Hello my dears! I am thrilled to tell you about the phone conference I got to sit in on with David Tutera and WE TV a couple weeks ago. See below for the advice and words of wisdom that Tutera had for all of us wedding bloggers.
How do you bring guests into the celebration? Create an interactive experience for guests – have them become part of the event. It’s all about creating an experience.
What are some good tips for brides on a budget? It’s important to not get overwhelmed with budget issues – pay attention to the details. Details don’t cost money (but they do cost time). Another tip: Pick one color and use it in abundance, and use cheap things that can aid in creating that “wow factor”, like water and candles.
What are popular colors for weddings these days? In the next few years, we’ll be seeing warmer tones – bronzes and coppers. Purple is popular now, as is the whole style of “vintage clam”.
Tell us your thoughts on the Do It Yourself Wedding movement. For wedding planners – draw your line in the sand. It’s great that brides want to get crafty and do things themselves, but the wedding planner or coordinator doesn’t need to be finishing projects for the bride.
Of all the great books you’ve written, which is your favorite and why? The Party Planner because it’s the most helpful for any reader who wants to recreate the ideas shared in the book.
Good tips, as always. Check out this little video about David’s new (and first) fashion line:
Don’t forget to watch David’s new season of My Fair Wedding too, on WE TV, Sundays at 10/9pm central. He works wonders for his couples!