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The Top Wedding Dos and Don’ts By David Tutera

The Top Wedding Dos and Don’ts By David Tutera

We simply love David Tutera’s wedding and bridal tips! David Tutera is a celebrity wedding planner, bridal fashion designer, host of My Fair Wedding TV show, and much more.

We previously shared some tips from David Tutera about relationships and wedding colors. Here they are:  

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David explains that every couple should envision their perfect day, “ask yourselves the most important question of all: What feeling do I want my guests to have throughout the celebration? What emotions do I want them to take away? The answers to these questions will inform every decision you make. There are so many “I Dos” and “I Don’ts” along the way that keeping them straight can be almost as overwhelming as the planning process itself,” he adds.

Here are a few Dos and Don’ts from the wedding expert David Tutera:

DO inject you and your fiancé's personalities into every element of your big day. You want this event to be uniquely yours! Quirky place cards, thoughtful favors and your favorite foods are great places to bring in personal touches.

DO practice walking around in your shoes a few times before your wedding day. Even ballet flats can give you a nasty blister if they’re not broken in. Try doing a few chores around the house in your wedding footwear to ensure you’ll be able to dance the night away!

DO be upfront with all of your vendors about what you do and don’t want at your wedding. For example, provide a “don’t play” list to your DJ or band and a “must take” list for your photographer so everything is exactly as you envisioned it.

DON'T spend the day on Facebook and Twitter! I know you’ve been waiting a long time to change your relationship status to “married,” but—please—save it for the next day. Turn away from social media and stay present in the moment and spend your wedding reception connecting face to face (not virtually) with your loved ones and new husband.

DON'T feel like you have to stick to either traditional wedding customs or current trends. If wearing a big white dress, tossing your bouquet and distributing tulle bags full of almonds just doesn’t feel like you, skip it! If you prefer white wine and red velvet cake to a specialty cocktail and candy bar, do it. It’s your day: You get to decide what happens!

DON’T sweat the small stuff! Be prepared for some things to go wrong. But remember that it won’t be a big deal when they do. Whatever it is, you’ll look back on it and laugh, so enjoy your day in spite of whatever didn’t go as planned.

Adapted from: Bridal Guide