Tag Archives: event planning

Mobile Payment: The future or a menace?

Mobile payments have taken the US by storm.  The payment option is available at major retailers like Starbucks, Target, and Walgreens, but it is also being used by small vendors such as cab drivers, market stands, and boutique businesses.  The question is, “Are mobile payment systems the future or a menace? Continue reading


Your Event Site: The Hidden Details

For the third and final installment of this week’s Your Event Site series, we will discuss the details that are hidden in plain site to help make a great event.

The Hidden Details

Utilities – Do you need running water or electricity?  Are enough outlets available at the right places? Continue reading

Your Event Site: The Aesthetics

The look and feel of your event site will set the tone for your event. In the first post of this three-part series we looked at the basics of an event site including site location, size, packaging, availability, and management.  Today we will delve into the importance of your event site’s aesthetics.

The Aesthetics

Theme – Choosing a theme doesn’t mean you have to host a luau or murder mystery party.  The point of a theme is to have a cohesive idea that pulls together all aspects of your event.   Continue reading

Your Event Site: The Basics

One of the busiest event seasons is upon us.  If you are a first time event planner, even the most basic decisions can feel overwhelming.  This week we will post about event sites: The Basics, The Aesthetics, and The Hidden Details.

The Basics

When selecting a site for your event, be sure to take the following venue basics into account:

Location – Is it convenient for your guests? Does it have the technical specs necessary for your event? If the event is in an urban area or near a major transportation system, be aware of potential noise, especially during rush hour. And of course, be sure to have parking, valet, and/or public transportation options for your guests. Continue reading

Top 5 Overlooked Details at Events

Planning an event is a lot of fun…but it can also be overwhelming.  With so many elements to keep in check, you are bound to overlook a few details.  Here are the top 5 overlooked details of an event: Continue reading