Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera Is Launching His Own Bridal Collection

He wants to bring the bespoke experience to brides

Updated 01/29/19

Monica Schipper

For brides-to-be looking for something unique, you’re in luck! David Tutera is launching his own line of custom wedding dresses. David Tutera Bridal, which launches on January 31, will feature nine custom couture gowns and veils.

“Each wedding gown design has unique fabrics, textures, and details that embody LOVE, and romance and beauty,” the celebrity wedding planner said in a release. “I have personally designed each gown, selected the fabrics, and researched to see what is needed in the world of weddings.”

The first dress will be unveiled on the 31st, and a new one will be revealed each week until March 26 as “each bride floats down the aisle.”

Tutera’s line of wedding dresses seems like the natural next step for someone with more than 30 years experience in the wedding business. Tutera planned Star Jones's wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, and has already designed a bridesmaid collection for Gather & Gown in 2017. That collaboration could have inspired him to go out on his own, but weddings run in Tutera’s blood.

“My passion for weddings comes from my family story that started in Italy, and I am proud to continue the family tradition,” says Tutera. “My grandfather owned a flower shop and was quite successful designing the flowers for weddings. My grandmother was a seamstress and made sure every bridal gown was fit to perfection. My aunt owned a bridal boutique selling and making wedding gowns including my mom’s wedding gown. I guess making weddings special is in the family genes. It is with great pride and excitement that I bring the beauty and style of fashion to the world of weddings.”

It’s no wonder why Tutera’s expertise extends way beyond party planning. He has also had his own line of invitations, bridal shoes, and DIY wedding decor. Now with his line of wedding dresses, brides will really be able to have an entire Tutera wedding.

“My goal is to bring fashion in bridal to a place it truly deserves to be,” he said. “Grooms have Bespoke for their fashion where they can have custom suits created for them. Now, at David Tutera Bridal, brides can truly have a MADE TO ORDER gown. I have always said.....the most important and special fashion a woman will wear in her life is her wedding gown. It's a magical moment and a moment that is surrounded by LOVE.”

While custom and couture might sound like scary (read expensive) words, can you really put a price on a one-of-a-kind look? The gowns will be priced between $4,800 and $9,900 and veils retailing at $300 to $1,100. Everything will be available at the David Tutera Shop online, www.davidtutera.com.

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