10 Minutes with Celeb Wedding Planner-Turned-Designer David Tutera

Wedding Dresses
10 Minutes With David Tutera

Photo: Courtesy of David Tutera

David Tutera is a celebrity wedding planner, known for his star-studded events and his popular TV shows, books, and bridal fashion brands including David Tutera for Mon Cheri. From balancing his packed schedule to his strategy for figure-flattering silhouettes, Tutera shares his unique perspective on the industry, and his latest venture, Your Wedding Experience.

Wedding planning stressing you out? Take a few cues from this master multitasker.
From primetime TV shows to authoring books on wedding planning and designing gowns and jewelry, David Tutera is everywhere at once! Asked how he manages his many projects, Tutera explained his strategy — which can help brides planning, too. "It's called time management; I try not to spend too much time on one project. I avoid second-guessing myself. It does take a lot of juggling and a great team to help me stay on track, and I can never tell you what tomorrow will bring. I just try to take it one day at a time."

Tutera loves being hands-on in the design process.
Asked about his favorite part of designing his collection, he explained, "I love seeing a bride's facial expression, and making wedding dreams come true! I take pride in having a big hand in the design process from the beginning to end, every detail is important to me. While I don't have a favorite fabric to use when designing, I do like to use a collection of lace, organza and satin, all in one dress style."

10 Minutes With David Tutera Wedding Dress

Photo: Courtesy of David Tutera

It's all about the body — Tutera designs gowns specifically to flatter your shape.
Asked about how he begins designing his bridal collection each season,Tutera explained, "Most of my designs are inspired by classic and timeless silhouettes, but there are always elements like beading and various necklines, hemlines, and backlines which add a unique touch, which set my gowns apart. I have a clear vision of what I want my collection to look like each season." He continued, "It's also important to me that my gowns are affordable and flattering on every body type. My responsibility is to make the bride feel and look beautiful."

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David Tutera's latest venture is designed to make wedding planning easy, no matter where you are!
We're excited to share David Tutera's latest venture, Your Wedding Experience. "It's a one-of a kind event tailored to brides and grooms, offering endless wedding inspiration, reputable vendors and the best possible resources all under one roof!" Your Wedding Experience launches in Atlanta on June 14, followed by events in Houston in August, and Philadelphia in September. "We are searching out the top vendors from each city to make sure that our brides and grooms are in the best hands," said Tutera. To learn more about Your Wedding Experience, visit www.yourweddingexperience.com.

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