Timeline Genius

[New Feature] Customize Your Page Margins

 

We’re on a roll, and I’m excited to share another new feature with you… 🙂

As of now, you can customize the page margins for your timelines!

Over the years, one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that each of you has your own special way of doing timelines… And that means you may want to show more or less content on each page.

Maybe you like to show more content per page, so your timelines will have fewer pages overall. Or maybe you just want to maximize horizontal space to be able to show a larger floor plan image.

Whatever the case, now you can set your top, bottom, left, and right margins just the way you want them.

To see a quick tutorial on customizing your margins, just check out the video below.

 

Enjoy your new customizable page margins, and be on the lookout for more awesome improvements over the next few days!

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[New Feature] Introducing Hyperlinks

 

As of now, you can easily insert hyperlinks in your timelines!

So let’s say you need to reference a specific list of songs in a timeline item… Now you can link directly to a playlist on Spotify or YouTube.

Or maybe you wanna make it easy for people to get directions to one of the venues in your timeline… No sweat, just insert a link for the venue address on Google Maps.

And the cool thing is, not only will your hyperlinks work online, they’ll also be embedded in your timeline PDFs. So you can click or tap on hyperlinked PDF text and go straight to the desired web destination.

To see a quick tutorial on the new hyperlink feature, just check out the video below.

 

We hope this new hyperlink feature lets you add even more flair and professionalism to your timelines.

Be on the lookout for more awesome improvements over the next few days!

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[New Feature] Make Grid Lines on Your Timeline

 

Get ready for a series of new feature updates over the next couple weeks because we’ve been busy improving the site for you!

Today, I want to announce a new feature that lets you show (or hide) grid lines on your timelines! (We added the new grid line option as a setting in your Preferences section.)

Over the years, we’ve gotten a number of requests for this feature… Some of you used to create your timelines in Excel or Google Sheets (before you discovered the magic of Timeline Genius :D). So if you find yourself missing grid lines on your timelines, you can add them back now.

To see a quick tutorial on the new grid lines feature, just check out the video below.

This new feature is just another way that Timeline Genius lets you express your own unique style, creativity, and professionalism.

So if grid lines are your thang, enjoy! And keep on shinin’ like the rock star you are 🙂

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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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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”

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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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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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[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”