Decorating On A Dime

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I’ve been a part of planning events for most of my life, and in those thousands of events, I’ve been a part of just about every kind of decoration imaginable on just about every budget. Even in the past few years, I have put together tablescapes that have cost several hundred dollars and I’ve also […]

The Most Meaningful Family Ocassions

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A lot of times when I meet with a bride and groom to design their wedding, we talk about what their family special occasions look like. Personally, I think it is awkward for a family to typically have special occasions at a pizza restaurant or with paper plates to have a formal dinner at a […]

Taking The Lead As A Volunteer Event Chair

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I love working with volunteers. It fascinates me the different levels of passion, commitment and knowledge they bring to events. I love that men and women have such a strong connection to an organization that they are wiling to give of their time and resources to head up an event. They are willing to put […]

It’s Taboo…

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I feel compelled to tell you about a dirty dark secret. It’s pretty bad. In the event industry it’s taboo and no one really speaks of it. Are you ready? Stop reading now, if you can’t handle it. It’s called “Cross-rentals”. It’s one of those horrible things in our industry that can frustrate people, make […]

It Takes a Team

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I have a friend in the business who wrote recently about managing their business so that they were never in a place that they couldn’t handle their events in the best way. I will confess, it was convicting to me. I analyzed and contemplated. I observed. This week, we are coming off a very, very […]

I Love New York City!

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I love New York City! My apologies to L.A. and Chicago, you are still my favorites, too – but let me focus on NYC first. I love that the people of New York are typically on the cutting edge of the world. I love that there is so much in such little space and in […]

When Things Don’t Go As Expected

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Adam keeps us moving in the area of social media. A few days ago, I was chatting with him in the doorway of his office and he said, “I’ve got an idea for a blog!” “Sure, I love your ideas!” – I didn’t hesitate. “How bout writing about the event last month that had so […]

Why Do We Do What We Do

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Why do we do what we do? Many times young people see event planners in television shows, movies or even on a local level and are in awe of the job and it even becomes a dream job for many. I will admit, it’s a pretty cool gig – but not because of meeting famous […]

Live Theater

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I love live theater! Every chance I get, I ‘m standing in line to get into the theater and catch the latest show. I’ve never been a huge movie fan and television is only good, if I’m accomplishing something else, but I don’t miss a chance to see a stage show. Musicals are the best. […]

The Magic of Color

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Small overnight packages began arriving this week as we ordered tablecloths and samples from some of the nations best suppliers. We are looking for the perfect color and texture for an upcoming event. We need 100 tablecloths– and that narrows down the prospects. I have always been a “color” person – a person who loves […]