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Top Stories of 2009 from Special Events Readers

Top Stories of 2009 from Special Events Readers

What a year! From crashing economies to White House party-crashers, 2009 has been an astonishing year for special event professionals. Here are some of our most-popular articles from the year, as chosen by our readers:

50 Top Event Planning Companies

Galas Change Game Plans to Raise Funds in Sour Economy

Diddy Didn't: Planner Sidesteps Elaborate "Sean Combs" Party Scam

Event Designers Share Which Trends are Still In and Which are So Over

Top Tabletop Designers Share Design Inspiration

Event Budgets Expected to Stay Skintight in 2010, Special Events Study Says

Crush Party Crashing with Tips from Security Experts

Lower Bar, Bat Mitzvah Budgets Bedevil Planners, but They Respond with Creative Cuts

Event Pro Jan Rocco Says, "I'm All Out of Free and I'm Not Making Any More"

Event Pros See Brighter Forecast for 2010, Special Events Survey Says


New this year from Special Events, our Photo Galleries—which display image after image of events, themes and products--have been a huge hit. Here are five big faves from 2009:

Flawless Floral: Images from the Wedding Luncheon 2009

True-Love Tabletops: Great Tabletop Design from the Weeding Luncheon 2009

Happy New Year! 10 Fabulous New Year's Eve Parties

Practically Perfect: Practical Party Favors Will be Keepers for Guests

Bold American Creates a Sunny-side-up Wedding


What articles/topics/themes would you like to read more about in 2010? We'd love to hear from you; just send an email with your ideas here.

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