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Recommending Reading for July 23, 2014

Recommended reading for special events professionals this week includes a new study from The Knot showing bridal couples are trying to curb guests from sharing photos online too soon, cake superstar Sylvia Weinstock on her career and favorite mobile apps of event and meeting planners.

The Knot and Mashable Reveal New Digital Wedding Trends

Think you can't stop wedding guests from posting pix of the ceremony faster than the photographers can? Some bridal couples are determined to try:

"We've seen a shift in how couples use social media around their weddings," says Carley Roney, co-founder of "While couples are plugged into mobile apps for planning and sharing photos of their wedding on social media, they're looking to control what their guests are posting."Digital Journal

Celebrity Cake-Maker Sylvia Weinstock on What She Learned in the Suburbs

Cake superstar Sylvia Weinstock outgrew the suburbs and moved to Manhattan, but it's in the suburbs that she grew her remarkable business:

In the early 1970s, Ben and I built a country house in Hunter, N.Y. While the family skied, I'd bake more than anyone could eat and sold the excess to local restaurants. By then, I was no longer teaching kindergarten, which had paid me about $40 a week. In contrast, baking in the comfort of my home was bringing in $400 a week.—The Wall Street Journal

Mobil Apps Planners Love for Work and Life

You don't need us to tell you: The event and meetings industry is app-happy. So what are the top mobile apps for our beyond-busy industry?

 Our favorite summary of the power of apps comes from Olga Navarro of Barcelona-based ITB DMC: “During operations, one is never calmly sitting at a desktop computer! We’re always multitasking to the limit, and quick and simple procedures translate into higher efficiency and fewer mistakes.” She and eight others are about to introduce you to the “quick and simple” apps that have made their working lives easier, less stressful, and more productive. Click the name of each app below to learn more about how planners put these tools to work.--MeetingsNet


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