FEB 2014

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12 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 4 The CREATIVE Issue Easy Design Ideas For Conventions & Social Events More and more meeting and event planners like Heather Herrig, principal of Atlanta-area event planning firm Every Last Detail, are using social sharing sites for inspirational and do-it-yourself event design ideas. From blogs to websites like Pinterest and Etsy, the web is a buffet of easy ideas for food and beverage, graphics and signage, and production and décor. But before you venture online to hunt down the next best thing, take a look here. Convention and event facilities from across the South helped us compile this roundup of ideas for producing simple, chic and affordable events. "I've been spending more time on Pinterest when sourcing ideas for events." —Heather Herrig, Every Last Detail "Throw out traditional event design rules and mix disparate styles to create something fresh." —Kevin Dana, CORT Events 08-26 CS FEB 2014_Layout 1 1/31/14 3:45 PM Page 12

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