How Can David Tutera Plan My Wedding? It's Definitely Possible, Even on a Low Budget
If you've been following the countless iteration of reality wedding shows, I'm sure you will have noticed that David Tutera has been involved in quite a few. From humble beginnings with My Fair Wedding all the way to the glitz and glam of his new David Tutera’s CELEB rations, the wedding planner to the stars is no stranger to prepping brides for the camera. But the reason WeTV decided to give him a show in the first place is because of his impressive off-air resume. Tutera's florist grandfather noticed his grandson had a bit of a flourish for things artistic and encouraged him to pursue that route. The event planner started his business at age 19 with just one client under his belt.
Since then, he's planned everything from Star Jones' wedding to events for socialites and dignitaries. But what if you're just a regular Jane? You can still have your very own Tutera planning experience, with a catch. While the planner to the star's website has both a handy event inquiries form and a contact page with phone numbers and email addresses to reach out to for planning services, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that Tutera himself won't be picking up the phone soon, unless you also happen to be Prince William and Kate.
But you can still get the Tutera experience without the man himself's hefty and exclusive price tag. The wedding designer boasts his own staff of event planning masters and mavens on both coasts to bring you some wedded bliss in style (or any other event you can dream up). Touted as "a new event planning innovation by David Tutera," it promises his "inspiration and guidance" executed through one of his army of wedding planners.
Fans of the show will recognize the theme categories from some of their favorite episodes. "Baroque Gold" is reminiscent of My Fair Wedding's Marie Antoinette wedding, and the two Indian themes harken Tutera's Bollywood-inspired weddings on the show. Planning a destination wedding or what Tutera's site calls an "aspirational event" (anything non-wedding or corporate, think bar mitzvahs, milestone birthdays)? He can do that too, with everything from opulent Middle Eastern feasts to a pared down Mexican beach affair.
In case a full-blown event makeover is not in your reach, you can also Tutera-fy your event with a seemingly endless line of products and a little bit of gumption. Grab a crafty friend and head to JoAnns Fabrics for his fabric collection to DIY the glam or just check out his line of wedding cards. If you've got $15-$350 dollars lying around, you can treat yourself to David Tutera: Embellish, and accessories line. Or just say yes to David's dress, with his collection of gowns for Mon Cheri Bridals.
While it would be great to just summon Tutera like some sort of magical wedding and events genie, you can still make your wish come true — just without an appearance from the reality star himself.