Day-Of Wedding Coordination and Consulting
(for the modern couple in sweet, sweet love)

Ok, let’s start with Day-Of Coordination.

Day-Of Coordination is an absolute, no-buts-about-it, honest-to-goodness and must-have service for every single couple planning a wedding.

For us, wedding coordination starts way before the actual “day of” the wedding. We put in just the right amount of prep, hard work, and configuration to bring all of your wedding details together in one magically organized box tied up with a bow.

Here’s how we typically do that:   (click the “+” to read more)

We want to make things as easy as possible for you and we know just how much stuff you’ve got going on with your wedding. So we’ve created a few questionnaires for you to fill out at your convenience in order to fill us in on all of your wedding goodness. All are online and editable in Google Docs so you and your partner can even work on them at the same time from different computers, different rooms, different houses – whatever works best for you.
We seriously love organization. And we bet that you have a lot of different information taking up camp in Word Docs, spreadsheets, emails, post-it notes and that pile of papers on your desk. We take all of that information and put it together in one uber-organized Google Doc (accessible 24/7 and always updated).

This doc contains 99% of the information your vendors need in order to do their job amazingly including all important addresses, your wedding party information, an incredibly detailed timeline of your rehearsal and wedding day, a full list of your wedding vendors including contact information and so much more.

Roughly 4-6 weeks before your wedding, we’ll meet to discuss every nook and cranny of your wedding. This covers everything from your wedding party, wedding vendors, the timeline of the day, and all of the items that are going to need setting up.
We know three times might be two times too many to some, but we like to check-in with your vendors as often as possible to make sure they have all the correct information and have everything they need to kick butt on your wedding day. This includes calling the driver of your limo/shuttle bus to make sure they have directions and know all the pick-up times and locations the morning of your wedding (while you’re getting pampered with hair and makeup). Pretty sweet, right?
It’s incredibly important that your vendors know what’s going on when and where. But sometimes couples forget about making sure the wedding party knows, too. So create a mini-timeline containing everything they need to know to get them through the weekend complete with addresses, times, and even parking directions, if needed. This means you won’t have your groomsmen showing up to the wrong place at the wrong time and texting you to find out what to do.
Your wedding rehearsal is the time to practice all the details of the ceremony. Where to walk, when to walk, where to stand, what to hold, what to do – it all goes down in roughly one hour the day before your wedding. Instead of trying to pull a Bridezilla-card and try to tell everyone the deal, leave it up to us and you get to just show up and look good. We gently direct everyone where to go along with your officiant and you’re out of there and onto your rehearsal dinner: drama free.
Instead of worrying about carrying around a bag of emergency items all day, we have a GIGANTIC bag that we have with us with just about anything you could need. Hair brush, hair spray, bobby pins, safety pins, sewing kit (for the inevitable loss of a groomsman’s button), first aid, matches, hot glue gun, a whole lot of duct tape and so, so, so much more. We estimate it weighs roughly 40-50lbs – on a light day.
This is where we truly get to take everything off of your shoulders and you get to soak in the moments. Our DPNAK team will be on-site for your ceremony and reception ensuring everything is happening as planned, receiving all deliveries, overseeing setup, placing final touches and guiding you, your wedding party, your families and your guests smoothly through each event of the day. We take care of any problems that come up and usually no one is the wiser that anything even happened.
Our base day-of coordination package begins one month before the wedding and starts at $1400. If you need a little or a lot more help starting sooner, keep scrolling for some more options.

Sound like everything you need? GREAT!

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“She is kind, caring, and always honest, which, when it comes to planning a wedding, you will appreciate having that input. She will most definitely become your friend as well, and you will appreciate that you can have a bridezilla moment breakdown without her judging you like your mother-in-law would.”

– Jess

Need some more help than just the day-of?

Almost 85% of our couples opt for Day-Of Coordination plus a bit of Consulting help, too. We’re happy to build a custom package to include everything you need – nothing you don’t.

At a fraction of the cost of a “full wedding planner”, we offer consulting as a budget-friendly alternative with most of the same benefits as a wedding planner.

Here are some of the ways we can also help:   (click the “+” to read more)

We want you to be able to get in touch with us as much as you need. If you want someone by your side through most of your engagement, we are happy to guide you through every step that you need. Vendor recommendations, etiquette suggestions, timeline structure, logistics, design guidance, and just any type of wedding brainstorming – we are there for you. One of the best parts is that you never have to wait long for a response. We get back to most emails within a few hours and always by the following business day.

Don’t believe us? Just read our reviews.

New for 2015, we’ve started adding a smaller option to our “Unlimited Consulting”. If you prefer to only pay for the number of hours we spend chatting in the months leading up to your wedding day, we now offer an consulting option. Secure five or more hours up front, we’ll let you know when you’re down to your final hour (so no surprise bills here) and you can choose to add more or plow on by yourself. Hours can be used for brainstorming, suggestions, vendor recommendations, logistics, and so on.
We seriously love organization. So we went out and found the best tool to keep our weddings organized. When we realized how great the tool was, we knew we had to share it with our couples.

This online project management system allows you to invite as many people as you like to help you “plan” the wedding (great for Moms, maids of honor, grooms, siblings, etc.). From one dashboard, you can see your upcoming wedding appointments, create and manage to-do lists, track your payments, upload contracts and files, bookmark links and even send private messages to anyone in the group – including us.

As much as we love organization, we firmly believe in the warm-and-fuzzy feeling that comes from crossing something off of a list. Each month, we’ll send you a list of customized to-do’s that will keep you on track and highly focused throughout the planning process. You can set your own start dates, due dates, who is responsible for completing the item and even make notes or comments as you go. And best of all, you get to check it off and make it disappear when you’re done (your notes are always saved for future reference).
Also known as “Help, we don’t want to spend too much on our wedding but we also want to have a really nice wedding!!” We’ll help you create and manage a realistic budget for each wedding category based on the type of wedding you’re having. In addition, we’ll help you manage the payments you’ve made to your vendors and keep track of what you still owe.
We deal primarily via email and text as we find it’s the best way to keep our notes clear and accurate. We also know that sometimes you have a lot that’s going on and it’s better to get on the horn and talk it out. Each month we’ll schedule a Skype or phone session to chat about everything you have going on. And because we like to keep good notes, we’ll follow it up with an email breakdown of what we talked about.
One of the biggest pieces of your wedding puzzle is your wedding vendor team. We’ll help you create a stellar brigade of vendors that compliment you and your partner’s ideas, budget and personality. We’ve even negotiated a few discounts and freebies with certain vendors – exclusive to you as our clients.
If we’ve never worked at your venue before, or if you’re wedding is taking place on your property, we’ll schedule a time to meet up and tour the place. This way we’re clear on everything we’re talking about and can make the best possible suggestions and recommendations that we know will work.
With each different vendor comes meetings to finalize and decide upon details. We’ll attend as many meetings as you like to help make sure every corner is covered and every question is asked.
We automatically help you set up your smaller items like your place cards, programs, and favors. But if you’re wedding is taking place where you need to set up a LOT of things, we can help with that. Tables, chairs, linens, centerpieces, you name it. As long as it doesn’t hang above a guests’ head and two people can technically lift it, we can set it up for you.

And if you need to have everything cleaned up that same night, we can help with that, as well.

Consulting options are billed hourly or for a flat fee, depending on the service. Contact us to get talking and receive a custom quote of everything you need.

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“My entire family is extremely thankful for Danielle because not one person had anything else on their mind but celebrating the love for my husband and I. We enjoyed the entire night thanks to Danielle.”

– Loriann


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 we 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, 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.
You like us?? YAY. Ok, the best way to get started is with our Free Initial Consult. We’ll sit down in the Lehigh Valley, Scranton or Bucks County area or via Skype/Google Hangout at your convenience and chat all about your wedding and get to know one another.
Nope, afraid not. Our working 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. Our job is to remove stress, not add to it. If we can’t meet in person, we’re more than happy to schedule a Skype/Google Hangout (or even old-school phone call) at your convenience. You want to make sure you want to work with us just like we do and, if not, no hard feelings.
Our pricing depends a LOT on you: where your wedding will be, how many guests, 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 with package options created just for you. Our fees are “flat fees” meaning they are not based on your total budget and will not change unless you require more help from us (changes are never made without your clear permission). Our most basic Day-Of Coordination starts at $1500.
We’ve coordinated weddings with budgets all over the board, but we find that couples with budgets ranging from $22,000 to $55,000 typically get the absolute most out of our services. But if you’re budget is less or more, that doesn’t mean we won’t work with you. Let’s start with a consult and go from there.
Heck no. Typically, to reserve your wedding date, 20% of the package price is due within 30 days of signing our agreement. From there, we typically require a second payment six months before your wedding day and the final balance due the week before your wedding. We are always happy to discuss other payment options, if needed.
Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: As long as we’re available, we are more than happy to help any couple who needs it. Think it’s too soon before your wedding? We’ve come on board with as little as 5 days before the wedding rehearsal. We can do it.
We LOVE Moms! (all family members, really) No really, we do. We 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 us emails with questions, we will always welcome it and help however we can.
Nope. Our recommended vendor list is based on years of working with the area’s best (and worst) vendors and that’s why we recommend them, but we are always happy to work with whomever you choose. 
We currently accept cash, check (preferred), bank transfer, eCheck, and credit card (additional fees apply).  Unfortunately, we can not accept puka shells or first borns as payment at this time.
As much as you like. We don’t find emails or messages from our clients annoying in the least bit. In fact, we welcome them with open arms. In most cases, you’ll receive a response within a few short hours and always by the following business day.
ASAP. Ok, we want to make sure we’re a good fit first. But we are currently booking weddings that are one to two years out and it’s important to reserve your date as soon as possible. Plus, the sooner we come on board, the more time/money/brain cells you’ll save.
Sometimes! We have an extensive list of recommended vendors that we are happy to share with our clients. 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 client of ours. 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.
We love to travel, but we have our limitations too. Our role as your coordinator is strong because we know our “area” and have made many connections within the surrounding area. The farther we travel away from this area, the less valuable we are to you and chances are high that that area has an awesome coordinator, too. Our typical locations are the areas in and surrounding Northeast PA, Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Central PA, Philadelphia and the York/Lancaster area. We’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! We’d love to share your entire day with you and make sure everything is taken care of start-to-finish, but sometimes that’s not needed. We are more than happy to help with just your ceremony and rehearsal (or just your reception). 
Yes we do. We carry General Liability insurance and can provide a certificate of insurance to any venues that require it. We like following the rules and being legit and stuff.
Love is love. That’s the most important thing to us. We are 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, anything really. If you’re passionate about it, then we’re happy to be a part of it (as long as no animals are harmed in the process)
We have a strict rule of “don’t hate what you do” so we’re careful to only commit to one wedding per weekend. This means you will have our undivided attention by the entire team and our heads will not be in two or more places at once. We’re all yours, baby.
Oh boy, do we have an emergency kit. We call it the “Oh Sh*t Kit” and it contains almost anything you can think of. Duct tape, fishing line, first aid kit, sewing kit, bobby pins, cake cutting set, tissues, mints… 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 our way by emailing or call us at 570-561-4118. Or the best way to get started is by filling out our contact form and getting the convo going.

“It’s difficult to imagine someone caring more about your own wedding than you, but I can assure you that she will have a more intimate knowledge of the details of your big day than anyone.”

– Kate

Our next step: Let’s talk about you.

If you are local to the NEPA area, we can sit down and chat. If you’re not, we can schedule a Skype chat or Google Hangout 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 custom package.