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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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Party Gras 2015: Hosting Your Own Mardi Gras Masquerade
February 12, 2015

Rich in history and immeasurably festive, Mardi Gras is a time for celebration. With a mix of Caribbean, Spanish, and French influences, Mardi Gras pays homage to a vast space in cultural traditions. This year, "Fat Tuesday" - as it literally translates to - falls on February 17th. While parades have been making their way through the French Quarter of New Orleans already, we figured it's a perfect opportunity to host your own masquerade. Check out our guide below and follow our Mardi Gras Pinterest board for additional ideas and inspiration.Spread the word about your event with easy-to-make evites. Remember to use ...
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Hosting a Winning Super Bowl Party
January 30, 2015

A great Super Bowl party is the best way to enjoy the most exciting game of the season. And with Super Bowl XLIX is just around the corner, and - fan or not - everyone can agree it's the one day worthy of the ultimate Sunday Funday treatment. With parties being thrown from Seattle to New England, we know that a rocking Super Bowl party can go well beyond the traditional pizza and beer route. We've compiled a list of our favorite treats, eats and activities to take your DIY Super Bowl party to the next level. So silence all ...
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You’re Engaged, Now What?
January 15, 2015

Tis the season to…get engaged? That's right - January is here, and engagement season is upon us. An estimated 33 percent of engagements happen from Thanksgiving to the beginning of the New Year; with families united and holiday spirit abound, couples around the globe are becoming bride-and-grooms-to-be. The Initial Frenzy But once the ball drops and Christmas lights fade, reality sets in: there's a wedding to plan. A series of questions start flurrying around, and pressure from outside parties can overwhelm the couple. Should I have my date already, it’s only been two weeks? Will we ever find the perfect ...
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I Should Have Hired a Wedding Planner
December 28, 2014

The decision to hire a wedding planner  - we've seen it time and time again. Brides, excited for a challenge, take it upon themselves to plan their own weddings. With experience in party planning and a long list of friends to help, delegating and coordinating should go down in a pinch. Right? Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. However capable and creative she may be, the bride ends up realizing that several factors - usually outside of her control - can end up compromising both the experience and the event. In a recent survey conducted by, the lesson learned by several hundred ...
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Creative Christmas and Hannukah Crafts
December 11, 2014

Christmas and Hannukah are almost here! And holiday decor is one of our favorite aspects of the holiday season. From gift giving to ornament decorating, there’s no shortage of creative ways to take on the holiday season. Check out our guide of the most fun and cost-effective ideas for Christmas and Chanukah this year. 1. Sparkly Pinecones[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="423"] These simple and elegant decorations can be placed around the house or peppered on a tree.[/caption]Source + Instructions 2. Recycled CD Ornaments [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="501"] Use your old CDs to make these eye-catching ...
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DIY Holiday Parties in a Pinch: Throwing a Rocking Holiday Party
December 3, 2014

The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a few (or a heap) of your closest friends? Holiday parties on the homefront are perfect for someone on any budget, and can be executed with just a pinch of work and a whole lot of holiday spirit. So grab your friends, cover all bases, have a cocktail and enjoy! Spreading the Word In today's day and age, sending out invites via snail mail can be pricey, inconvenient, and impractical for those of us with procrastination tendencies. E-vites are popping up more and more, becoming ...
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Ariana Stecker Featured in Digital Marketing and CEM Strategy Webinar
November 24, 2014

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, Omega Management hosted a webinar on using websites and digital marketing to deliver CEM (Customer Engagement Marketing) Strategy. The online meeting sought to share digital marketing and CEM Strategy techniques on how to deliver convincing messages that customers and prospects will find interesting. Featured on the panel of presenters was Ariana Stecker, Chief Operation Officer of Save the Date®. With 20 years of event planning experience for Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, full scale weddings, and corporate events, Ariana’s experience speaks to her talent and knowledge of the industry. Alongside presenter Allen Solomon, CEO of Pinnacle Creative ...
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Two Incredible Causes, One Spectacular Evening
November 21, 2014

<p>On Thursday, November 13, 2014, an evening of two incredible events was set to begin. The night started off all the way on the west side of Manhattan, where the Live Life Full Gala was hosted at Stage 48. Hosted by the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research, the gala was the second annual event for the foundation, who strives to make strides in PWS research. With select honorees, a Key Note Speaker, and a Master of Ceremonies, the program was stacked for the evening's festivities. The two-story venue was quickly filled with guests in black tie attire, who were treated to ...
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Pencils of Promise Nonprofit Raises Over $2 Million at Cipriani Wall Street at Annual Gala
October 31, 2014

750 people, 3 continents, 2 million dollars, and one amazing cause. With the help of Save the Date®, world-changing nonprofit Pencils of Promise made history in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday, October 22nd 2014. The foundation's annual gala was held at Cipriani's Wall Street, where hundreds assembled to celebrate the company's success. Operating education programs across three continents, Pencils of Promise has grown drastically over the years, expanding their reach in America and abroad. Thus it was only fitting that the gala would be hosted at Ciprianis, the same location where one of their first ever events was held (and drew ...
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