International Exhibition Logistics

The lure of international exhibiting is undeniable. The adventure. The travel. The potential for vast new markets. Oh, but then there are also the complicated documentation, customs clearances, security concerns, unfamiliar languages. Ask any veteran international exhibitor and you’ll hear a mix of stories about what a great experience it can be and what a […]

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Reduce the Hassle of doing Business in Europe

(Coping with trade show logistics is a difficult job at the best of times. But, when you are in foreign territory, the details can be a nightmare. Philippe Tissot, Chairman of a new company called Exhibit in Europe, has heard it all. As an exhibitor at this year’s TS2 in Chicago, Tissot’s company was positioned […]

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Who Pays For What?

A growing trend today is for wedding expenses to be shared among the bride’s family, the bride and groom and the groom’s family. But, just in case you’re wondering, here are the traditional “who pays for what”… Groom and His Family Bride’s engagement and wedding rings Groom’s wedding attire Rehearsal dinner Marriage license Accommodations for […]

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Tips for a More Sentimental Wedding

Spend a day making a time capsule. Each of you can write a letter containing your thoughts, dreams and hopes for your new life together. Put the two letters in a box and seal it. You can then open the box on a set date, maybe your 25th wedding anniversary. Consider having a sentimental theme […]

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Getting Married the Second Time Around

Getting married for the second time? Or maybe you’re marrying someone who has already been married before? Here are a few tips… Don’t Ask – Don’t ask about the details of his first wedding… and if you were married before – don’t bring up what you did at your first wedding. Just concentrate on planning the […]

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Maid of Honor Responsibilities

Your Maid of Honor should be your closest friend – many times, a bride will choose her sister. Some brides will choose to have both a Matron of Honor (a married woman) as well as a Maid of Honor (an unmarried woman). And, some choose to have more than one Maid of Honor. The main role […]

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The 10 Most Asked Questions by Brides

How can I let people know where I am registered? Word of mouth is really only the “proper” way to inform people where you are registered. You really must wait until they ask you or other family members.  All friends and family members should be told where you are registered so they can inform others […]

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10 Tips for “Working Brides”

How to Plan a Wedding AND Work a Full Time Job Make a plan for your lunch hourthe night before or even better – plan them out a week in advance. Schedule in phone calls to vendors, errands, short shopping trips, work on your “to-do lists”, reply/send emails to vendors, wedding attendants or family members. […]

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20 Ways to Panic-Proof Your Wedding Day

Tell everyone providing you services, exactly what your requirements are.  Put everything in writing and make sure your vendors sign the agreement. Be sure to specify items you don’t want as well (i.e., racy rap songs, too many posed photos, onion dip, whatever else you don’t want). Two or three days before the wedding, call […]

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How Do I Create A Wedding Newsletter?

Consider creating a “Wedding Newsletter” to keep your family, friends and wedding party up-to-date with your wedding plans and schedules. Newsletters are great for guests or members of the wedding party that live out-of-town. Plus, they can save you money by reducing the amount of phone calls you have to make! Newsletter to Family & […]

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