Want to Get Married? Throw Away Your Self-Help Books!
BettyConfidential chats with David Tutera of My Fair Wedding.
I stared down the mountain of dating advice books stacked in a corner of my bedroom. The precarious tower of How to Marry the Wrong Guy and The Breakup Workbook and He’s Just Not That Into You taunted me. They missed me … they wanted me back … just one more tear-stained page? For old time’s sake?
Although it’s my job to read and review dating self-help books, it’s a bit of a downer to store them in my boudoir. Who can sleep with a self-help library eyeballing you? So I decided to go Bridget Jones on them. They each got a one-way ticket to Goodwill.
I figured it couldn’t hurt – the last time I cleaned out my closet, I ended up with new love in my life!
So I mercilessly shoved the whole gang into a giant cardboard box. They begged for one more stolen night of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, they shamelessly flaunted their Rules in my face. But I wouldn’t be tempted. What we had was beautiful – but it was time to go our separate ways.
I tossed the books in the donation bin with a huge sigh of relief, practically skipping my way home. And that’s when I saw it – an ominous rectangular package from FedEx resting on my doorstep.
I ripped open the wrapping to reveal … The Big White Book of Weddings by David Tutera.
For the record, I don’t really believe in self-help books or hocus-pocus or even yoga. But the universe was clearly sending a message. That message? “Now that you’re done obsessing about your dating life, it’s time to seduce David Tutera.”
I quickly called David’s publicist to see if the celebrity wedding planner extraordinaire and host of My Fair Wedding had time to chat with me. He did! The universe meant business!