Working From Home in the Wedding Industry

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Next year, I will celebrate my 14th year of working from my home office.  It has been an amazing experience for me in so many ways.  It has delivered me the opportunity to be with my children more often (turning 14 and 17 over the coming months), which was one of the key motivators for me starting a event and wedding business that I could work in, from home.  But even as rewarding as that has been, I am learning that the real rewards have been mine personally.  I truly work in an environment that feeds my creative soul and ‘gets the most out of me’, as a worker.  And by that I don’t mean I have an amazing home office that makes me feel creative when I walk into it. At times I have and at times I haven’t; currently I am in the midst of a seriously big renovation project that has spanned years and my office is often moving about.  So no, its not about how it looks, its about how it makes me feel. It’s the qualities I have developed over the years, such as being disciplined, self-motivated and someone who can teach themselves what they need to know, to get the job done. This is what makes it all worthwhile for me.
Working from home is not for everyone. If you need company, you need to consider if the work you are doing will give you enough people to engage with, often enough, to make it satisfying for you. Wedding and Event Planning tends to do this, but there may be days, when you have to be in the office and working and you will be by yourself.  You have to be able to motivate yourself and enjoy your own company to make working for yourself, from home work.
If launching a business and working from home are two of the reasons you are drawn to the wedding & event planning and design industry, you may enjoy this post I wrote for the Academy almost two years ago.  It includes some lessons I learnt that may benefit you too.
If you would like to talk to me about your business idea or working from home, I would love to hear from you.  In Australia you can call me on 1300 854 200 but I am happy to talk to anyone from anywhere in the world about this subject simply email me.

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David Tutera

Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle.

He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining. Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own event planning business.

Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. David Tutera has a natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.

Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites.

Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work.

Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes. David lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.