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.

Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 046: Debbie Marks Helps You Brand Your Way to Success

For the 46th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast, I had the privilege of sitting down with Debbie Marks, an entrepreneur and event planning guru with over a decade of experience—and an impressive array of industry accolades.

Debbie is the founder of Qube Events, an award-winning event planning and production company based in the UK. She’s the two-time winner of a national award for Best Venue Stylist, the official stylist of the National Wedding Show (UK’s largest annual wedding expo), and a contributing author of the Amazon Bestseller, Mumpreneur on Fire 4.


Timeline Genius

[Breakthrough] Text Reminders Are Here!

I have some game-changing news to share…

Timeline Genius now lets you set text reminders for the activities in your timelines! And these reminders will automatically go out on the event day — to you, your team, vendors, venues, clients, and event guests.

This way, everybody knows what to do and when to do it. And you stand out like a rock star for being so organized and thorough.

Wedding Industry Biz

How to Collaborate on Your Wedding Day Timelines With Vendors, Team Members, and Clients

Wedding Day Timelines Are a Team Effort 

As a professional planner, you’re well-aware that creating and executing a thorough wedding day timeline is never just a one-person job. Weddings are complex events that involve multiple parties – from venues and vendors, to the wedding party and event guests. You know that before you can finalize your wedding day timelines, you need to incorporate input from all of these parties. Getting feedback from relevant people helps you ensure that everybody is on the same page, so the big day goes off without a hitch.

But you may be thinking… collaborating on wedding day timelines is easier said than done. Having interviewed hundreds of experienced wedding planners over the last six years, I know this to be true. So I ask you to consider two important questions: First, what makes collaborating on wedding day timelines so challenging, even for seasoned planners? And second, is there a way to do it better, faster, and more easily? (Hint: Keep reading, and you’ll find there is.) READ MORE