Key to Pricing Your Work and Knowing Your Value http://specialevents.com/blog/key-pricing-your-work-and-knowing-your-value <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Jen Taylor of Taylor'd Events" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Taylor_Jennifer_PORTRAIT_0.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />You&rsquo;re great at what you do and there&rsquo;s no question about it</strong>. Shouldn&rsquo;t you be charging accordingly? Pricing your work based on your self-value is just as important as being competitive--if you choose a &quot;competitive&quot; but low pricing for your services, the work won&rsquo;t feel worth it for you.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/key-pricing-your-work-and-knowing-your-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/key-pricing-your-work-and-knowing-your-value#comments content The Special Event Show Special Events Blog Mon, 10 Oct 2016 01:29:00 +0000 30721 at http://specialevents.com Event Industry Ethics: When Should Unused Fees be Refunded? http://specialevents.com/blog/event-industry-ethics-when-should-unused-fees-be-refunded <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Kerry Lee Doehr" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Dickey_Kerry_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 193px; height: 239px; float: left;" />As a professional event planner and owner of one of Santa Barbara&rsquo;s leading event planning companies, I have seen my share of ethics issues in all shapes and sizes with fellow businesses.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/event-industry-ethics-when-should-unused-fees-be-refunded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/event-industry-ethics-when-should-unused-fees-be-refunded#comments Weddings professional ethics refunds on unused fees Special Events Blog Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:15:00 +0000 30671 at http://specialevents.com Top Tech Apps of 2016--Part III http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-2016-part-iii <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Kevin Dennis" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Dennis_Kevin_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 236px; height: 294px; float: left;" />When you&rsquo;re looking for the right tools for streamlining your company, it might require a bit of experimenting until you find the best fit. Luckily, there are so many options that are available for all of your needs.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-2016-part-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/top-tech-apps-2016-part-iii#comments Event Tools apps for special events Fantasy Sound Services Kevin Dennis Special Events Blog Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:55:00 +0000 30621 at http://specialevents.com How to Tap Into Your Creativity for Special Events http://specialevents.com/blog/how-tap-your-creativity-special-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Great creative people doesn’t focus on the creative rut; rather, they put their focus on getting out of it and finding their next dose of motivation.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-tap-your-creativity-special-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-tap-your-creativity-special-events#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show creativity in special event Special Events Blog Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:39:00 +0000 30591 at http://specialevents.com Finding a Balance Between Event Design with Planning http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-balance-between-event-design-planning <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong><img alt="Kim Sayatovic" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Sayatovic_Kim_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 170px; height: 211px; float: left;" />We all know the two stages of putting together a successful event: </strong>the design and the planning. Each of these components is equally important to achieving the client&rsquo;s goals, but it&rsquo;s important to keep them in a fine balance--especially when you&rsquo;re handling both sides of the coin.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-balance-between-event-design-planning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/finding-balance-between-event-design-planning#comments Event Tools event professionals finding balance between design and planning Special Events Blog Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:55:00 +0000 30521 at http://specialevents.com CORT Rocks Music City with the #CORTExperience http://specialevents.com/blog/cort-rocks-music-city-cortexperience <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Erinn Jones of CORT Event Furnishings gives an insider's tour of the #CORTExperience</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/cort-rocks-music-city-cortexperience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/cort-rocks-music-city-cortexperience#comments Decor The Special Event Show CORT special event decor Special Events Blog Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:31:00 +0000 30481 at http://specialevents.com Are Your Events Safe? Safeguarding for a Successful and Secure Event http://specialevents.com/blog/are-your-events-safe-safeguarding-successful-and-secure-event <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Michael Julian" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2016/09/19/Julian_Michael_PORTRAIT.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />A critical step in the event planning process is to evaluate and prepare for potential security incidents. <strong>Event coordinators are skilled in taking every detail into consideration, with one exception--safety.</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/are-your-events-safe-safeguarding-successful-and-secure-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/are-your-events-safe-safeguarding-successful-and-secure-event#comments Event Tools The Special Event Show Michael Julian MPS Security special event security Special Events Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:11:00 +0000 30431 at http://specialevents.com