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Meeting Trends for 2018

Meeting Trends for 2018

What’s trending? Earlier this month, we talked about planning corporate events & parties. In case you missed it, check out the blog here! To go along with this topic, we wanted to touch on meeting trends for 2018. We get asked all the time to help plan office parties, large corporate gatherings, or tips on putting together a quality and enjoyable meeting atmosphere. In an industry that focuses on milestones, we like to plan events for these smaller victories, too! No matter your profession, at one point you have had to attend a meeting. Focus on Technology. Using digital media has been a meeting staple, but now all focus will be on the big screen. Don’t get stuck in dated methods, switch over to the screens. You’ll save paper and hold attention longer a little longer than classic binder presentations. Many companies are distributing tablets for agenda notes and revving up the creative displays of concepts. Facilitate focus. Refreshments can be a great addition to meetings. Create an informal discussion portion where the meeting attendees can help themselves to coffee and light snacks. Invite thoughts and opinions on an open forum basis while reviving staff with creative bites and catering. Follow Up. A lot of buzz can occur after a meeting. Follow up with staff with a follow up to prompt additional discussion and thoughts on your topics. This is also great as an agenda reminder, highlighting key points and asking for attendees to think beyond the initial...
Trends for Corporate Events & Parties in 2018

Trends for Corporate Events & Parties in 2018

Planning a corporate event can require a little extra attention to detail. These types of parties have to reflect professionalism and stick to a tight budget. These events also cater to a large group with a specific theme. To lift morale and celebrate achievements within an office environment, planning a corporate event may seem overwhelming! Location, location! The best corporate events and parties are held in a location that is not the office. The change of environment is a necessary expense that will set the event apart from the regular work week. Choosing a venue that facilitates chairs and tables, and even offers catering packages, is the best way to execute a change of scenery. Don’t put in more work than you have to! Many locations can combine packages of different vendors to the type of event you’re looking to host. Go digital. A major benefit to hiring an audio and visual expert is the seamless use of technology to keep material accessible. Music to allow guests to mingle and the easy switch to any presentation or special recognition videos will integrate information in an exciting way. Plan a Takeaway. A well thought out corporate event will leave all attendees with a take away. This could be a clever piece of marketing material integrated into a bulk purchased item they will use like pens, notepads, etc. Personalizing materials will add a unique gift that will continue to spark creativity and ideas past the event. Virtual Content. With smartphones and tablets always on hand, utilizing virtual content such as check ins and contests can set your corporate event apart. Inspire...
High School Prom | Event Planning Expert Tips

High School Prom | Event Planning Expert Tips

Prom is an iconic time in any teen’s life. There are so many essential pieces that come together to make this event happen! Prom-posals The trend of prom proposal has become a popular right of passage to prom. These elaborate and charming occasions can yield just as much excitement as the prom itself! Taking this to the next level can require some guidance. We love planning these magical moments! Some great ideas are hiring a band or arranging a romantic carriage ride. Flowers The corsage and boutonnière are staples of prom flowers. Choosing matching colors and and arrangement that suits your date’s style are key points in executing the perfect prom night. Roses are a traditional option available in a variety of colors for a timeless look. Exotic orchids are trending for prom flowers in bright, bold color selections. Set Up & Decor This is our speciality! Setting up a prom and creating the scene that transforms the space and translates into an inspiring evening. We offer uplighting services that can add warmth and ambiance to any space whether you choose to go with a venue or area of the school. Our design team can work with any theme and provide guidance on staying in budget for decor. We also are experts on setting up and breaking down seating, centerpieces, and florals. Having Events By Deb on site to coordinate vendors such as DJ and catering will make the flow of your school’s prom simple. Create a night to remember with Events By...
WeddingWire 2018 Couple Choice Award

WeddingWire 2018 Couple Choice Award

We won! We are overjoyed to announce for the second year in a row we have been selected for the WeddingWire 2018 Couple Choice Award. This award comes with a great investment in Events By Deb and our clients. As we take our stride in 2018, you may recall our announcement of all the new services we are offering. Just one small part of our mission is to provide the best and most inclusive variety of event and wedding necessities. We want to be able to provide quick and reliable advice, recommendations, and in-house services to make your event go off without a hitch. What’s New: Officiant Services Uplighting Services Vacation & Honeymoon Services via Sandals Planner/Bridal Mentoring Classes Stay tuned for more information on what’s to come and don’t miss our 2018 overview blog...
Countdown To Success | Event Planner Expert Tips

Countdown To Success | Event Planner Expert Tips

As we embark on a brand new year, we all adjust our goals to fit the timeline we have set up. No matter what kind of event you are planning, having a month by month countdown with achievable milestones will keep you stress-free and in line for success. Time to break out the calendar. Whether you use a pen to paper planner or rely solely on the calendar on your phone, marking specific dates to hold yourself accountable will help you A LOT in the long run.  What date is your event? What vendors have you already booked? We just saw many engagements on our Facebook over the holidays which gives you a fresh map to success. 10-12 Months Before Event Collect inspiration images and determine the budget. This is the best time to hire an event planner to keep you on track and answer any big questions if you have never planned an event before. Organize names and addresses for your guest list. 8-10 Months Before Event Time to establish goals and objectives. Your date should be chosen. Next, research and book your venue. Our last blog went over creating a budget. In that blog we detailed the big questions such as where the event is being held, how many guests are attending, and what kind of event & theme you are envisioning. Book your florist, caterer, photographer, DJ or musicians.. 6-8 Months Before Event Book additional vendors such as hair and make up and rentals. Planning a wedding? Choose your wedding dress and cake! Create a registry. Book hotel rooms and a honeymoon. The Last 6 Months...
What To Look For in 2018 Events & Weddings!

What To Look For in 2018 Events & Weddings!

Officiant Services – Starting at $175-$200 We are excited to announce our very own Deb has been ordained as a Minister! We will be offered Officiant and Premarital Counseling in North and South Carolina. The flow of your ceremony depends on your wedding officiant. We aim to offer services that relieve the stress of choosing the perfect person for this important role. Traditionally, an officiant drafts the ceremony based on your unique relationship, pulling inspiration from details on how you met, your personalities, and your core beliefs. By arriving early and preparing with you for the precessional, the overall experience of your guests and introduction of speakers of your choosing, an emotional time is made seamless. Most importantly, the signing of the marriage license is completed by your officiant. Uplighting Services – $25 Per Light (Minimum 4 Lights) Many venues remain plainly decorated with white walls so they can cater to any client’s decor. An easy way to bring your theme into fruition is by uplighting. This service allows lighting to point upwards from the floor to cover wall space with the ambiance of glowing color. Creating a mood and cohesive color scheme with lighting is a stunning way to add warmth and personality to your venue! Our service will include set up, breakdown, and travel. Vacation & Honeymoon Services via Sandals After spending so much time putting together your dream wedding day, your honeymoon should fall effortlessly into place. Every year we have so many clients ask for our advice for vacation and honeymoon planning tips we decided to offer these services via Sandals so you truly get...