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Things to Consider When Planning an Outdoor Event

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Hosting an outdoor event can be more complicated than hosting an indoor event. However, taking care of certain tasks before the event will make it more likely everything will go smoothly. Read on for some things to consider when planning an outdoor event. Type of Event Some events are more suited to an outdoor venue […]

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Understanding Proper Thank You Card Etiquette

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Although the habit of writing thank you cards has been falling by the wayside for many people, it really shouldn’t. Understanding when you should send these cards and what they should say can make it a bit easier to do. People who do nice things for you will truly appreciate it when you use proper […]

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Potential Ways to Cut Catering Costs

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Catering often makes up a large portion of the budget for any event. However, food is one of the most remembered parts of an event, so you don’t want to skimp on catering too much. The following tips on how to cut catering costs may help you determine the best way to get the most […]

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12 Steps to Choosing a Caterer

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The right caterer really makes or breaks an event, as food tends to be one of the more important and memorable parts of any function. Taking a few factors into consideration makes it more likely you wind up with a delicious meal at a price you can afford. 1. Set a Budget Before talking to […]

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Tips for Setting an Event Budget

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Having a clear event budget set before you start booking venues and vendors for your event will make it less likely that costs will spiral out of control. However, not everyone is used to creating event budgets, so the following few tips may come in handy. Start With the Overall Event Budget First, determine exactly […]

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Things to Consider When Choosing an Event Venue

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Regardless of whether you’re planning a company barbeque, a wedding, or a family reunion, keep some things in mind when choosing an event venue. The right venue is key for having an amazing experience. Budget vs. Cost of Venue Start by coming up with a budget for the event so you know how much money […]