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Be yourself. If we were to give advice to an industry newbie, just as we asked our readers to do, it would be this. Be yourself. Sometimes, when we begin our careers, we try hard to be just like those we admire, or like the competition, or we try hard to appease all potential clients....
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“You get the best out of others, when you give the best of yourself.” – Harvey S. Firestone Giving the best of ourselves is the best way to better business. When we give the best of ourselves, we become our best version of ourself, and we inspire the best in others. In this issue, we...
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Let’s face it. There really is no such thing as “wedding season” anymore. Weddings can happen whenever and wherever a person wants—provided they have the resources and the chutzpah necessary to carry it off. Throughout the years, tent choices and accessories have added to the possibilities. Tent choices for weddings and events can range from...
In the midst of this flurry of information, sometimes it's easy to lose sight of what's most important

In the midst of this flurry of information, sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of what’s most important

Each year, we discover the latest color trends—like Pantone’s 2017 color of the year, Greenery. A simple online search reveals the color trends of other companies and industries as well as the many beautiful combinations and patterns that work well together. In the midst of this flurry of information, sometimes it’s easy to lose sight...
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.”

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.”

Whether we’re the pessimists who can’t wait to close the chapter on last year, or the optimists who look forward to writing a new one in the coming year, one thing is certain: Each New Year brings possibility and opportunity. All it requires is desire—and a bit of hard work. Some of that work can...
The Goal of a Designer

The Goal of a Designer

“The goal of a designer is to listen, observe, understand, sympathize, synthesize, and glean insights that enable him or her to ‘make the invisible visible.’ ” – Hillman Curtis In this, our annual design trends issue, the above quote couldn’t be more apt. Why? Because for the first year, we’ve broken tradition. Our lead feature...
Leadership is essential.

Leadership is essential.

Leadership is essential. Whether we want to admit it or not, we need leaders in every aspect of life. True leaders inspire us with their ability to take the reigns and guide us along the path toward a vision that is beneficial for the common good. In today’s cultural and political climate in which trust...
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If you haven’t already, chances are you will be working with folks from different cultures. Those who plan and organize destination weddings do this frequently. They know that building and nurturing business relationships with wedding professionals in other countries and cultures is the difference between being good at what you do and being great. Strong,...
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In the great outdoors, anything can happen. Weather is mutable. Accidents happen. Unforeseen circumstances are right around the corner. The only given is that nothing is certain. And this is precisely what makes the planning and coordination of outdoor events exciting. In this issue of Wedding Planner Magazine, you’ll get to see the beauty and...
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What’s new? The answer is, “Almost everything.” After five years in print and online, it’s not uncommon for a publication to revamp it’s look, feel, and style. Heading into our sixth year in publication, we asked ourselves how we could make Wedding Planner Magazine even better. The answer is right here in your hands.
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When we began this issue of Wedding Planner Magazine, we asked Nancy LaTart of Fête in France to tell readers about the sophisticated wedding traditions of historic France. Of course, we had no way of knowing that a short time later Paris would be the site of a heartbreaking act of terror. Despite the turmoil...
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Filmmaker Frank Capra once said, “Don’t follow trends, start trends.” Ask most top trendsetters in any industry about how to find the latest trends and that’s likely the answer you’ll receive. Our approach to this issue of Wedding Planner Magazine, the design trends issue, was to explore the idea behind where trends derive as well...