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Melanie Woodward

Updated Articles and Resources

By Melanie Woodward

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Value Plus Offerings for Event Planning Services Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      What’s it going to take to become one of the best event planning services in your area? Three words – that little extra.
    • Getting the Word Out About Your Event Planning Services Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Becoming a professional event planner is exciting and rewarding. Before we get to that stage, though, we have to build a loyal group of customers.
    • Marketing Your Event Planning Business Online Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      A creative online marketing plan can make all the difference between an event planning hobby and a growing business with lots of income.
    • Five Ways an Event Planning Business Can Grow Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Build momentum for your event planning business by following these five basic business-building essentials.
    • Planning Special Events Requires Great Partnerships Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      A team of preferred vendors can help you deliver what you promise to event planning customers. Follow the rules of great partnerships to build your team.
    • 5 Unique Ideas for Planning World Cup Events Created: Monday, May 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      With the FIFA World Cup Brazil fast approaching in a few weeks, have you thought about planning your own World Cup events?
    • When Planning Special Events Becomes Your Business Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      When you’re ready to take planning special events from hobby to business, there are important first steps you’ll need to take.
    • 10 Tips for Planning an Outdoor Music Festival Created: Thursday, July 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Planning an outdoor music festival is such an exciting process. To make sure that your music festival is a complete success, follow these tips...
    • How To Plan Corporate Baseball Outings Created: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      One of the best ways to build relationships with customers and employees is to bring them to a baseball game. The key to successful event planning for a baseball event is to plan early.
    • Dress Code for Events at a Thoroughbred Horse Racing Track Created: Sunday, March 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Event planners should notify guests of required dress code attire for a day at the races.
    • How To Negotiate with a Hotel Created: Thursday, February 01, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      As hotel sales continues to increase costs for guest rooms, meeting space and catering services, how can event planners negotiate the best deal?
    • 5 Tips for Hiring Event Security Teams: Keeping your Event Safe and Sound Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Tips for hiring event security teams to help to keep your event safe and secure, whether it’s a high-profile celebrity event, a conference or a music festival.
    • Wedding Candy Buffets: A Sweet Ending to Your Wedding Created: Sunday, February 27, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Instructions for how to select candy, display containers, and take-home containers for a wedding candy buffet. Wedding candy in every color scheme. Creative display options and links to further wed...
    • Sweet Sendoffs: Wedding Bubbles, Wands, Sparklers, Flower Petals and More Created: Sunday, February 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Your wedding guests will love celebrating your wedding ceremony or reception with these wedding bubbles, wedding confetti, wedding rice and other fun ideas. Explore modern wedding favors like weddi...
    • What Key Facts About the London Eye Should You Know for Planning Events? Created: Monday, March 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Considering a visit to London and wanting to find a unique venue for a group activity? The London Eye may be what you're looking for. Whether you're hosting an event there or wanting to replicate s...
    • How To Build a Successful Event Business, Whatever The Season Created: Monday, June 23, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      If your niche is season specific, you may worry about how to maintain your seasonal event planning business during slow times. Don’t panic though...
    • Quick Tips Offered by Event Planners That You Can Use Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      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.
    • Wedding Planners Must Have Strong Organizational Skills Created: Monday, June 01, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Full service wedding planners typically manages about 12-20 weddings each year, and a wedding day coordinator handles about 50. Learn what organizational skills are required to become a wedding pla...
    • Catering Created: Thursday, December 23, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Catering is the activity of providing food and beverage for events.
    • Custom Healthy Breakfast Buffet Menu for Business Meeting Created: Saturday, August 18, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Sometimes you just want to go off the menu and create your own healthy breakfast buffet for your morning business meeting or event. And while most hotels and caterers offer great packaged and a la ...
    • What is a Pre-Con? Created: Sunday, September 14, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      A pre-con meeting is a meeting that is held with event vendors and suppliers where the event or program is scheduled to take place. It is held usually one or two days prior to the actual event, and...
    • What You Should Know About Mishandled Checked Luggage on Airlines Created: Sunday, May 31, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Should business travelers and other passengers pay higher fees for checked baggage when the volume of mishandled airline baggage and lost luggage remains high? An in-depth look at mishandled airlin...
    • How to Hire an Event Planner Created: Monday, July 26, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Whether you're looking to hire someone to plan a a family event or to handle your meetings and seminars, keep these steps in mind when hiring an event planner.
    • Thoroughbred Race Tracks Created: Sunday, March 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      If you're considering a unique venue in your town or elsewhere, this listing of thoroughbred horse tracks throughout the U.S. will help streamline some of your research.
    • Step-by-Step Conference Planning Guide Created: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Planning a conference is a big task, so you want to get organized from the start. Here is our complete guide to organizing a conference from start to finish." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • How to Organize a Bridal Show? Created: Thursday, May 14, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Looking to organize -- or attend -- a bridal show and expo? This is a great place for wedding suppliers to promote themselves, and a fun challenge for the bridal show organizer. Learn how.
    • Building the Menu: Lunch Options Created: Saturday, May 05, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      A closer look at the various lunch menu options for your meeting or event, and what unique touches will make your meal memorable.
    • Office Retirement Party Ideas Created: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Looking to add some fun to your office retirement party? Here are some games, guests, and entertainment options to consider." itemprop="description">
    • How to Make Sure Your Event Contracts are Watertight Created: Thursday, June 19, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Contract advice for event planners wanting to make sure their business is a continued success. What is an Event Contract and Why do I Need One?
    • Key Event Planning Skills to Highlight on Your Resume Created: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Make sure you incoporate some or all of these event planning skills into your resume and interviews." itemprop="description"> Monday, January 28, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Today's conference attendee expects more than just speakers. They want unique engagement opportunities that are not available in other formats." itemprop="description" Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      social media, client buy-in, sustainability and professional development are among the top issues facing event and meeting planners in 2010 and beyond." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...

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