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How I Keep My Remote Wedding Planning Team Productive – Across 3 Countries

By Martina Selvagi

Photo by Kevin Bhagat

Planning weddings can be stressful and overwhelming as it is without the added complexity of running a team – let alone across 3 countries. Yet that is exactly the challenge my destination wedding planning group has. To stay productive while operating in different locations, I’ve developed a collaborative workflow and style of leadership that ensures my team is always on the same page and feeling valued every step of the way.


WII 031: Kylie Carlson Helps You Harness the Power of Wedding Industry Trends

Wanna learn concrete ways to grow your business by harnessing the power of wedding industry trends? Wanna be a trendsetter, rather than a trend follower?

If so, then this podcast episode is for you!

Kylie Carlson is the CEO of the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning, and she manages the publication of the annual International Wedding Trend Report. Kylie’s 20 plus years of wedding industry experience and her deep research into wedding trends have made her a leading authority on the subject.

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Tips For Time Management

By Kim Sayatovic, Belladeux Event Design

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As the saying goes, “time is money.” So doesn’t it stand to reason that you should be managing yours to the best of your ability? There are lots of ways you can make the most of each day, from your environment to your calendar, you just have to make it a priority.

With that in mind, I’m sharing some of my favorite tips for keeping your days on track and as productive as possible.

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Prepping Your Household in the Off-Season to Be Productive in the Busy Season

By Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting

Photo by Ahmed Saffu 

By its very nature, a career in the events industry is fast-paced and high-stress during peak season. The hours are long and late with setups beginning in the wee hours of the morning and tear-downs lasting well into the night. As professionals who want to provide top-level service, we sometimes forget that we are human ourselves, and further, we are people with homes and families. Our busy season takes a toll on our loved ones as much as it does on us, so how can we prepare in the off-season to minimize the damage?


WII 030: David Tutera Shares the Top Three Keys to His Success

Wanna hear one of the top wedding planners in the world reveal the keys to his success?

If so, then this podcast episode is for you!

David Tutera is a renowned celebrity wedding planner, bridal fashion designer, professional speaker, and author of seven books. He’s also the host of the WE tv shows, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and David Tutera’s CELEBrations.

In this interview, David reveals the top three keys to his success. And he openly discusses major adversity he faced in his career and how he overcame it.

Here are some of the valuable points David addresses:

  • What it means to take chances and how it can advance your career
  • The art of listening and being present when you’re with clients
  • Why it’s important for you to change and reinvent yourself over time
  • How to avoid burnout and maintain your passion for planning
  • How he battled his way back from near bankruptcy to achieve his current success
  • An inside look at his upcoming Event Planning Symposium (plus a discount code to attend!)
  • His most valuable piece of advice for achieving success as a wedding planner

To hear David’s interview, you can press the play button below. And be sure to subscribe to our podcast in iTunes.

I want to say a special Thank You to David for sharing these insights with our Timeline Genius community.

Please take this information, act on it, and carry on the journey toward fulfilling your dreams!