Wedding Industry Biz

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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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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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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Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 030: David Tutera Shares the Top Three Keys to His Success

Wanna hear one of the top wedding planners in the world reveal the keys to his success?

If so, then this podcast episode is for you!

David Tutera is a renowned celebrity wedding planner, bridal fashion designer, professional speaker, and author of seven books. He’s also the host of the WE tv shows, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and David Tutera’s CELEBrations.

In this interview, David reveals the top three keys to his success. And he openly discusses major adversity he faced in his career and how he overcame it.

Here are some of the valuable points David addresses:

  • What it means to take chances and how it can advance your career
  • The art of listening and being present when you’re with clients
  • Why it’s important for you to change and reinvent yourself over time
  • How to avoid burnout and maintain your passion for planning
  • How he battled his way back from near bankruptcy to achieve his current success
  • An inside look at his upcoming Event Planning Symposium (plus a discount code to attend!)
  • His most valuable piece of advice for achieving success as a wedding planner

To hear David’s interview, you can press the play button below. And be sure to subscribe to our podcast in iTunes.

I want to say a special Thank You to David for sharing these insights with our Timeline Genius community.

Please take this information, act on it, and carry on the journey toward fulfilling your dreams!

Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 029: Heather Vickery Gives You Seven Steps to Achieve Work-Life Balance

For the 29th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Heather Vickery, owner and success coach at Vickery & Co., based in Chicago.

Heather has been an entrepreneur for nearly 20 years. She began her career as a wedding and event planner, and she’s been formally coaching other creative entrepreneurs for four years. Heather is also an industry educator who teaches at the QC Event School and who leads workshops all over the United States.
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Getting Creative with Food: How You Can Inspire Your Clients Through Food

By Heather Jones, Wente Vineyards

Inspiring a couple for their wedding is one of those things that can be easier said than done. For photographers, they have beautiful images, while event planners and designers can put together a vision board of ideas. For caterers however, inspiration can be more difficult, unless the couple are foodies already. The good news? The catering industry has grown over the last few years, with new innovations, trends, and artistic creations abound. We’ve got a few of our favorite ideas to get your clients excited and inspired below.
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WII 028: Rob Schenk Equips You with an Understanding of Key Legal Issues

For the 28th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Rob Schenk, Editor in Chief of Wedding Industry Law Online and trial attorney at Schenk Smith LLC.

Rob has been representing wedding industry professionals for nearly a decade, and his legal expertise extends to a broad range of crucial issues affecting wedding planners.
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WII 027: Candice Coppola Delves into the Crucial Subject of Strategy

For the 27th episode of our Wedding Industry Insider podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Candice Coppola, owner of Jubilee Events and Jubilee Events: Caribbean.

Candice has a decade of experience as a wedding planner and designer, and she’s a published author. More recently, her natural talent and passion for business have led her to become a wedding industry mentor.
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Getting Organized With Wholesale

By Audrey Isaac, 100Candles.com

 

Establishing wholesale relationships is a great way to improve the profitability and service of your event company. It’s a brilliant win-win situation. You can provide couples with the products that they would have to research and buy elsewhere, saving them time and effort. Meanwhile, you increase and diversify your revenue. Don’t worry. The process isn’t complicated, but you do need to do your research, keep yourself organized and stay on top of your responsibilities to make it work.
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