About Danielle Pasternak

Danielle is the owner and lead coordinator of DPNAK Weddings. Hailing from Scranton, Pennsylvania, she is wonderfully in love with details, organization, the color yellow, cream cheese, and her pup, Mollie. If you ever want to chat about weddings and/or Harry Potter, prepare yourself for a lengthy convo. Danielle can be found on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Some Updates: Podcast Co-Hosting, Bridal Shows and Award Season

Hey guys! You may have heard, but with the launch of newest project, Put A Ring On It Podcast (more on that in a second), I've changed the regular schedule of the blog from every Wednesday at 8am to... when I have something worth writing about. My hope is to keep it around 1-2 times per month. For t [...]

Something new for 2016: Put A Ring On It Podcast

Ohhhhhh my goodness. I've been hinting at a top-secret, behind-the-scenes project for a while now and I'm so happy to be (finally) sharing more details with you! If you follow me on Insta, Facebook or Twitter (eh-hem), you may have seen this amazing and stellar announcement already. If you don't, wh [...]

Bowls Of Cigarettes: What Mary Kate Olsen’s wedding has to do with yours

Did you hear? Mary Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy tied the knot a few weeks ago. And now EVERYONE is talking about their "bowls of cigarettes". Big Stock Photo Ok, I'm sorry, but WTF are "bowls of cigarettes"? Let me start off by saying that this visual gives me the heebie jeebies a bit. I'm not a s [...]

Wedding Inquiry Crafting: Mad Libs Style

When you're searching for your team of wedding professionals (photographer, florist, baker, DJ, caterer, etc.) and you finally find that person or company who feels like they may be a good fit for what you need, it's then time to send them a message. This first message is called an "inquiry" because [...]

The Biggest Wedding Planning Mistakes You Can Make

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 probabl [...]

Two Uncommon, Ridiculously Adorable and Alternative Ceremony Readings

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 & [...]

Wedding Budget: Why the Guest List is “EVERYTHING”

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 [...]

Dealing with Parents and Wedding Planning

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 lookin [...]

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

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 [...]

Wedding RSVPs: Three Ways To Get A Quick Response From Your Guests

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. [...]

4 Tips for Busy Brides

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). 01. Get and STAY Organized We always say that getti [...]

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