Category Archives: Law Firms

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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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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Last Minute vs. Longer-Term Event Planning Services

We’re on the cusp of our busiest month of the year with six large events, while at the same time planning for an annual conference next month and two first-time galas 4-5 months later. All of these events in different stages has me thinking about our long-term event planning services (9-12 months out) versus the last…

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June is the New Black: Events in June

Has June really come and gone already? It was a blur for us as we executed events that we’d be working on for months, including the Kidsbridge Walk2Stop Bullying, StreetWise Partners’ 15th Anniversary Celebration and Macy’s 5K Run/Walk. I remember a decade ago, when the spring conference and fundraising event season lasted from March to May, avoiding Father’s Day…

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Event Security Ever a Priority

As event planners, we are often called upon to play the role of moving company, director, emcee, server, among many, many other roles, including security personnel. Now event planners should, by no means, take the place of a professional, hired, security team, but when we’ve worked on an event for months and months and know…

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A Tasty Menu Tasting

For some upcoming events, Amy and I have had the pleasure to participate in one of the best perks of being an event planner – menu tastings. Not every client has the time or wherewithal to hold a menu tasting for every gala dinner they are planning and we’re no different. Unless a client or…

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