Planning the Wedding with David Tutera

By: Joe Thompson

This is David Tutera, celebrity wedding planner, bridal fashion designer, author and professional speaker. He's probably most well-known to mainstream America as the host of My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. He and his partner, Ryan Jurica, got married in a Vermont civil union ceremony in 2003— so as gay social planning goes, this guy is tops.

While the point of our Social Planner section on has been about hosting parties and events with style and success, the end goal for many of us is settling down and having our own wedding. That thought reminded us of the following video interview OUT Magazine conducted with Tutera earlier this year. In it, he speaks about his show, his career, the many weddings he's produced and his own wedding. What unfolds are some wonderful concepts that can be used by any social planner for any event: make it special, make it your own, and don't make it so complicated that you can't enjoy the moment.

Check out the video and take a lesson from a pro.