An exclusive excerpt from David Tutera's new book

Wedding Style & Decor

Courtesy of St. Martin's Griffin

Wedding planner, fashion designer and TV star David Tutera shares his best tips for wedding planning in his new book "The Big White Book of Weddings." Read an excerpt from his chapter about getting started below:

I start with all my brides, even the celebrities, by sitting down with them to discuss what they want their entire wedding outcome to be. It's so important to take a moment for just you and your fiance (no friends, no family, no coworkers or neighbors or celebrity influencers on your TV) to envision your perfect day. Write down all you have dreamed of or have seen that you remember wanting. Also write down things you like—colors, styles of music, eras of time, scenes in movies, and anything artistic that speaks to you. Dream big and get it all out there; this is your brainstorming list! The sky is the limit; even your wildest and least practical ideas can turn into inspiration down the line.

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