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Recommending Reading for Sep. 24, 2014 Photo by Debra Millet/Copyright Getty Images

Recommending Reading for Sep. 24, 2014

Top special events stories this week include wedding trends to divorce, the dangers of party buses and making your website bring in registrations.

Trends to Divorce: Wedding Trends that We Need to Dump

Sick of Mason jars as drinking glasses? How about weddings in barns and oh-so-cute signage? Some brave wedding planners share the top 10 trends they wish would fade away:

We surveyed top wedding planners and vendors across the country to get the inside scoop on how they're modernizing the most popular wedding trends to date. Get their expert advice on how to breathe new life into tried-and-true favorites and make them your own! – Huffington Post

Booming Party Bus Industry Under Attack After Fatal Accident

A mishmash of regulations—and a rash of accidents—has the party bus industry under scrutiny. Southern California has seen three accidents--one fatal—in the last year:

The number of party bus carriers nationwide has skyrocketed in the last five years — from 6,000 to 9,000 in California alone, records show — and more than 20 people have died in accidents. But most states have done little to regulate the industry, with efforts focusing mainly on alcohol use.—Los Angeles Times

Put Your Website to Work to Drive Event Registration

Sure, Amazon is a master at winning customer loyalty for its website. But you can take some tips from the retail behemoth to make your own website pull in event registrations:

Elena Werth, client services manager, Cvent, explored what she called her 10 commandments for user-friendly Web sites at her company’s Association Meetings Summit, held in June in Las Vegas. Here are her suggestions for things you can do with your Web site to earn your attendees' attention, loyalty, and registrations.--MeetingsNet


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