Wedding Tips and Advice

An extensive list of wedding tips and advice covering etiquette, logistics, timelines and other wedding related information.

Burying the Bourbon: An Interesting Wedding Tradition, To Say The Least

2018-10-02T12:28:21-04:00October 2, 2018|

A few months ago, we celebrated Amy and Joe's Brookside Country Club wedding on a lovely spring day in the Lehigh Valley. Alison Conklin Photography was there to capture every amazing moment, including when our bride and groom "unburied" their bottle of bourbon. "Why did they do this?" you might ask [...]

How To: 5 Event Details That Will Make A Big Impact

2021-01-26T14:09:47-05:00March 22, 2018|

As a wedding planner, I believe there are ways to incorporate details into your day that will make a big impact with your guests and add to the overall experience of your event. Some are small and inexpensive and others are a bit bigger, but all of these items can be done to some capacity on most we [...]

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 [...]

Foxblossom Co.: An amazing option for luxury gift giving

2018-01-24T19:31:22-05:00January 24, 2018|

One of my amazing brides recently asked her closest and dearest friends and family members to be her bridesmaids for her upcoming wedding. When she shared with me the site she used to ask, I just knew I had to share! Folks, meet Foxblossom. According to their website, Foxblossom Co. began in 2012 as [...]

What To Wear: The Morning Of Your Wedding

2018-10-04T11:42:15-04:00November 30, 2017|

I'm willing to bet that you're putting a LOT of thought into what you're going to be wearing on your wedding day. But chances are, you might not have considered what you're going to be wearing BEFORE jumping into that outfit. And while you're more than welcome to wear whatever feels most "you" on yo [...]

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 [...]

DPNAK listed among “World’s Top Wedding Planners” in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine

2018-10-04T11:40:43-04:00June 28, 2017|

I'm not quite sure that I can put into words how honored I am to be listed as one of Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Magazine's "World's Top Wedding Planners". The list contains some amazing planners, like Colin Cowie, and I'm humbled to be the only planner from Pennsylvania listed and one of onl [...]

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

2021-02-08T10:58:11-05:00June 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 [...]

Q&A: When should the wedding party arrive to the church?

2021-01-16T11:09:32-05:00May 16, 2017|

Here's a question I hear A LOT: "When should our wedding party arrive to the church/ceremony site?" For simplicity purposes, I'm going to assume that this timeline does not include time for pictures at the ceremony site before it begins. If you are doing photos prior to, be sure to adjust accordingl [...]

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. [...]

Wedding Votives: The best votives on Amazon

2019-07-08T16:30:50-04:00January 11, 2017|

When you're searching for wedding votives to place on your tables and throughout your space, it can be tough to know which ones to go with. Over the years, I've seen and tried MANY, but these votives and votive holders are -- BY FAR -- the best I've found on Amazon. What size wedding votives will I [...]

Erin and Mike’s Highlight Wedding Video by Kevin Fonash Studios

2020-08-23T20:02:39-04:00December 28, 2016|

This past July, Erin and Mike said their "I Do's" at their backyard wedding on Erin's family property in Thompson, Pennsylvania. The property was gorgeous and anything you could ever wish for when you think of a "backyard wedding". Their ceremony would take place next to a beautiful lake and Erin, a [...]

What I’m Loving: First Looks with Dad

2018-10-04T11:34:17-04:00November 30, 2016|

"First Looks" is a term in the wedding industry when you see and take photos with your partner before your ceremony on the wedding day. Many couples opt to do this to shake out some nerves, spend more time together, and maximize photo time. Whether or not you plan on doing this, I'd HIGHLY recommend [...]

Getting Ready On Your Wedding Day: 6 Things To Remember

2017-11-09T10:57:06-05:00August 2, 2016|

photo by With Love and Embers at Loriann and John's Scranton Wedding As you approach your wedding day, I bet that you're putting a LOT of planning efforts into the details of your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. From place cards to favors, ceremony programs to flowers, you've got it covered, [...]

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