Class Library Ripped From the Headlines: Wedding Trends to Watch

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  • Title:Ripped From the Headlines: Wedding Trends to Watch
  • Category:Strategy & ROI
  • Level:All
  • Instructor:Marcy Blum
  • Length:22 min
  • Posted:10/17/2012
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This class was filmed live at engage!12, The Luxury Wedding Business Summit at Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas.

The royal wedding, the Facebook wedding, the Kardashian wedding, gay marriage laws, friday night weddings, lace, engagement parties with surprise ceremonies.  These are just a few of the recent headlines that are driving trends in today's wedding industry.  In this insightful class, legendary wedding planner Marcy Blum shares her unique perspective on a wide range of headlines and the impact they hold for event professionals.

Learning Outcomes

    1. Learn how the recent use of a hologram of deceased rapper Tupac on stage at Coachella with Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre will stimulate numerous uses of the technology at future events.
    2. Learn how the class action suit against Mario Battali (now settled) regarding distribution of gratuities for wait staff impacts the events industry's use of freelancers.
    3. Hear how the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will drive trends for weddings in terms of when and how they are planned.

Table of Contents

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Ripped from the Headlines: Wedding Trends to Watch 21:48
PDF of slides from this class 11 pages
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Keeping Up to Date 2:17
From Politics to Royalty 5:23
Public Perception: Reality & Status 3:30
Hollywood Design & the Next Martha Stewart 3:51
Legal Pitfalls 3:01
Gen Y & Technology 3:16
The Secret to Be taken Seriously by Your Clients 1:47

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