Category: Event Tips

Cool Down Your Wedding Guests This Summer

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Summer weddings can be beautiful, but they can also be hot and uncomfortable for your guests. As the host, it's your responsibility to ensure that your guests are comfortable and happy throughout the day.

Here are some ideas for keeping your wedding guests cool in the summer:

  1. Provide shaded areas: Set up tents, umbrellas, or canopies in outdoor areas to provide shade for your guests. This will give them a break from the sun and allow them to cool down.

  2. Have refreshing drinks

How ChatGPT Could Impact Your Meetings and Conferences

In recent months, the artificial intelligence (AI) technological advancement known as ChatGPT has burst onto the scene like a bomb, generating both excitement and warnings of dire outcomes. 

From the classroom to the newsroom, ChatGPT has been turning up everywhere, so it’s no surprise that in the near future it will also be impacting the way corporate meetings and conferences are conducted.

What is ChatGPT?

Here’s how ChatGPT defines itself:

Why an Indoor Event is Better Than an Outdoor Event

One of the biggest trends for 2023 is holding festivals and other large events indoors. And now that the COVID-19 pandemic is waning, more and more people are open to being indoors.

So why are indoor events and festivals becoming so popular? There are several very good reasons.


Yes, South Florida weather is lovely pretty much year ‘round. But let’s be honest: It can get pretty steamy here at times, we regularly experience afternoon thunderstorms . . . and then there are the insects. All part of nature, sure, but hardly a welcome additi

How to Throw a Murder Mystery Party

Who doesn’t love a good whodunnit? Whether you want to plan something unusual for your friends, or you’re looking for a unique addition to any corporate gathering, why not throw a murder mystery party? It’s fun, it’s involving, and it’s a great team-building tool.

It may seem too complicated, but you can pull together an intriguing murder mystery party with a little planning and a couple of weeks. There are plenty of budget-friendly and even free murder mystery party kits available online. For a higher-end bash, you can even hire companies that will send actors

How to Plan Your Wedding Reception Floor Plan

So many details of your wedding to get right! One you might not have thought of is the layout of your reception floor plan.

As wedding expert Layne Povey told Brides, “Strategic layout is essential to the success and flow of your event."

“Ensuring that you have enough space between tables for both guest comfort and services is extremely important, but making sure that you are still creating an intimate space that doesn’t feel like a banquet hall is how your event comes to life,” she explained.

So here are some tips for making the most of your venue to have the perfect floor plan for your reception.

How Event Tech Can Make Conference Planning Easier

Pity the poor conference planner these days. With budgets tightened, COVID-19 still lurking, and layoffs looming, companies are asking their organizers to do more with less. That means they want their events to be successful without spending much.

The answer? Event technology.

You probably already incorporate some basic event tech into your conference: digital check-in and RFID badges; social media walls that display attendees’ posts and photos; and, of course, mobile event apps to facilitate communication and help build connections.

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Biggest Event Trends for 2023

One leftover result of the pandemic is that we discovered how many things could be accomplished remotely. From Zoom meetings to webinars to remote work, to say that things changed in the last three years is a gross understatement.

And event trends for 2023 all foresee the continuance of hybrid events, because not only has the technology advanced remarkably, but also because we’ve become more comfortable with it.

What this means is it now takes more of an EVENT to draw people in person. Just as it takes a blockbuster film to get people into an actual movie theater these days, in-person events will need to offer features that simply aren’t available remotely. Let's take a closer look at some of the 2023 top event trends.

Here’s Your Guide to Tipping Wedding Vendors

When you’re making out your wedding budget, be sure to set aside a line item for tipping your various wedding vendors. There are so many different vendors associated with a wedding, though, it can be hard to know how much to give and to whom.

“Even though it is not required—unless it is stated on your contract or invoice—I highly recommend tipping, at a minimum, the individuals who will be paid the least, but do more of the ‘heavy lifting’ on the day of,” Summer Newman, of Summer Newman Events, a Southern California-based wedding planning and design firm, tells Martha Stewart Weddings.

Remember that tradition holds you don’t have to tip the ow

Sure-Fire Ways for Speakers to Engage Their Audience

It’s every speaker’s nightmare: a conference audience more interested in its phones, fingernails, or the floor than in what you’re saying. You’ve just made a point you spent days to carefully craft, and all you hear are shuffles and a few coughs.

But there are ways to wake up your audience, capture their attention, and engage them. Here are a few foolproof methods to help.

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Know your audience

Investigate beforehand what their goals are. If you’re trying to tell them how to increase their sales, for example, do your homework and f

How to Plan an Elegant New Year’s Eve Party

Ten . . . nine . . . eight . . . seven . . . Time is running out, not only on 2022, but on the time you have left to plan a fabulous, unforgettable New Year’s Eve party. So we’re here to help you out.

The vibe

To set your gala apart from every other New Year’s bash, you’ll need a theme for your party. This is the fun part, where you let your imagination run wild an important first step to plan your New Year's Eve party.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • A black and wh