Timeline Genius

How Long Does it Take to Plan a Wedding?: Pro Wedding Day Timeline Tips for Every Type of Affair


From high-budget affairs that are years in the making to intimate elopements that seem to come together in no time flat, weddings can take anywhere from 18 months to a mere matter of weeks to plan—and, as the wedding planner, it’s your responsibility to keep on top of all of the details and ensure the overall planning timeline is on track. Today, then, we’re rounding up all you need to know about wedding day timelines for everything from grand events to intimate affairs. Read on for our top tips to help you stay organized.

Timeline Genius

How to Scale Your Process As Your Business Scales: 3 Tips to Ensure You’re Prepared for Increased Success


Ever heard the old adage that the tall tree catches more wind? It’s true in business, as well. The bigger your business, the bigger your potential for hiccups. While so many planners work toward the day they need to scale their business, it’s important you don’t find yourself there without a process in place to deal with all of the challenges that can arise from a booming business (good problems to have, if we do say so ourselves). From growing a team or operating in multiple locations to overseeing clients with wedding days on the same weekend—whatever scaling looks like for you, when your business evolves, your process should, too. Today, then, we’re breaking down our top tips on how to scale successfully. READ MORE

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5 Things to Invest in After You’ve Been in Business for Five Years


Any wedding pro knows—getting a business up and running is one thing (and it’s certainly an accomplishment worth celebrating!), but building a profitable, growing business is another. If you’ve hit the five-year mark and find yourself stuck in a bit of a rut, chances are there are some moves you need to make to propel your brand further and climb your way out of that plateau. Today, then, we’re breaking down 5 things every wedding planner should invest in after being in business for five years. Read on for our top picks for smart, strategic, brand-building investments.

Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 047: Terrica Skaggs Shares Her Top Tips for Avoiding Burnout & Achieving a Healthy Work-Life Balance

For the 47th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast, I had the privilege of sitting down with the incredible (and undeniably hilarious) Terrica Skaggs—an awarded event planner, industry speaker, and KnotPro Educator with over 14 years of experience to her name.

Terrica is the founder of Cocktails & Details (a luxury destination wedding planning and event design firm based out of Brunswick, Georgia) and The White Lounge (a curated collection of the Golden Isles’ most sought-after wedding professionals). She has taken to the stage to share her wisdom with the wedding-planning world at Wedding MBA, Catersource, and WedAtelier—and she acts as a  contributing board member of the North American Academy of Wedding & Event Planning.


Timeline Genius

Three Cheers for Our New Certified Timeline Genius Program!

Hey TG Community! 

We are incredibly excited to launch a new CERTIFIED TIMELINE GENIUS program here at TG headquarters!

Our goal is to award a badge of distinction to planners who have achieved a high level of expertise with our program and are consistently creating A+ timelines for their events!

We have established clear standards for this certification and intend for it to be a true honor that planners seek. By gaining a deeper understanding of our software’s incredible capabilities and applying it to their own timelines, planners are saving valuable time and becoming a “Genius at Work”!

All of the hard work, creativity, and attention to detail required to achieve a stunning wedding deserves to be recognized. We also believe that every planner has a unique voice in the industry.  So, each new recipient will be featured on the newly minted Certified Timeline Genius page of our website. We’ll shout their achievements to the digital rooftops! Not to mention a few social media mentions too! Great work deserves to be praised.

As a planner,  you wear so many hats, from creative inspiration to therapist.  Now, your attention to detail and organizational skills will also get some well-earned kudos too!

Please keep your eye out for the first award winner spotlights coming soon.

And, keep up your great work with TG!  Once you’ve reached the pre-requisite milestones in Timeline creation, you will automatically be invited to join the ranks of our new Certified Timeline Geniuses.



Must-Have Technology for Wedding Planners: 3 Systems Every Pro Should Have in Place

We know planners love paper (after all, is there anything more satisfying than physically checking something off of your to-do list?)—but today’s clients and collaborators expect to do business online. (Don’t worry—you can keep your favorite desk-side pad and all of that pretty paper stationery!) Today, then, we’re talking three tech systems every pro should have in place—read on for our top picks in technology for wedding planners.