The Mothers of the Wedding

“I am the Mother of the Bride (Groom), but I don't want to look like one.”  
Mothers of the wedding have their own unique set of challenges.  Some have it easy with little stress and smooth sailing.  For the vast majority, however, this is not the case.  

Making the Move from Weddings to Events

As an experienced wedding planner, you already know there are many benefits that go along with this exciting career choice. You set your own hours, maybe work from home, leverage your creativity, and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping create cherished memories. But one of the greatest, and most often overlooked, perks is a wedding planner's inherent ability to diversify. These perks, along with the skills and techniques you have acquired as a planner, are easily transferable to the corporate segment of planning and might just be your next big event.

Unique Christmas Dishes with Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Puff 'N Stuff Catering brings you a unique array of holiday recipes as seen on Good Day Orlando. 

Results from our Fall Catering and Events Trend Survey are in!

Thank you to all who took part in NACE's fall survey, which asked questions about the most popular months for weddings, and also whether corporate clients were upping their budgets for year end celebrations and generally for events in 2017. Almost 150 people responded, which is an excellent rate. 

FOOD RESCUE PLAN - A Step-by-Step Overview for Event Managers & Planners

NOTE 1:  A successful food rescue requires advance planning. This brief guideline will suggest checklist items to add to your planning process.

NOTE 2:  A food rescue plan is a “contingency plan”; there is always a chance that you will NOT have food left over to donate, so avoid disappointment by letting key stakeholders know this in advance.  

Happy Halloween!

As catering and event professionals, Halloween is one of our most favorite times of the year. It's the unofficial start of the Holiday season, and more than any of the other holidays, it's a chance for us to truly tap into our creativity, and have a lot of fun! 

And it's a holiday that's growing in importance for our industry, as well, not just for kids!


Styling a Bride

Every time I went to my hair stylist, I showed her a picture of what I wanted.  After a few visits, she politely told me that all my pictures were of the same person and she could not make me look like Victoria Beckham.


A Catering Director’s Advice to Planners


MeetingsNet recently caught up with Diane Tighe, director of catering and conference services at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club on the campus of Duke University in Durham, N.C., to talk about food trends and how planners can make the most of the relationship with their catering and conference services partners.   

Six Degrees of Separation With The Talented Peter Cwalino


On September 7, 2016, at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, Peter Cwalino will take the stage for Chords for Causes, A Lip Sync Benefit. The 2nd annual fundraiser hosted by the DFW Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas and the DFW NACE's educational programming.

NACE Beverage Trends Series: Part I: Cracking the Code with Wine

We are all trying to crack the ‘code' with the next generation of customer so that our businesses remain ‘relevant', right? One way to do that is by getting rid of the ‘old school' ways of offering beverage alcohol!