Hot Rental Items for Event Planners

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Event planning is a serious business. If you’ve ever been to a major conference, trade or fashion show or other special event, you know, just by walking through the room, a lot of hard work was spent putting it all together. Over the course of several weeks or even months, hundreds and maybe thousands of […]

A New Limo Awaits for Our Next President

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If you’re the leader of the free world, you’re not rolling around the nation’s capital in a ’96 Lumina. No. If you’re not seated in the back of Air Force One, you’re seated in the back of a limo that offers more protection than Chuck Norris and all the members of the Secret Service combined. […]

Little Borrowed Dress Joins Crowded Gown Rental Market

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Earlier this month, we wrote about Vow to be Chic, an online start-up that offers bridesmaid dresses and gowns for rent. Over the last year, a handful of similar sites have popped up, riding the coattails of Rent the Runway, the first notable company in this space. One of those sites is Little Borrowed Dress […]

Charcoal Grill vs Gas Grill Rentals

Do I rent a charcoal or gas grill ?

Walter Wanderley’s “Summer Samba” plays from the RCA turntable in the living room. The screen patio door opens as mom sways out the door holding a tray of hors d’oeuvre, squinting as she walks into the noon summer sun. Dad is standing by the grill talking to the neighbor–hot dog fork in one hand and […]

New Website Offers Bridesmaids Dresses for Rent

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Just last summer, a good friend of mine dropped over $1,000 on bridesmaids dresses for three outdoor weddings. She hasn’t worn any of the three since. Up until recently, guys have certainly had the advantage when it comes to formal wear. Rental tuxedo shops have existed for decades and have helped save men money from […]

Website Black Tux Provides Men with a Better Option

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At some point in a man’s life, the chances are pretty good he’s going to receive an invite to a black tie event. Whether it’s a wedding, a charity ball, or the Oscars, a black tie event calls for a tuxedo, preferably one that makes a man stand out in a good way. Up to […]

Big, Blown Out Weddings Expected Trend in 2014

Wedding Trends 2014

When it comes to weddings, apparently bigger is better. That’s the trend for 2014 anyway, according to the number one wedding planning destination TheKnot.com. Inspired by high-end fashion shows and celebrity weddings, ceremonies in the New Year are expected to be even bigger and more blown out, according to a release from TheKnot.com. From all-night […]

See the Queen City from a Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloons

Make no mistake. The folks at Gentle Breeze are full of hot air – but that’s not a bad thing. Celebrating their 25th year, Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloon Co. is Southern Ohio’s only full-service and full-time hot air balloon ride vendor. Providing safe, leisurely scenic hot air balloon rides over the Queen City, Dayton, […]

Survey Projects New Trends in Event Planning Industry

Table Setting for Event

From weddings and corporate gatherings to parties and fundraisers, there are plenty of opportunities for event planning companies across the country. To help event planners stay in-the-know, Destination Hotels & Resorts, a U.S.-based management company, has conducted a planner’s survey that projects current trends in the industry. Here is a recap of their findings: Eco-Friendly: […]

Throw an Office Party Under the Big Top

Circus Mojo

Celebrating your company’s record-breaking quarter? Balloons and a sheet cake in the conference room isn’t going to cut it. Sure, you could reserve a ballroom at a swanky hotel or nearby events center but the idea is to let loose and have a good time, not to force your co-workers to sit around a table […]