Philadelphia Wedding Planner specializing in day-of coordination and wedding consulting.

What Is Wedding Management?

2021-07-21T17:35:38-04:00July 21, 2021|

You’re in the thick of wedding planning, and realizing you need some help. You and your partner want to be more involved in your planning process, but who is going to make sure all of the pieces of the puzzle come together? On your wedding day, while getting ready to marry your person, you definitel [...]

Common Questions about Hotel Room Blocks

2021-06-14T14:55:11-04:00June 16, 2021|

When the task of “secure hotel room blocks” pops up on your wedding planning checklist, it can feel like an incredibly daunting task. You want your guests to be able to comfortably celebrate with you, knowing that they have somewhere to get ready (if needed) and somewhere to sleep after the party – [...]

How to Determine and Track Your Wedding Budget

2021-05-12T14:14:39-04:00April 21, 2021|

Truth is, almost every aspect of your wedding will be affected by your overall budget. If you don’t know what that budget is, every decision you make will be more stressful than the last.  And guess what? It doesn’t matter what your budget is. As long as it’s realistic to the expectations you have. [...]

Five Steps To Start Planning Your Wedding

2021-04-28T10:03:08-04:00November 20, 2020|

OMG You’re engaged!!!!! Take a breath and let that set in... (This is exciting - remember to breathe!) Ok, now what? Once you’ve told everyone who matters, whether it’s just a phone call to Dad or posting the ultimate ring selfie… it’s time to take a deep breath and dip your toe into the planning w [...]

Saucon Valley Country Club Wedding: Maggie and Josh’s Microwedding

2020-10-15T08:53:12-04:00October 28, 2020|

Maggie and Josh's Saucon Valley Country Club wedding was a beautiful and intentional micro-celebration to kick off the Fall season and the start of their marriage. I've had the pleasure of working with Maggie, Josh, and their families since 2019. What started as a beautiful Spring wedding set to ha [...]

Nine Common Wedding Planning Regrets

2021-04-28T10:10:31-04:00September 18, 2020|

As a wedding planner, it’s my job (my super awesome job that I love) to be aware of the common regrets of our time, and make you aware of them. I don’t necessarily believe in “regrets”, but weddings are often once-in-a-lifetime events. The more we can learn from what others have learned – why not h [...]

Need to purchase alcohol for your wedding? Start here.

2020-12-27T02:48:11-05:00August 14, 2020|

Planning the alcohol for your wedding may feel like a big deal. No one wants to run out of alcohol, but you also don’t want to spend a ton of extra money either. You want to respect the budget, but you also want to have a good time. Feel like you can’t have your wedding cake and eat it too? With a [...]

Lessons of a Wedding Planner: 10 Key Things I Learned In The Last Decade

2020-09-03T15:15:19-04:00January 1, 2020|

I recently (and quietly) celebrated my ten-year journey of being a wedding planner. *Cue the confetti canons* While I've probably learned roughly 1,502,439 lessons along the way, I thought it would be a good opportunity to pick out the ten KEY lessons that truly helped me personally and professional [...]

Refine Workshop: Continuing Education in Fredericksburg, Virginia

2019-03-01T13:59:18-05:00March 1, 2019|

For a few years now, I've been part of REFINE which is an educational resource for wedding planners and truly a great community. This past February, REFINE hosted an intimate workshop in Fredericksburg, Virginia and I was so honored to not only attend but also be a guest speaker for the event. As so [...]

Microweddings – What they are and Why I love them

2019-02-15T13:38:22-05:00February 15, 2019|

Microweddings are one of the newer trends we're seeing hit the wedding industry and I have to tell you, I am so excited for them. By definition, "microweddings" are intimate weddings with roughly two to 30-or-so guests in attendance. Microweddings are the perfect hybrid between having a full-blown, [...]

Keeping a Healthy Wedding Mindset

2021-04-07T10:30:00-04:00January 18, 2019|

Since January is a big month for self-care and setting new goals for ourselves, I wanted to take a moment to remind you, dear reader, that wedding planning can be HARD. (Wait, did you need that reminder?) Ok, I mean wedding planning can be a lot of hard work and it's important to take care of yourse [...]

More of my Favorite Pennsylvania Wedding Venues

2020-10-20T04:21:54-04:00October 24, 2018|

Back in 2015, I wrote a post about my Top Five Favorite Pennsylvania Wedding Venues from that year. Thanks to Pinterest, it's gotten quite a bit of traffic. Since it's now 2018, I thought it was time to put together another list of my favorite Pennsylvania wedding venues including my favorite weddin [...]

Venue Coordinators vs. Wedding Coordinators: There IS a difference

2021-03-27T20:11:51-04:00March 7, 2018|

There is a common misconception that if your wedding venue provides a venue coordinator, then you do not need to hire you own wedding coordinator. Well, in 95% of cases, I have to say that this is false. A venue coordinator is the NOT the same as a wedding coordinator. photo by Brian and Jessica Pho [...]

DPNAK Receives Two More Wedding Planning Awards!

2018-01-12T14:14:37-05:00January 12, 2018|

Since 2009, I've been working hard in the wedding industry to achieve the best-of-the-best results for my clients. With over 76 five-star reviews from past couples, I'm honored to announce that DPNAK Weddings has recently received more two wedding planning awards from big names like The Knot and Wed [...]

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