If you don’t know who David Tutera is, the quick story is that he is a visionary in the lifestyle and entertaining arenas. By 19 years old, David owned and operated an event planning company after being an apprentice in his grandfather’s floral shop. David currently lives in Los Angeles with is husband, daughter and two dogs, and has a client list that includes Elton John, Prince Charles, Jennifer Lopez, The Rolling Stones, and so many more.

David Tutera is a leader in event trends from the west coast. His latest blog “Your Rental Checklist for an Unforgettable Event” is a must-read for engaged couples, event planners, and anyone putting together a large celebration. If you haven’t had a chance to read his blog yet, we’ve highlighted some key elements below for your convenience!

“When it comes to any event, no matter the venue, what you bring into the space is what really determines the overall look, feel, and vibe — and that’s where rentals come in.”

  1. Furniture

David says, “your furniture is likely to be your biggest decision.” The must-have furniture rentals are tables, chairs, the bar, and lounge furniture. Make sure these big pieces match your overall design so you can convey the right style and energy from the get-go.

  1. Tablescape

“The tabletop pieces are what instantly add life to the table,” he says. Think chargers, plates, flatware, napkins, napkin rings, and glassware. David urges couples to visit showrooms and work with event designers (like MCR Design Group) to create “your dream table.”

  1. Décor

David compares picking out event décor to “adding accessories to an outfit.” These would be your votives, candles, candelabras, lanterns, frames, place cards, etc., and they “add the icing to the cake.”

“By carefully curating your rental choices to reflect your event’s style and personality, it’s destined to be a time to remember,” and he leaves his readers with these final thoughts.

Click below to read the full article by David Tutera and don’t forget to book your next visit with MCR’s event designers!