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Tips & Tricks for Hiring the Perfect Photographer

Great photos are a surefire way to remind guests of the great time they had at your event and preserve memories they will cherish for years. With so much on the line, selecting photographers can be tricky. We've pulled together a selection of tips and tricks from experts so you can find a skilled photographer and get a superb selection of shots from your event.

Let Craft Soda Pop the Top Off Your Next Event

Craft beer might be sweeping the nation, but its nonalcoholic counterpart, craft soda, is the latest buzz for those who want to sip on something with a little less of a punch. Artisanal sodas focus on high-quality, natural ingredients and often have more flavor options than mass-marketed soda. They also have ditched high fructose corn syrup, so guests can sip guilt-free. Plus, the packaging alone makes for creative décor potential. Usually bottled, craft sodas liven up any room with their vibrant colors and fun designs.

Dealing with Murphy: Use Planning Templates, Not Guesswork

Special events are different from other projects. An event is a one-time activity with fixed boundaries and there is little to no wiggle room. Once the date, time and location are set, you face a hard deadline. Ready or not, the show must go on!

According to Murphy, if something does go wrong, the client looks to the event planner—whatever the circumstances might be. This is why meticulous planning is paramount, and using templates will streamline the process.


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