Brides and fans alike had the pleasure of seeing David Tutera in New Jersey again last night at the Palace at Somerset Park. In front of a crowd of about 250, David was his usual effusive self...always such a pleasure to listen to and always so gracious with the audience and all of their questions. If you ever have a chance to see him person, you really need to go. Among his numerous tips and ideas, a few stood out to me. And they stood out because they're so simple and easy for any bride to incorporate into their wedding, regardless of their budget. The first is to place your cake on a table in the entrance foyer, so that all your guests can admire it as they enter your reception. You've spent so much money on this important detail that it deserves to be prominently displayed. Let the cake become another design element to your day.
And then the other large theme of his talk was to change up the direction of your reception. "Don't offer the same old boring band or deejay that everyone else has," he said. Change it up, and throw in something unexpected. Something that is a reflection of your personality...something that will stand out to your guests...something that they will remember when they go home. A jazz band during dinner...a bagpiper at the church...or sixteen violinists seranding your guests as they enter the reception (more on that later today...) Whatever you choose, make sure it's a reflection of you. But give your guests something to remember... Thanks, David!