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Are you looking to make a career change and start working in the wedding and event industry? If so you may be concerned about your lack of wedding and event experience.  I often hear people, who have 5-10 years of work experience behind them say, ‘I don’t have any experience’.  But this is not the case.  In fact, almost every skill you apply to any job; can be applied in another way.

What skills could be transferred to Wedding and Event Careers?

Where do I start?

Attention to detail, time management, organisation, communication, computer literacy, problem solving and critical thinking skills are just some of the words we use to describe what we do in our Resumes and all of them can be applied to a multitude of jobs and industries, including Wedding and Event Planning.

For example, a nurse needs to be able to communicate well and work in stressful situations, so does a Wedding Planner.  Personal and Executive Assistants often work on Projects and need to understand how to manage their time and others to take the project from start to finish, not unlike an Event or Wedding Planner must do when taking an event from its beginning to end.  An Interior Designer needs to understand how to design within a space, to a brief and to a budget, just as a Wedding Designer/Stylist does.  Administration Assistants must be good a managing a large flow of information between parties, so do Wedding and Event Planners.  Bankers need to understand budgeting and finance, so do Wedding and Event Planners.

Bringing it together in your Resume/CV

What many people do, when writing a Resume ahead of a career change, is focus on telling the prospective employer that whist they have no experience, they are ‘willing to learn and work hard’.  Whilst this is admirable, it is not generally going to be enough to grab the employer’s attention. What you have to do instead is join the dots for any prospective employer, by showing them what you do have experience doing and how this can be applied to the role you are applying for.

Download our Resume Writing Guide and Template

Our handy guide and Resume/CV template will help you to ‘join those dots’ and highlight your transferable skills and experiences for wedding and event employers.

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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.