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David Tutera

This episode of Wedding Talk Radio features David Tutera, a leading wedding and entertainment expert, an author, a professional speaker,  and a fashion designer. He is so enthusiastic in sharing his knowledge and insights to motivate wedding professionals to keep hustling this time of the pandemic. He reminds wedding planners and designers that they provide immense joy to people in their once-in-a-lifetime event as shown in the videos he generously shared. He even points out that it’s always good to balance career and family life by prioritizing what is important. 

Listen and learn from the expert in the wedding industry not just by his words but through the great projects that he was able to realize. 

David Tutera is an award-winning wedding planner, fashion designer, lifestyle designer, entertaining expert, author, professional speaker, and television star. 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. Honored by Life & Style Magazine as "Best Celebrity Wedding Planner," David's impressive client list includes celebrities, royalty, politicians, and socialites. Tutera has hosted several hit television series, is a media go-to expert on weddings and celebrations and is a regular expert on various talk shows, and a contributor to numerous magazines. www.DavidTutera.com | Facebook

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Wedding Talk Radio With David Tutera

Conversation Highlights

  • [01:15] David shares his thoughts about what is happening at the wedding industry today
  • [02:27] A reminder that the wedding industry provides joy and fashion to people
  • [04:40] The question: What we want to accomplish tomorrow for our families and our clients?
  • [05:40] How does David maintain his upbeat and exciting personality
  • [07:10] David’s realizations while staying at home with family
  • [09:56] Changes and  hopes in the future of the wedding industry
  • [12:00] The call to balance career and family
  • [12:43] David as a “list” person - professional list
  • [13:50] Shelly seeks for some pieces of advice on how to handle clients at this point in time
  • [17:30] David talks about the video showing the 3-day affair of wedding planners and designers 
  • [18:40] Kyle screen shares the video
  • [21:51] Pieces of advice from David in taking opportunities 
  • [26:45] David shares a 5-minute wonderful wedding video
  • [32:02] David appears with her daughter which shows the real-life and the human in him
  • [33:42] Considerations on how David chooses his vendors
  • [35:05] The big event that is coming up in August: The DTE experience
  • [36:02] What is coming soon for David?
  • [36:20] Question for David: If you have the freedom to roam around the world, what’s the first thing that you'll do?
  • [37:25] David’s thoughts about working from home
  • [37:38] Will David attend the MBA this year?

The Remarkable Quotes from Kelly

[2:33] “We are all in a business where we have to remind ourselves that we provide joy...”

[8:33]  “If you prioritize what’s important both on the docket for your events or selling fashion or whatever it might be. You have to get done what you need to get done in the time frame you’re given so you can enjoy the life that you are supposed to be enjoying.”

[21:35]  “You have to be very open emotionally to be able to do a better job cause what we do is an emotional experience.”

[22:17]  “Understand what you have thought you’d been doing wrong or could have been doing better and what you’ll do next that can let you stand in the industry.”

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Shane McMurray

Our Guest on 4/22/2020 will be Shane McMurray of the Wedding Report. If you would like to be in the studio Audience please drop us an email.

SHOW TITLE:  Wedding Talk Radio With Shane McMurray

The next episode of Wedding Talk Radio presents Shane who is a known data insights specialist, a tech geek, and a competitive advantage enthusiast. He has a passion for understanding data and finding patterns on them. Kyle asked Shane to share how this data can be used in managing a wedding business in today’s marketplace and in this time of the pandemic. 

Conversation Highlights

  • [00:20] Shane’s career path towards the wedding industry 
  • [02:06] The birth of Wedding Report in 2005
  • [02:46] The passion for understanding data 
  • [04:00] Kyle’s question on data collection for your wedding business
  • [07:00] Question on the frequency of collecting data
  • [07:58] Data collection in this time of the pandemic
  • [16:23] Shane’s sharing on the real picture of the wedding market today
  • [23:16] Shane’s data showing the status of the wedding industry at this time
  • [26:46] Sharing of wedding marketing techniques
  • [33:29] Lucy’s sharing about a client  and his photography packages
  • [35:57] Alex’s sharing about his clients 
  • [37:57] The group’s sharing on upgrading packages and giving reviews
  • [44:42] Shane’s contact information
  • [45:08] Expert’s words from Shane
  • [46:42] Kyle’s question on using data in your business
  • [49:08] Alex’s Thinking Outside The Box tip
  • [51:22] Kyle’s Every Door Direct Mail tip
  • [54:57] Kyle’s concern on giving statistics to the overall value of a wedding

The Remarkable Quotes from Shane

[12:31] “From the economist perspective, people that are professionals, you have to look at the whole thing otherwise you don’t have the accurate picture of the full market.”

[30:20] “What else can I do to grow my business.”

The Wedding Report, Inc. is a research company that collects and forecasts wedding statistics for the wedding industry. The Wedding Report contains the only collection of wedding market research of its kind in the entire world.

Since 2005 we've collected over 500,000 survey samples and hundreds of thousands of other facts about the wedding industry. We've helped over a million couples betting understand how the decisions they make impact how much they spend. We've also helped tens of thousands of businesses and researchers all over the world gain a better understanding of the wedding industry.

Shane McMurray is the Founder of The Wedding Report, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration E-Business. He has 20 plus years' experience working with information and data.

He helped build one of the first systems allowing doctors to exchange information across health plans. He helped build a large enterprise system for program management connecting cost, schedule and risk data and is an Inventor on a patent for a subset of that work. He created a paper company with his wife in 2001 which evolved into The Wedding Report in 2005.

His research has been mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and hundreds of other publications, magazines, books, and news articles worldwide. He has provided direct insight to eHarmony, Martha Stewart, Conde Nast, Blue Nile, Swarovski, and many other companies. A subset of his research is available in ProQuest and Ebscohost for universities, libraries, and schools to use.



Rick Brewer

Rick has been in the wedding industry since 1992 and has accomplished the following:

  • Worked one on one with over 300 Brides and their Weddings as a Wedding Vendor
  • Worked one on one with close to 2000 Wedding vendors from all facets of the industry
  • Spoken to Thousands of Wedding Professionals Coast to Coast
  • Authored “Seven steps to a Stress-Free Wedding”
  • Has successfully published 2 Wedding magazines and 2 Wedding Websites
  • Been a Keynote Speaker to groups such as WEVA (International Videographers Association ) PPA (Professional Photographers Association) ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants) ADJA (Disc Jockey Association and thousands of Wedding Professionals across the country.
  • Is the author of the “Get More Brides Business Success Kit”
  • Has produced numerous Bridal Shows
  • Has been a featured expert on Television networks The WB, FOX, and ABC and interviewed in many newspaper articles

Rick Brewer


Show Notes

The next episode of Wedding Talk For Wedding Professionals presents Rick Brewer,  a wedding business marketing expert who had worked with hundreds of brides and wedding professionals. With Kyle, he discussed the current state of the wedding industry. Given his experiences in wedding business marketing, he is now sharing to the world his Five Key Points on how to survive a wedding business in this time of COVID-19 pandemic. 

Conversation Highlights

  • [01:42] Rick’s journey to digital marketing 
  • [04:32] Five Key Points from Rick
  • [05:44] 1st point: Don’t hide your business
  • [16:27] 2nd point: Make sure your website content reflects your business status this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • [17:17] 3rd point: Now is the time to adjust
  • [22:27] How Google Works for Your Business?
  • [29:40] 4th point: Look to the Future
  • [30:37] 5th point: Do some competitive research.
  • [33:40] Ken’s question on incognito mode
  • [35:40] Blaire’s concern on his website’s speed and Google ranking
  • [39:04] Coleen’s question on how to rank high in Google
  • [41:29] Replay on what are the 4 Top Google things (Title of Your Page, Meta Description, Keywords/Meta Tags, On-page SEO)
  • [43:43] WordPress: A brief discussion
  • [45:42] Liz’s appreciation of the online talk  
  • [46:20] Invitation to Bridal Shows
  • [48:58] Rick’s tips on getting clients’ reviews

The Remarkable Quotes from Rick

[05:10] “I wanna stay with the positive… I don’t want to talk who’s to blame for this? It is what it is.”

[05:32] “My theory is let’s go through it with some hope, and let’s find the good things that are happening out there.”

[20:33] “You have to overcome bigger things in this, and you will overcome this so fight for it! Keep going for it!”

[40:16] “The main thing is to know your role, who you are, and who are searching for you, meaning what are your keywords. What matters in your world?”

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