FAQs

Who doesn’t love a list of frequently asked questions?? Below are some commonly heard questions that you are welcome to check out. To read the answer, just click the question or cute plus (+) sign.

Ahh, this is something I hear a lot: “We’ll be fine because our venue has a coordinator/planner who said they’ll take care of everything for us.”

Well, in most cases, a venue coordinator is there to make sure that everything with the venue is working and functioning as promised. That is their priority (as it should be). They are not concerned about your dress ripping, your Best Man being in the bathroom before it’s time for him to give a toast, or what pictures need to be taken. AND if the wedding ceremony is someplace else, they DEFINITELY will not be helping with any of that (just to name a few small things). Their role is to make sure the venue is coordinated properly and they usually do their job wonderfully. About 70% of the weddings we assist with have venue coordinators and we work great together because we’re doing different things.

Their role is to make sure the venue is coordinated properly and they usually do their job wonderfully. About 70% of the weddings I assist with have venue coordinators and we work great together because we’re each doing different things, both working together for you.

YAY. Ok, the best way to get started is with a Free Initial Consult. We’ll sit down in the Bucks County area or via phone/video call at your convenience and chat all about your wedding and get to know one another. After this first chat, you’ll receive a proposal with a custom quote specific to your wedding day needs and wishes.

Nope, afraid not. Our relationship needs to be pretty strong and if our personalities don’t gel, then we’ll both be fighting a losing battle throughout the process. My job is to remove stress, not add to it. If we can’t meet in person, I’m more than happy to schedule a phone or video call at a time that’s convenient to you.

Pricing depends a LOT on you, the areas you need help and the details of your wedding. Where your wedding is taking place, how many guests you have, the complexity of the wedding, etc. are all factors.

Once we have our first official chat, you will receive a proposal in your email inbox package options created just for you.

My fees are “flat fees” meaning they are not based on your total budget and will not change unless you require more help (changes are never made without your clear permission).

If it helps, past clients have consistently called me the “best investment they made” for their wedding. That makes me really happy.

IWe’ve coordinated weddings with budgets all over the board, but we find that couples with budgets ranging from $20,000 to $80,000 typically get the absolute most out of our services. That being said, if you’re budget is less or more, that doesn’t mean I won’t work with you. Let’s start with a consult and go from there.

Heck no. To reserve your wedding date, a retainer is due within 30 days of signing our agreement. From there, I typically have a second payment due around six months before your wedding day and the final balance due the month before your wedding. If that doesn’t work for you, I’m pretty flexible. Just ask!

Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: As long as I’m available, I’m more than happy to help out any couple who needs it. Think it’s too soon before your wedding? I’ve come on board with as little as 5 days before the wedding rehearsal. Trust me, I can do it.

I LOVE Moms! No really, I do. I like to think that I understand where Moms are coming from and also understand that they (usually) mean well, they just have a harder time of showing it sometimes. At the end of the day, you are our client, but if Mom wants to send over emails with questions, I welcome it and will help however I can.

Nope. My recommended vendor list is based on years of working with the area’s best (and worst) vendors and that’s why I recommend them, but I’m usually happy to work with whomever you choose. In the rare case that someone you’ve hired is really, really bad – I’ll politely let you know and work with you to make the experience as painless as possible for you.

I like to keep things easy and simple for you. When a payment is due, I will send you an invoice that you can easily and quickly pay via your checking account (as a bank transfer). You’re also welcome to mail a check or pay with cash. If you prefer to use a credit card, there may be a small fee.

That mostly depends on your service package with me. Signature and Premium clients receive unlimited email and text communication as soon as we agree to work together. If having correspondence throughout the process is important, be sure to let me know so I can create a package that reflects that.

Either way, when you do reach out, expect to receive a response relatively quickly. As in, within a few hours (or sooner) most days.

ASAP. ;)

A consistent statement that I hear from past clients is “I just wish I hired you sooner”. All in all, I want you to become a client once you’re 1,000% comfortable with working together. But if you know you want to work together, please don’t wait to let me know. I only take on one wedding per weekend and once your weekend is booked, you’re SOL.

I’m currently booking weddings up to 2+ years out, so don’t necessarily think that it’s “too soon”.

Plus, the sooner we come on board, the more time/money/brain cells you’ll save.

Sometimes! I have an extensive list of recommended vendors that you will receive as a DPNAK client. The vendors on this list are there because they provide an incredible service at a fair value. Some of these vendors have also been gracious enough to pass along a special offer to you as a DPNAK client. These offers include free engagement sessions, discounts off of services or products, free shipping and more. The list in a spreadsheet format making it easy to view and contact them.

I love to travel, but have some limitations too. My role as your coordinator is strong because I know my “area” and have made many connections within the surrounding area. The farther I travel away from this area, the less valuable I am to you and chances are high that that area has an awesome coordinator, too. My typical locations are the areas in and surrounding Northeast PA, Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Central PA, Bucks County, Philadelphia and the York/Lancaster area. I’ve also worked in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. For some weddings, a small travel fee will apply and hotel accommodations will be required, but we’ll talk about that upfront so no surprises here.

Yep! While I’d love to share your entire day with you and make sure everything is taken care of start-to-finish, sometimes that’s not necessary. As long as I’m available, I’m more than happy to help with just your ceremony and rehearsal (or just your reception, for that matter).

Yep! I carry General Liability insurance and can provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI) to any venues that require it. I really like following the rules and being legit and stuff.

Love is love. That’s the MOST important thing to me. I am more than happy to coordinate any type of wedding you have as long as you’re really excited to be marrying your partner. This includes any type of religious, mixed and non-religious beliefs, LGBTQ-weddings, civil unions, commitment ceremonies, green/eco-friendly weddings, weddings with unitards, Harry Potter-themed weddings (PLEASE???), anything really. If you’re passionate about it, then I’m happy to be a part of it (as long as no animals or humans are harmed in the process).

I have a strict rule of “don’t hate what you do” so I’m careful to only commit to one wedding per weekend and roughly 25 weddings per year. This means you will have the undivided attention from the entire team on your wedding day and our heads will not be in two or more places at once.

Oh boy, do I have an emergency kit. It’s often lovingly referred to as the “Oh Sh*t Kit” and it contains almost anything you can think of that you might need on your wedding day. Things like duct tape, fishing line, first aid kits, sewing kits, bobby pins, cake cutting set, tissues, mints, auxiliary cables, lighters, pens, etc. … the list goes on and on. Let’s just say it’s heavy and you don’t have to worry about carrying it around with you.

No problem! Send them over by emailing danielle@dpnak.com or text 570-561-4118. Or the best way to get started is by filling out the contact form and getting the convo going there. Looking forward to hearing from you!

The next step: Let’s talk about you.

The best way to get started is with a free consultation.

If you are local to the Bucks County area, we can sit down and chat. If you’re not, we can schedule a phone or Skype chat at your convenience.

Either way, we’re going to talk all about your wedding and the type of help you need. We’ll also likely enjoy a hot beverage or sweet treat because why not. From there, you’ll receive a proposal (minus the ring) in your inbox with your package options and suggestions for how I can best help.

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