In 7 jam packed lessons you’ll learn exactly what a wedding planner does, how to use Pinterest to plan weddings, questions to ask in a client consultation, using trends to tell a story and how to start a wedding planning business.
It’s truly your blueprint for getting started as a Wedding Planner.
Starting a new career can be a daunting prospect but we have some tried and tested strategies to help you. This lesson will give you the confidence you need to move forward.
Do you know the difference between a planner, stylist or coordinator? Most people don’t. However, the roles are all very different and cater to different skills. At the end of this lesson you’ll know which role you’re best suited to
We LOVE trends at the Wedding Academy and we are also the publishers of the International Wedding Trend Report. In this lesson you’ll learn how to predict trends and use them within designs so tell the story of your couple.
Knowing how to get the right information out of your clients is the key to running a successful wedding business. Mostly this is done by knowing the right questions to ask. In this lesson we look at some of the questions we use as wedding planners to get what we need to create the perfect wedding for our clients.
Pinterest isn’t just a great source of inspiration it is a great design tool and can really help you collaborate with your clients in a meaningful way that helps to bring together the overall aesthetic. In this lesson you’ll learn top tips for designing on Pinterest and how to ensure you create a cohesive design.
Do you love the idea of styling tables with the wow factor? In this tablescape design demo we showcase a more traditional and elegant style of table and show you the different elements used by a wedding stylist to design tablescapes that get published in magazines and blogs.
Knowledge is the key to most things and in this lesson you’ll understand how to take that next step to getting started without the overwhelm. A step-by-step process that takes you by the hand and guides you through with plenty of support from the team here at the Wedding Academy.
This is a starter course aimed at those just looking into this career. It will give you a great insight into the industry and help you decide if this is the career path for you.
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.