Are You Doing What You Are Capable Of?

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  Are you doing even half of what you are capable of doing?

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The Special Event Conference & Trade Show

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The Special Event Show (TSE) is January 6-8, 2015 in Anaheim, California The Special Event education program delivers more than 100 education sessions organized into six different tracks: Business & Professional Development, C-Level Executives, Event Management, Event Technology, Catering and the ever popular Wedding Trends. Each session topic is carefully crafted to meet the educational needs [Read On]

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Favorite web articles

 Don’t Neglect the Bathrooms When Designing an Event {Preston Bailey Blog} Yellow Wedding Flower Inspiration {Flirty Fleurs} Quick and Easy Free Business Plan for Creative Businesses {Sage Wedding Pros} Are You Actually Ranking in Search Engines? {Bride Appeal} Branding Your Wedding Business {Wedding & Event Institute} Happy Friday!  

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12 Reasons NOT to Become a Wedding Planner

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There is no doubt that being a wedding planner can be fun and incredibly rewarding. Going to catering and cake tastings, choosing linens and helping clients decide on the perfect centerpieces are absolutely fun. Seeing months of hard work come together on a perfect wedding day is one of the most rewarding experiences many wedding [Read On]

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You Can Learn Self Confidence

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Unique Twists for a Halloween Wedding

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Have you ever sat down with new clients who originally told you they were going for a fall wedding, and then come to find out the romantic rustic fall wedding you thought you were planning turns out to involve costumes instead of black ties and jack-o-lanterns instead of gorgeous fall blooms? Before you run and [Read On]

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Favorite web articles

The Ultimate Guide to Selling When You Hate Sales {Laura McCulloch} Top Trade Show Trends for 2014-2015 {Meetings Magazine} How to Plan a Happy Weekend {Live Bold and Bloom} Businesses that Begin as a Side Hustle are More Likely to Succeed {Alexis Grant} Essential Tips for Planning Destination Weddings {Preston Bailey’s Blog} Happy Friday!

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Marketing your Business after the Wedding is Over

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After a wedding is over I am EXHAUSTED!  It can be very easy to toss the couple’s file on my desk and move on, but I realized I was missing a lot of opportunities to market my business. So, in addition to my planning checklist in each file, I have my post-wedding marketing checklist. Until [Read On]

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Quick Tip: Managing Leads During Busy Season

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During the week of a wedding or event, we may be running around like a crazy person with last minute errands, phone calls and a mile long to-do list. It can be even more stressful when there are inquiries coming in that you can’t seem to get to. Here is a quick response you can [Read On]

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Favorite web articles

The One Thing Your Competitors Can’t Steal {Laura McColloch} Hiring the Right Person for the Right Job {Sage Wedding Pros} Considerations When Planning a Corporate Party {Meetings & Events Media Group} How to Budget Your Time When You Work from Home {WAHM.com} 8 Traits of Successful Event Planners {Planning Pod Blog} Happy Friday!

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Day in the Life | Erin Padgett

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Welcome to our “Day in the Life” series! We feature wedding and event planners from around the world with many different levels of experience. If you would like to be featured, download our questionnaire here and email your responses and photo to info@plannerslounge.com. We are excited to feature Erin from Simply Southern Wedding & Event Design today! Name: Erin [Read On]

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Internet Scams Targeting Wedding Planners

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The internet. It is the tool we use to look up just about everything. It is accessible at our fingertips and allows us to research, post, request, bank, purchase, and play. While this is all wonderful and convenient, it is also scary when you think of such a tool with so many capabilities being in [Read On]

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