Philadelphia Wedding Planner

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

Nine Common Wedding Planning Regrets

2020-09-17T14:12:09-04:00September 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.

2020-10-19T23:57:16-04:00August 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

2019-01-18T11:11:53-05:00January 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

2018-03-07T14:38:00-05:00March 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 [...]

Hotel du Village Wedding – Kim and Mike

2017-09-16T09:15:28-04:00September 20, 2017|

Kim and Mike came to me just a few weeks before Laura and Anoop and had their Hotel du Village wedding just two weeks after. I mostly worked with the Mother of the Bride, but we had a great time bringing all of the beautiful details together for this wedding. It was SUCH a pleasure working with Hila [...]

Hotel du Village Wedding – Laura and Anoop

2017-09-15T11:36:36-04:00September 15, 2017|

Laura and Anoop contacted me in March of this year to ask if they were positively crazy to try and plan a Hotel du Village wedding for June of the same year. Of course, I said "Heck no!" and we immediately hit it off and began rolling on their wedding plans. Because I'm now absolutely positive that [...]

Wedding Vendor Tips: An Easy Guide of Who To Tip, How Much and When

2018-04-04T20:30:52-04:00June 21, 2017|

Figuring our your wedding vendor tips will be one of the last to-do's on your wedding planning checklist, but a tricky task to figure out nonetheless. Use this Wedding Vendor Tips guide to determine who you need to tip, how much and when you should give them a tip. Complete with some helpful, expert [...]

Lake House Inn Wedding: Kelli and Jason with Femina Photo

2017-08-25T14:06:53-04:00June 14, 2017|

Kelli and Jason's Lake House Inn wedding took place in May 2017 and Femina Photo was there to capture the day beautifully. The Lake House Inn is located on seven-mile long, Lake Nockamixon, and is surrounded by 6000 acres of state park, providing a magnificent lakefront setting with massive indoor a [...]

Wedding Planning Books: My Favorites for 2017

2016-12-27T12:37:01-05:00January 25, 2017|

As we head into 2017, I wanted to share some of my favorite wedding planning books and workbooks with you. These are not your average wedding planning books full of $100,000 budget weddings. They show you how to break the "rules", have a little fun and help make the planning process more enjoyable. [...]

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