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 How to host a memorable reception: The Four Seasons' IMEX Red Party http://specialevents.com/blog/how-host-memorable-reception-four-seasons-imex-red-party <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Claire Harrington of Social Tables reviews a memorable IMEX 2014 party--the Four Seasons Las Vegas Red Party</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-host-memorable-reception-four-seasons-imex-red-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-host-memorable-reception-four-seasons-imex-red-party#comments Corporate Events Claire Harrington Four Seasons Red Party IMEX 2014 Social Tables Special Events Blog Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:34:00 +0000 19861 at http://specialevents.com Preparing your business for same-sex weddings http://specialevents.com/blog/preparing-your-business-same-sex-weddings <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Meghan Ely gives tips to wedding professionals on how to prepare their business to handle same-sex weddings</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/preparing-your-business-same-sex-weddings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/preparing-your-business-same-sex-weddings#comments Weddings same-sex wedding business Special Events Blog Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:52:00 +0000 19761 at http://specialevents.com Jewish wedding planning: Keeping kosher without sacrificing style http://specialevents.com/blog/jewish-wedding-planning-keeping-kosher-without-sacrificing-style <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="Cigall Goldman" src="/site-files/specialevents.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Goldman-Cigall-2014-Portrait.jpg" style="width: 180px; height: 224px; float: left;" />Kosher wedding menus have gone through an exciting transformation, both in originality and presentation. Planning a kosher wedding may take some time to master, but with the right event professionals, the menu can have all the style and creativity you had hoped for.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/jewish-wedding-planning-keeping-kosher-without-sacrificing-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/jewish-wedding-planning-keeping-kosher-without-sacrificing-style#comments Weddings kosher wedding menus Special Events Blog Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:41:00 +0000 19691 at http://specialevents.com Six trends that will drive big events in 2014-2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/six-trends-will-drive-big-events-2014-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>EEG's Adam Clark shares six trends that will shape corporate special events in 2014-2015</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/six-trends-will-drive-big-events-2014-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/six-trends-will-drive-big-events-2014-2015#comments Corporate Events corporate event trends special events Special Events Blog Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:32:00 +0000 19621 at http://specialevents.com Thanks, Kanye, but I'll keep my seat http://specialevents.com/blog/thanks-kanye-ill-keep-my-seat <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Special Events editor Lisa Hurley cautions against presenters dictating attendee behavior</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/thanks-kanye-ill-keep-my-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/thanks-kanye-ill-keep-my-seat#comments archive presenters special events Special Events Blog Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:56:00 +0000 19441 at http://specialevents.com Why you should set sail for a cruise as your next event venue http://specialevents.com/blog/why-you-should-set-sail-cruise-your-next-event-venue <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Want a cool venue for your next special event? Think about setting sail on a cruise ship.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/why-you-should-set-sail-cruise-your-next-event-venue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/why-you-should-set-sail-cruise-your-next-event-venue#comments cruise ship as special event venue Special Events Blog Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:17:00 +0000 19351 at http://specialevents.com Recycled and repurposed: Landmark buildings serve as unique venues for corporate events http://specialevents.com/blog/recycled-and-repurposed-landmark-buildings-serve-unique-venues-corporate-events <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Event expert Shelly Archer of 360 Destination Group gives examples of landmark buildings that now serve as event venues</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/recycled-and-repurposed-landmark-buildings-serve-unique-venues-corporate-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/recycled-and-repurposed-landmark-buildings-serve-unique-venues-corporate-events#comments Venues landmark and historic venues as event sites special event venues Special Events Blog Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:16:00 +0000 19251 at http://specialevents.com The three S’s in event planning, or how to keep a client http://specialevents.com/blog/three-s-s-event-planning-or-how-keep-client <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A short time ago, I was attending an event--not as a planner, but as a conference attendee. As I walked up to the registration desk to pick up my badge, I was taken aback by the staff behind the table. No one was acknowledging me, or for that matter, anyone in line.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/three-s-s-event-planning-or-how-keep-client" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/three-s-s-event-planning-or-how-keep-client#comments customer service Special Events Blog Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:45:00 +0000 19161 at http://specialevents.com Big, fat Indian wedding trends for 2015 http://specialevents.com/blog/big-fat-indian-wedding-trends-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Heavy customization and a blend of East and West--two top trends for Indian weddings in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/big-fat-indian-wedding-trends-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/big-fat-indian-wedding-trends-2015#comments Weddings desi wedding trends Indian wedding trends Special Events Blog Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:04:00 +0000 19091 at http://specialevents.com How to secure exclusive venues for your clients http://specialevents.com/blog/how-secure-exclusive-venues-your-clients <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Special event expert Sally Webb Berry gives tips on securing exclusive, prestigious venues for special event clients</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/special-events-blog">Special Events Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/blog/how-secure-exclusive-venues-your-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-secure-exclusive-venues-your-clients#comments Venues special event venues Special Events Blog Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:52:00 +0000 19031 at http://specialevents.com