Some tips for anyone who dreams of preparing opulent, creative tables for weddings and other events
Do not miss the episodes of My Fair Wedding, where an explosive David Tutera revolutionises the plans of young brides and grooms just three weeks before the big day, changing the decorations, the cake, the flowers and the tables.
Read and memorise the perfect wedding planner's bible: Martha Stewart's Weddings magazine, with its endless array of suggestions for the table and more besides.
An eye to international publications: from Elle Decor, Case di Abitare, for the latest design trends, and Bloom for all that's new in flowers. Another must is the Parisian trade fair Maison&Objet, and the sectorial fairs, such as The great Bridal Expo, which travels around the United States.