Timeline Geniuses

The Most Important Thing To Do With Nontraditional Client Requests

By Tanya Michelle Debose, This Is The Day Event Planning & Design, LLC

 

Years ago, most couples had two major choices when getting married:  hold the ceremony at the local church and then shoot off to the large catering hall with the over-the-top Italianate decor, OR keep everyone situated in one place by hosting the nuptials and reception at a large hotel.

Today, couples have gone beyond simply crafting their own tear-jerking vows to designing wedding experiences that reflect their personal style and the colorful journey of their relationship.
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New Feature

New Feature: Plan Baby Showers Like A Genius

 

Timeline Genius now lets you create baby shower timelines with confidence and ease!

We worked with celebrity wedding and event planner, ANGELA PROFFITT, to bring you an industry-leading timeline template for baby showers. Angela is fresh off an appearance on the tv show, Pickler & Ben (CBS), where she entertained viewers by throwing a lavish baby shower.

And now she’s poured her talents and expertise into creating a baby shower timeline template for you!
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Business Tips

Adding Forecasting to Your Workflow

By Audrey Isaac, 100 Candles

Photo by Nine Köpfer 

Events professionals are expert forecasters – we check the weather weeks in advance (and then hourly!) in anticipation of our clients’ celebrations. We scan social media and the interior design and fashion industries to keep up with the latest trends. The same should be true for your business. Regularly analyzing your potential for income, anticipated expenses and your ability to weather crises can be the key to surviving tough times and capitalizing on the great ones.
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New Feature

NEW FEATURE: Use a Client Questionnaire to Effortlessly Start Your Timelines

Timeline Genius now lets you effortlessly start your timelines by sending an upfront questionnaire to your clients!

Your clients then complete this questionnaire online, and their answers serve as your basic input for starting the timeline.

Why is this such a time saver? Because you don’t have to enter the vendors, venues, or other input to start your timelines. You simply review the answers from your client and approve or reject their input with the click of a button.
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Business Tips

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.
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Business Tips

Tips For Time Management

By Kim Sayatovic, Belladeux Event Design

Photo by rawpixel.com

 

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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Business Tips

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?
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Business Tips

5 Steps to Achieve Work Life Balance and Gain More Clients using Email Automation

By Eric Herod

What is one trend in business that has drastically changed how efficiently businesses operate?

Easy. Email automation.

The setting, testing, and delivering of various mass emails to the audience of choice within seconds has drastically changed how businesses operate around the world. It allows companies to think on a more global scale and allows the “little guy” to create opportunities that would have been much more difficult to achieve.
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Wedding Wisdom

4 Ways Event Pros Stay Inspired

By Meghan Ely, OFD Consulting

Working in the events industry means that a big part of our job is to be innovative thinkers that are consistently coming up with new ideas and trends for our clients. This is often much easier said than done, because being creative can be a challenge.

So, how do event pros stay inspired? We’ve got some top industry experts answering that questions below:
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