David Tutera is an American celebrity wedding planner, bridal fashion designer, designer, author and professional speaker. He is the host of WE tv’s show, My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and the author of seven books.
A wedding planner is a professional who assists with the design, planning and management of a client's wedding. Weddings are significant events in people's lives and as such, couples are often willing to spend considerable sums of money to ensure that their weddings are well-organized. Wedding planners are often used by couples who work long hours and have little spare time available for sourcing and managing wedding venues and wedding suppliers.
Professional wedding planners are based worldwide but the industry is largest in the USA and western Europe. Various wedding planning courses are available to those who wish to pursue the career.
David Tutera: Unveiled (previously titled My Fair Wedding and My Fair Wedding: Unveiled) is an American reality television series on WE tv starring David Tutera, a wedding planner for celebrities. In the show, women send tapes to Tutera asking for help planning their events. After selecting the woman, he goes to help them, and puts his own touch to the plans, creating a "dream event" for each woman. He makes his alterations with just three weeks before each woman's event.
The show premiered in October 2008, with subsequent seasons starting in September 2009, June 2010, January 2011, November 2011, and September 2012. The first two seasons profiled women and weddings in the New York City metro area, while the third took the series on the road, helping brides-to-be in Dallas and Los Angeles, among other places. The series' title first was changed to My Fair Wedding: Unveiled for season 5. It was announced in March 2013 that the series has been renewed for an eight episode sixth season and that features all types of events, not just limited to weddings. Season 6 also features another series title change to David Tutera: Unveiled. It premiered on September 7, 2013.
Every year in the United States, there are approximately 2.5 million weddings, and the wedding industry has grown to an empire of 40 billion dollars per year. The following provides a sociological overview of how the wedding industry functions in the United States, cultural and social elements of the event and how it has become the economic giant seen today. The article will also discuss elements of the wedding process that generate major revenue for many major corporations each year. This includes clothes, flowers, music and many other elements that are a part of the ceremony, reception, honeymoon, and bachelor and bachelorette parties.