Interested in becoming an amazing wedding planner?
MAYBE YOU’RE JUST GETTING STARTED? OR PERHAPS YOU WANT TO FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION? OR YOU JUST WANT TO PICK MY BRAIN? (Caution: It’s a bit gooey and rather full of Harry Potter trivia.)
Here’s the thing:
I believe that being a wedding planner is one of the best jobs on the planet. It’s truly what I was born to do. But it’s almost always listed in one of the “Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs” in America, so it’s not for the faint of heart. No, it’s not brain surgery or saving lives, but it is a role that comes with HUGE responsibilities.
If you think being a wedding planner is ANYTHING like you’ve seen in the movies, it isn’t. It’s not about being at beautiful parties every weekend. It’s about hard work, compassion, respect, and knowing that you’re going to do everything in your power for your couple to have one of the best days of their lives.
Since the beginning, I’ve been on a quest to learn, grow, and become the best dang wedding planner I could be for my couples. That journey certainly isn’t over, but I am to a point where I’m also very excited to share and help other people, as well.
Care to join me on this wild ride?
Who am I?
I’m Danielle Pasternak, owner of DPNAK Weddings and co-host of the Put A Ring On It podcast.
Since 2009, I’ve been helping couples plan beautiful and well thought-out weddings. My strengths lie in logistics, organization and the ability to calmly problem-solve under pressure. While I started with a certification, over the past ten years, I’ve continued to invest in my education in both traditional and untraditional avenues. I’ve developed systems that help me work efficiently. This has led to me receiving over 90 five-star reviews from past clients along with many awards and accolades from national and international publications.
I’m truly honored to do what I do and humbled that so many have asked me to share more. This is for you and I’m so excited to see where your journey takes you.
Want planner goodies?
I love staying in touch with fellow wedding planners with fun finds, articles, resources, questions and more. Care to join the conversation?
WANT TO CHAT?
I believe we all can be 10% better.
There are certain strengths that I’ve acquired through my life and on this journey as a wedding planner. While I’m far from perfect, I do have a certain knack for organization, efficiency and compassion with my clients.
I’m incredibly transparent in sharing my tools, processes and systems – including WHY I do what I do – with anyone who needs a bit of help.
And I’m very excited to be offering one-on-one coaching calls with anyone who is looking to chat, learn and become a better wedding planner.
Coaching calls are one-hour long and done via phone or video call. If you’re local and would like to meet in person, I am always down for that too!
If you have a specific struggle you’d like to chat through, let me know. Otherwise, we’ll hop on a call and see where the conversation leads us. (Though you better believe that I’m going to creep your website and have some notes to guide the convo.)
I can help you:
Develop systems to save yourself time
Build your packages and offerings
Determine your value and help you earn more
Stay calm in stressful situations
Get raving client reviews
Build great relationships with vendors
Be respectful while working with venues
“All of my clients LOVE you, and I always breathe easier knowing you are on the team. You have a really great way of both having the vendor’s back and the clients….a tough line to navigate that you do with grace.”
– A FELLOW WEDDING PRO
Let’s stay in touch?
Where can you find me?
RISING TIDE SOCIETY
Each month, I host our local chapter of the Rising Tide Society.
The HoneyBook | Rising Tide team believes an empowered creative economy will change the world. By elevating the voices of creatives, sharing their stories, and building a thriving online and offline community, we support creatives in their pursuit of a sustainable livelihood.
We believe that magic happens when creatives gather, support one another and are empowered to pursue their passions. We believe in community over competition. We believe in empowering the creative economy to rise together.
The local chapter I host is for Lehigh Valley, Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The group mainly communicates in the Facebook group and meets monthly in the area. For upcoming meetups and more information, please request to join the Facebook group.
THE BRIDAL MASTERCLASS
The Bridal Masterclass Experience is an innovative take on wedding pro education incorporating all forms of learning to maximize the application and integration of new ideas and change the trajectory of your business.
I’ll be a breakout speaker as two of their upcoming events:
Philadelphia, PA • February 25-26, 2020
Washington, DC • March 31-April 1, 2020
REFINE FOR WEDDING PLANNERS
The REFINE Curriculum is an educational resource for anyone training to become a Wedding Planner or seeking to refine their current skills and business strategy. REFINE is designed to empower the best version of yourself within your own brand.
I try to be very active in their MASSIVE Facebook Group of over 2,000 wedding planners around the world who are constantly sharing, asking and helping.
In 2019, I traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia and Austin, Texas to be a speaker at the Refine Workshop. I highly recommend looking into future Refine workshops and resources as they are truly fantastic!