Celebrity Cruises partners with Le Diner en Blanc 2015 U.S. Series

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on July 22, 2015 | 0 comment

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Diner en Blanc International is thrilled to announce premium vacation brand Celebrity Cruises as our Official Modern Luxury Sponsor! This partnership is a perfect marriage of Diner’s signature elegance and exclusivity, and Celebrity’s stunningly beautiful ships, which sail to all seven continents.     SURPRISES & SWEEPSTAKES! Celebrity will reveal a number of exciting event experiences to Le Dîner en Blanc attende...

Media Coverage of Diner en Blanc New Orleans 2015

Posted by Ronald Evangelista on May 20, 2015 | 0 comment

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Here is a list of the media coverage for Diner en Blanc New Orleans 2015. - Diner en Blanc New Orleans Takes Over Spanish Plaza for One Night.  May 11, 2015 Advocate - Photos: Diner en Blanc May 17, 2015 Where Y'at - Diner en Blanc returns to New Orleans 2015  NOLA Defender - White Bite: Diner en Blanc Returns Saturday May 8, 2015 Gambit (Best of New Orleans) - Le Diner en Blanc returns to New Orleans May 9&nbs...

Diner en Blanc New Orleans set for May 9, 2015

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Posted by Ronald Evangelista on April 01, 2015 | 3 comments

Mark your calendars! Diner en Blanc New Orleans has announced that this year'...

Dîner en Blanc New Orleans Returns for a Third Year in a Row

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Posted by Michelle Rosamond on February 13, 2015 | 2 comments

Dîner en Blanc is returning to New Orleans for the third year in a row! Thi...

Dîner en Blanc New Orleans set for Saturday, May 10th

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Posted by Ronald Evangelista on April 01, 2014 | 3 comments

Dîner en Blanc New Orleans is returning to The Big Easy on Saturday, May 10...

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What are the membership and transaction fee for?

Membership and transaction fees are used to cover the inherent costs of training, support and technological services to all the organizers from around the world, to enable them to organize their own event, graciously offered by Diner en Blanc International. These services allow us to preserve the values conveyed by the concept, to sustain the corporate standards by regrouping them within a single network and, to develop these technical tools. The membership offers members a number of online services that will be multiplied in the coming years. Diner en Blanc International is working in updating its platforms - release planned for 2016 - in order for all participants of a Dîner en Blanc event to become members. In addition, this annual fee will allow members to register for as many Dîner en Blanc events in the world as they wish.

Is it an illegal activity?

Le Dîner en Blanc - Paris is held on the most prestigious sites of the city, without authorization. The first editions were not easy to put in place. Today, the French authorities know the organization and know that it’s always well controlled. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality adds to the city’s image of a modern and stylish city, open to the world. To ensure the safety of our International DEB guests, we require that the local hosts have the proper authorization, permits and insurances before proceeding with their event.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

There are close to 60 events scheduled, or in the process of being approved for 2015! Most take place in North America and Europe with a total of one hundred thousand members participating each year. The largest and most internationally recognized Dîner en Blanc, is the original event in Paris. Instigated over 27 years ago by François Pasquier and his close friends, it attracts today almost 15,000 people yearly. The second largest event is based in Montreal, Canada with 5,500 guests.

I have seen that many of your events worldwide are associated with certain brands, is there a possibility for sponsorship opportunities?

Dîner en Blanc International prides itself on being associated with some of the most exciting and elegant brands worldwide, however this event is first and foremost a dinner amongst friends and is not intended to be an event overly saturated with brand and marketing opportunities.

Is the Dîner en Blanc really free?

Le Dîner en Blanc is first and foremost a gathering of friends. It is a non-commercial, organisation. The fee required of guests goes to cover the costs inherent to the organisation, e.g., bus rental, electricity, sound system, lighting, security, photographic and video services, and other small surprises peculiar to each event…

How can we participate?

One must know a member of the organisation to receive an invitation. In other words, it’s a friendly co-optation system.

What must guests bring?

A table, two (white) chairs, a picnic basket comprised of quality menu items and china dinner service. They must wear white and be dressed elegantly. Originality is encouraged as long as it stays stylish and denotes taste.

Why are the tables and chairs not being rented this year?

It’s almost impossible to find 1500 identical tables and it can be very difficult having to deal with several suppliers. In Paris, guests have always brought their own table and chairs and it’s much simpler that way. They thus play a bigger role and, in a way, they too become organisers of the festivity. As well, we would like to keep the same friends over several years and their table will in this way become cost-effective.
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