Corporate Event Planning Dos and Don’ts

When you own a small business, it’s important to remain actively involved in your industry. Hosting a corporate event can show your community that you are invested in their needs and committed to improving your company’s services. Staying in touch with your partners, donors and customers builds trust, and ultimately, business. Consider the following when planning your next corporate event.

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Celebrate Elvis Week in Memphis

If there is one event in Memphis that brings out the rich culture of the Blues City, it’s Elvis Week. Lace up your blue suede shoes and get ready for a week filled with history, fun, and rock and roll. When you aren’t visiting Graceland or touring Sun Studio, you can celebrate the King with your own Elvis event! Gather your friends and family, and keep the spirit of the King alive with a little less conversation and a little more jailhouse rock.

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How to Be the Host With the Most

Hosting a party can be an exciting opportunity to bring the people in your life together. It’s a chance to create a welcoming space and plan activities that you’ve always wanted to try with your friends and family. However, planning is only half of the equation. Hosting also includes preparing, facilitating, decorating, cooking and cleaning. The host of a party takes on many roles in order to assure that the event runs smoothly. Follow these simple guidelines in order to be the host with the most.

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How to get your guests on the dance floor

On your wedding day, there is nothing more fun than a lively room packed with people you love. The night is over before you know it, and there isn’t a moment to waste! However, most people don’t want to be the first to step onto the dance floor. It can help to have a plan or two in place, in case your guests are hesitant to get the party started. The following tips can help get people up and moving. Read more

Must-have items for your summer event

Whether you’re planning a wedding, a graduation party or a family reunion, summer celebrations are in full swing! Outdoor events provide a scenic backdrop, natural lighting and ample space for all of your guests. Make sure your summer bash is unforgettable by including these must-have items.

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How to set the table for a dinner party

When it comes to dinner parties, the little details can make or break your evening. This is true for both casual and formal events. When you have a low key gathering with friends, you want your table to look its best. Meanwhile, an immaculate and well-presented table setting will impress people like your in-laws at a formal event. Read more

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Who traditionally pays for each portion of the wedding?

Weddings are a time to celebrate traditions. These can include the bride wearing blue or tossing the bouquet. What about financial traditions?

There used to be hard and fast rules on whose side of the family pays for this celebration. Nowadays, the groom and bride may take on expenses to help create their dream wedding.  However, many people still follow traditional guidelines on who pays for what. These can be a good starting point for figuring out your wedding budget. Here’s what you need to know: Read more

A catered office party is full of jolly employees.

6 Helpful Hacks to Plan the Perfect Office Party

Thinking about getting some co-workers together for a festive celebration? Whether it’s a holiday party, spring fling, or a we-landed-the-big-account get-together, follow these 6 helpful hacks to plan the perfect office party. Read more

Married couple in atmospheric lighting.

5 Atmospheric Lighting Ideas for Wedding

The use of atmospheric lighting is a technique our greatest filmmakers use to set tone, mood and send a message in their work. You can follow their example to make your wedding and wedding reception a memorable and deeply personal event. You’ll express yourself and communicate the love of the event to all your guests. Read more

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7 Killer Graduation Party Ideas

Planning an awesome graduation party takes effort and can be overwhelming. Start early! Otherwise, you won’t have the wide array of options or the time to handle those inevitable obstacles that crop up.

Need help getting started? Here are 7 killer graduation party ideas. Read more