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Beyond Flowers: 5 Non-Floral Event Decor Ideas

Roses, lilies, daisies, dahlias—flowers are classic wedding and event embellishments, but they’re not your only choice when it comes to décor. Whether you’re looking for something more modern, more grandiose, and stunning, it may be time to look elsewhere for inspiration. As for alternatives, you can adorn your tables with the usual suspects such as flowers and candles —or you can add memorable custom decorations. Need ideas? Try these on for size. Ice Sculptures Giant floral bouquets conjure up the blissful days of spring and summer, but ice sculptures co enhance any theme in any se...

How Awards Shows Are Planned

Awards season 2018 has arrived, and event planners have been hard at work putting together shows such as the Country Music Awards, Golden Globes, Oscars, and SAG Awards. Months of planning are required to organize such an event. The Red Carpet, presentations and performances seem to go off without a hitch, but here is an inside look at how it all comes together, from planning and event rentals to show time.  For the 2016 SAG Awards, more than 5,000 roses and 1,000 bottles of champagne, wine, and tequila were ordered, according to the Hollywood Reporter.1 A report by the LA Times2 in 20...

5 Event Essentials You Need to Create a Magical Winter Wonderland

Whether someone is tying the knot in the middle of January or hosting a product launch as February rolls around, there are countless ways you can set the stage for a winter extravaganza. Here are 5 of the most inspiring winter event ideas for both seasoned and aspiring event planners. 1. Ice Lounges Combine intricately carved ice sculptures with hanging ice walls and exquisite ice centerpieces, and you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable winter wonderland. Envelope a sitting room in wall-to-wall ice curtains, columns, and arches to immerse your guests in the spirit of the se...

How to Select the Most Stylish, Most Comfortable Event Furniture Rentals

Chesterfield sofas. South beach sectionals. Lighted highboys that glow electric blue. The sky is the limit when it comes to event furniture rentals, but how do you know you’re sending the right message, setting the appropriate mood, and keeping your guests in the lap of luxury? Let So Cool Events help you achieve the perfect balance between style and comfort, between form and function. Start with the following tips: 1. Make a Killer First Impression  From the moment guests walk into a room, the style, color, and arrangement of furniture send a clear signal. Are they greeted by h...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Event Planning

As an event planner, you should know the basic do’s and don’ts—those things that will earn you a stellar reputation, and those things that will land you on the blacklist. From arriving on time to choosing the best event rentals company, here are some tips for organizing your next event: Budgeting Do cut costs. If you want to have a successful event planning business, you must know how to trim your expenses. You want the event to be outstanding, but you’d also like to stay in business. Poor budgeting has dashed the hopes of many budding entrepreneurs. The more experienced you are,...