Our Top 10 Pick of Wedding Industry Blogs

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Jac

As part of our ten-year anniversary celebrations we are bringing you some of our top ten picks and today we are featuring wedding industry blogs. Having been educating those looking to start a career in the world of special events for as long as we have we’ve seen many people come and go. Today I’m sharing with you some of my ‘go to’ places for industry knowledge, expertise and advice. They include a formidable list of professionals and experts some of whom have been around as long as, and in some cases longer than the Academy and others who are slightly newer to the scene than, but have nonetheless made a positive impact.

  1. Sage Wedding Pros – this has long been a favourite of mine as it tackles subjects that are often thought of as unsexy, such as writing a business plan and pricing. Somehow though, Michelle Loretta manages to make the subject interesting and something you want to read about. We actively promote this fantastic resource to all our students.
  2. Planner’s Lounge – Debbie Orwat is a force to be reckoned with and has been in the industry for over ten years. She is the founder of Save the Date Events and Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer at Planner’s Lounge, a place where she shares practical information, design basics, educational resources, tricks of the trade, and business tips.
  3. Think Splendid – a management consulting firm specialising in helping wedding industry leaders succeed. Lienne Stevens is the Founder and President and I was lucky enough to hear her speak in Las Vegas at Event Solutions about working with Millennials. Her insight and knowledge as absolutely invaluable to anyone looking to succeed in the wedding industry.
  4. Aisle Planner Community – our students use Aisle Planner software within their course material, but that’s not the only thing they do well. Their blog for professionals is jam packed full of fantastic articles, tips, ideas and advice. Earlier this year our Trend Report was featured on there too and the lovely ladies at Aisle Planner judged the Pantone Mood Board Competition we ran for our students.
  5. Book More Brides – billed as the number one marketing resource for the wedding industry it does not disappoint. Their blog is packed full of fantastic articles and they offer a membership package that includes a one-hour monthly workshop along with a host of other goodies.
  6. Mountainside Media – I love Christie Osborne who runs Mountainside Media. She’s a wedding blogger and professional marketer and offers lots of great free advice on her blog. She also offers a course ‘Marketing ROI Roadmap’ to help you attract your ideal client.
  7. B.Loved.Hive – run by the lovely Louise Beukes of Bloved Blog and Styled By Louise it is an online resource providing you with the practical skills and tools you need to run a successful business. It also offers an actual space in London where you can meet, learn and thrive with other wedding pros.
  8. Wedding Business Success – run by Alison Wren this blog is all about helping you start, grow and flourish in the wedding industry. There is also a course called Marketing Mastery that will teach you how to create a killer marketing plan.
  9. The Profit Goddess – with the fabulous Marley Majcher at its helm this is a fantastic resource if you’re in business to make a living and not to have a hobby. Marley knows how to price her services and shares her knowledge, advice and experience via her blog, as well as offering webinars, coaching and of course her book ‘But Are You Making Any Money?’
  10. Bridestory for Business – the business resource for wedding entrepreneurs. Along with Bridestory Pro, which allows you to manage and monitor your business on the go, the blog is simply teeming with excellent articles from business tips to trends. Based in Indonesia it has a global reach and is a brilliant resource for both the seasoned pro and those just starting off in the industry.
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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.