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

Timeline Genius

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

Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 045: The Flower Guy Bron Reveals How to Strategically Elevate Your Wedding Business by Serving More Clients

For the 45th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast, I had the privilege of sitting down with Bron Hansboro—better known as The Flower Guy Bron—an award-winning wedding floral designer and international speaker based in Richmond, Virginia.

Bron is the founder of The Flower Guy Bron, a wedding and events floral company that offers a bespoke approach to luxury floral design. A former teacher, Bron leveraged the “listen, observe, anticipate” model he honed during his time in education to build a floral brand that understands client needs and exceeds their expectations. After realizing he was turning away thousands of dollars of business from clients whose budgets didn’t fit his luxury brand, he found a way to tap into that additional revenue stream. He opened Pastel Posies, a second floral design company that serves couples who are seeking a lower price point.

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Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 044: David Stark Reveals the Art of Elevated Event Planning

For the 44th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing David Stark, a renowned New York-based event designer and artist who’s seen over 25 years of career success.

David is the founder of David Stark Design and Production, an acclaimed event planning firm known for its inventive approach to visual storytelling. With everything from celebrity weddings to high-profile galas under his belt, David has designed for brands like Target, SNL, and Kiehl’s, and is most known for the annual event he designs for The Robin Hood Foundation. His background in painting and his education in art allow him to bring an imaginative eye—and an undeniable element of artistry—to each event he produces.

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WII 043: Michelle Loretta Gives You a Powerful System for Managing Your Company’s Finances

Do you have an effective system for managing your company’s finances? Or are you operating and making key decisions without having a firm handle on your cash flow?

If you wanna grow your company the right way — being intentional and strategic about your financial planning — then this podcast episode is for you!

Michelle Loretta is a business consultant and financial strategist for wedding and event professionals. As the founder of Sage Wedding Pros, she draws from her past experience in accounting, sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship to strengthen wedding businesses worldwide. Michelle is also the founder of the Be Sage Wedding Conference, a master-level summit for wedding professionals.

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