Posts Tagged ‘events’

August 14, 2014 8:40 am

Events for Wedding and Event Planners

Calling all Wedding and Event Planners!

Check out these upcoming events for wedding and event planners and see if there are any you can attend. These kind of events provide a great venue for networking, meeting other professionals in the industry, sourcing inventory, and staying on top of the latest styles and trends.

If you know of any upcoming events for wedding and event planners in your area, let us know in the comments!

United States

The Event Planner Expo

This expo brings together more than 1500 industry professionals and over 100 booths exhibiting venues and services to do business.

WHERE: The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

WHEN: October 8th, 2014

MORE INFO: The Event Planner Expo

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Event Expo

Event Expo is great for anyone who wants to plan outstanding events. It is Cleveland’s premier trade show for anyone that has ever planned an event, office party, or company retreat.

WHERE: The Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland

WHEN: October 2nd, 2014

MORE INFO: Event Expo

 

BizBASH Expo

The BizBASH Expo will provide attendees with innovative and thought-provoking information from thought leaders and creative thinkers in the industry. They will learn of the newest trends, and meet the perfect vendors to create memorable events that “pop”.

WHERE: Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center (Hall A), New York

WHEN: October 28th, 2014

MORE INFO: BizBASH Expo

 

Wedding Market Expo

The goal is to help wedding and event professionals of all expertise levels to increase their business knowledge, stay on top of current trends, and network with other professionals.

WHERE: Multiple locations

WHEN: Multiple dates

MORE INFO: Wedding Market Expo

 

Canada

SHOWTIME Special Events Party Expo

The show caters to all aspects of the Event Planning industry and can be an invaluable resource when planning an event.

WHERE: 2-35 Carl Hall Road, Toronto

WHEN: October 1st, 2014

MORE INFO: Showtime Events Party Expo

 

IncentiveWorks Show

Canada’s largest event for professionals who plan, organize, or influence meetings and events. Education sessions and workshops provide insight, tips, trends, and memorable learning experience for every level of planner or supplier.

WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

WHEN: August 19-20, 2014

MORE INFO: IncentiveWorks Show

 

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National Bridal Show

Taking place for three days, this event will showcase some very important exhibitions that include the latest in everything wedding, from registries to fashion accessories to favors and more.

WHERE: International Centre, Mississauga

WHEN: September 5 – 7, 2014-08-11

MORE INFO: National Bridal Show

 

United Kingdom

International Confex

International Confex is the UK’s all-encompassing meetings and events industry exhibition. It is a key calendar date for anyone involved in organizing, running, marketing or selling events.

WHERE: Olympia London, London

WHEN: 18-19 February 2015

MORE INFO: International Confex

 

The North East Wedding Show

This bridal show is set to be the biggest wedding event in the North East and is the perfect place to meet many of the region’s finest wedding specialists.

WHERE: The Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

WHEN: 13-14 September 2014

MORE INFO: The North East Wedding Show

 

New Zealand

North City Wedding Expo

This expo features many different booths with all sorts of wedding-related information. Great for getting ideas and making connections with some of the best in the New Zealand Wedding industry.

WHERE: Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua City, New Zealand

WHEN: 25 January 2015

MORE INFO: North City Wedding Expo

 

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Australia

Sydney Olympic Park’s Annual Wedding and Bridal Expo

This expo showcases over 140 wedding and bridal exhibits.

WHERE: Sydney Olympic Park, Sports Centre

WHEN: August 31st, 2014

MORE INFO: Sydney Olympic Park’s Annual Wedding and Bridal Expo

 

Liverpool Wedding Expo

This expo sports over 70 wedding and bridal exhibits including photography, gowns, invitations, cars, hair, makeup, flowers, venues, DJ’s and more.

WHERE: Liverpool Catholic Club, Liverpool

WHEN: Sunday September 28th, 2014-08-13

MORE INFO: Liverpool Wedding Expo

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February 28, 2013 3:55 pm

Winter Wedding Ideas For Your Client

A winter wedding can be so romantic and beautiful, but also very tricky. Especially in the month of December. After all, your client’s December wedding is in competition with the fabulous holiday parties that seem to take place nearly every weekend of the month. With all of these festivities, how do you make your event stand out? Read on for some winter wedding ideas.

Do you have some great winter wedding ideas of your own? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

Don’t overdo it

It’s always tempting to go overboard at this time of year with the holiday theme. Reds and greens, holly and poinsettias are certainly beautiful, but are a bit overdone during December. What’s more, they might make your event seem more like a shopping mall than a classy affair. Instead, choose a more unique winter palette, like silver and blue, or plum and white.

Cover up!

Wedding dresses are not always weather-friendly. Strapless, backless, and sleeveless garments are stunning, but not always appropriate for the cold. After all, goose bumps don’t make very nice accessories. Thankfully, sleeved wedding dresses have been making a big comeback, so it’s now a lot easier (and trendier) for brides to cover up. If your bride still wants to go sleeveless, a classic faux-fur stole or cape is the perfect way to keep warm during chilly outdoor photo sessions.

Light up the night

At a time of year when fresh flowers are scarce (and expensive!), a creative planner can come up with some creative decor. Nothing says warmth and romance better than candles, so don’t be afraid to put them everywhere! In lieu of flowers, winter arrangements made from branches, evergreen, and pinecones really capture the simplicity of the season, while still keeping the budget low.

Comfort food

Root vegetables are all the rage in the winter months. Delicious, hearty, and comforting, they make the perfect soup or side vegetable for your guests. What better way to warm up? When it comes to winter treats, s’mores have been growing in popularity at weddings this season, so why not enjoy this fun and yummy trend as well?

On the beverage side, this time of year really lets you offer some interesting drink options. Mulled wines and ciders are always a hit. And don’t be afraid to go on the sweet side with hot chocolate and egg nog. Come to think of it, the best part of winter weddings may just be the food!

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