David Tutera is one of the most popular American celebrity wedding planners. He started from an early age and built his clients over time. Today his client roster reads like a who’s who in Hollywood. He is also the host of two wedding-based shows n WE TV, which are named My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and David Tutera’s CELEBrations. Along with all his other activities, he has authored seven books on wedding planning and management. This is a brief biography enlisting his various activities.

Early Life and Beginning of Career

David Tutera was born in 1966. He hails from a family of florists. His grandfather owned a florist business and, while he was growing up, he keenly observed the wedding arrangements. His grandfather soon saw the talent in him and when he was just 19, he started his event planning business. He had only one client when he started out.

Celebrity Clients

Moving onward, David Tutera worked with several celebrities to arrange their events, mostly weddings. Quite notably, he has planned weddings and other events for Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Lopez, Lil’ Kim, Brandy, Antonio Pierce, and Chris Paul among others. He has planned and executed parties for several celebrities and upscale organizations as well. Some names include Elton John, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, and even The White House and The John F. Kennedy Center.

Television Appearances

David Tutera is the center-person for two major wedding planning shows on television that are titled My Fair Wedding and David Tutera’s CELEBrations. He also had a short-lived show in 2005 titled Party Planner and acted in an episode of The Exes. Apart from that, he has appeared as himself on countless talk shows, some of which include shows of Tony Danza, Queen Latifah, Wendy Williams, and programs such as The Talk, Home & Family, and Extreme Weight Loss.

As an Author

David Tutera has authored seven books. His books include My Fair Wedding, The Big White Book of Weddings, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, Big Birthdays, The Party Planner, America Entertains, and A Passion for Parties. His books have become bestsellers and are published by big-name publishing houses.

Other Businesses

Quite recently, David Tutera has involved himself in the business of creating wedding dresses and accessories. He provides designs to Mon Cheri and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Charity Work

Tutera spends a portion of his time and earnings in working for several charities that he believes in. Two of his most major contributions are towards the benefit of charities such as The Alzheimer’s Association and Prevent Cancer Foundation. He also contributes to Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids. Tutera also finds himself prominently on the roll of honor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Personal Life

David Tutera is openly gay. He was married to Ryan Jurica for ten years from 2003 to 2013. He is currently single, though there are several rumors on the Internet about his relationship with another boyfriend. He is known for his likeness to the actor Jason Bateman.

He has been awarded as the Best Celebrity Wedding Planner by the Life & Style magazine. His net worth is estimated to be $6 million.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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