Category Archives: Event Planning Tips

The Event WOW Factor – A Laser Light Show!

In this era where everyone has seen it all and nothing impresses people very much anymore, we’ve been facilitating some event entertainment that has the event WOW factor – a laser light show! We have had the opportunity to have laser light shows at several of our outdoor events. It really is a perfect finale…

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A Favorite Event Rental Company: Preferred Party Rentals

Continuing our series of favorite event vendors, I’d like to share our experience working with event rental company Preferred Party Rentals. When you are working on an outdoor event, the most arduous task is to create the event site from scratch, where none had existed before. At an indoor “white box” venue, you also start…

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A Favorite Event Vendor: Del Rossi Photography

I first met photographer Michael Del Rossi when he volunteered to take photos at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Verona, NJ Light the Night Walk. Now, Del Rossi Photography has become a favorite event vendor of ours, so much so that I even hired Michael to take photos at my wedding (5 years ago this upcoming September…

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A Favorite Event Caterer: Thomas Preti

A great deal of our events take place in venues that have their event caterer in-house. On those occasions where the venue allows for a choice of event caterers, we love to choose Thomas Preti. They are a pleasure to work with for many reasons, not the least of which is that they are so accommodating….

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A Favorite Event Photo Booth Vendor: Inside Out Booth

Photo booths have become a must-have at galas, walks, and even conferences. Instead of the closed event photo booth that fits up to four people, photo booth vendors are now providing an “open” photo booth set-up. This works really well with a large backdrop or step-and-repeat and can include many more people in the photo….

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A Post-Event Evaluation Is Crucial

The event timeline may be the most important ongoing tool when planning an event. The last item on every Events with Ginger & Co. timeline is certainly the most important tool overall – the post-event evaluation, or debrief. The definition of debrief – a series of questions about a completed mission or undertaking – is quite military-sounding….

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Negotiating a Vendor Contract

In follow up to my post on vendor selection, the next step of our vendor management service is negotiating the chosen vendor contract. First off, my lawyer wants me to tell you that the following is intended for general purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, and that you should consult legal counsel when negotiating vendor contracts….

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Event Planning Internship Update

Since the first day I started my event planning internship, I have been curious how event planners are able to successfully execute their events. Thanks to Events with Ginger & Co.,  I can confidently say I am learning more and more about the event planning industry. Something I’m really noticing throughout my event planning internship is the constant…

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How to Run a Silent Auction

Having a silent auction at your event is an invaluable fundraising tool that engages the attendee, can add a creative design element to the event site, and enables the organization to raise awareness as well as funds. For instance, I loved creating tablescapes of items for Homefirst’s silent auction, including making the backdrops seamless and…

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Vendor Selection

So far this week, I have received three messages from vendors introducing themselves and hoping to be a part of our clients’ events. Not that I want to open up the floodgates, but I have to say that I don’t mind the messages! Meeting new vendors is an important part of our Vendor Selection and Coordination service….

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