We at LifEvents were one of the fortunate wedding and event consultants from around the world that were able to hear David Tutera (host of Lifetime’s Get Married TV, www.getmarried.com) speak at the Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
David was honored in 2006 by Modern Bride Magazine as one the the “Top 25 Trendsetters of the Year”, and the “2005 Best Celebrity Wedding Planner” by Life & Style Magazine, and in 2007 launched the Lifetime t.v. show, Get Married. David also has a t.v. show called ‘Party Planner with David Tutera’ where he helps people plan their parties using many things they already own as well as giving them creative and unique ideas to make the party personalized.
David’s client list includes Star Jones’ wedding, the 2006 Latin Grammy’s, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, post-Grammy parties, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, the White House, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty and politicians.
David took some time to show us a fabulous video of some of his events and gave some valuable hints on a successful event. One such hint is to change up the evening every 30 minutes whether that be with the music, the lighting or even the location, the evening should be a constant feast for the senses. Speaking of senses, David Tutera is also a huge proponent of tapping into each of the five senses – sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch – into each of your weddings/events.
David was fabulous, down to earth and inspiring to all of us and we especially thank him for spending 40 extra minutes answering our questions. David also took time for a book signing as well as met one of the off-site groups for a tour of Walt Disney World where he has begun a new venture designing couture weddings for Disney. (http://disneyweddings.go.com/site/wed/cou/wed_guide/com_quest.jsp)