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Three Lessons From an Experienced Event Planner

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:13+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Michelle Eggert, CMP, CDS If your event planning approach is anything like mine, I start contemplating how to improve my next event even before the current one is over. So you can imagine after 20-some years in the event planning business (but who’s counting?), I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks that have served my [...]

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WHAT TO DO—AND WHAT NOT TO DO— WHEN PLANNING YOUR BIG DAY

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:14+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Weddings|

It’s said that brides plan their weddings their whole lives. But even if you can imagine every last detail—from your bridesmaids’ signatures on the bottom of your shoes to the pearl monogram on the top of your cake—you still may harbor a touch of insecurity about planning the big day. A wedding planner helps you [...]

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The Impact of Going Green at Your Next Meeting

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:26+00:00 June 5th, 2013|Sustainability|

As a meeting planner, it’s important to stay ahead of the sustainability curve by presenting attendees with venues and services that are held to the highest environmental standards. Many measures once considered mere eco-friendly trends are now expected by event attendees. Not only is Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center the first convention center in [...]

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Top Five Ways Color Can Make Your Wedding Unforgettable

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:29+00:00 March 6th, 2013|Weddings|

Planning your wedding can be stressful. There are a lot of moving parts, which, in the end, all need to work together in order to make your wedding a success. A key part of your wedding is color choice. The right color coordination can make a wedding. The wrong wedding color schemes have the opposite [...]

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Five Can’t-Miss Event-Planning Tools and Resources

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 December 13th, 2012|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Planning an event takes a lot of work. Thankfully, there are several tools and resources available that can make planning a corporate event or conference more manageable. Seeking help from a certified meeting professional (CMP) at your venue is an important and helpful first step, but the following list of tools and resources will help [...]

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Six Unique Dessert Ideas for an Elegant Wedding

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Weddings|

What’s the latest trend in wedding cakes? Well, how about a wedding without one!? Many couples tend to go for a more unique approach to dessert these days including candy buffets, petite desserts or cake pops. This playful, new spin on the traditional wedding cake presents couples with many options to serve their guests on [...]

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Working Together To Achieve a Green Meeting

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Meeting Services and Coordination, Sustainability|

Recycling receptacle, Monona Terrace rooftop As a meeting planner, your number one priority is to make sure that your attendees are happy and satisfied. However, meeting planners also feel a growing obligation to be environmentally-conscious, choosing meeting options that leave a smaller carbon footprint on our planet. Working with an eco-friendly meeting facility like Monona [...]

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Five Ways to Achieve a Green Wedding Reception

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:31+00:00 August 24th, 2012|Weddings|

Some people might have you believe that “it’s not easy being green.” With so many things to consider when planning a wedding reception, thinking about the environment might seem like another worry. However, it is becoming simpler —and more fun—to apply “green” principles to weddings and receptions. There are easy ways to reduce your impact [...]

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