Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 138 – Timeline Genius Deep Dive with Brooke Bowenschulte

If you’ve listened to any episode of Wedding Industry Insider, you’ve heard us mention Timeline Genius. But what exactly is it? 

Here on our podcast, we get to talk with wedding pros and innovators who are improving the industry through their work and mindset. We love highlighting leaders in wedding planning, technology, and education every time we share an episode. 

And this week, we’re talking about the wedding software that started it all: Timeline Genius

Brooke Bowenschulte is the Business Development Manager at Timeline Genius, and she’s sitting down with Eddie to discuss the features and benefits of this beloved wedding planning software. 

Brooke is a certified wedding planner who knows Timeline Genius inside and out. Not only does she offer incredible insight in this episode, but she also offers free one-on-one demos for anyone who wants a personalized introduction to the software. So she knows how to talk to wedding planners about their everyday work and their most pressing needs!

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How to Use the Assign Feature to Create Tailored Timelines for Vendors, Venues, or Clients

Wish you could create tailored timelines for specific vendors, venues, clients, or even bridal party members? The great news is that with Timeline Genius you can!

So you can go from spending hours creating individual timelines for collaborators or clients (nobody has time for that!) to using the Assign Feature to easily produce tailored timelines.

Additionally, whenever you make edits, your timelines update in real-time. So, if you make an adjustment to your main timeline, it will similarly reflect any changes in all of your tailored timelines. 

As a result, you can make individualized timelines for anyone you wish! 

Just check out the way the Assign Feature supports timeline creation and how you can use it in your planning.

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Wedding Industry Insider Podcast

WII 093: Randi Bushell Gives You the 3D Way to Make Faster Design Decisions

In event design, each decision matters and every decision has so many variables.

That’s why today’s guest shares the tech tool that helps you accurately create and customize your event vision

So, just hit play to hear the full details!

Randi Bushell is the Founder and CEO of Merri, a 3D visualization platform made for event planning. With a background in retail and E-Commerce, Randi started Merri after planning her own wedding and finding it difficult to capture her design vision with 2D renderings. Now, she continues to revolutionize event planning with Merri’s all-in-one software solution for visualizing, designing, and booking events.  

In this episode, Randi explains how Merri gives you the tools you need in order to easily create and share customized, 3D event designs with your clients.

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Top 5 Software Programs Every Wedding Planner Needs in 2022

Most wedding planners would agree that producing a successful event comes down to organization and creativity. 

The good news is that today’s planners have a range of software options to help with how they set up their systems and explore their artistic visions! 

And while we might think it would be nice to have just one app or program that does everything, the truth is that the most effective planners use a selection of tech options that are best suited to their businesses. 

So, to help you stack your tech deck, we’ve compiled the top 5 software programs that every planner needs in 2022.

Top 5 Software Programs for Event Planning 

Best Software for Creating Timelines

Timeline Genius is a smart software that thinks through the wedding day details with you – keeping you organized, confident, and calm. With numerous features and tools to communicate with vendors and clients, it will save you time while letting you customize and personalize event timelines.

Best Software for Digital Billing and File Management

Rock Paper Coin is an online billing platform that lets you manage contracts, invoices, payments, and documents all in one place. With its streamlined system, you don’t have to deal with the stress and guesswork of traditional paperwork.

Best Software for Planning + Designing Venue Layout

Merri is an all-in-one, 3D visualization platform that provides all the tools you need to envision, plan, and design events. Since it includes everything from inspiration to seating charts and vision boards, you can see how floral and décor details will come to life in selected venues.

Best Software for Customer Relationship Management 

REFINE for Wedding Planners offers education, community, and support for wedding professionals who want to grow their businesses. Specifically, The Refine Portal is a CRM designed for weddings planners that is made by wedding planners. In addition to not having blackouts, it allows you to both back up and restore your work. It also offers a variety of event tools and is even available offline. 

Best Software for Color Palette Creation

PANTONE Studio is a design app that lets you build and create palettes with 3D application. You can also customize any look with full design tools and use built-in features to share your vision.

Invest in Yourself + Your Business

All things considered, trying out new software for your business can at first feel a little scary. But, ultimately, it pays off in time saved and long-term growth.

It’s equally important to remember that these software options are more user-friendly than ever and provide responsive technical support when you need it. 

In fact, we’ve even gotten to talk with planners about investing in wed-tech options and automating existing business systems.

So, try one out. Or, better yet, create the software stack that best supports you and your business needs!

 

Timeline Genius

New Feature: Download Multiple Timelines at Once

Hello Timeline Geniuses!

In our ceaseless quest to save you more time, we just added a new feature that lets you download multiple timelines at once.

As you know, Timeline Genius automatically creates tailored timelines for your vendors, venues, and wedding party, which you can download in PDF or Word format. With our new feature, you don’t have to download these tailored timelines one by one. You can instantly download as many as you want and get them in a zip file.

As part of this new feature, we also improved the filenames for your timeline downloads by making them more descriptive.

To see the new feature in action, just check out the video below.

As with every other feature we’ve developed, this new multi-timeline download feature is designed to save you time and to make it easier for you to keep creating awesome timelines.

We’ve got lots of other powerful new features coming soon, so stay tuned!