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Would You Wear a Denim Wedding Dress?
Would You Wear a Denim Wedding Dress?
Normally, wedding gowns are made with chiffon, tulle, silk, and lace. In addition to being beautiful, the delicate fabrics are generally lightweight and fluid, which lend well to walking down an aisle, kissing, and dancing. But Diesel has offered untra...
How to Keep Your Branding Consistent on Social Media
How to Keep Your Branding Consistent on Social Media
An effective brand consists of a highly interconnected set of business identity attributes. These attributes include things such as your distinct selling points and your core brand values. With the booming growth of digital marketing, consistent brand ...
Top 25 Most Expensive Cities to Throw a Wedding in 2016
Top 25 Most Expensive Cities to Throw a Wedding in 2016
You can’t put a price on love, but weddings are another matter. Every year, more than 2 million Americans tie the knot — and this year they can expect to pay an average of $12,189 for essential wedding services (excluding the venue, dre...
4 Simple Steps To A More Productive Mindset
4 Simple Steps To A More Productive Mindset
Productivity is something we all strive for. Being the best we can be, showing up, being authentic and getting the most out of the time we have. But what happens when our day is affected by unforeseen external factors. Or we're off mentally? What happe...
Millennials Usher in New Wedding Trends
Millennials Usher in New Wedding Trends
It's a time old tale: two people meet, fall in love, and get married. But that story is changing, thanks to millennials. Many are waiting to tie the knot and keeping that wedding smaller than in years past.
9 Reasons To Use Facebook Ads Now
9 Reasons To Use Facebook Ads Now
Social media is a tremendous way to increase exposure and traffic for your business, create loyal customers, and generate leads and sales. Spoiler alert: Facebook remains King Social Network. It is the social media platform of choice for the majority o...
8 Must-Know Wedding Flower Rules from a Celebrity Floral Designer
8 Must-Know Wedding Flower Rules from a Celebrity Floral Designer
Flower maestro Ron Wendt has worked his magic at some of New York's biggest weddings and at parties forCartier and Chanel. Here, his secrets for wowing with blooms.
How to Squeeze More Sales Out of Every Email
How to Squeeze More Sales Out of Every Email
I've been taking a close look at my email marketing channels recently, and I have to say I've been finding a few good nuggets of information. I've learned a lot over the years, and putting that information to use is a refreshing feeling. Even better is...
Crafting Great Marketing Text Messages
Crafting Great Marketing Text Messages
In the 21st century, a phenomenon occurred in the United States and the world. A mobile phone began appearing in nearly every pocket and every purse of every person old enough to own one. Never before in the history of technology had one device become ...
15 Pretty Peony Bouquets
15 Pretty Peony Bouquets
Arguably the most romantic flower in the world, peonies have earned their spot as one of the most coveted blossoms for weddings. Take just one look at their lush, ruffled blooms and it's easy to see why. The best part about this flower favorite? Peonie...
8 Steps to Choosing Your Wedding Colors
8 Steps to Choosing Your Wedding Colors
Picking your wedding palette isn't exactly as easy as choosing your two favorite colors and making them the foundation for every wedding detail. Get started with our guide for selecting your wedding hues.
33 Naked Cakes for Your Wedding
33 Naked Cakes for Your Wedding
Bakers these days are holding back frosting from wedding cakes for an exposed look that is popular with couples looking for a traditional wedding cake alternative. But is this frosting-free look right for you? These naked cakes will surely convince you.
A Seriously Stunning Way to Use Wedding Flowers
A Seriously Stunning Way to Use Wedding Flowers
Brittany Asch of Brrch, a floral studio in New York City, showed us how to create a gorgeous floral table, and it's easier than you might think! Using peonies, roses, magnolias and poppies, you can create a stunning illusion of eating on a bed of flowers.
The Rapid Growth of Online Video Marketing
The Rapid Growth of Online Video Marketing
With the help of digital marketing, businesses have been able to expand outreach to consumers in ways that were once unattainable. Video marketing, gaining quick popularity with both businesses and consumers, is now taking digital marketing to an entir...
Texting Your Customers: 3 Tips for Mobile Marketing Success
Texting Your Customers: 3 Tips for Mobile Marketing Success
Text messaging has become the great communication equalizer. Anyone with a mobile phone — smart device or not — has access to texting, and people use it to talk with everyone from friends and family to co-workers and professional contacts. ...
11 Pretty�Poolside �Weddings on Pinterest That Will Make You Swoon
11 Pretty�Poolside �Weddings on Pinterest That Will Make You Swoon
Nothing says summer like a pool party (ask Taylor Swift), but what if you could turn your outdoor soiree into a chic wedding? It's totally possible, and we have proof in the form of Pinterest. Pools actually make a *lovely* focal point during an outdoo...
The Best Wedding Bouquets in Vogue
The Best Wedding Bouquets in Vogue
From the moment a bride walks down the aisle at her wedding, all eyes are on her—her dress, her shoes, and, of course, the happy expression on her face. And then there’s the all-important bouquet. A tradition that is rumored to have begun o...
5 Creative Ceiling Centerpieces
5 Creative Ceiling Centerpieces
Who says centerpieces are strictly reserved for reception tables? Draw guests' eyes upward with these showstopping ceiling installations.
We Are All Salespeople: 3 Techniques to Become a Better One
We Are All Salespeople: 3 Techniques to Become a Better One
You may not have the title of a salesperson, but it’s imperative that you polish up on your skills and become a better communicator to win in business and in life. Whether you run your own company or are currently employed by one, there is a good...
How to Make Snapchat Work for Your Personal Brand
How to Make Snapchat Work for Your Personal Brand
Visual marketing is one of the top ways to build your brand and attract a larger audience. If you want to take your social media strategy to the next level then Snapchat could be a great network to add to your mix.
How to Maximize Your Online Sales Leads
How to Maximize Your Online Sales Leads
Eighty percent of sales are executed by just 8 percent of salespeople. This doesn’t mean that there are some killer sales reps out there who are simply better wired at bringing home the bacon, it means most sales teams are failing to execute beca...
10 Incredibly Unique Wedding Ceremony Ideas
10 Incredibly Unique Wedding Ceremony Ideas
If you're a bold bride, then you have just got to see these unique ceremony ideas. While some brides want a classic ceremony, others want their wedding to go outside the box. For those brides, we collected our favorite ways to make your ceremony comple...
Bump up your productivity at work by standing up
Bump up your productivity at work by standing up
Public health advocates know our environment, filled with processed foods and sedentary lifestyles, is largely to blame for America's obesity epidemic. That's why there's a big push to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Mobile Lessons Retailers Can Learn From Pok�mon Go
Mobile Lessons Retailers Can Learn From Pok�mon Go
So what�s your level on Pok�mon Go? It�s safe to say that, by now, everyone has played if not heard of Pok�mon Go, the augmented reality game from Niantic Labs (in which Nintendo and Google are investors). The game has users finding and catching Pok�mo...
7 Tips for Successfully Running a Family Business Without Drama
7 Tips for Successfully Running a Family Business Without Drama
Ninety percent of family businesses do not make it to the third generation. Family businesses struggle for a variety of reasons, whether it be the overlap of the personal and professional or even the mismanagement of the hiring process or general lack ...
15 Protea Wedding Bouquets and Arrangements
15 Protea Wedding Bouquets and Arrangements
The protea flower, sometimes known as a sugarbush, originated in South Africa where it traditionally represented hope and change, making it the perfect addition to your bridal bouquet as you start a new life with your partner. Proteas range in varietie...
10 New Color Combos You'll Love
10 New Color Combos You'll Love
With so many distinctive shades to choose from, deciding on the perfect palette can be a bit overwhelming. Get inspired by our favorite new duos that really will work.
What's New for 2016 Wedding Flowers and Bridal Bouquets
What's New for 2016 Wedding Flowers and Bridal Bouquets
Wedding bloggers, designers and stylists, top bridal publications, floral industry leaders – everyone is busy predicting the trends in wedding flowers and bridal bouquets for 2016. We’ve been pouring over it all to sum up the most popular ...
50 Ideas That Will Take Your Wedding From Ordinary To Extraordinary
50 Ideas That Will Take Your Wedding From Ordinary To Extraordinary
No matter the size of your wedding budget, there's something so indulgent about browsing photos of the most luxurious weddings. It's why we love scoping out pictures from celebrity weddings and seeing the amazing details that transformed their celebrat...
Fall Color Trends 2016
Fall Color Trends 2016
Have you seen the Fall/Winter '16/'17 color trends recently announced by Pantone during New York Fashion Week? They are calling for a "unity of strength, confidence and complexity" with the season's hues. The palette is lead by the Blue family and pair...
The 6 Best Tips for Using Instagram for Business
The 6 Best Tips for Using Instagram for Business
Not all social-media apps are created equal. Instagram, first launched in 2010, now has 500 million total users, and 300 million people use the app every day. Those users interact with the platform much�differently than�Twitter and Facebook users, who ...
Do This One Thing to Boost Your Retail Sales
Do This One Thing to Boost Your Retail Sales
What has the biggest effect on retail purchasing behavior? According to the Mindtree Shopper Survey 2016, it’s salespeople.
10 Unbelievably Creative Centerpiece Ideas
10 Unbelievably Creative Centerpiece Ideas
Centerpieces set the tone for an entire event, so why not "wow" your guests with a unique arrangement? An eye-catching centerpiece can make your event totally Instagram worthy. Better yet, a memorable centerpiece doesn't have to break the bank!
5 Signs You�re At A Millennial Wedding
5 Signs You�re At A Millennial Wedding
Even in the crazy universe that is 2016, nothing screams �traditional� quite like a wedding. Crisply ironed tuxedos, luscious white cakes, perfectly posed photos and a general decorum typically define the celebration of marriage. But in a time when tra...
Retail Sales Were Flat in July
Retail Sales Were Flat in July
U.S. retail sales were unexpectedly flat in July as Americans cut back on purchases of clothing and other goods, pointing to a moderation in consumer spending that could temper expectations of an acceleration in economic growth in the third quarter.
Simple Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back
Simple Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back
Last year, Candice Galek, the founder of online swimwear company Bikini Luxe, started using an app to send out automated emails thanking customers for their purchases. To her surprise, many replied. "Our customers were really responding to it, writing ...
Same-Sex Weddings Show New Spending Patterns
Same-Sex Weddings Show New Spending Patterns
Since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, gay couples have rushed to wed in record numbers, according to Gallup, the polling organization. While there are many similarities in the way same-sex and straight couples prepare for the weddings of th...
Where We Spend Is Upending Traditional Retail
Where We Spend Is Upending Traditional Retail
U.S. retail sales barely budged in July according to data released Friday, capping a week of tepid earnings results from department stores and underlining a seismic shift in consumer spending.
The Dos and Don'ts of Customer Feedback
The Dos and Don'ts of Customer Feedback
Your audience holds the key to the success of your product. You just don't always know how they're hiding it. Whether you're conducting a preliminary deep dive into a new market or user testing a prototype, the questions you ask customers and the way y...
A Floral Designer's Dream Wedding in South Africa
A Floral Designer's Dream Wedding in South Africa
Latisha Duarte, a floral and plant designer who also works as a production designer on sets for television, films, and commercials, struck up a relationship with cinematographer Luke McCoubrey after they both met on the job. “It was 2012 in Cape ...
7 Key Attributes of Highly Promotable People
7 Key Attributes of Highly Promotable People
As an employee — whether part-time, full-time, contract or otherwise — your day-to-day performance places you in one of two categories: promotable or not promotable. What makes someone promotable? Every one of the seven qualities of highly ...
How to Increase Your Company's Profit by 20 Percent
How to Increase Your Company's Profit by 20 Percent
Stephanie Chung writes: As an executive coach, I have seen all kinds of problems business owners tend to have: time management, staffing and team building to name a few. One particular issue – profitability – is a constant struggle for most...
Wedding Celebrations Go Personalized in 2016
Wedding Celebrations Go Personalized in 2016
As personalization influences every aspect of the wedding celebration, in 2016, the wedding industry will find new avenues to create one-of-a-kind ceremonies for couples on their big days.
7 Dos and Don'ts for an Adults-Only Wedding
7 Dos and Don'ts for an Adults-Only Wedding
Your wedding guest list is ultimately up to you so if you want a child-free celebration, do it. That said, there are a few sticky scenarios that tend to come up when kids aren't welcome at the wedding. Our advice? Tread lightly and follow these tips.
Martha Stewart's Wedding Trends: Mermaid gowns, mismatched bridesmaids
Martha Stewart's Wedding Trends: Mermaid gowns, mismatched bridesmaids
What a wonderful time for a wedding, now that there are so many beautiful ways to express your love. Martha Stewart brought her two decades of wedding wisdom to TODAY Thursday to share just how much times have changed for all things bridal. "It's evolu...
35 Pink Wedding Centerpieces
35 Pink Wedding Centerpieces
Featuring pretty pink flowers and matching table decorations, these drop-dead-gorgeous wedding centerpiece ideas are sure to make pink your favorite color all over again.
Why Consumers Prefer to Text for Customer Service
Why Consumers Prefer to Text for Customer Service
Consumers like to use different channels when speaking to customer service. According to February 2016 research, many users in the US, as well as Germany, prefer to send a text because it’s less-time consuming and more convenient than a phone call.
How to Handle Workplace Stress
How to Handle Workplace Stress
Stress is a big battle for all of us in today's world — both in and out of the office. If you do not control stress, it can cause all kinds of issues. A study, entitled "Stress in the Workplace: Meeting the Challenge," indicates "the incidence of...
Pretty Floral Wedding Favor Ideas
Pretty Floral Wedding Favor Ideas
From potted plants to peonies, thank guests with a favor that will live on past the wedding night.
Inside the Startups Making it Easier to Buy Flowers
Inside the Startups Making it Easier to Buy Flowers
The floor of Christina Stembel’s war room is covered with stems and leaves, her soldiers armed with calla lilies and persimmons. As on any other weekday, the troops at Farmgirl Flowers are assembling hundreds of bouquets in San Francisco’s ...
4 Social Media Sites Small Businesses Should Use More Often
4 Social Media Sites Small Businesses Should Use More Often
As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you've likely already tapped into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest to push your brand. Sure, these networks work great, but there are others out there that can help you reach niche audience...
The Art of Compromising in Wedding Planning
The Art of Compromising in Wedding Planning
Give-and-take — among couples, future in-laws, and sensitive bridesmaids — is essential in the planning of the big day. Just ask these couples. Here, tips from a veteran peacemaker on premarital disputes, three couples who found compromises...
30,000 Flowers: How the Vatican Decorates at Easter
30,000 Flowers: How the Vatican Decorates at Easter
In his landmark document on creation, the Pope pointed out that his namesake St Francis of Assisi was so close to the natural world that he even preached to the flowers. On Easter Sunday, in an altar in front of St Peter’s Basilica, something res...
11 fresh Wedding Favors for the Eco-Chic Couple
11 fresh Wedding Favors for the Eco-Chic Couple
Wedding favors are the last impression you will leave your guests before they depart. As a kind gesture, couples offer their guests something to remember the event by, but it is often a difficult task selecting a single item to give everyone. With the ...
6 Ways to Make a Statement With Florals
6 Ways to Make a Statement With Florals
Searching for an easy way to make a big impact at your wedding? Use flowers in creative ways! From flower walls to runners, here are a few of my favorite floral ideas.
54 Flower Crown Ideas to Top Off Your Wedding Hairstyle
54 Flower Crown Ideas to Top Off Your Wedding Hairstyle
There's a reason flower crowns are all the rage. Your wavy locks, updo, or braids positively blossom with beauty when accented with a wreath woven from seasonal blooms. Plus, it's a surefire way to add romance to your wedding look. For proof, turn to t...
Survey: Millennials Better at Saving Than Older Generations
Survey: Millennials Better at Saving Than Older Generations
Millennials haven't always been known for their financial stability — at least compared to their older counterparts. Most of them entered the working economy during the start of the Great Recession in the late 2000s, lowering their economic prosp...
10 Cool Things to Do on Pinterest for Business
10 Cool Things to Do on Pinterest for Business
While social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are great for sharing content, some businesses can benefit more by showing their visual sides on Pinterest. The visual bookmarking site first began as a tool used mainly by women, but all that has chan...
Why Your Small Business Must Start a Blog
Why Your Small Business Must Start a Blog
For those of you who have never visited a farm before, many of them have a large brick of salt for their animals, called a “salt lick.” A salt lick is exactly what the name implies. It’s a salt deposit that animals keep coming back to...
5 reasons your Facebook ads aren’t working
5 reasons your Facebook ads aren’t working
All kinds of brands, big and small, are investing in Facebook Ads. They're using all kinds of ads, promoting via all kinds of content — be it images, videos, guides or even user-generated content. The wide variety of Facebook ad types help businesses f...