Special Events Magazine http://specialevents.com/rss.xml en How Leaving Social Media Out of Your Next Event Could Cost You http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/how-leaving-social-media-out-your-next-event-could-cost-you <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Kirk </div> <div class="field-deck"> Jeff Kirk of Corporate Magic shares why you can't miss the social media boat </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Jeff Kirk of Corporate Magic shares why you can't miss the social media boat</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/how-leaving-social-media-out-your-next-event-could-cost-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/corporate-events/how-leaving-social-media-out-your-next-event-could-cost-you#comments Corporate Events Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:38:00 +0000 19301 at http://specialevents.com What's Renting--Hottest Party Rental Items http://specialevents.com/rental/whats-renting-hottest-party-rental-items <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Party rental pros prefer to rent what&#39;s already in the warehouse, but when clients keep calling for certain pieces, they have to give in and stock up. Here, some of the items that are flying out of event rental warehouses.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://specialevents.com/rental/whats-renting-hottest-party-rental-items#comments Rental Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:28:00 +0000 19281 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Sep. 10, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-sep-10-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ulrike Ellmann of Vok Dams returns to Germany, and Vail wants your event pitch </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ulrike Ellmann of Vok Dams returns to Germany, and Vail wants your event pitch</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-sep-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-sep-10-2014#comments archive Silver Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:42:00 +0000 19271 at http://specialevents.com Up on the Roof: Exquisite Events Creates a Fashion Industry Dinner http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/roof-exquisite-events-creates-fashion-industry-dinner <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Madiha Khan and the team from<a href="http://www.exquisevents.com" target="_blank"> Exquisite Events </a>help fete a fashion blogger with a stylish dinner atop the Vivienne Westwood store in Hollywood. <a href="http://bradypuryear.com/" target="_blank">Photos by Brady Puryear Photography.</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/roof-exquisite-events-creates-fashion-industry-dinner#comments Photo Galleries Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:39:00 +0000 19261 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 Branded Photo Charging Stations, New Maxcolor Table Shirt Light, Custom Photo Booth Experience http://specialevents.com/event-tools/branded-photo-charging-stations-new-maxcolor-table-shirt-light-custom-photo-booth-experi <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>DSK Offers Branded Phone Charging Stations</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/branded-photo-charging-stations-new-maxcolor-table-shirt-light-custom-photo-booth-experi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/branded-photo-charging-stations-new-maxcolor-table-shirt-light-custom-photo-booth-experi#comments Event Tools Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:15:00 +0000 19231 at http://specialevents.com The DMC Evolution: From Ground Operator to Global Partner http://specialevents.com/archive/dmc-evolution-ground-operator-global-partner <div class="field-byline"> Chris Lee </div> <div class="field-deck"> DMC expert Chris Lee looks at where DMCs started and what the future holds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>DMC expert Chris Lee looks at where DMCs started and what the future holds</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/dmc-evolution-ground-operator-global-partner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/dmc-evolution-ground-operator-global-partner#comments archive Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:53:00 +0000 19201 at http://specialevents.com To Market, To Market: KBY Designs Dreams up a Market-theme Bar Mitzvah http://specialevents.com/bar-bat-mitzvahschildrens-events/market-market-kby-designs-dreams-market-theme-bar-mitzvah <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>KBY Designs develops a bold, brilliant open-air market as the festive party setting for a bar mitzvah. And that&#39;s not all--the second half of the event features a night club where guests could party till the wee hours. <a href="http://www.lovka.com" target="_blank">Photos by Lovka.</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/bar-bat-mitzvahschildrens-events/market-market-kby-designs-dreams-market-theme-bar-mitzvah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/bar-bat-mitzvahschildrens-events/market-market-kby-designs-dreams-market-theme-bar-mitzvah#comments Bar-Bat Mitzvahs/Children's Events Photo Galleries Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:39:00 +0000 19191 at http://specialevents.com Recommended Reading for Sep. 3, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/recommended-reading-sep-3-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Recommended articles this month include the pressure of rising food prices on client behavior, the big payoff from little fees for hotels, and the Obama family's visit to their chef's wedding </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Recommended articles this month include the pressure of rising food prices on client behavior, the big payoff from little fees for hotels, and the Obama family's visit to their chef's wedding</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/recommended-reading-sep-3-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/recommended-reading-sep-3-2014#comments archive Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:36:00 +0000 19181 at http://specialevents.com <p>Soaring beef prices are pushing hamburgers off caterer menus.&nbsp;</p> Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News 7 Tips for Successful Fundraising Galas http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/7-tips-successful-fundraising-galas <div class="field-deck"> Gala expert Alison Silcoff shares secrets to fundraising success </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Alison Silcoff, longtime mastermind of the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Ball—a perennial Gala Award winner—offers her tips on the "never to be broken" rules for fundraising galas</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/7-tips-successful-fundraising-galas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/7-tips-successful-fundraising-galas#comments Galas/Fundraisers Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:20:00 +0000 19171 at http://specialevents.com <p>The fanciful Alice in Wonderland theme at the 2012 Daffodil Ball, a Gala Award-winner for Alison Silcoff Events and team.</p> 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 Special Events Business News for Sep. 3, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-sep-3-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Jennifer Ginsberg has joined JPdL Toronto and Niagara as director of sales</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-sep-3-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-sep-3-2014#comments archive Silver Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:47:00 +0000 19141 at http://specialevents.com <p>Jennifer Ginsberg joins JPdL</p> Custom Flavor/Labeled Ice Creams, New Trash Can Covers, Erasable LED Writing Boards http://specialevents.com/event-tools/custom-flavorlabeled-ice-creams-new-trash-can-covers-erasable-led-writing-boards <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>eCreamery Creates Custom Ice Creams, Gelatos</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/custom-flavorlabeled-ice-creams-new-trash-can-covers-erasable-led-writing-boards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/custom-flavorlabeled-ice-creams-new-trash-can-covers-erasable-led-writing-boards#comments Event Tools Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:06:00 +0000 19131 at http://specialevents.com Napa Event Industry Unshaken After 6.0 Earthquake http://specialevents.com/weddings/napa-event-industry-unshaken-after-60-earthquake <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> Despite the worst temblor in 25 years, events largely go on as planned </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Despite the worst temblor in 25 years, events largely go on as planned, local experts say</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/napa-event-industry-unshaken-after-60-earthquake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/napa-event-industry-unshaken-after-60-earthquake#comments Weddings Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:33:00 +0000 19121 at http://specialevents.com <p>California&#39;s Napa Valley, a premier wedding destination.</p> Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Foot-stomping 50th: Elias Events Designs an 'Outlaw' 50th Birthday Party http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/foot-stomping-50th-elias-events-designs-outlaw-50th-birthday-party <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Everything's bigger in Texas, including this "outlaw" 50th birthday party from Elias Events for a huntin', fishin' man's man.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/foot-stomping-50th-elias-events-designs-outlaw-50th-birthday-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/foot-stomping-50th-elias-events-designs-outlaw-50th-birthday-party#comments Photo Galleries Themed Events Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:01:00 +0000 19111 at http://specialevents.com Special Events Business News for Aug. 27, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-aug-27-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> News this week includes a new wedding coordinator at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park and an exciting new role for event pro Mary Tribble </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>News this week includes a new wedding coordinator at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park and an exciting new role for event pro Mary Tribble</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-aug-27-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-aug-27-2014#comments archive Silver Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:31:00 +0000 19101 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 What You're Reading: Top Special Events Articles for August 2014 http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-august-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From desi weddings to the best in corporate branding, here are the top stories on Specialevents.com for August 2014</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-august-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/what-youre-reading-top-special-events-articles-august-2014#comments Photo Galleries Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 19071 at http://specialevents.com Classic's New Provence Line, Kool's Lighted Dance Platforms, Halloween Performers from Live Art by Julie http://specialevents.com/event-tools/classics-new-provence-line-kools-lighted-dance-platforms-halloween-performers-live-art-j <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>New products for special events include Classic's New Provence Line, Kool's lighted dance platforms, Halloween performers from Live Art by Julie</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/classics-new-provence-line-kools-lighted-dance-platforms-halloween-performers-live-art-j" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/classics-new-provence-line-kools-lighted-dance-platforms-halloween-performers-live-art-j#comments Event Tools Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:24:00 +0000 19061 at http://specialevents.com Esprit Award Winners Honored at ISES Live 2014 in Seattle http://specialevents.com/ises/esprit-award-winners-honored-ises-live-2014-seattle <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The International Special Events Society takes the international stage with the 2014 Esprit Awards honoring outstanding special events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/esprit-award-winners-honored-ises-live-2014-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/esprit-award-winners-honored-ises-live-2014-seattle#comments ISES Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:34:00 +0000 19051 at http://specialevents.com ISES Live 2014 Brings Education, Inspiration http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-live-2014-brings-education-inspiration <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Days 2 and 3 follow the format launched last year with Thought Talks and Deep Dives</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-live-2014-brings-education-inspiration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-live-2014-brings-education-inspiration#comments ISES Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:29:00 +0000 19041 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 Special Events Business News for Aug. 20, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-aug-20-2014-0 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hannah Strong joins Peyton Evens, and ISES names its 2014-2015 board and officers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-aug-20-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/special-events-business-news-aug-20-2014-0#comments archive Silver Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:52:00 +0000 19011 at http://specialevents.com <p>Hannah Strong joins Peyton Events</p> Recommended Reading for Aug. 20, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/recommended-reading-aug-20-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="field-deck"> Great articles this week cover big paychecks for DJs, tips on building event budgets and winning wedding client referrals </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Great articles this week cover big paychecks for DJs, tips on building event budgets and winning wedding client referrals</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/recommended-reading-aug-20-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/recommended-reading-aug-20-2014#comments archive Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:22:00 +0000 18991 at http://specialevents.com <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; color: rgb(95, 91, 98); background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">DJ David Guetta, one of the top earners, performs during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013, in Las Vegas.</span></p> Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images ISES Live 2014 Debuts in Seattle http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-live-2014-debuts-seattle <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>ISES honors outstanding volunteers and chapters with its Spirit of Excellence awards as Think ISES 2014 launches in Seattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-live-2014-debuts-seattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/ises/ises-live-2014-debuts-seattle#comments ISES Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:31:00 +0000 18981 at http://specialevents.com Canning Jar-style Drinking Glasses, Easy-to-use Video Mapping Software, 'Floating' Illusion Material http://specialevents.com/event-tools/canning-jar-style-drinking-glasses-easy-use-video-mapping-software-floating-illusion-mat <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Products for special event planners include canning jar-style drinking glasses, easy-to-use video mapping software, 'floating' illusion material</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/event-tools/canning-jar-style-drinking-glasses-easy-use-video-mapping-software-floating-illusion-mat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/event-tools/canning-jar-style-drinking-glasses-easy-use-video-mapping-software-floating-illusion-mat#comments Event Tools Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:16:00 +0000 18971 at http://specialevents.com Wedded to Color: Significant Events of Texas Designs a Desi Wedding http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedded-color-significant-events-texas-designs-desi-wedding <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>A bridal couple honors their heritages with a brilliant, beautiful multi-day wedding designed by Significant Events of Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedded-color-significant-events-texas-designs-desi-wedding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/wedded-color-significant-events-texas-designs-desi-wedding#comments Photo Galleries Weddings Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:23:00 +0000 18961 at http://specialevents.com Toledo Pros Keep Events Afloat Despite Water Ban http://specialevents.com/catering/toledo-pros-keep-events-afloat-despite-water-ban <div class="field-byline"> Lisa Hurley </div> <div class="field-deck"> The event industry in Toledo, Ohio, was left high and dry over the weekend when city fathers—alarmed by toxins in the water supply caused by an algae bloom—imposed a two-day ban on drinking and washing with city tap water </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The event industry in Toledo, Ohio, was left high and dry over the weekend when city fathers—alarmed by toxins in the water supply caused by an algae bloom—imposed a two-day ban on drinking and washing with city tap water</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/catering/toledo-pros-keep-events-afloat-despite-water-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/catering/toledo-pros-keep-events-afloat-despite-water-ban#comments Catering Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 18951 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Benkrut / Copyright ThinkStock How social media walls are optimizing events and producing results http://specialevents.com/blog/how-social-media-walls-are-optimizing-events-and-producing-results <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Install some walls--social media walls, that is--at your next event to make sure social media messages keep flowing.</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-social-media-walls-are-optimizing-events-and-producing-results" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/blog/how-social-media-walls-are-optimizing-events-and-producing-results#comments Idea Notion IdeaCloud social media walls Special Events Blog Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:21:00 +0000 18931 at http://specialevents.com Recommended Reading Aug. 6, 2014 http://specialevents.com/archive/recommended-reading-aug-6-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Special Events Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>How tough do regulations on tents need to be to keep guests safe while keeping tent companies in business?</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://specialevents.com/archive/recommended-reading-aug-6-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/archive/recommended-reading-aug-6-2014#comments archive Wed, 06 Aug 2014 03:27:00 +0000 18911 at http://specialevents.com Photo by Matt Cardy/Copyright Getty Images News