Monday, November 22, 2010

Small Business Day Promotion!

Thank you to everyone who supports their local small businesses!
We appreciate your continued support!
Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 27th!

As a thank you for supporting Viva Bella Events, a Cincinnati small business, we would like to give you a gift! Call, email or Facebook us on November 27th, schedule your complimentary consultation and if you book your event with us, we will give you free event design services – valued at $500! Let us help you take your event to the next level with our design services that will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

An Afternoon with David Tutera | Cincinnati Wedding Planner

Last week I attended the Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Conference in Phoenix! Our keynote speaker was David Tutera, the host of WeTVs My Fair Wedding.

I have blogged about David before, when he was one the show, Celebrity Apprentice. The Apprentice featured him in a less than favorable light (on the show, he quit on the job, working with Joan Rivers), so my opinion of him was...well... a bit uncertain.
During an open Q&A, I have the opportunity to ask him about his experience on the show... I asked him what takeaways he learned from the experience. My question flustered him (poor guy!) as he rolled his eyes and sighed as he considered what happened on the show.
According to David, the producers were interested in drama and created a no-win situation for him to succeed. I believe it. Reality TV is nuts! He told us behind- the-scenes version of the story with great humor and charming charisma, which we all ate up with laughter! He is a funny guy. In the end, to answer my question, he said his take away from the experience that even bad PR is good PR because the exposure on the show increased his household exposure and google rating.

So, my opinion of him was redeemed (like it really matters!?) and his presentation was wonderful. He showed us pictures of the beautiful work he does and shared with us his best tip to be a successful wedding planner....


Listen to your bride and groom, find out who they are and tell their story through each detail of the wedding. FANTASTIC advice, I say.

So, everyone, I'm all ears!
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