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Save the Date® COO Ariana Stecker Speaks at ILEA’s How to Do Business with Non-Profits
December 11, 2018

On November 12, 2018, Save the Date® COO Ariana Stecker spoke at International Live Events Association’s (ILEA) How to Do Business with Non-Profits. She was joined by other leaders in the events and hospitality industry including: David Adler, CEO and Founder of BizBash, David Mack, Business Development Executive of Text-to-Pledge, Steve Paster, Founder of Alpine Creative Group, and Darryl Stupp, General Manager of Tribeca Rooftop.The panel discussed tips for getting repeat business, working with budgets to make them stretch further, and current trends in the non-profit sector.Save the Date® and Ariana regularly work with non-profits on their annual fundraising galas. ...
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Tips for Boosting Attendee Engagement at Corporate Meetings
August 7, 2018

Human attention spans are getting shorter, partially due to the fact that we now have pocket-sized computers that we carry everywhere we go. As a result, it can often be difficult to hold the audience’s attention at corporate meetings. Now more than ever, it is essential for event leaders to be engaging when presenting information at these meetings. If you are using the same tired tactics and not facilitating audience participation, attendees will lose interest fast. Here are a few good strategies for boosting attendee engagement at corporate meetings:1. Figure Out What Works and What Doesn’tAn excellent way to see ...
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How to Become a Corporate Event Planner
May 16, 2018

So you want to become a corporate event planner? That’s awesome news! As a corporate event planner, you’ll have the potential for an interesting, fulfilling and long-lasting career where you get to meet and interact with all kinds of people. It can also be a lot of fun! That’s not to say that it can’t be very challenging at times, but at the same time, it can be very rewarding work. When you’ve pulled off an exceptional corporate event after months of planning, problem solving and managing all the small details, you’ll understand what we mean. But let’s not get ahead of ...
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Corporate Team Building Activities for New York City and Beyond
February 9, 2018

Corporate team building activities can have big payoffs for businesses and other organizations. These range from improving communication and collaborative skills among employees to encouraging them to build trust in one another and improve their ability to solve problems.However, for participants to reap the maximum benefits from corporate team building activities, they have to be effective. And they are most effective when they are fun, entertaining, or challenging enough to make employees want to enthusiastically participate.Here are four types of team building activities that are sure to motivate even the most skeptical members of the team. These activities can be ...
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Technology Trends to Watch in 2018 for Corporate Event Planning
December 6, 2017

Technology is playing an ever increasing role in corporate event planning. In fact, according to a new 2018 Event Planner Forecast, close to half of in-house event planners said they will add new technology next year in an effort to improve the planning and management of their events.We’re not surprised by this because technology has a lot of benefits for planners. It can help us do our jobs more efficiently and often faster, and it provides us with all kinds of data and tracking capabilities about events, attendees and clients. It streamlines event processes like registration, through to audiovisual technology ...
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4 Corporate Event Planning Tips for Making a Big Impact on a Tight Budget
August 23, 2017

Does this sound familiar? You’re tasked with planning your organization’s upcoming event, given a strict budget and expected to produce an event that’s both unique and spectacular. We certainly understand your dilemma – we’ve been in the event planning business for more than 25 years and work with clients all the time who are in the same predicament. That’s why we’ve put together this short list of corporate event planning tips that can help you maximize the “wow factor” at your event, while being mindful of your budget limitations. 4 CORPORATE EVENT PLANNING TIPS 1. Be Flexible About Venues and Venue Dates. If ...
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Life 25 Years After my Attack
June 2, 2016

On the 25th anniversary of my near fatal attack, this Spartan Race ‪#‎spartanup video launched. When it starts you're not sure it's me, hang in there, and stay with it till the end. Im grateful to you @Joe De Sena and Spartan Race for including me in you ‪#‎podcasts. https://youtu.be/su9SU5M4AbQ
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Best of Pinterest:Happy New Year!
December 24, 2015

All that glitters is gold for your New Year's Eve celebration! 2016 is right around the corner and here, at Save the Date®, we have curated a Pinterest board with dazzling party tips and tricks to help you ring in the New Year. From to champagne cocktail recipes to DIY photo booth tutorials-- your evening will be a night to remember! Find our board below and be sure sure to visit Save the Date®’s Pinterest for more inspiration. Cheers to the New Year! May it be a memorable one. Follow Jennifer Gilbert's board New Years on Pinterest.
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Best of Pinterest: Christmas
December 21, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year,so it is no surprise that here, at Save the Date® , we believe the holiday season calls for some serious celebration. Whether you’re hosting a small holiday party, a family gathering, or just want to fill your home with Christmas spirit, we’ve got the best festive tips and tricks! From frosty peppermint cupcake recipes to creative twists on traditional decor, we gathered the top pins from Pinterest to help kick off your Christmas. Check out our board below--and we wish all who celebrate a very Merry Christmas! ...
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Jennifer Gilbert Discusses Planning The Right Mitzvah to The Mazel
December 10, 2015

On Wednesday, November 11, our chief visionary officer and founder, Jennifer Gilbert was featured in leading Bar and Bat Mitzvah party source, The Mazel, for her impressive impact on the Mitzvah planning industry and for what we do here at Save the Date® : create extravaganzas of epic proportions. As the very first feature guest selected to share their expertise to the magazine, Jennifer Gilbert was honored to open up about how she sets her parties a part as well as her all-time favorite Mitzvahs she’s produced. Read the article below for the full story and to find out what ...
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