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WII 053: Kristin Binford Empowers Planners with an In-Depth Look at the Wedding Venue Market

Today, we’re excited to share with you the 53rd episode of our Wedding Industry Insider  podcast.  For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with the incredibly knowledgeable Kristin Binford—a successful wedding venue owner and coach who consults for venue owners across the country.

Kristin is the owner and managing partner of Haue Valley, a St. Louis wedding venue that currently books over 100 weddings per year. As the owner of her own venue-consulting business, Kristin helps venue owners scale, strategize, and ensure sustainable success. She also brings her in-depth industry insight to new and prospective venue owners via her Facebook Group: Building & Running a Profitable Wedding Venue.

As a successful venue owner, Kristin is passionate about sharing all she’s learned with both seasoned and brand-new venue owners who are hoping to run a successful, profitable venue. In this interview, she deep-dives into the dynamics of the wedding-venue market and helps planners and vendors understand the right—and wrong—way to build beneficial relationships and seek referrals from venues and venue owners.

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WII 052: Jen Taylor Helps You Automate and Streamline Your Wedding Business

Today, we’re excited to share with you the 52nd episode of our Wedding Industry Insider  podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with Jen Taylor—an award-winning wedding planner and business consultant who designs and produces stunning celebrations in the Pacific Northwest, Maui, and beyond.

Jen is the founder of Taylor’d Events Group, an awarded destination wedding and event planning firm based in Seattle that includes four additional planners. A speaker at NACE and owner of Jen Taylor Consulting—Jen shares the insights and expertise she’s developed building her wedding business both on stage and off.

After 15 years spent growing Taylor’d Events, Jen has an eye for automation and some seriously smart systems in place. She also shares important strategies for making sure you have the systems, people and technologies in place to execute workflows at a high level.

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WII 051: Preeti Vasudeva Helps You Prepare Your Business for the Unexpected

Today, I’m excited to share with you the 51st episode of our Wedding Industry Insider  podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege to sit down with Preeti Vasudeva—an award-winning wedding planner who’s been known to produce elaborate events for an array of high-profile clientele.

Preeti is the owner of Preeti Exclusive Events, a boutique event planning and design company that services both domestic and international locations and specializes in South Asian Fusion weddings. Preeti is also the co-founder of Styckie, a local DC event-planning app that’s slated to launch nationwide this year. She also volunteers her time as a member of the board of directors for the New York chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding.

After going through a divorce, being diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, and losing a best friend to cancer in the span of only a few short years—Preeti is no stranger to overcoming adversity. 

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WII 050: Katie Easley Helps You Leverage Social Proof to Grow Your Brand

In our 50th Episode of the Wedding Industry Insider podcast, it was a pleasure sitting down with Katie Easley – an incredible Arizona floral and event designer.

Katie is the founder and principal planner behind Kate Ryan Design, a floral and event design firm serving Scottsdale and the surrounding area. A speaker at NACE, The Society of American Florists, and The Special Event, Katie is no stranger to taking to the stage to share her extensive design experience will fellow pros.

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WII 049: Nadia Anderson Shares the Value in Knowing Your Numbers

For the 49th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast, it was a pleasure sitting down with the talented Nadia Anderson—an event planner and certified public accountant (CPA) who’s as meticulous with money management as she is with event details.

Nadia is the owner of both Virginia Grace Event Management and Nadia Anderson CPA in Richmond, VA.  A WeddingPro Educator, Nadia has taken to the stage at Wedding MBA to share her extensive knowledge of numbers with wedding industry pros. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s in accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. 

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WII 048: José Rolón Opens Up About the Art of Building a Happy Team

Today, we are so excited to share with you the 48th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast. For this episode, Eddie had the privilege of sitting down with the incredible José Rolón—an awarded wedding planner and hospitality-industry extraordinaire with over a decade of events experience to his name. 

José is the owner of José Rolón Events, a Brooklyn-based wedding planning service responsible for eye-catching event experiences that have made their way onto the pages of The New York Times, Town & Country, and Martha Stewart Weddings (just to name a few). José is also the host of The Wedding Buzz Podcast—and will soon be taking to the stage to share his expertise with the wedding-planning world at Cater Source and NACE.

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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.

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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.

Cheers!

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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.

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