Philadelphia Wedding Planner specializing in day-of coordination and wedding consulting.

Refine Workshop: Continuing Education in Fredericksburg, Virginia

For a few years now, I've been part of REFINE which is an educational resource for wedding planners and truly a great community. This past February, REFINE hosted an intimate workshop in Fredericksburg, Virginia and I was so honored to not only attend but also be a guest speaker for the event. As so [...]

Microweddings – What they are and Why I love them

Microweddings are one of the newer trends we're seeing hit the wedding industry and I have to tell you, I am so excited for them. By definition, "microweddings" are intimate weddings with roughly two to 30-or-so guests in attendance. Microweddings are the perfect hybrid between having a full-blown, [...]

Keeping a Healthy Wedding Mindset

Since January is a big month for self-care and setting new goals for ourselves, I wanted to take a moment to remind you, dear reader, that wedding planning can be HARD. (Wait, did you need that reminder?) Ok, I mean wedding planning can be a lot of hard work and it's important to take care of yourse [...]

More of my Favorite Pennsylvania Wedding Venues

Back in 2015, I wrote a post about my Top Five Favorite Pennsylvania Wedding Venues from that year. Thanks to Pinterest, it's gotten quite a bit of traffic. Since it's now 2018, I thought it was time to put together another list of my favorite Pennsylvania wedding venues including my favorite weddin [...]

Venue Coordinators vs. Wedding Coordinators: There IS a difference

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 [...]

DPNAK Receives Two More Wedding Planning Awards!

Since 2009, I've been working hard in the wedding industry to achieve the best-of-the-best results for my clients. With over 76 five-star reviews from past couples, I'm honored to announce that DPNAK Weddings has recently received more two wedding planning awards from big names like The Knot and Wed [...]

Hotel du Village Wedding – Laura and Anoop

Laura and Anoop contacted me in March of this year to ask if they were positively crazy to try and plan a Hotel du Village wedding for June of the same year. Of course, I said "Heck no!" and we immediately hit it off and began rolling on their wedding plans. Because I'm now absolutely positive that [...]

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

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 [...]

Wedding Planning Books: My Favorites for 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. [...]

Getting Ready On Your Wedding Day: 6 Things To Remember

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, [...]

Pick Your Wedding Colors with Coolors.co

While I might not be color blind, I am absolutely DREADFUL at putting together colors. Most of my wardrobe is black and neutrals mainly because of this problem. I currently moan and groan about the color I chose to recently paint our living and dining rooms because of this problem. And for the love [...]

How to be a Great Host: 4 Ways to Knock Your Wedding Guests Socks Off

You will always hear me say that your wedding is the first time you officially host an event as "husband and wife" or "official partners". So it's important to keep your guests in mind when you are planning your wedding weekend events. photo by Daniel Moyer Photography from Vicki and Dave's wedding [...]

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