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Apps are changing weddings

App happy wedding: Wedding help in the palm of your hand

Doug Appleton’s grandparents couldn’t travel to his New York City wedding last October, but the tech-savvy Floridians were as present on the Big Day as anyone could be from 1,000-plus miles away. Thanks to FaceTime, the two-way Apple video-calling app, Gerald and Jacqueline Sherman watched by video stream as Appleton, 27, and Lauren Becker, 26, tied the knot ...

Eat to the Beat celebrates 30 years in business

Keeping people fed in the topsy-turvy world of rock ‘n’ roll is a tough business. Short set-up times, tight spaces and ever-changing demands make the task of catering on the road an effort of monumental proportions. However, one company has turned it into an art form … 

Getting nasty with your wedding planner won't solve wedding budget woes

Please don't play 'good cop, bad cop' with me. I cannot tell you how much I hate it when I have a conversation with a bride and then get a phone call or an email a few hours later from the groom who thinks he is calling to straighten me out and get what the bride wants out of me. Again, please remember I'm on your side from beginning to end ...

 

Pittsburgh City Council to Consider Proposal to Use Bridges as Special Events Venues
A proposal to use Allegheny County bridges as venues for special events is on the agenda for the County Council meeting … 

Toni Griggs to Leave ISES and Join George P. Johnson
Toni Griggs, Operations Manager at the International Special Events Society (ISES) is leaving the association to join George P Johnson as Business Development Manager this spring. Toni began her career in the industry at ISES in 2010 and over her four years with the association saw her role evolve from managing operations for the UK Chapter to include Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions … 

Downtown San Diego Library Becomes Popular Wedding Venue
San Diego couples are getting hooked by the books at the new Central Library, as declarations of eternal love are made amidst the sweeping views of the city and bay from its ninth floor. Thirty-five weddings have been booked for this year at the Shiley Special Events Suite, said Library Director Deborah Barrow in a report to the City Council’s Budget Committee … 

Louisville, Colo., Residents Say They are Tired of Special Events and Want a Moratorium

Louisville, Colo., Residents Say They are Tired of Special Events and Want a Moratorium
Some residents of Louisville say they are tired of special events in their community and they want a moratorium on permits. The Louisville City Council is expected to take up their requests on Tuesday …

Palm Bay Officials Consider Creating Large Events Venue
Palm Bay leaders will host a workshop tonight to brainstorm ways to bring a large special event venue to the city, and where such a venue would go. “Looking through all our city-owned facilities and parks, we don’t have anything that will suit our needs for that type of event,” city manager Sue Hann said … 

Wedding Wire Goes Big in Mobile Space with Three New Apps
WeddingWire, the first wedding company to develop a fully mobilized experience across the mobile web in 2010, just released three more mobile apps: WedTeam, WedStyle and WedSocial. The apps, which were announced on Friday, are available in the iTunes Apple Store … 

80 Percent of Guests Say they Go Hungry at Corporate Events

Eighty Percent of Guests Go Hungry at Corporate Events
Almost 80 percent of people told us they leave these events feeling like “they haven’t eaten enough.” This contrasted sharply with the small minority of people (12 percent) who felt they hadn’t had enough to drink while around 30 percent of people told us they feel like “they have drunk too much” …

Brides Prefer the Beach: Expedia Study Shows Americans Perceive Destination Weddings as Less Stressful and More Romantic than Traditional Ceremonies
PRNewswire/Expedia.com today revealed the results of a study, conducted by Northstar that examined American attitudes towards weddings. Expedia's 2014 American Altar Report found that Americans find traditional wedding planning to be hugely stressful, ranking it ahead of such stress-drivers as paying taxes, going for job interviews and taking driving tests. Eighty-four percent of Americans believe that destination weddings are more fun, and among those who have had a destination wedding, 76 percent believe they are far less stressful than traditional ceremonies …

After Democratic National Convention, City of Charlotte Still Deems Event 'Extraordinary'
Since Charlotte adopted an “extraordinary event” ordinance for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the city has continued to invoke its expanded police powers during major uptown events. But the ordinance, enacted for last week’s CIAA basketball tournament, is not used for all large events, some of which attract tens of thousands of people … 

Cal State East Bay Program Offers Course in Professional Wedding Planning

Cal State East Bay is the first school in the nation to offer a certificate program in wedding planning. The five-month course is the brainchild of event planner Joyce Scardina Becker …

New York Special Event Permitting Agency Recently Secured Permits and Location for UGG Australia Event in Manhattan
Permits, an event logistics coordination agency, secured the necessary permits and location in partnership with agency Elite Marketing Group …

Wedding Insurance Can Take Stress Out of Your Big Day
As a wedding planner, Rachel Grammar's job is to keep her brides happy. But her years in the business have taught her not even all the planning in the world can guarantee the perfect day. "I remember a few years ago we had a major venue burn to the ground. Sometimes something can happen like if you have a wedding destination and something happen to the dress on the airline," Grammar added. It's those unpredictable mishaps that have more and more couples adding insurance coverage to the long list of wedding expenses … 

Naperville Panel Considering Special Events Funding 
Requests Ribfest, Last Fling, the Harvest Pow Wow, Singing for Seniors, the Green Earth Fair and the International Children’s Fair are among 41 cultural amenities, 21 special events, 18 new projects and a handful of other initiatives seeking some of the $2 million available in Naperville’s Special Events and Cultural Amenities fund, often referred to as SECA ...

Changing Attitudes About Remarriage Help Create a New Japanese Word: maru ni
As in many modern, economically prosperous societies, the divorce rate has been rising in Japan, and along with it the potential number of remarriage candidates. In an attempt to keep up with these changing cultural norms and values, one of Japan’s largest wedding planners has gone so far as to coin a new term for those who remarry: maru ni ...

Puyallup City Council Weighs Rules on Event Alcohol, Support
City of Puyallup staff is working to refine criteria for concerts, fundraisers and other special events held on city property.

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