Splendid Sundays Volume 95

Sunday, August 05, 2012

A handful of splendid finds from around the worldwide web:

*Social Tables, an event management software that lets you easily manage floorplans, guest lists, seating charts and more, recently launched their new website. Two of their notable advisors include Marcy Blum and Gary Vaynerchuk.

*This seat's taken! A look at anti-social traveler behavior.

*How forcing a smile can genuinely decrease your stress level.

*Apple (who is reportedly teaming up with Microsoft) and Google are in line to buy up the 1100 patents Kodak has for sale as a result of their bankruptcy proceedings. 

This week in The Splendid Collective:

*I'll be the keynote speaker at the WIPA (Wedding Industry Professionals Association) August meeting in Sonoma, California this Tuesday. My talk is called "Generation We Do: How the Millennials Plan Their Weddings." You can find more info and sign up here.

*I was interviewed for the August edition of Destination I Do Magazine's monthly Learning from the Experts series. You can read my interview here.

*From the Form + Function Blog: Is it Okay to Negotiate Salary?

Recent wedding job postings: Wedding Blogging Intern at Chris+Lynn Photographers (Virtual Position) // Account Rep at Salt Lake/Park City Bride and Groom Magazine (Salt Lake City, UT) // Wedding Planner at Haiku Mill (Haiku, Hawaii) // Catering Manager at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach (North Miami Beach, FL) // Stationery Intern at Paper Parfait (Atlanta, GA) // Bridal Sales Associate at Bridal Salon Saks Jandel (Chevy Chase, MD) // Bridal Sales Consultant at Terri Lynn Bridal (Bethesda, MD) // More wedding industry job openings

Wedding Statistics: 6% of couples who married in California in 2011 spent $96,000 or more on their weddings (the luxury segment) compared to 4% globally.

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