Freelancing, why do it?

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Freelancing for other florists is an excellent way to network, build your skills & see how other florists run their business. 

You can learn what you like and what you don’t like about how their business is run, observe the logistics behind the wedding before you run your own and use the opportunity to ask questions. Most florists require freelancers when working on larger jobs or installations, so it’s also a fantastic opportunity to work on designs that you may not have open to you when starting out on your own, because remember, your clients book you based on trust. They need to be able to see and trust that you can deliver what they want. So remember to ask permission from the florist you are working for that its ok to post images of their work/designs that you have worked on, as long as you are crediting them correctly, it shouldn’t be a problem. 

Photo credit: Flowers – Rose Decor Styling | Photographer – D & A Photography

Email example

Hello (florist’s name)!

I am reaching out to you because I am really interested in freelancing for you this coming year, if you could use any assistance. You create such beautiful designs and I would love to gain some experience from someone with such talent. I really loved (insert a specific design or event you saw them recently create).

I understand that working in events requires a lot of focus and drive and to work with a sense of urgency- I can definitely do that. I would love to join your team to provide support in any way that you may need, whether that is to: process flowers, wash buckets, keep the shop cleaned, help set up events or assist in event strikes. 

If you have need to support in coming events, I can be available as soon as (insert date) and my availability is (insert schedule you are generally available.) 

I’m sure you receive quite a few requests like this, so I really appreciate you taking the time to consider me as a freelancer. I hope to chat with you soon! 

Kind regards,

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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.

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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.