Thursday, September 9, 2010

How Exciting!!

My very own blog on my very own web site....its exciting!  Believe it or not the little things in life still get me excited, including this blog.   My team has been so busy working hard on the redesign of my web site and an important element to include for me in the new site was my blog.  I want this blog to be more personal to my readers and for me.  I thought the David Tutera Blog could be more of a look into my life, my thoughts and my experiences.  I spend so much time traveling and I have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. Relationships are so important to me that I cherish each one I make.  A friend of mine taught me years ago that people come into our lives either for a season, a reason or a lifetime.  This is so true...but what is more important is that we need to keep ourselves always open to new experiences which, in turn, will allow us to develop new relationships to learn from.  

Every bride, every vendor, each new friend I meet enters my life to teach me something.  If we are open to these life experiences, we will always continue to grow as people.  I hope my new blog will allow for me to share my life's experiences and help me grow by sharing them with you and allow for all of my readers to learn a little something new about me.  I have a saying on my computers both at home and at work that says....Life is a gift! 

May each day be filled with gifts we can open and share with each other. So here is to my first blog on my web site and here is to...celebrating life in style!
David Tutera


  1. I've never heard of you before today-when I watched what you did for the day of the dead wedding-and now see your blog-and I totally agree with your outlook about people being in our lives for a reason a season or a lifetime. If i ever get married again i will remember what you said to "Katie" that you are worth it! Thank you for you!

  2. Hi Mr. Tutera,
    My name is Rene' Hernandez. Email address is
    I watch your show alot and think you are a great person. I got engaged on Jan 10, 2010 and on Jan 11th, 2010 I had brain surgery for an aneurysm. There were complications from the surgery. They could not get the entire aneurysm, so I still have part of it in my brain. I had a stroke immediately after the surgery and I now have seizures. I have lots of problems with my brain. Everything is on the left side, which controls your speech, thinking and other things. We wanted to get married Oct 23, 2010. I have tried several times to plan my wedding but the stress overloads my brain and I either have a seizure or my brain just short circuits. I cannot even help my 8 yr old with his homework because my brain won't let me remember how to do it and I am a college graduate with straight A's before the surgery. I had to have the neighbor type this because my spelling is awful. I have picked out my dress on David's Bridal but have not purchased it yet, because I do not know when and if there will be a wedding. I would love it if you could help me.
    I live in Tampa Florida and cannot fly or travel to Los Angeles due to my health, so if next time you are casting near Tampa if you could consider me for your help I would be very grateful.

  3. David.... I just adore you. I don't want a thing from you I just love watching you and seeing you do what you love. I think you are an amazingly beautiful light in a dimly lit world!

  4. I am so excited you have a blog. This site look so classy, love it. You are an inspiration to so many people, and to me specifically. Your passion in helping so many brides is amazing. I watch your show religiously!! I'm going to make sure I get you to help my wedding one day....soon. Love you David!

  5. David ! How exciting is this ?! You had your first blog entry on my Mother's birthday (Sept 9) and I really do take it as a sign for she is a designer/decorator herself and has always been my greatest inspiration ! :)

    I just wanted to remind you of how talented you are (not that no one else does on a daily basis, right ?!) : your work is just amazing !

    You are so gifted and stylish, so absolutely sweet and adorable to each one of your brides, so so so right on every one of your decisions and choices ! It's unbelievable !

    I can only dream of what it is like to have you as a wedding planner on such a special day in one's life !

    I wish you a lot of happiness !

    Keep up with the hard work !

    And...let's celebrate the creation of this new blog ! :)

    Hugs & Kisses,


  6. This blog is just lovely! I'm so happy for you! You are a joy to watch David, in any forum.

  7. David,

    I am 43 yrs young, never married, no children. I love your show, you are so talented! If I should ever get married, I gonna call you to do my wedding and reception for sure! ;)

  8. This is a wonderful blessing from God. He has blessed you in so many ways. I pray that He continues to do so. When you came to New York I went to your seminar and learned that a lot of what I have been doing was right, and learned new tips from you. I also enjoyed your book, and the picture we took which I cherish.

    I watch all of your shows and as an Event Coordinator am so inspired as I watch each and everyone of them. Continue to keep the passion and do what you are doing. God bless and keep you.

    ~ De'Alleashea James

  9. So excited about your blog! Can't wait to see more updates!!

  10. Congrats David on your new site. It looks fantastic and fabulous... i just want to say i love your work and i am looking forward to have you plan my wedding.... Keep up the good work...

  11. You give light and inspiration to people like Renee who posted her situation. I am glad that you are here to help those like her fulfill her dreams. What you do is amazing! You inspire me as we plan different events to raise money and awareness for Autism Speaks.

  12. Hi David,

    My name is Olivia, and I am from North Carolina. I just want to say I absolutely love what you do! You take a bride and make her dreams come true, and enjoy doing so! The look on your face after you reveal to a couple what you have done is so sincere. My boyfriend and I plan to marry, but not for sometime due to the fact that, well, we simply can not afford it right now; I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Abigail this past April, I'm enrolled in school full time, and my boyfriend just opened a small repair shop, so it's just not realistic right now. BUT when we have a date set, I would love some of your fabulous help & advice! You, David, will be invited to my wedding! You told a bride recently, "think big", well, when i think big, I see David Tutera!

  13. David,
    I am so happy for you that you have this wonderful blog! You deserve nothing but the best in life and the future! You are an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING person! I watch your show and I am currently planning my wedding for next October and I take a lot of things that you say an do in your shows to heart so that I can try and make my wedding nothing but spectacular.
    If you are ever in Upstate NY It would be great to meet you! Or maybe even have you stop by my wedding!

    I know first hand what it is like to live each day like there is no tomorrow. I know what it is like to have people come into your life that you never want to leave and I also know what it's like to finally find your soul mate!!! You are a great inspiration David and I hope you continue to be everything you are and more! I absolutely LOVE you and your show! Any bride that you help deserves it and should have your help and nothing but the best!
    love Melissa

  14. David,

    As a wedding planner in Las Vegas, I want to congratulate you on all your well deserved success and tell you that I so enjoyed your show "My Fair Wedding" this season.

    I loved your transformations of not only the event but of the brides themselves as you helped them grow more beautiful inside and outside.

    There are so many wedding shows that belittle the reverence and importance of the occasion of marriage but I do enjoy watching yours for elevating weddings and wedding planning to something that is to be admired; the drama is in the beauty of the reveal and the positive emotions.

    Congratulations on the new website and blog and hope to see you one day in Las Vegas perhaps?

  15. I love this! i am so happy you have a blog now... now i can daydream even more about my dream wedding thanks to you ;).

  16. David,
    Love your show, your website and now your blog. I'm a HUGE fan of yours and watch your show religiously. You are a blessing and an inspiration to all the brides you come in contact with. Wishing you many blessings and happiness in all you do. You soooo ROCK!! ;)

  17. Dearest David,
    First of all I would love to congratulate you on your success. It is well deserved.You are such a kind man.I watch all of your shows and there's not one time through out the show I dont cry. When I got married a wonderful 32 years ago on Oct 6th. I wasnt able to even try on my own wedding gown.Because I Live in a small town in Vt and there was only 1 store. they only had like size 10 dreeses (iwas a 14).So my cousin had to try it on for me. I know it probably wasnt a big deal. But when I see girls getting to try on all these wonderful gowns cant help be a little enveious.even after all these years. Well now im not the tiny size 14. But always say to my hubby "ya know it would be fun just to buy a dress to feel the grandness of it all". Well my point is when you have a plus size bride you treat her with difnity and respect . You are so kind.You make them feel special.Thats just one of many things I love about you. You make peoples dreams come true and how exciting and fulfilling that is.So when I watch your show I cant help but feel joy for all your clients. Thank you for treating everyone the same poor rich or in between. God will Bless you. and thank you for letting me dream a little too..My first daughter just got engaged and im looking forward in planning her wedding wish me luck.Continue to be true to yourself and life will return best wishes 10 fold. God Bless Looking forward to new season...Sincerely Shelly Lake in Vermont

  18. David,

    Congratulations on your new blog. I can't wait until your next post.

    I watch My Fair Wedding all the time and read your notes on Facebook. No, I am not a stalker. I'm just a bride planning her own wedding. No, this is not a request for your help, although that would be a dream come true and we are supposed to Dream Big, right? I know you get so many requests that there just is not enough time to do them all. During my planning, I often think, "What would David say?"

    Oh I do have to tell you about a wedding I attended recently. The bride wore jeans and a white Harley Davidson top. The groom wore jeans and a black bikers jacket. For decor there were streamers and balloons. (Yes! Balloons!! At a wedding!!!) For food they served hamburgers, hot dogs, bar-b-que, potato salad and coleslaw. It seemed more like a backyard cook out than a wedding. I kept thinking, "Where is David Tutera when you really need him?"

  19. Congrats on your new blog! So much inspiration and ah-mazing event are truly gifted! God Bless

  20. David, I just love your show "My Fair Wedding". I'm single and 40 and still daydream about weddings. You are such a nice and caring person. You are so talented and gifted. You are truly wonderful! Thanks for being you! God bless, Cindy

  21. Love the BLOG David! Happy for you!!!! :-) Brooke

  22. Congratulations on your new blog, look forward to your posts and inspirations. I can't wait to meet you in person in November.

  23. David - I am SSOOOO happy for you!!! I LOVE your new blog!!! I wanted to share with you that one of my favorite sayings is, "People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a liftime"!! I love watching YOUR journey and thank you for being part of mine!!!! You've inspired me to dream BIGGER!!! And for that, I Thank You!!! Love, Lorri Beth

  24. Congratulations on your new blog, David! Look forward to seeing more.

  25. I am divorced and not even in a relationship but I love your show and all of the other wedding shows on cable. It's such fun! I do have some experience planning events and would love to get into the business. Any tips?

    P.S. - Your picture on the blog site is adorable.

  26. David congrats on your new blog... I follow you on facebook and of course watch your show.. I can't wait to read more on your blog. I'm super excited for you :)

  27. I'm a huge fan of your show and am so excited that you now have a blog! I look forward to reading more and learning a little more about who you are, what inspires you, and what you're up to! Good luck with everything and I can't wait for your next blog post :)

  28. Just have to say, You inspire me to dream out of the box, when I sit down with my brides and design their vision. Thank you for just being you. I can tell you truly love what you do! and Congratulations!

  29. David, I love your shows. What you do for brides is what my dear departed father did for me which is to make dreams come true for girls of all ages. May God continue to bless you with this angelic work on earth. Caroline

  30. Yay I'm overjoyed for you love your creativity and your blog site is going on my desktop at home and at work. Outstanding job congrats - Lisa

  31. Congratulations on the blog and all of your successes, especially the work that you are doing with the prevent cancer foundation. My mom lost her battle to cancer on April 12,2010, 8 days shy of her 67th birthday. Unfortunately she will not be able to see me get married in February. I know she would have loved to be a big part in the planning, but now we are just having a ceremony with no reception. At least she was able to me engaged four days before her passing. Please continue to do all you can to prevent this horrible disease, and post any events regarding cancer prevention. I love your work, I love you! Congratulations again!

  32. Congrats on the new blog David! We can't wait to see some of the pictures from weddings we have worked on together be featured here. We are always happy to contribute a custom aisle runner to your expertly designed events.

    All the best-
    The Original Runner Co. Team

  33. David,

    I am so excited you started the blog. I look forward to following your updates and am very much looking forward to your event in NJ on the 27th!


    Keli Engleson

  34. David: I have a question, my husband and I want to renew our vows since we only got married by the justice of the peace at the courthouse. He wants to have it on March 17, 2011 and we are currently expecting our second child. Is this enough time to plan a wedding? What do I do? I am totally confused and frustrated

  35. David: Your blog has brighten up my day. I so enjoyed reading it. It felt like you were my younger brother just visiting my home and sharing your day. I always look forward to seeing every episode of your show, just to experience your kindness, your spirit, and your God given natural talents. I personally want to thank you for everything that you do for your brides. You are truly an Angel in disquise. God bless you and please continue changing people's lives. Best wishes for continued success.

  36. Hi There David,
    First let me say what a wonderful idea your blog is. For those us of who have watched you and are not lucky enough to share in your grace we can now at least get to know you somewhat online. At any rate... The way you were speaking of Santa Fe reminded me of how I feel about New Orleans SO...
    I was wondering have you ever planned or thought about planning a wedding in New Orleans? I am getting married in fall 2011 or spring 2012. I am visually impaired and most of my family is disabled so we will need assistance from a planner even though I am quite creative and have a good vision of what I want.
    We love your show watching how you can conceptualize dreams and with the help of your team turn them into reality is trully amazing. Do you know or can any staff recommend any vendors etc in my area? Thank you for doing what you do, by watching the show and seeing how much you care it really give those of us how have lost hope the chance to hold of our dreams no matter how hard life gets.
    You trully have a gift.
    I know my family and friends as well as the people of New Orleans would love to welcome You and the crew with open arms and embrace you as their own. I would greatly appreciate you giving it some thought, I can just see you in New Orleans planning a grand old world southern hospitality soirre, even if it wasn't mine... I'd love to see it. Sincerely,Tina L. Romano

  37. David,

    I'm so excited to read your blog - I am in love with My Fair Wedding. I just hope that I can make my wedding day half as magical and beautiful as the weddings you design. I completely agree with your friend's wisdom. I'm just so happy that I found the man that I want to be with me for my lifetime.

    I look forward to reading your posts!

    Kristin Kowalski

  38. Thank you for being authentic and sharing your passion. My floral journey is taking me to a place where I share my 30+ years experience in a
    "real" way with my contemporaries. Being a creative designer is rewarding, but that ain't all it's cracked up to be! We must give great service and value to keep 'em coming, right? You obviously have learned that trick, and I commend you. Keep creating value and beauty, and have a wonderful time with the journey....

  39. Hi David,

    My daughter is getting married in June of 2011 and we would love to see your Disney Couture gowns. We live in Delaware; are there any
    bridal salons that feature this collection?

  40. Dear David, love your blog. You are really an amazing person! I love your wedding creations and your sense of style and elegance. I've never seen anything like it. I wish one day we could meet. I would love for you to be my wedding planner. This is my dream! My wedding is in December of this year (2010)in the Caribbean and the groom is "planning" most of the wedding (should I be worried?). I need your HELP!. So, if you are able to at least consider our wedding, please reach us at May you continue spreading your love and blessings through your beautiful work and loving personality.

    Kindest Regards,


  41. Excellent! Your OWN blog on your OWN website. Looking forward to reading about your life, thoughts and experiences David.


  42. I absolutely love watching your show, David! I always end up crying at the end (with happy tears). You're such a great person and help so many people. My favorite episode, that I have to watch every time it's on, is with Ms. Princess Aurora. She's fabulous. I always laugh when she walks out in her purple ballgown!

    I'm so happy to find your website and blog! Keep it up David!

  43. I am not yet in college, but I have wanted to be a wedding planner ever since I was 12 years old. I love your work, and for as long as I've wanted to plan weddings I've idolized you. I love the show, the weddings are inspiring. I am really happy that you have a blog now! And currently you have 7 post which excites me as 7 is my favorite number. I can't wait to start planning weddings :D

  44. Hello David,

    I am so excited for your blog. this way you can interact closely with your fans, I am your #1, and I know you may hear it a lot. I simply adore you! keep up the good work,and May God continue to bless you and your business. I have a question that I have been dying to ask, I even wrote you a letter and haven't had the chance to send it out as yet. Why don't you do weddings on a budget for example: $10, 000 and so forth? I have seen most of your episodes on 'My fair Wedding' and in almost every one that I have seen, if not all, you say that a bride should be [treated] like a princess on her special day. Now, if you believe that to be true, and if a bride can only afford a budget of $10,000 why aren't you able to be her wedding planner?

  45. Hi David my names is Desiree Gurule. I am 19 years old. My fiances name is Adrian Montoya. He is 22 years old. We met in high school. I would definitely say we are high school sweet hearts. Adrian is in the United states Air Force and I am currently working at a restaurant. Not only is it hard planning a wedding because he has been deployed for 6 months but I haven't had the motivation to really get into planning my wedding. My grandfather passed away from cancer last month, and we were very close my grandparents were married 63 years and had 9 children together.I hope what me and Adrian have will be something true like what My grandparents had. When I found out about My grandfathers Illness We agreed we would get married in December when Adrian returned from deployment, So my grandfather could be there but things didn't turn out as planned. I know Adrian truly wishes he could make our day everything I've ever wanted it to be and more. It really does
    hurt me because I know I should be excited to plan one of the biggest days of my life but all I can think about is how my grandfather will not be there to celebrate it with me. He was suppose to walk me down the aisle. I want our day to be really unique. Maybe a pink theme for breast cancer? or something in remembrance for him. I know my grandmother would love that. My biggest fear for my wedding day is that it wont be all I want it to be because of how his passing is affecting me. We plan on getting married May 14, 2011. I have are the ceremony( which will be held outside) and reception place, the caterer picked out and my dress. Please help us David. Consider us for weddings you will be doing in May. Please.

    I have sent this to your casting call. I am desperate for your help.


  46. Dear David-
    My story is too dear to talk about online. I have been with my fiance for ten years now and I want/need to get married now. We have planned it for 12-31-11 and I need you. I believe that you are amazing please contact me and plan my wedding! Thank you Brittney Z 320-223-9542

  47. David,
    I have recently started watching your show and have yet to be able to get through an episode without crying because of the impact I see you make in the lives of strangers. Thank you for showing me that there are still people in this world that can be so giving with such a huge heart as yours.

    You are an amazing and talented person.

    someone that would never deserve your help.

  48. Hi David. my name is Stacey I have been watching your show for like a year now I know I am a little late lol. I am 25 and trying to get my boyfriend of 2 years to pop the question. David I love watching you and would love to meet you someday. Now that you have jewlery out oh my god I love the colletion. My e-mail address is Hope to hear from you soon.

  49. Dear David
    I love your show!I have a stepdaughter named Amber that I love with all my heart. Between her father and I we have fours sons and our Amber. I became disabled in 1992 due to a doctor surigcal procedure so I am unable to work. Ambers father William Borden had recieved colon cancer from serving in the Us Air Force and being in the Gulf War. He still works but with five kids and three granddaughters we barely make it from month to month. She is wanting to get married May 21st 2011. I am at a loss because being my only daughter I would love to give her her dream wedding but right now do not have any idea how. Are there any shortcuts or suggestions that you can give me to help me. she would like a big wedding with her side of the family and her fiances side of the family there which live everywhere in the us. If you can help me in anyway i would appreciate it you can reach me at 417-522-9525 or you can reach me at thank you for your time

  50. Hello Mr. Tutera! My name is Maureen, and one of my best friends and his partner are huge fans of your show. I've recently had declining vision due to detached retina, so I didn't get to watch it until a few days ago. I downloaded it from iTunes! Your show is the best! I love your sense of style, colors, etiquette, the whole package! You're amazing, and I'm kicking myself that I didn't watch sooner.
    My daughter, Jennifer, is marrying into a very well known, celebrity-type, wealthy family on April 9, 2011. As the mother of the bride, I do realize I am responsible for paying for everything. We've got her dress, a short, knee length ivory dress
    with side to side folds embellished with lace appliqués and crystals. Bridesmaids were difficult to deal with and finally agreed on a dress, but we're still waiting on
    two of the girls to get their dresses. The Groom's grandparents have graciously offered to hold the outdoor BBQ reception at their home from 2pm-6pm on the day of the wedding. That was truly a Godsend, and we have thanked them over and over.
    I am now completely stuck on a couple of points, and I desperately need advice.
    The first is the decor for the reception. It's outdoor, spring party type, with a 1940's theme. We are having a heck of a time figuring it out on my budget (the one paycheck thing). Also, how to honor two deceased, very close to my daughter family members at the reception without it being too sad and too much of a focus at either the wedding or reception.
    I know it's way too late and too far out of my budget to sign up for your appearance at the Cosmopolitan this week. But, are you doing any other book signings or appearances this week here in Vegas? I'm off this week for chemotherapy, so I can make it almost anywhere you'll be here in town.
    My email address is If anyone else here on this blog has any affordable solutions, please let me know your ideas. I'm very open to suggestions.
    Congratulating you on your blog once more, Mr. Tutera, I will be studying and enjoying your shows as long as you make them!

  51. I have been sitting here at my computer trying to put into words to tell you just how wonderful you are. You have my total respect and admiration.
    There is one constant in each and every episode of your show, "My Fair Wedding" and that is how sincere and real you are. You want to help these people. I feel that God has given you a special talent David and that is to make these brides feel special and worthy. You make me want to be a better person because you lead by example. Each and every wedding you plan is absolutely amazing. Please keep doing what you do because nobody does it better.

  52. Im using my sisters profile to comment.Hi, David my name is Shaundra Kennebrew I'm 25 years old and I'm a elementary teachers aid currently in college trying to finish my degree in education to become a teacher. My fiance name is Charles and we are trying to plan our big day which is June 23, 2012 it is my pleasure to let you know that I'm one of your biggest fans. I live in MS my email address is poohgirl52003@yahoo. com. David I would love for you to help me plan my wedding you are the best and I want you to know I purchased a dvr just for you . I hope to hear from you. Thanks

  53. Hi David, my name is Madeline. I am 46 years old. I am not a "Bride" just simply a "Very Big" fan. I also am thinking of "Wedding Planning" and starting my own business. You are the reason I have made that my goal. You have inspired me and your work is "Amazing". I love to do this and I do it for my friends and family for free. I love to do things for others and make them happy. Only now I have decided to start my own business. I would love to meet you some day,some how. Until then, I just am dedicated to watching your show. GOD bless you and your work David. Keep up the good work.
    Thanks David, you are an inspiration

  54. Hi david tutera my name is Karessa I have been trying to contact you for the longest hope that I have high hopes with writing on your blog well me and my fiance is planed to get married on january 7 2012 but due to money and certain situations we're not sure if we can make this date see my fiance is in the army he he currently serving in afganistan and will come home but a lil over a year he wil right back over there so its hard for me to kinda deal with the day to day stuggle of him being away and I really cant do anthing about it I want to contact you to see if you will be more then greatful to do our wedding so he will always have this day to remember as well as me you contact me at hopefully ill hear back from you this is a suprise to him cause we have always said if we want a wedding we wanna do it big and I always say lets not do it David tuteraI love how you take an idea and flip it around if it help any my theme is a fairytale winter wonderland theme

  55. This is a lucky break for me ! I found you !!! I just wanted to let you know that I love watching your show My Fair Wedding. I just wanted to tell you that I love you and have not thought about getting married in 21 years, I divorced back in 1990. He is married to my cousin !!!!( That is why we divorced... Anyway, I watch you and your a very special man If I can not have YOU I would take a clone of you !!! All men should be like you . You have an amazing heart and loads of love to give. If you are married, they are very lucky to have you and I am jealous of them.Live , Love and Laugh all the days of your live !! Love always Betsy Ross Lexington,S.C.

  56. Me and my fiance watch your show every chance we get we love what you do.We were suppose to get married April of this year but we have to push the wedding back cause my fiance has recently lost his job and we have a 2 year old and we had to move in with my mom so all the money we had saved up for the wedding and now we don't have no way to have the wedding and one day we was sitting down watching your show and looked at each other and said that we wish that you could do something that amazing for us if you could please contact us at this email
    Sincerely,Dylan and Katie Weiler of Youngstown fl

  57. Wow!! What a great writing, really I appreciate such kind of topics. It will be very helpful for us. Waiting for more articles, blogs like this.. Thanks David keep shine and Rise..