The Goodshuffle Blog for Event Pros

Your go-to spot for the latest event trends, rental tips, and business insights
Jennifer Taylor December 20, 2022 at 1:17 PM 6 min read

Ready to Grow? Follow These 5 Steps First

Growing a business is something many entrepreneurs work incredibly hard to do. However, ...
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Miles Oliver December 20, 2022 at 12:23 PM 10 min read

Putting Accessibility at the Forefront of Your Event Planning

Putting Accessibility at the Forefront of Your Event Planning Events are meant to be ...
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Jessica Powers December 3, 2021 at 3:04 PM 9 min read

Top Event Trends in 2022

We’re just a few weeks away from saying goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. Things have ...
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Perry Simon September 28, 2021 at 10:38 AM 8 min read

5 Things People Always Forget to Include in Their Event Budget

As you create a budget for your event, whether it be a birthday celebration, wedding, ...
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Samuel Rowe September 21, 2021 at 2:12 PM 11 min read

The Right Location: A Guide to Finding Event Spaces for Any Occasion

It’s certainly true that finding an event space is easy enough. Finding the right event ...
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Emily Noel September 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM 12 min read

Dos and Don’ts for Starting Your Own Event Planning Business

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Being your own boss seems like a ...
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Jessica Powers March 5, 2021 at 5:14 PM 8 min read

10 Questions to Ask A Party Rental Company BEFORE Signing a Contract

You’ve done your research. You know what kind of party you want to throw, you know your ...
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Meghan Ely February 16, 2021 at 6:17 PM 7 min read

Your Checklist to Keep Your Event on Schedule

If you’re an event professional that’s newer to the industry, you’re not only entering ...
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Meghan Ely January 27, 2021 at 1:19 PM 10 min read

Dream Day to Nightmare: Tips to Keep Your Party from Turning into a Disaster

Juggling postponed weddings and canceled events has been no walk in the park for event ...
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Anna Braff January 14, 2021 at 1:20 PM 8 min read

5 Common Mistakes Event Profs Make When Planning Business Events

A well-designed event has the power to drive behavior and shape experiences. However, ...
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Carmen Bodziak December 16, 2020 at 4:06 PM 11 min read

Heaters for Outdoor Events: The Top 5 Things Event Profs Need to Know

As the winter months start arriving, inventory items like fire pits and heaters for ...
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Meghan Ely July 16, 2020 at 5:50 PM 10 min read

Wedding Planning during COVID-19: How to Choose the Best Wedding Photographer

You’ve chosen your perfect venue and selected your ideal florist. Now, it’s time to ...
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Meghan Ely July 11, 2020 at 5:33 AM 11 min read

Wedding Planning during COVID-19: How to Choose the Right Florist

You’ve found your perfect wedding venue. Now, it’s time to find choose the right florist. ...
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Meghan Ely July 9, 2020 at 7:32 AM 14 min read

Wedding Planning during COVID-19: How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue

Booking a venue is one of the very first steps to planning a wedding. While this process ...
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Ashley Lipman May 28, 2020 at 10:36 AM 15 min read

How Many Wedding Vendors Do I Actually Need?

America is home to millions of weddings annually. This means a lot of work for the ...
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Carmen Bodziak November 13, 2019 at 12:39 PM 7 min read

How This Entertainment Company Halved Closing Time

SNAP! Entertainment is a DJ & entertainment company that specializes in FUN! They ...
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Anna Braff March 13, 2019 at 6:53 PM 14 min read

How to Create Winning Event Quotes and Proposals

Every event pro wants to know how to create event quotes and proposals that are top of ...
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Karen Gordon November 19, 2017 at 11:22 AM 7 min read

What Unique Event Rentals Should Event Pros Buy?

The most popular event rental items are chairs, tables, linens, and tableware such as ...
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Karen Gordon August 10, 2017 at 10:28 AM 6 min read

The Best Family-Friendly Labor Day Ideas

Labor Day is right around the corner and there’s nothing like throwing a big party to ...
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Karen Gordon August 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM 12 min read

Event Rental Tips: Renting Tables 101

Renting tables for an event can make a huge difference when it comes to setting the tone. ...
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Karen Gordon July 31, 2017 at 11:33 AM 10 min read

Event Rental Tips: Renting Chairs 101

Renting chairs can be one of the most overlooked details of the event planning process. ...
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Karen Gordon July 24, 2017 at 3:55 PM 12 min read

Event Rental Tips: Renting Tents 101

Renting tents for your event is one of the biggest decisions to make when you’re planning ...
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Karen Gordon July 19, 2017 at 10:47 AM 6 min read

5 Excuses to Rent a Moon Bounce

Moon bounces are always the best part of any event. You may have already seen our list of ...
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Karen Gordon July 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM 13 min read

Tips for Unique Inflatable Rentals

Summers are filled with laughter, friends, and fun. Whether it’s for a kid’s birthday ...
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Karen Gordon July 11, 2017 at 1:17 PM 12 min read

Event Upgrades That Make A Big Difference

Anyone who has ever planned any event, from a company holiday party to a wedding, can ...
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Karen Gordon June 22, 2017 at 9:41 AM 7 min read

Event Business Tips: Event Radios 101

One of the best event business tips is to invest in radios or walkie-talkies for your ...
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Karen Gordon June 17, 2017 at 10:52 AM 9 min read

8 Simple Backyard BBQ Tips & Tricks

Summer is here and that means vacations to the beach, going to concerts, and backyard ...
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Karen Gordon June 6, 2017 at 11:37 AM 4 min read

Kid-Friendly Wedding Idea: Photo Scavenger Hunt

Including kids on your wedding day is a must for many folks. Whether you have loads of ...
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Amy Wu May 24, 2017 at 4:51 PM 9 min read

Wedding Photography Tips: Details to Catch on Camera

You’ve already thought about what getting the best photographer for your wedding day and ...
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Evin Lipman May 9, 2017 at 1:16 PM 12 min read

How to Actually Enjoy the Event Planning Process

Event planning is a strange combination of fun and stressful. Everyone loves thinking ...
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Katy Hayes May 5, 2017 at 12:36 PM 17 min read

18 Essential Newborn Photo Poses

Once you’ve selected a photographer and done all other prep for your newborn photos, ...
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Katy Hayes May 3, 2017 at 1:07 PM 8 min read

How to Prepare for A Newborn Photo Shoot

Once you’ve selected a photographer, there are still some more things to be done before ...
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Katy Hayes May 1, 2017 at 12:28 PM 11 min read

How to Find the Right Newborn Photographer

There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a newborn photographer. Some ...
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Brynne Magaziner April 24, 2017 at 1:41 PM 6 min read

7 Ways Guest Lists Impact The Bottom Line

Guest lists are one thing that will impact nearly every aspect of your event budget. ...
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Karen Gordon April 18, 2017 at 12:19 PM 3 min read

10 Reasons to Throw a Beach-Themed Party

No matter what the occasion, a beach-themed party is always hot. The beachy theme is ...
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Karen Gordon April 14, 2017 at 11:02 AM 6 min read

Creative & Funny Wedding Welcome Bags & Favors

I’ll never forget the first time I went to a wedding and they had coozies as favors that ...
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Karen Gordon April 12, 2017 at 4:11 PM 8 min read

How To Plan An Outdoor Wedding

If you love hiking, camping, fishing, or any activity that gives you an excuse to venture ...
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Karen Gordon April 11, 2017 at 12:50 PM 9 min read

Tips for Avoiding the Parent Pinterest Pressure

Pinterest pressure, especially for parents, is a real deal! The most complicated ...
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Karen Gordon March 20, 2017 at 11:14 AM 4 min read

The Most Shocking Secret about Event Rental Deliveries

In the hundreds of customer service calls we’ve answered here at Goodshuffle, there is ...
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Karen Gordon March 13, 2017 at 7:16 AM 3 min read

Tent Calculator: What Size Tent Do I Need?

Choosing a tent size means solving a math equation. However, the tricky part of the math ...
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Karen Gordon March 6, 2017 at 3:33 PM 7 min read

Alternative Bridesmaid Bouquets for Every Bride

In addition to being surprisingly expensive, bridesmaid bouquets have been used for ages. ...
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Karen Gordon March 2, 2017 at 2:22 PM 5 min read

6 Unique Party Ideas for Pre-Teens

Planning a party with a pre-teen or “tween” is no picnic (why can’t they just have a ...
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Karen Gordon February 28, 2017 at 11:09 AM 11 min read

Bee-Themed Bridal Shower on a Budget

Planning a bridal shower has gotten trickier. Not only are we pressured by Pinterest to ...
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Karen Gordon February 22, 2017 at 6:25 PM 2 min read

How to Plan a Hollywood Themed Event

We’re never at a shortage for theme ideas, but it’s so fun to come across something new. ...
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Karen Gordon February 22, 2017 at 2:45 PM 6 min read

Worth the Cost Series: Chair Rentals

Our “Worth the Cost?” series explores the various elements of weddings and other events ...
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Karen Gordon February 21, 2017 at 7:12 PM 2 min read

How to Start St. Patrick’s Day Party Planning

Did you know that St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish? He was Welch! And, while only 12% of ...
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Karen Gordon February 21, 2017 at 6:59 PM 5 min read

5 Steps to Making A Wedding All About YOU!

We’ve all been to those weddings where, if it weren’t for the names said during the vows, ...
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