Wedding Tips and Advice

An extensive list of wedding tips and advice covering etiquette, logistics, timelines and other wedding related information.

When To Order Your Wedding Invitations (And Other Helpful Tips)

"When should we order our wedding invitations?" is a question I often hear being asked as couples go through the planning process. Truth be told, there are a few variables that will affect when YOU specifically should start the process. Hopefully, I can walk you through it and make things as easy as [...]

Lessons of a Wedding Planner: 10 Key Things I Learned In The Last Decade

I recently (and quietly) celebrated my ten-year journey of being a wedding planner. *Cue the confetti canons* While I've probably learned roughly 1,502,439 lessons along the way, I thought it would be a good opportunity to pick out the ten KEY lessons that truly helped me personally and professional [...]

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 [...]

Burying the Bourbon: An Interesting Wedding Tradition, To Say The Least

A few months ago, we celebrated Amy and Joe's Brookside Country Club wedding on a lovely spring day in the Lehigh Valley. Alison Conklin Photography was there to capture every amazing moment, including when our bride and groom "unburied" their bottle of bourbon. "Why did they do this?" you might ask [...]

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 [...]

Foxblossom Co.: An amazing option for luxury gift giving

One of my amazing brides recently asked her closest and dearest friends and family members to be her bridesmaids for her upcoming wedding. When she shared with me the site she used to ask, I just knew I had to share! Folks, meet Foxblossom. According to their website, Foxblossom Co. began in 2012 as [...]

DPNAK listed among “World’s Top Wedding Planners” in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine

I'm not quite sure that I can put into words how honored I am to be listed as one of Destination Weddings and Honeymoon Magazine's "World's Top Wedding Planners". The list contains some amazing planners, like Colin Cowie, and I'm humbled to be the only planner from Pennsylvania listed and one of onl [...]

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 [...]