Category Archives: Corporate

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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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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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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Why I Want an Event Planning Career

Throughout my whole life I have always known that the career I choose must allow me to be as creative as possible. I personally can’t just sit at a desk and do the same routine every day. I want to be able to challenge myself through my career and overcome it. This makes the journey…

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Making Time for the Event Planning Timeline

In the immortal words of the late, great David Bowie, time may change me, but I can’t change time. We can’t change time, or give ourselves more of it, but what we can do is make the absolute best use of the time that we have, be it in life in general, during a vacation,…

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Events This Year: Save the Dates!

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s go-time for planning events this year! Many of the events that we help to plan take place annually. We’ll often pick up the planning not long after the previous year’s event takes place. This enables us to either secure a preferred date at the same venue or start a site selection process for…

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Are Your Event Invitations Inviting?

It’s time to send event invitations for the upcoming season’s events (6-8 weeks prior, ideally, but no less than 4 weeks!), so I thought I’d share our checklist for writing and designing event invitations while it is fresh in my mind. Compelling Copy There are so many details to include and nothing can be forgotten,…

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