A Fun Wedding Theme Quiz from Wedding Paper Divas + Happy Thanksgiving

By |November 25th, 2015|

Hey folks! It's the Thanksgiving Eve and I thought I'd keep things fun and not-too-heavy before we all head into the carb-filled holiday of feasting. (really, Thanksgiving is such a favorite) My friends at Wedding Paper Divas created a really fun "Wedding Theme" quiz that is actually a lot of fun to go through. I tried it out myself, although I'm not planning a wedding for myself, and got "Modern" [...]

The Biggest Wedding Planning Mistakes You Can Make

By |November 18th, 2015|

Holy drama queen, batman. Ok guys, I know. I'm being a bit dramatic here. But, throughout the years, my fellow colleagues and I have seen quite the number of wedding planning mistakes that couples have unknowingly made. Obviously, LIFE is about making mistakes and learning from them, but you probably don't plan on having another wedding any time soon, so it's best to learn from other people's wedd [...]

Montage Mountain Wedding: Wedding Film by Monelli Films

By |November 11th, 2015|

(I've never had the pleasure of working with Al from Monelli Films before, but I certainly hope to in the future.) Katelyn was one of those brides where, after our very first meeting, we were instantly BFFs. We clicked, we laughed, we synced, we "got" one another. After watching her glow throughout this whole video, it's really no wonder at all why she has the amazing love of her new husband, Lee. [...]

Two Uncommon, Ridiculously Adorable and Alternative Ceremony Readings

By |November 4th, 2015|

If you're having a non-traditional wedding, but still want to incorporate a reading into your ceremony, there are some heartfelt and amazing alternative ceremony readings out there. We've heard poems, song lyrics, and short stories. Everything from Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare. photo by With Love & Embers  Over the years, we can't help but play favorites when it comes to this type of stuff. Just o [...]

Wedding Budget: Why the Guest List is “EVERYTHING”

By |October 28th, 2015|

Just about any where you look, when it comes to planning your wedding budget, every one will tell you that your guest list is EVERYTHING. While it certainly doesn't affect every single aspect of your wedding, it does play a major role in your bottom line. Before we go any further, we should mention that we, in no way what-so-ever, think you should have a small wedding, if you don't want to have a [...]

Real DPNAK Wedding: Megan and Luke at Friedman Farms | Trailer Video from Kevin Fonash Studios

By |October 21st, 2015|

Megan and Luke were married on October 4, 2015 at the rustic Friedman Farms in Dallas, PA. It was a sunny, 65-degree day that was full of love and some stellar dance moves. Kevin Fonash Studios just released this trailer video and the DPNAK team is SO honored to have been a part of this amazing day. Uh-oh... it looks like the video we embedded here isn't showing up correctly. Check out the video d [...]

Wedding Pros Top Tips for Giving a Wedding Toast

By |October 14th, 2015|

Anyone who's ever been asked "Would you mind giving a toast at our wedding?" knows the feeling: holy crap, what am I going to say?!?! For some of us, speaking brilliantly in front of large groups comes naturally. For most of us, the thought of giving a wedding toast terrifying. And with the world we live in today, with viral videos of crazy impressive wedding toasts, it can be a lot of pressure to [...]

Dealing with Parents and Wedding Planning

By |October 7th, 2015|

Today, I want to talk about something a little different. Something that's a hard thing to talk about. But something that I see most of my clients work through in some capacity. Parents. Moms. Dads. Step-parents. Partners. Guardians. The people we grew up learning from, listening to and often looking up to. photo by Danielle Coons Photography The wedding planning process brings out a lot of sides [...]

NEPA Wedding Planner Review: From Bethany and Sean’s Fiddle Lake Farm Wedding

By |September 30th, 2015|

Bethany and Sean's Fiddle Lake Farm Wedding was full of nothing but love, friends and family members. Oh, and some AH-MAZING food. The DPNAK team had the utmost pleasure being part of their day last August and we are so honored/thrilled/ecstatic/humbled to share their kind words below: "Danielle and her wonderful team deserve every 5 star review under the sun for their coordination/wedding plannin [...]

Smart Wedding Planning: Using Credit Card Reward Points

By |September 23rd, 2015|

Alright, people. Today I'm talking about one of my favorite things: credit card reward points. Ok, WTF does this have to do with wedding planning?? Well... throughout your wedding planning chapter, you're going to be making a LOT of purchases. Depending on your financial situation, you may be charging a credit card for quite a few of these wedding purchases. What I highly recommend doing is [...]

Three Ways To Get A Quick Response For Wedding RSVPs

By |September 16th, 2015|

We know how exciting it is to plan a wedding. And we know the rush you get when you officially send out your invitations. And then we also know the utter frustration you feel when some people JUST. DON'T. RSVP. Jerks. Ok, they're not jerks. (tell yourself that) They are just busy. You've been there. You've gotten an invitation before and you may have let the deadline slip. But you received the inv [...]

Wedding Trend Obsession: Envelope Liners

By |September 9th, 2015|

Stunning invitation suite with floral envelope liner from Etsy seller DayDreamPrints Envelope liners are easily our favorite trend for adding a little extra pizzazz to your wedding invitation. They can be included as part of your design (depending on where you get them done) or DIYed with a little patience, glue and a ruler. For a great DIY tutorial, check out Budget Savvy Bride's helpful tips her [...]

4 Tips for Busy Brides

By |September 2nd, 2015|

Let's face it. We don't really know any brides that aren't "busy brides", but alliteration is fun. And we love talking about ways to make the whole wedding planning process a lot more fun, simple, easy to navigate and memorable (but in a good way). 1 Get and STAY Organized We always say that getting organized is one thing, STAYING organized is a whole other ballgame. There are so many (free) tools [...]

8 Wedding Menus To Inspire You from Etsy – And a Quick Tip

By |August 26th, 2015|

We talk a lot on this blog about logistics. Mainly because we love logistics. But we thought the blog was missing some "pretty" lately and we came across these lovely wedding menus on Etsy and knew we had to share. Wedding menus are a beautiful addition to any tablescape. They can coordinate with your invitations, but really must coordinate with your other day-of stationery (place cards, programs, [...]

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