A Day in the Life of David Tutera

Think you’re busy? With both a new baby and a new season of David Tutera: Unveiled, our WEtv star is busier than ever! Here, his time-management tips.
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David Tutera

David Tutera's Daily Schedule:


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5:45 a.m. My alarm used to wake me up, but now it’s Cielo, my daughter, or Lucy, my rescue dog. 

5:50 a.m. Feed and change Cielo. 

6:15 a.m. Head downstairs to feed and walk Lucy. 

7:00 a.m. Turn on the coffee maker (this used to be the first thing I did, now it’s the thing I’m lucky to even get to). 

7:05-7:30 a.m. Begin checking e-mails. This used to happen exactly at 7:00, but now that I’m a parent, it’s anywhere between 7 and 7:30.

8:00 a.m. On my 2nd, 3rd or 4th cup of coffee.

8:30 a.m. Get ready to go to boxing, the gym, running or Pilates, depending on the day. 

8:45 a.m. Call mom in New York — every day. 

9:00 a.m. Work out. 

10:00 a.m. Drive home/pick up Starbucks. 

10:15 a.m. Call the New York office to check in on my East Coast staff and discuss any upcoming projects. 

10:30 a.m. Get caught up on what’s happening for the day with my assistant, Renee. 

11:25 a.m. Check in on Cielo.

11:30 a.m. I begin shooting “David Tutera: Unveiled,” meeting with my event coordinators, both in person and virtually, to discuss venues, fashion selections, as well as details of the filming of each episode. 

12:00 p.m. Cielo is brought to be on set with me. 

1:00 p.m. Before Cielo arrived, every lunch was a working lunch that consisted of brand partner meetings and calls to discuss new collections and product lines (among them, David Tutera for Mon Cheri gowns, craft line Down the Aisle in Style and online wedding planning program David Tutera Wedding Planners). Now, with Cielo in my life, lunch is split between play time and time with my brand partners.

2:00 p.m. Back on set and I am now on my third Starbucks venti quad iced cappuccino of the day.

5:30 p.m. Filming comes to an end. Go home and change.

6:00 p.m. Daddy time with Cielo! This includes: bath, putting her in pjs, feeding her, reading her a different story every night and tucking her in.

8:00 p.m. Out to a dinner meeting.

9:30 p.m. Drive home after dinner.

11:00 p.m. Bedtime — hopefully. My life is now ruled by Cielo, so if she wakes up and needs to be fed or changed, my bedtime is over!

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