event planning


My Rant: Why Your Customer Service is Killing Your Business

Liz King breaks down taking care of clients and suggests customer service is the one thing that can carry your business through the toughest economic times.

event planning


Hold Your Next Event in Nature

MES’ Green Guru, Lori Hill, highlights another fabulous green venue. Check out this post for an inside look at one of Maryland’s Greenest Venues.

Social Media


Twitter Tip: Learn by Doing

Is twitter right for your business? Do you have an account but don’t know where to start? Event Planner and Twitter Guru Liz King advises twitter-newbies to jump right in.

Event Recap


MES New Year’s Mixer: February Style

On February 22, 2011 over 250 event planners gathered at the Warner Theatre for a belated New Year’s Eve celebration. Check out the incredible photos and video below.



Hold Your Next Event at a Green Venue on the Chesapeake Bay

Green event planner Lori Hill discusses hosting an event at a green venue.

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5 Ways to Cut Costs for Your Event

Are you overwhelmed by the costs associated with planning your dream wedding or mitzvah? Lisa Schneider of the DC Ladies blog gives 5 great tips for cutting costs at your next event!

Event Recap


Wrapping Up 2010 at Lima Lounge

Event planners, entertainers, and anyone interested in the industry gathered on a rainy Tuesday night at Lima Restaurant on K Street NW for the last Metro Events Specialists mixer of 2010. DJ Neekola spun beats as guests sipped on festive seasonal lattes by the Travelling Bean and sampled Celestial Cheesecakes.

Wedding Tips


Elements of Wedding Planning

Amidst the whirlwind of wedding trends and traditions stands a set of fundamentals that will support any vision of The Big Day. It all comes down to going above and beyond… while staying grounded.

Event Recap


Record Attendance at August Green Mixer

On August 31, 2010 Metro Event Specialists (MES) hosted its 6th networking event featuring a green theme, open bar, and one of the best views in DC. Hosted on the outdoor patio of the Hotel Palomar, we saw record attendance of over 400 event professionals.

Wedding Tips


Creative Entertainment for Wedding Cocktail Hour

Strolling Magic is a unique and creative entertainment idea for a wedding cocktail reception. A professional strolling magician can keep the guests entertained and excited for the arrival of the Bride and Groom.