Event Planning Basics
Help Your Clients Plan a Big Wedding on a Small Budget
This article outlines many ways to creatively save money while planning a big, beautiful wedding. Read this article to learn cost-cutting measures for cheap catering, dresses, photography, invitations and more. Weddings don't have to be expensive to be beautiful.
Corporate Yacht Charters for Private Events
Searching for a unique venue for that next board meeting or corporate retreat? Consider a corporate yacht charter - Disney style.
Wine Events at Wineries and Cellars
Interested in planning a wine event in a cave or cellar? Clos Pegase Winery turns events into wine theatre.
How to Plan a Small Meeting
8 steps to planning a productive small meeting.
6 Targets for Trimming Event Costs
Is our event budget coming up a bit short? Take a look at these ideas for slashing costs.
The Complete Guide to Event Budgeting
Creating an event budget can be difficult since expenses come from several different categories. Here is a comprehensive guide to sorting it all out.
Event Planning 101: Drafting Essential Details
There is an order of operations to event planning, and looking past the basics can cost you time and money.
Government Meeting Planners Should Choose City, Venues and Suppliers for Events
Federal agencies have been accused of banning Las Vegas, Orlando and other destinations from government meetings. Learn more about the issues.
Event Planning Videos: New Additions to Our Library
About.com has just released a series of insightful video for event and wedding planners. Here is an overview of each one.
Online Event Registration Solutions Reviewed
Many online event registration software options have been created and are now available to help event planners. We have reviewed some of the popular online event registration systems out there.
Event Planning Questions to Ask Your Potential Clients
Before working with a prospective event planning client, ask these important questions to make sure you are compatible.
An Introduction to Event Rental Agreements
Follow these guidelines to insure your event rental experience is a positive one.
Smart Ideas for an Effective Registration Table
Your registration table may not be the highlight of your event, but don't forget these essentials of your guests may turn on you!
The Small Event Planning Checklist
Follow these steps to plan a small event that your audience will remember.
An Outline of Event Planning Expenses
The complete list of expense categories for developing an event planning budget.
Business Event Planning: Fulfilling Your Role as a Planner
Make your business event shine by helping executives deliver their message in an engaging way.
A Magic Way to Eliminate Event Complaints?
You can avoid dealing with complaints from event attendees by proactively squashing potential issues.
6 Big Event Planning Mistakes You Can Prevent Now
Watch out for these potential mistakes that can quickly bring chaos to even a well-planned event.
Crafting Good Sponsorship Proposals for Fundraising Events
Selling event sponsorships is one of the best ways to insure your fundraising event succeeds financially.
5 Essential Safety Measures for Event Planners
Safety and security are hot topics in event planning. Here are some easy ways for planners to cover their all of their bases.
What Makes a Conference General Sessions Memorable?
General sessions set the tone of conferences and conventions. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.
What is Events Management?
Event management is the work performed by those who plan events, meetings, conferences, and other special events. Learn more about this profession.
Managing Last Minute Food Requests
Late registration and food requests are going to happen, but it is how you manage them that determines your success factor.
Private Events - How to Avoid Public and Media Attention for …
Share your suggestions about how to keep the media and others from prying into your private events.
Five most common types of business events
With more than $120 billion being spent annually on meetings, learn more about the most common types of business events that organizations hold.
Trade Show Booth Etiquette Can Attract or Repel Attendees
Corporate and association event planners are often called upon to manage a trade show booth and portions of an exhibit floor. In this capacity, it's important for event planners to advise trade show booth staff about trade show etiquette on the exhibit floor.
Basic Supply Kit for Seminars and Conferences
In my experience, event planners spend a lot of time Every event and meeting planner should have an office supplies kit in storage containers that they can bring with them for event set-up. These items will help prepare any planner to address a range of last minute complications that require business supplies.
How to Increase Attendance for Business Meetings and Events
Several steps can be taken to increase attendance for business meetings and events. To increase the RSVPs, some tips include creating great agendas, maintain sensitivity to the calendar and clock, Tips include: create a great agenda, choose convenient locations, target the right guests, send numerous invitations, and establish a reputation for having the best events in town.
Quick Tips Offered by Event Planners That You Can Use
Have you ever been interested in reading fun and practical ideas that other event planners have collected over the years. Check out these ideas and more.
6 New Event Planning Videos
Our latest event planning video cover topics like invitations, corporate events, and venue selection.
4 Overlooked Resources that Planners Should Be Utilizing
Event planners need to maximize all of their resources if they want to produce the highest level of events.
Business Events - Event Invitations - Tips to Increase Attendance at Business...
What top tips do you suggest event planners should use to increase attendance and RSVPs at business events and meetings?
What Meeting and Event Planners Should Expect When Attending a Hosted Tour
International event and meeting planners may familiarize themselves with a variety of destinations around the world by attending hosted tours that are tied to international trade shows.
Convention and Meeting Planning Tips
The MPI WEC 2008 offers an excellent opportunity for meeting and event planners to gain professional development, and the Congress can also be viewed as a source of inspiration for event and meeting planning tips.
What is APEX?
APEX is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council that is bringing together all stakeholders in the development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiencies throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. Check out the tools designed to help event planners.
Guidelines for Planning Public Events
Neighborhood organizations host special events such as outdoor festivals, street fairs or carnivals. And this requires working closely with government agencies. The Mayor's Office of Special Events in Chicago has created its Special Events Resource Guide and Special Events Permit Package, which includes practical ideas that other towns and cities may wish to incorporate.
Tips for Event Planners Who Create Community Food Festivals
If you are planning an outdoor festival for the first time or wanting to expand an existing festival, the event planners behind the Taste of Chicago 2007 offer some quick tips for general planning, operations management, sponsorships, talent management and marketing/public relations.
Sponsorship Categories for Community Festivals
Event organizers should create corporate sponsorship categories to generate revenue and expand programming options. Organizers of the Taste of Chicago share their approach to securing corporate support.
Beach Parties for Convention Events
Considering a beach party for your upcoming convention or event? Check out how the Fairmont Hawaii transforms its oceanfront into opening night receptions.
Conference Content that Attracts More Attendees
Attract more attendees to your conference by featuring awesome content.
Tips to Manage Event Planning Information Flow
Control the flow of communications during the planning stage to avoid mistakes.
Signage Strategies to Manage Conference Flow
Proper use of event signage will make insure all your attendees end up in the right place.
Selling Your Venue Choice to Executive Decision Makers
Effective ways to communicate to your team why you recommend Site A over Site B
How Small and Medium-Sized Organizations May Approach Meetings and Events
8 steps for small and mid-sized organizations to create successful, and strategic meetings and events programs.
Wedding Theme: Winter Wonderland Wedding Decorations
Learn how a Washington, DC hotel wedding was transformed into a winter wonderland for New Year's Eve. This article describes the wedding decorations, including flowers, linens and lighting, that made this wedding theme beautiful and unique.
Wedding Invitation Wording Made Easy: How to Find the Best Invitation Wording
The best websites for finding wedding invitation wording for all wedding situations. See the royal wedding invitation used for the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.
Save the Dates With Style - Unique Wedding Save the Dates Your Guests Will...
With busy schedules and fluctuating travel costs, it's a smart idea to notify your intended wedding guests about your big day as far in advance as possible. Out-of-town guests will especially appreciate this thoughtful gesture. Wedding save-the-dates are a stylish way to let your family and friends know which day you'll be saying "I do." Here...