CAREER

Guest Post: Software That Will Enhance Your Events

Guest Post: Software That Will Enhance Your Events

  The world of event management is forever changing. No longer just about a speaker, some hand-outs and an attentive audience, events now demand the usage of technology in order to command engagement. With the emergence of new technologies comes new ways in which they can be of benefit to anyone organizing an event. Here, […]

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Social Media for Events 101

Social Media for Events 101

  Are you promoting your event using social media? If not, you should be. It’s free publicity! The key to success with social media is engagement. The goal is to engage with your guests and encourage guests to engage with others. Here are the social media for events basics:     Facebook –          Create an […]

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Coordinator Confessions: Deanie Michelle Yuska of Deanie Michelle Events

Coordinator Confessions: Deanie Michelle Yuska of Deanie Michelle Events

  Based in Dallas, Texas, Deanie Michelle Yuska personally works closely with each client to ensure a seamless planning experience and a flawless wedding weekend. She is dedicated to creating and orchestrating weddings that blend style and tradition, pulling it all together with elegance and grace. Her boutique management style and comprehensive service offerings takes […]

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PARTY TIPS & TRICKS

Wedding Tipping Guide

Wedding Tipping Guide

  Knowing who to tip and how much for an event can be very overwhelming. But with this wedding tipping guide, you should be well prepared. Make sure to prepare your tips in separate envelopes prior to the event so that you will be ready to hand them out at the event’s close when concluding. […]

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Guest Post: 5 Challenges of Planning an Outdoor Event – and How to Overcome Them

Guest Post: 5 Challenges of Planning an Outdoor Event – and How to Overcome Them

  Planning an event can be challenging enough in its own right. When you are planning for an event that is held outdoors, a whole new set of additional potential problems arise. While this can make even the calmest and collected event planner feel a bit flustered, there is no need to worry. With the […]

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Photographer

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Photographer

  Determining which photographer to choose for your wedding or event can seem like a very daunting task. With these top 10 questions to ask your photographer, you’ll be prepared and well-equipped to make the right decision!     1. What is your photographic approach/style? 2. Do you have a portfolio I can review and […]

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PARTY INSPIRATION

Pool Party Decor

Pool Party Decor

  With the summer now in full swing, bring on the pool parties! When decorating for your upcoming outdoor event, don’t forget the pool party decor! It can be as simple as throwing some inflatables in the water or more time-consuming like creating floating flower pomanders. Small decorative touches can make just as much of […]

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Trend Alert: Chalkboard Event Decor

Trend Alert: Chalkboard Event Decor

    What do you think of the chalkboard event decor trend? Personally I hated using chalk on chalkboards back in school. But now with chalkboard paint and chalk-like ink, I think it’s a whole lot better. The nice thing about chalkboard event decor is that it’s black and white, so it generally goes with […]

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Crazy for Calligraphy

Crazy for Calligraphy

  I love calligraphy, don’t you? It’s so elegant and sophisticated. Calligraphy is considered to be one of the oldest traditions for writing manuscripts, dating back to ancient Greek that translates to “beauty writing.”   Being able to execute a calligraphic style of hand writing is definitely one of those items on my bucket list […]

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TREND ALERTS

2014 Tabletop Trends

2014 Tabletop Trends

  There are plenty of exciting 2014 tabletop trends that really make your theme come alive! Putting together a tablescape can be a very creative and fun process. If you feel overwhelmed by the prospect of putting together a design, try to focus on one of these trends. Focus on one statement element, then build […]

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Top 3 Color Trends of 2014

Top 3 Color Trends of 2014

  Although we are halfway into 2014, it’s not too late to talk about color trends of 2014. This year’s colors are characterized by varying shades of greys, metallics and bright, bold colors. Try a combination of these trends or incorporate them into other color combinations. Decorating your party with color schemes should be fun […]

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Trend Alert: Boxwood Hedge Decor

Trend Alert: Boxwood Hedge Decor

  Boxwood hedge decor is IN! I like the look of boxwood hedges – clean, crisp, and an element of bright green found in nature. I think it’s an easy way to add some luxe to your event. It would be great at a spring garden party or summer evening soiree!         […]

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FOOD AND DRINK

Happy Tequila Day!

Happy Tequila Day!

  Today is national Tequila Day! Go ahead and sit back, relax, and enjoy a yummy margarita. Take a look at these fun ways to incorporate tequila into your next event.                 ~Have a great weekend!~    

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Trend Alert: Naked Cakes

Trend Alert: Naked Cakes

  What do you think of the naked cake trend? At first read, a naked cake sounds too plain and boring, but they actually can be very beautiful with their exposed layers and creamy tiers of buttercream frosting. Naked cakes are typically seen with circular tiers but they can also be made in other shapes […]

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Harlem Vintners Introduce Maenad Wine

Harlem Vintners Introduce Maenad Wine

  Harlem Vintners is taking US by storm with their innovative approach to serving wine at events! Nine months ago, Matt Dollar (co-founder of Harlem Vintners) and his friends decided to liberate wine from glass bottles and long-stemmed glasses. They started in the living room of their apartment on 113th and Malcom X, making wine […]

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WEEKLY SERIES

Cake of the Week: Romantic Cake by C. Marie Sweets

Cake of the Week: Romantic Cake by C. Marie Sweets

  This week’s cake is a beautiful romantic floral cake by C. Marie Sweets. This cake is made of white and gold fondant and has hand-painted pastillage flowers. C. Marie’s favorite flavor this summer is their classic vanilla butter cake with fresh strawberries and apricot scented Italian meringue buttercream. This cake is perfect for a […]

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Cake of the Week: Hobbies Cake by Diane Michelle Cakes

Cake of the Week: Hobbies Cake by Diane Michelle Cakes

  This week’s cake is all about the couple and their hobbies and interests. It’s whimsical and fun but also shows off what they couple loves. The cake sat on a photo collage of the couple, adding one more personalized layer to the whole look. A hobbies cake is a great touch for a wedding, […]

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Cake of the Week: Texas Cake by Bake Rejoice

Cake of the Week: Texas Cake by Bake Rejoice

  This Texas cake by Bake Rejoice is so unique! It’s sure to be a great conversation piece at your wedding or event. This awesome dessert is Bake Rejoice’s signature “yellow rose of Texas” cake with a hounds-tooth look using Texas-shaped fondant cut-outs and topped with an over-sized fondant yellow rose. Hey, everything’s bigger in […]

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

How to Make Your Invitations Stand Out

How to Make Your Invitations Stand Out

| July 21, 2014 | 8 Comments

  Your invitation is the very first thing that a guest will see about your event. So make your invitations stand out! Your invitation should reflect the tone or theme of your event, regardless of whether it’s a birthday, mitzvah, wedding, etc. There are plenty of ways to make your invitations unique and customized.   […]

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Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Videographer

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Videographer

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Videographers are becoming more and more common at weddings, mitzvahs and parties these days. One of the most common wedding regrets cited is that the couple decided not to hire a videographer. Party footage no longer has to feel boring, long and drawn out with awkward guest moments and elevator music. Instead they are […]

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Friday Five: Festival Fashion

Friday Five: Festival Fashion

| June 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

  I am ecstatic to be going to Austin City Limits this year with my sister in October! I’ve always wanted to go and this will be my first year. I went to the first annual Dallas based music festival, Suburbia, in April, and fell in love with the festival experience. That was the first […]

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Balloon Party Inspiration

Balloon Party Inspiration

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

  When you think of balloons at events, what pops into mind? I tend to think of a clown making balloon animals or décor for a young child’s birthday party. Although those seem like the obvious options, there are plenty of other chic ways to incorporate balloon décor into your event! They are great for […]

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10 Reasons to Hire an Event Planner

10 Reasons to Hire an Event Planner

| June 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

  I think we all can agree that weddings are stressful. But they certainly don’t have to be for the wedding party! Many people think that hiring an event planner would be more costly however one of planners’ specialties is leveraging their relationships in the industry to get you the best deals possible! Event planners […]

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Graduation Party Inspiration

Graduation Party Inspiration

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

    It’s that season for graduation parties! I just attended my cousin’s graduation party this past weekend. It’s such an exciting time for graduates – I love new beginnings! Black and white photos and black and white photo collages are wonderful decor elements for a graduation party. You can also make fun recreations on […]

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