Meet the Planners :: Claudia LutmanFriday, July 04, 2008
Name: Claudia Lutman
Location: Washington, DC and Birmingham, MI
Company Name: Claudia Lutman Events
Number of Years in Business: 4
Blog or Website: ClaudiaLutmanEvents.com
How did you get started in wedding planning?
I made the transition from Corporate Meeting and Event Planner for Fortune 500 companies.
Weddings are more personal and creative. I love the process of developing the theme and incorporating all the details that make it all so visually beautiful.
If you had to start over what one thing would you do differently?
I'm not sure. My business plan growth is on target. I might have concentrated on more public speaking opportunities. The biggest hurdle for any business is garnering publicity.
What's your favorite item in your emergency kit?
What is the best piece of business advice you've ever received?
"Stay focused, stay positive and stay true to your business model"
What two people (past or present) would you have as guests at a dinner party and why?
Colin Cowie: I would have dinner with Colin Cowie as I admire not only his amazing work but his intuitiveness to his clients, his elegance & etiquette beliefs & his humbleness.
Oprah Winfrey: I’d be honored to speak with her about how to run a company and be a strong, diplomatic, brilliant, and caring women in business. Oprah is an amazing example of how I would like to learn to run my company.
What are your three favorite blogs besides thesmartplanner.com?
LuxuriousWeddingStyleReport.com, WEDDEX.com, and my blog - LuxuriousWedding Etiquette.com