Put A Ring On It: The Wedding Planning Podcast

Danielle Pasternak, Daniel Moyer

Wedding pros, Daniel Moyer and Danielle Pasternak, come together to share their wedding industry and wedding planning knowledge through stories, interviews, tips and practical advice. In the wedding world, there is a great deal of dated information prancing through the interwebs and the Put A Ring On It podcast was created to help couples navigate the modern world of weddings by knowing which rules are ok to break and why certain traditions have stood the test of time. The show is created for anyone planning a wedding and wants insider knowledge and downright sensible wedding planning advice.

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It’s our final episode of Season 9 and we’ve compiled some of our favorite listener-submitted questions for our traditional, end-of-season Q&A. In this episode, we talked about Save the Dates, wedding party gifts, including pups in your wedding, organizing wedding emails, alcohol, and more. Thank you to our Ringer Club members for their support through another great season! We talked about:Whether Save the Dates are necessary Can you not have a cocktail hour?Do you need a table menu for buffet dinner?When you should give your wedding party their giftsLogistics and concerns when including pups in your wedding dayHow and when to get your marriage licenseOrganizing wedding emailsPros/cons of providing your own alcohol vs. using the catererA great resource for building your timeline Links mentioned:Dear Dans Bonus Episode (Season 4, 2018): How do we include our dogs in our wedding day? Alcohol Calculator in Shop at DPNAKEpisode 031: Let’s Talk About Booze Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Sep 7

35 min 55 sec

Buckle up, Ringers. We’re sharing some major behind-the-scenes transparency as we recognize how COVID has affected the wedding industry and begin to look to the future. This episode is all about sharing what you might not realize is going on behind the scenes of the wedding industry, plus how and why it’s affecting you. It might be rough for now, but if we all come from a place of understanding, compassion, and grace - it will help everyone in the long run. We talked about:Some of the effects COVID has had on the wedding and event industry, both short-term and long-termHow vendors have specifically been affected and why that matters for you nowWhat it means for the future of weddingsWhat we can all do as we work to help find our balance again Links mentioned:Berlyn Events - Ohio wedding planner, Berlyn Martin (who you may remember from Episode 77 on Setting Boundaries)Eventful - Wisconsin wedding planner, Sarah WelchSocial Maven - New York wedding planner, Syrie RomanYour Inspired Event - California wedding planner, Savannah Gryskiewicz Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Aug 24

41 min 2 sec

There are a lot of things on any wedding planning list you can find on Google. In this episode, we cover the items that are often forgotten about and WHY you should make sure to plan for them. This is a great episode to jot down some notes and do your future selves a solid. We talked about:What to check before booking your dateThe best time to check out your wedding venueSomething you don’t want to forget in the budgetThe best thing you can do for your timelineWhat it means to get the “weird one” out of the waySomething you can do to put Mother Nature on your sideBeing a good host to your vendors, tooThe thing you absolutely MUST do before your wedding invites go outPacking for the wedding day and the honeymoonAnd wayyyy more! Links mentioned:Tipping Guide Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Aug 10

41 min 27 sec

In episode 105, special guest Carrie-Ann Kloda of Kith & Kin joins us to talk about finding your wedding mantra. We talk through why wedding planning is as stressful as it is and what you, as the couple, can do to find your focus and set healthy boundaries through the wedding planning process. Because the wedding is one day. The marriage that comes after is meant to last a lifetime. We talked about:Meet Carrie-Ann KlodaWhy wedding planning can be so stressfulWhy you should have a “wedding mantra”How to find your wedding mantraSome mantra examples to get your wheels turningWhy setting boundaries now sets you up for a healthy marriage Links mentioned:Kith & Kin Weddings Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta:  @danielmoyerphoto

Jul 27

38 min 33 sec

In this episode, Dan really spreads his wings to share his wealth of knowledge about all-things wedding photography. We talk through every step of the process with logistics, helpful tips, and of course, with Dan at the wheel, you know there’s lots of feels. We talked about:What to look for in a photographer’s websiteWhat to mention when reaching outThe most important items to look for in your photographer’s package listReal and meaningful questions to ask your photographer during the meetingWhat to expect after you hire themShould you send a shot list?What to expect after the wedding Links mentioned:Episode 057: Why You Should Print Your Wedding PhotosEpisode 034: Engagement Sessionsmpix Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta:  @danielmoyerphoto

Jul 13

49 min 5 sec

Episode 103 is all about microweddings. What they are, why we think we’re going to see more of them in future years, and what makes them so incredibly special and wonderful. Danielle stepped away from her “tips” on this episode and got deep in the feels with Dan as they shared their experiences and opinions. Whether you’re going big or going small, this is still a great episode to enjoy and listen to with your SO. We talked about:What makes a wedding a “microwedding”How they differ from big weddings and elopementsAmazing moments from past microweddingsHow microweddings are similar to big weddingsWhat your first steps should be in planning one Links mentioned:Episode 62: Microweddings with Alisa TonggEpisode 85: Going Small, Elopements, Mini-monies, and Microweddings Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jun 29

38 min 47 sec

We’re halfway through Season 9 which means it’s time for another Q&A episode. In this episode, we’re picking some of our favorite listener-submitted questions and sharing our tips, advice, and encouragement. We talked about:Is your wedding planner included in your budget?What to do when vendors aren’t living up to your expectationsWhen to book which vendors, especially in the very beginning of planningGift ideas for the GroomIncluding teenaged nieces and nephews in the wedding dayAffordable wedding headpiece ideasBridal shower etiquetteShould you save money on a DJ and just do a Spotify playlist?Personally written vows vs. repeated standard vows Links mentioned:Episode 63: How to Build Your Team of Wedding VendorsEpisode 83: Involving Kids In Your Wedding DayEtsy Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jun 15

34 min 13 sec

Who you choose to be in your Wedding Party – and who you DON’T choose - is a very big decision for your wedding. In this episode, we share some trends on how couples are tweaking this age-old tradition to better reflect the people that matter most to them. This includes using more inclusive terminology, focusing less on someone’s gender or having “even” sides, and potentially forgoing having a wedding party altogether. We talked about:Modern and inclusive terminologyTraditions of the pastIs it ok to have uneven sides?Mixed-gender wedding partiesVIPs that are supportive of both partnersOpting not to have a wedding partySome tips to keep in mind when deciding who you do (and don’t) want to include Links mentioned:Episode 6: Reinterpreting Weddings with Kathryn HammEpisode 83: Involving Kids In Your Wedding Plans Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta:  @danielmoyerphoto

Jun 1

32 min 18 sec

EPISODE 100!!! 🎉 Cue all the air horns and the confetti cannons! We’re celebrating episode 100 by going back in the archives and sharing some of our favorite moments over the years. We’re 100 episodes wiser and could not have done it without our amazing Ringer family! Thank you for cheering us on to this point and for being along for this wild ride! We talked about:Some of our favorite moments from the past 99 episodes Links mentioned:Season 1, Episode 2: It’s your party for everyone elseSeason 5, Episode 49: It’s Your Party For Everyone Else, Part 2Season 4 episode 38: Four Fundamentals to Hosting a Great EventSeason 4: Episode 42: 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Wedding PhotosSeason 4, Bonus Dear Dans episode: Is It Rude Not To Give A Plus One?Season 7, Episode 77: How to Set Boundaries with Berlyn MartinSeason 7 Episode 80: Hindsight is 20/20Season 5, Episode 53: The Truth About Venue CoordinatorsSeason 7, Episode 73: Planning for a Marriage More Beautiful Than Your Wedding with Amber AndersonSeason 2: Episode 15: Post Wedding Blues Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta:  @danielmoyerphoto

May 18

52 min 34 sec

In episode 99, we’re talking about how you can build your wedding budget around your priorities of the day. Because very few of us have a truly “unlimited” budget and that means that we can’t necessarily get #allthethings we want. So, starting with a budget and a conversation about your priorities makes navigating the world of wedding planning much less stressful and confusing. We talked about:Who should have a wedding budgetHow to know what to budgetWhat makes a great eventGetting granular on what makes an event “great” to youWhat your priorities have to do with your budgetWhy it’s important to track your budgetA simple and beautiful way to keep track of your wedding budget Links mentioned:Episode 38: Four Fundamentals To Hosting A Great EventWedding Budget Tracker Spreadsheet Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta:  @danielmoyerphoto

May 4

32 min 4 sec

It’s certainly an episode title that we never imagined having back in 2016. But in 2021, we’re now over a year into the COVID-19 global pandemic. In this episode, we’re discussing how it’s affected so many couples as they plan their weddings and what it means for those that are newly engaged. We talked about:How all areas and couples are experiencing this pandemic differently regarding restrictions around their weddingsWhy we encourage everyone to follow your local, state, and CDC guidelines for the safety of everyonePostponing a wedding and the ups and downs of thatLessons learned from postponing MANY weddingsDealing with wedding shaming as a coupleSome advice for those that are getting married in the upcoming monthsOur official welcome to those that are newly engaged and hopping onto this wild rideTwo important tips for planning a wedding in 2022 and beyond Links mentioned:Brides: Wedding Shaming Is Real: What It Is and How to Handle ItCDC Guidance for Organizing Large Events and Gatherings Join the "Ringer Club" on Patreon to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto 

Apr 20

34 min 51 sec

We’re back for Season 9 and coming at you with some REAL TALK, Ringers. In this episode, we chat with comedian, author, and former bride, Jamie Lee, as she shares her story of wedding planning and the parts of it that aren’t as “warm and fuzzy”. Jamie also gives us a peek at her upcoming show, “The Wedding Coach” which drops on Netflix on April 7th, 2021. (We had the chance to preview it and you do NOT want to miss it!) We talked about:Meet Jamie Lee, author, comedian, former bride-to-be, and host of the “The Wedding Coach”Jamie’s book: Weddiculous (a super-funny and must-read book for any couple, especially brides)How planning a wedding can feel super isolating (and why)Why the term “Bridezilla” is an insanely unfair label to place on anyoneHow every couple has SOMEONE who is just tough to deal with when wedding planningHer opinion on the most important aspects of a weddingSome incredibly candid advice to couples who are feeling a little lostSome of her favorite moments from the show and behind-the-scenes Links mentioned:Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride“The Wedding Show” on NetflixSupport the Show Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta:  @danielmoyerphoto 

Apr 6

35 min 47 sec

Episode NotesIt’s our last episode of Season 8! While it’s been anything but a traditional year, we still wanted to wrap up this season with our favorite Q&A episode. Patreon supporters and Instagram listeners submitted their (excellent) questions and we answered them. We’ll be on a short break to recharge our batteries and plan out Season 9. During that time, feel free to go back and enjoy over 90 episodes of wedding planning advice. And you can always hit us up on Instagram (@putaringonitpodcast) and Patreon. We talked about:Alternative options if you don’t want to have dancing at your weddingWhat to do once all of your vendors are bookedDealing with family drama when you need to cut the guest list due to COVID restrictionsOur thoughts on venues that include EVERYTHING, like photography and DJ servicesWhether custom signage is worth itHow far in advance you should book your vendorsWays to incorporate your grandparents into your wedding dayHow to get your fiancé “excited” about wedding planning Links mentioned:Support the ShowWedding Planning Checklist in the Shop at DPNAKEpisode 93: Involving Family In Your Wedding DayEpisode 91: How To Be A Great GroomDPNAK Weddings   Daniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Dec 2020

35 min 54 sec

Getting engaged is so exciting! But it can also be insanely overwhelming as you start Googling what to do next. In this episode, we take you step-by-step through the first five steps you should take after you get engaged and you’re ready to dive into wedding planning. We talked about:It’s ok to just daydream a bit and brainstorm before diving in head firstWhat to do if people start asking you a million questionsWhy priorities are important and the foundation of where to startThe dreaded B-word: BudgetBuilding your guest list and how it affects, like, everythingWhy a wedding planner should be one of your first stopsTips for choosing your venueAnd much more! Links mentioned:Support the ShowEpisode 77: How to Set Boundaries While Planning Your Wedding with Berlyn MartinEpisode 34: Questions to Ask Your VenueEpisode 79: Details to Pay Attention To When Looking at a VenueDPNAK Weddings   Daniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Nov 2020

32 min 32 sec

We always talk about how your wedding is your party for everyone else and the guest experience is SUPER important. But this episode is all about YOU. We dive into ways you can set yourself up, both individually and as a couple, for a day where you feel and act your best. We talked about:Why a wedding day goes by so fastWhy it’s important to make time for you as an individualStarting your day as close to your regular routine as possibleThe importance of FOOD on the wedding dayWhy it’s just as important to make time for you as a coupleFirst looks and why they might be the right thing for youWhere the tradition of not seeing one another the night of the wedding or before you walk down the aisle came fromThe post-ceremony “time out”Pros and cons of a Sweetheart Table (and what it even is)The BEST way to achieve what you want: PLAN FOR IT Links mentioned:Support the ShowBrides article written by Jaimie MackeyDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Nov 2020

41 min 9 sec

Whether you love them to bits or they drive you a bit crazy, there are some traditional and untraditional ways of including family in your wedding day. In this episode, we break down what it could look like to include them in your wedding party. We also dive into some creative alternatives if you opt not to have them in your wedding party (which is TOTALLY ok and allowed). Finally, we talked about what you can do if YOU have kiddos and want to include them in your way. We talked about:The obvious: Put them in your wedding partyUntraditional and non-gender specific wedding party rolesThe only rule when it comes to what “age” someone can be to be in your wedding partyWhat to do if you don’t want someone in your wedding partyCreative ways to involve family without making them part of your wedding partyCreating intentional moments on your wedding day to specifically include someoneWhat to do if you have kids yourself that you want to include on the wedding day (and should you include them) Links mentioned:Support the ShowAlisa Tongg’s Wedding Ceremony Masterclass for Friend OfficiantsDPNAK Weddings   Daniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Oct 2020

36 min 51 sec

We stuck our toes slightly outside of our lane in this episode. But, here’s the thing: Our goal is to give you the tools to plan a wedding that feels really good to you. But in all reality, we want to set you up for a happy, healthy marriage. This episode includes some of our favorite bits of “marriage advice” we’ve heard and why it matters. Grab your partner, snuggle up, and give this one a listen. We talked about:There’s no such thing as “the perfect marriage”, but the goal is a “healthy” marriageWhy we don’t necessarily agree with the common advice of “Don’t go to bed angry”What lawn care has to do with a good relationshipThe importance of love languages AND the languages of apologyThe reason why we have two ears and one mouthWhat’s more important: being kind or being right?“The River Jordan Concept”Creating a path back to one anotherThe idea of “50/50”Sex (Don’t worry, we’ll give you a heads up if you’ve got young ears listening in, but we kept it short and PG-13)The importance of communication Links mentioned:Support the Show“The Five Languages of Apology” by Gary Chapman and Jennifer ThomasDPNAK Weddings   Daniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Oct 2020

38 min 53 sec

Throughout the entire wedding industry, there is a LOT of talk about bride, bride, bride. But this episode is specifically for the grooms (though there are great tips for ALL MARRIERS and partners). We share some tips and tricks for navigating the wedding planning process. We also dive into some things you can plan for the wedding day itself. This is a great episode to share or listen to together with your partner. We talked about:What step #1 should always be (even if the planning has already started)The five areas that really should involve BOTH partners in planningWhy “I’m good with whatever you want” doesn’t always flyThink the wedding registry needs to be all about dishes and bath towels? Think again.Ways to fill your partner’s love tank the morning of your weddingThe importance of showing gratitudeThe talk you should have about indulging in libationsTips for once the wedding is over Links mentioned:Support the ShowDPNAK Weddings   Daniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Sep 2020

39 min 59 sec

You asked and we answered! This is a grab bag episode of questions submitted by YOU! We cover wedding favor alternatives, some tough COVID questions, creative ways to still have fun, New Years Eve weddings, and more! Thank you to everyone who submitted questions via Instagram (@putaringonitpodcast) and, of course, our fantastic Ringer Club members! (P.S. Have you joined yet??) We talked about:Wedding favor alternativesIs it wrong to have a smaller ceremony now and a big celebration later on? (And how can you navigate that with minimal drama?)Honoring the death of someone close to you without it feeling a memorial for themA creative take on a wedding reception alternativeWhat to expect if you’re planning a NYE weddingWhether you “need” to have your siblings in your wedding party — and what they can do instead to still feel special Links mentioned:Support the ShowEpisode 77: How to Set Boundaries While Planning Your Wedding with Berlyn MartinDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Sep 2020

32 min 44 sec

Finding a good work life balance is essential to everyone’s mental health. Planning a wedding can throw that balance out of whack. This can easily add stress to anyone — especially during a global pandemic. In this episode, we have some real talk about trying to balance all the things and why it’s so important right now.  We talked about:The DPNAK Shop is now open! (Ringer Club members get a special discount!)Being realistic vs trying to be superhumanHow getting organized saves you time in the long run– which you need now more than everSome quick tips for getting organizedWhy it’s important to give yourself permission to not focus on all of the things at onceTake a break Long – you’ll be better for itDelegate – even if it’s hardDon’t forget to celebrate the little (and big) wins Links mentioned:Support the ShowBook: “Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind” by 99UNerd FitnessDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Aug 2020

37 min

If you still need to book your wedding entertainment (specifically your DJ or Band), be sure to listen to this episode first. We share some questions to ask and WHY it’s important to ask them. If you’ve already hired your DJ or band, give this episode a listen and make sure you’ve got everything covered. We talked about:The DPNAK Shop is now open! (Ringer Club members get a special discount!)Tips on asking your vendors questionsWhere you snag more helpful questions to ask your vendorsSome of the best questions you can ask your DJ or Band before or after you’ve hired themWhy these questions are helpful to askWhat to consider based on their answers Links mentioned:Support the ShowShop at DPNAK – “Questions to Ask” bundleDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Aug 2020

41 min 33 sec

Having a food truck at your wedding can be such a GREAT guest experience. But in order to do it successfully, there are some MAJOR things you need to prepare and plan for. This wedding planning podcast episode covers some reasons why it’s so much fun to have a Food Truck wedding, but also some “very important things to consider”. Join us as we discuss this trendy style of wedding and learn a ton of info to plan a unique wedding your guests are going to RAVE about. We talked about:Why Food Trucks might be a safe alternative in a COVID worldPros of having a food truck at your weddingSeven “important things to know” with solutions to common problems of having a food truck at your weddingA great resource for finding a wedding-friendly food truck in your areaAlternatives to consider to still achieve a unique “food truck” vibe Links mentioned:Support the ShowRoaming HungerDPNAK Weddings   Daniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jul 2020

42 min 39 sec

Do you know where the term “Bridezilla” came from? We didn’t. So, we did some digging and discovered quite a few interesting details about it. More importantly, we discussed WHY it’s time we stop using the word “Bridezilla”. Because planning a wedding is stressful. We don’t need to add name-calling into the mix. We talked about:Where the word “Bridezilla” originated and why that mattersThere is a ton of pressure surrounding couples, brides in particular, to be “perfect” — and that’s BULLYou’re allowed to make mistakes and not show up perfectly every timeWhat often leads to someone being called a “Bridezilla” and why that isn’t okWhy it’s time to remove the word from our vocabularyWhat someone can do instead of calling someone a “Bridezilla” Links mentioned:Support the ShowGrammarist: Bridezilla“Tacky Trips Down The Aisle” by Diane WhiteDPNAK Weddings   Daniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jul 2020

28 min 1 sec

Episode 85 is all about going small on size and big on intention. Your wedding may be affected by COVID-19 and you’re considering an adjustment to your original plans. Maybe you’re downsizing your entire event. OR you might be choosing to postpone the big celebration for another time. But you still want to do something small on your original date. And just because something is “small” it does not need to be any LESS SPECIAL. This episode breaks down all things small: Mini-monies (WTF?), microweddings, and elopements. We cover it all and we’re here to talk through it with you. We talked about:Our new “Ringer Club” membershipThe differences between an elopement, minimony, and microweddingWhy going small does NOT equal a less special or less “real” weddingThe first step in planning a small/intimate microweddingWhy it’s still important to focus on the guest experienceYou’re still allowed to splurge on whatever you’d likeThe ONE vendor you should still have — no matter what Links mentioned:Support the ShowDrive-In Theater WeddingEpisode 062: Microweddings with Alisa TonggDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jun 2020

35 min 9 sec

It’s been awhile since we introduced ourselves on this wedding planning podcast. Over four years in fact. And a LOT has happened in the past four years. In this bonus episode, we share more about who we are, what we’ve been up to, and some fun facts about our friendship. We also breakdown our new Patreon membership tiers for Season 8!Many of you long-time Ringers have been hanging with us for a while and know SOME of this stuff already. If you’re a newer listener, we’re so happy to “meet” you and honored you’re choosing to spend your time with us. We talked about:What Dan and Danielle do in the wedding industryDanielle gives an update on her wedding planning with fiancé, MichaelDan loves on his wife, Rachel, their kiddos, and two cats (with names inspired by Harry Potter)Danielle shares her hometown, which you may be familiar withWhich Hogwarts house we’re both inWhat Danielle does and doesn’t drinkWhere this wedding planning podcast beganA fun fact about our MomsWho’s older vs. who’s tallerOur new Patreon membership tiersJoin us on Instagram @putaringonitpodcast Links mentioned:Support the ShowDPNAK Weddings   Daniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jun 2020

40 min 47 sec

When we initially recorded episode 82 on COVID-19, it was maybe a week (!!) after our quarantine began. We could not have predicted all that has happened since. In fact, you would’ve called us crazy if we did. Now that some time has passed and we’re starting to see a glimpse of what our new normal might start to look like. As things open back up, we wanted to have another chat but we didn’t want you to have to wait until Season 8 to hear it. Enjoy this bonus episode and we’ll see you soon. We talked about:We stand in support of Black Lives MatterWhere we’re currently at with re-opening here in PAWhat we’ve seen for the weddings we’re currently working onWhat our predictions might be for the upcoming months (based on a TON of learning, but we still don’t have full clarity just yet)What to consider if you’re getting married in 2020Some tips if you’re thinking about postponing your weddingWhat to do if you’re getting married in 2021Ways to re-focus and reframe the planning process to find the JOY again Links mentioned:Support the ShowJoin us on InstagramSelf Coaching ModelVIDEO: GOOD by Jocko WillinkDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography   Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jun 2020

32 min 25 sec

We wrap up the roller coaster ride that was Season 7 with a Q&A episode. We chose some of our favorite questions submitted from our Patreon and Instagram followers and answered them here for you. Give it a listen and we’ll be back for Season 8 in no time! Stay safe, Ringers. We talked about:Ideas for kids activities at the receptionDealing with in-laws that don’t approve of your “vision”How to convince your partner to go with a higher-priced DJHow to plan an event where your cocktail hour and reception are all in the same spaceWhen to send out your invitations in a COVID worldOur take on microweddings Links mentioned:Support the ShowJoin us on InstagramEpisode 77: How to Set Boundaries While Planning Your Wedding with Berlyn MartinEpisode 062: Microweddings with Alisa TonggDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Apr 2020

52 min 53 sec

We know that our world is still on its head. But we want to continue bringing you episodes to help you with your wedding planning journey.Today, we’re talking about KIDS. Sweet, wonderful, sticky, unpredictable kids. You might be considering having children in your wedding party. Or you might want to keep things “adult-only”. Either way, we walk through different scenarios to consider and options depending on what route you plan to take. We talked about:Including children in your wedding partyTraditional roles of kids in a wedding party (and “appropriate” age ranges)Whether you should invite kids to your weddingWhat to do if you plan on inviting kidsWhat to do if you don’t plan on inviting kids Links mentioned:Support the ShowJoin us on InstagramEpisode 77: How to Set Boundaries While Planning Your Wedding with Berlyn MartinDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Apr 2020

46 min 44 sec

Ringers, we know it’s been a crazy and rocky time right now. We hope you’re staying safe and healthy throughout all that is going on in our world at the moment. While there are so many unknowns right and we can’t tell you what to do about your upcoming wedding, we want you to know that we’re here for you. Hopefully, this episode provides some comfort and, as always, some tips to help you through it all. We love you, Ringers.Full disclaimer: We are here to support you and talk you through your wedding planning journey. We are not health experts, legal experts, medical experts, economic experts, or really anything other than two wedding professionals. We have truly no idea what the future holds. Now more than ever.Finally, we get something VERY VERY wrong in this episode. For those of you that are Marvel/DC fans, we make a huge “oopsie” when talking about which characters are from which universe. Our apologies friends. We know Wolverine is from Marvel. What can we say? It’s been a rough week. We talked about:An update about future episodesYou have our permission to feel however you need to feelSome mindset shifts to help you process all of thisWhat to do if you need to postpone your weddingWedding InsuranceCanceling your wedding vs. postponing itAlternative options to consider, depending on what the restrictions are in your areaA reminder to take care of yourself, now more than everWhat we’re doing to stay positive (as much as possible) throughout this experienceHow and what to be communicating with your guests about your upcoming weddingAlso, a wildly incorrect side-tangent about the Marvel/DC universe (oops) Here is the letter that our patron, Alex Rogers, let us share with you:Dear friends and family,We hope you are all well and safe in these uncertain times!Given the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to reach out regarding our DATE wedding in CITY (or at VENUE if more applicable).As of today, we are still planning on having our wedding as scheduled. However, we’re closely monitoring the situation. We’d much prefer to stay the course, but our utmost importance is everyone’s health and safety, so we will postpone the wedding if travel restrictions don’t lift, people are required to be quarantined due to travel, or if it’s simply too unsafe for large gatherings.We realize some of you have already booked travel and accommodation, so if we do postpone, we will do everything in our power to help you sweet talk airlines and hotels into providing refunds/waiving change fees (though given the circumstances, we believe people will be very accommodating).Please bear with us as we wait for more news! We imagine we should be able to make the decision in about a month’s time, and will let you know as soon as we do.In the meantime, stay safe, read, play, breathe, and watch Frozen 2.Love,Name and Name Links mentioned:Support us on PatreonCDCEpisode 062: Microweddings with Alisa TonggDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Mar 2020

54 min 24 sec

We talk often about what to expect on your wedding day, but in this episode, we focus on the final days leading up to your wedding day. What to expect, what to plan for, what to consider, and some interesting ideas to extend the fun! We talked about:Why it’s important to spend time together before the weddingAn important conversation about HOW MUCH time you want to spend together pre-weddingThe two most common pre-wedding eventsFun group activities to consider planningWhy it’s important not to overextend yourselfThe final odds and ends you may need to wrap upThe dreaded WEATHER forecastSome good health tips to keep in mind that final weekAnd a reminder to ENJOY THE PROCESS Links mentioned:Support the ShowEpisode 026: Wedding Rehearsals and Rehearsal DinnersEpisode 054: How To Run A Ceremony RehearsalDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Mar 2020

45 min 17 sec

We firmly believe you should do whatever makes sense to YOU for your wedding. But there is always something we can learn from those who’ve gone before us. In this episode, we share common regrets couples have after their wedding is said and done. We share things they’d do differently and how you can use these regrets to plan a killer wedding.p.s. DAN IS BACK! We talked about:How fast a wedding day actually flies byHow much time to give yourself before going on your honeymoonThe #1 most common regret amongst most couplesRegrets with regard to photographyWhat couples wished they did more of on the wedding dayHow a lot of couples will feel pressured into doing something or settle for something they didn’t wantAn important thing to remember when opting have a friend or family member help you with something Links mentioned:Support the ShowPabridalshow.com <– Join us on March 8, 2020!Episode 32: Top 15 Wedding RegretsEpisode 70: First Look PhotosEpisode 77: How To Set Boundaries While Planning Your Wedding with Berlyn MartinEpisode 38: Four Fundamentals to Hosting a Great EventEpisode 66: Ten Things Your Guests Won’t Care AboutDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Feb 2020

1 hr 2 min

Colorado venue owner, Kinsey Roberts of Vista View Events at Open Heart Ranch, joins Danielle to discuss the details you should pay attention to when looking at a venue. If you’re currently looking for your venue, stop everything and give this episode a listen. If you’ve already selected your venue, this is still a good one to listen to and see how your venue ranks and see if there’s something you didn’t catch. We talked about:The top three things couple’s should be mindful of when choosing their venueLittle things you can do that will make your guest experience even more awesomeRed flags to keep an eye out forVenue coordinators vs. wedding plannersOdd requests that Kinsey has gotten before as a venue ownerSome of Kinsey’s favorite things that she’s seen at weddings Links mentioned:Support the ShowFreebie download from Kinsey: Venue Tour Planner > bit.ly/welovedanielleVista View Events on InstaShe Creates Business: A Podcast for Wedding Pros on InstaDPNAK Weddings   Daniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Feb 2020

1 hr 8 min

This episode is all about the decor! Richmond wedding florist and designer, Bron Hansboro (The Flower Guy Bron) joins Danielle to discuss florals, decor, and trends for the upcoming year. We talked about:At what point in the planning process you should start thinking about your floral decorWhat you should do BEFORE reaching out to a floristTips for using Pinterest for good vs. evilWhy it’s important to maintain consistency throughout your wedding designMyths about “ways to save money” with floralsWhat you should and shouldn’t DIY when it comes to floral decorNew and fabulous trends for 2020 and 2021 (including some trends we’d both be ok with not seeing ever again) Links mentioned:Support the ShowThe Flower Guy BronBron on InstaDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jan 2020

48 min 46 sec

Wonderful friend and wedding planner, Berlyn Martin of Berlyn Events and Design shares her tips on how to set boundaries while planning your wedding. We discuss how to establish boundaries, practical tips on navigating questions from friends and family, add how to enlist the help of others. This is a great episode if you’ve got someone (or a few someones) in your life that might be adding to your stress levels in an unhealthy way. We talked about:Why it’s important to set boundaries as you plan your weddingWhere it all startsHow to establish boundaries with your immediate familyHow to navigate tricky questions from friends and family membersWhen and how to enlist the help of othersWays you can establish some boundaries with your wedding vendor teamWhat to do when someone crosses a line and breaks that boundary with you Links mentioned:Support the ShowBerlyn Events and DesignBerlyn on InstaEpisode 072: Some of the Craziest and Most Amazing Things We’ve Ever Seen At WeddingsDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jan 2020

53 min 38 sec

Hanna Sender of Bride and Bliss is today’s guest co-host and we’re talking all about how to feel better in your body. There is a lot of pressure when you get engaged to “look” your best, but we talk about how you can use your wedding at a great catalyst to make some healthy lifestyle shifts and what those shifts might look like. We talked about:How much of getting healthy is nutrition and how much is exerciseWhy there aren’t many “one size fits all” tips when it comes to what to eatHow to deal with stress eatingHow much time to give yourself to see a positive change from your new choicesHow to maintain a healthy diet while also attending your shower, engagement party, and so onWhat to do when you fall off the wagon and make a not-so-great choiceAnd our favorite apps for at-home yoga Links mentioned:Support the ShowBride and BlissBride and Bliss on InstaDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Dec 2019

1 hr

Tony Hoffer of Hoffer Photography steps in to co-host today and chat about all things wedding photography. He brings up some great points that we haven’t covered before and shares how photography has changed over the years. We talked about:How to find the right photographer for youThe ways that wedding photography has changed throughout the years and why it mattersWhat to do if you’re a little nervous about being in front of the cameraA really great reason why it’s important to hire a professional photographer for your day Links mentioned:Support the ShowHoffer PhotographyHoffer on InstaDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Dec 2019

56 min 46 sec

The holidays are fast approaching and we’ve got some tips on how to survive this season as an engaged couple. Wedding blogger, Lauren Grove of Every Last Detail joins Danielle to discuss traditions, questions, and even inexpensive gift ideas! We talked about:Why it’s so important to stay united as a team throughout the holiday seasonHow to deal with questions about your engagement/weddingRemembering not to compete with fellow engaged couples or newlywedsNavigating FOOD and all the guilty pleasures that come with the holiday seasonDealing with the EXPENSE that the holidays can bring (and ways to get around it)Respecting old traditions while creating and building your own new traditionsWhat to expect from your wedding vendors during the holiday season Links mentioned:Support the ShowEvery Last Detail BlogEvery Last Detail on InstaDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Dec 2019

52 min 28 sec

We’re back for Season 7 and we kick off this season with guest co-host, Amber Anderson. Amber is a wedding planner based out of Austin, Texas and shares some real, hit-you-in-the-gut tips for couples to help plan for a marriage more beautiful than their wedding day (so, so important). We talked about:What SYMBIS is and why it can be really helpful for a lot of couplesWhy it’s important for couples to have this mindsetCommon things we see as planners that easily derail couples throughout the wedding planning processTips for couples who are struggling at the momentWhat you can do RIGHT NOW to better prepare yourselves for a successful first year of marriage (possibly one of the hardest years) Links mentioned:Support the ShowHeavenly Day EventsThe Refine for Wedding Planners Facebook GroupEpisode 15: Post-Wedding BluesDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Nov 2019

59 min 6 sec

From Weddings For Real:If you’re a member of the Rising Tide Society Facebook Group, you might have seen a post (since deleted) a few months ago from a photographer who said that when a wedding planner is involved, it makes other wedding vendors’ jobs more difficult and it messes up the flow of a wedding day. From his perspective, it’s better to have a wedding WITHOUT a planner.  Well as you either saw or can imagine, this sparked a lot of debate, and shockingly, many people agreed with his perspective.  Danielle Pasternak, wedding planner at DPNAK and co-host of the Put A Ring On It Podcast, has some thoughts, and she shares them on the show today!Listen to the full episode here!

Nov 2019

10 min 27 sec

It’s the final episode of season six and we’re sharing some of the craziest and most amazing things we’ve ever seen at weddings. It’s a lot of feel-good moments. Danielle definitely cries and even shares what happened when the church started the wedding before the bride arrived! We talked about:Both of our favorite “end-of-night” moments that have stuck with us from years agoA super-fun thing that a couple did right after they tied the knotThe time Danielle turned a clothing store into a reception in under 2.5 hoursA private moment Dan witnessed that will absolutely touch your heartsSomething that made Danielle cry (not that that’s hard to do)The time that Dan was the first one to join the bride on a dance floorOur plans for Season 7 when we come back on November 19th! Links mentioned:Support the ShowDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Sep 2019

47 min 40 sec

We never believe in the “cheap” approach. But we do believe there are tried-and-true ways to save in some big ways as you plan your wedding. Many of these are beneficial if you’re in the early stages of planning a wedding, but we packed tips in to help couples at all stages. We talked about:The BIGGEST and #1 factor that affects your total budgetWhy your budget is important and how to use your priorities to make decisionsThe best vendor to hire to save yourself moneyWhat to consider when choosing your venueOpting to get married any day but SaturdayWhy where your lodging is matters so muchWhat having an “off-season” date could mean for your budget AND your guest experienceSome specific areas where we DON’T recommend trying to save money Links mentioned:Support the ShowEpisode 062: Microweddings with Alisa TonggEpisode 011: Owning Your Wedding BudgetEpisode 021: The Wedding Budget, Part IIEpisode 017: Planning a Backyard WeddingDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Aug 2019

55 min 10 sec

In this episode, we’re talking ALL about First Look photos. We break down what exactly they even are, some pros and cons to doing them or not doing them, how to plan for them and even some great alternatives you may want to consider. We talked about:What exactly are First Look photos, or “First Looks”Pros and Cons of taking (or not taking) First LooksWhether we’ve heard people regret doing them or not doing themHow to plan for First LooksThe best location to have your First Look momentThings to consider with timing, travel and logisticsA sample timeline if you plan on doing First Looks and how much time each of us recommendOpting to do First Looks with your family membersSome alternatives to doing a First Look that are super, super sweet Links mentioned:Support the ShowDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Aug 2019

1 hr 4 min

Being eco-friendly isn’t an “all or nothing” idea. It’s about making a few small changes that add up to make a big impact. Today’s episode shares ten sustainable wedding ideas to inspire you and get your wheels turning. We talked about:Renting vs. buyingWays you can be sustainable with your attire choicesWhat to do with your flowers after the weddingHow to avoid receiving unnecessary giftsSustainable paper product alternativesStraws!!Our honest-to-goodness opinion on favorsFinding charitable vendorsRepurposing your decorRecycling what you can Links mentioned:Support the ShowStillwhite.comRent the RunwayShow me your mumuBlack TuxMenguinGeneration TuxMen’s WearhouseCharity WaterAmerican Red CrossDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!)

Jul 2019

45 min 46 sec

We’ve got an amazing videographer and good friend joining us on today’s episode to talk about VIDEOGRAPHY! Opting not to have a wedding video is always on the top of couple’s regret lists after their wedding. If you’re on the fence, this is a good one to listen to. We talked about:Why you should consider hiring a videographerThe benefits of having a videographer for your weddingWhat a “great” wedding film includesTrends in wedding videographyWhat to look for when choosing a videographerA good question to ask when searching for your videographer Links mentioned:Support the ShowFonash StudiosDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jul 2019

53 min 54 sec

You asked and we listened. Then we researched and shared. This episode is all about wedding registries (which is actually really hard to say for some of us). We dive into all the tips, some unique ideas and share some do’s and don’ts. We talked about:Traditional and untraditional wedding registry optionsWhen you should register for itemsWhat types of items you may want to register forHow to tell your guests where you’re registered (and how NOT to)What to do when you just want cashWhat happens when you receive something you didn’t wantAnd the deal with sending “thank you” cards Links mentioned:Support the ShowZolaHoneyfundJustGivingBlueprint RegistryDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jun 2019

47 min 5 sec

REAL TALK: There are a lot of details that come together on a wedding day. Some details are worth it and some might not be. In this episode, we share the Top 10 Things Your Wedding Guests Won’t Care About. You officially have our permission to skip these things entirely, unless of course, they mean a great deal to you. We talked about:What to consider with your centerpiecesSome “popular” formalities to skipWhat decor isn’t the best use of your moneyThe type of seating to avoidOur thoughts on CAKEAttire and what you’re wearingHow to structure your receptionReceiving linesPlus, some things we think your guests will ALWAYS care about Links mentioned:Support the ShowDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Jun 2019

44 min

Hiring a wedding planner can be a daunting task and when you add to it the fact that wedding planners all have their different packages and services to offer, it can really be overwhelming. In this episode, Danielle and Dan (well, mostly Danielle) talk about what to ask, what to look for you, what to consider when it comes to hiring your wedding planner, coordinator or event manager for your wedding day. We talked about:Different ways you can work with a planner/coordinator and how it’s often not an apples-to-apples comparisonKnowing the right questions to ask (and what questions won’t be very helpful if you ask them)Finding out a planner’s strengths and weaknessesHow vendor recommendations workWhat to do after your first meeting with a potential planner Links mentioned:Support the ShowHuffPost Article: What to (Really) Ask Your Potential Wedding PlannerDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

May 2019

53 min 12 sec

It’s easy to go down your wedding checklist of things and make sure you’ve got all your BIG details in place. Some small wedding details can rarely be found on a list but while they might be tiny, they can have a big impact to your day (in the best way possible). We took eight small (ish) things and shared why you might want to consider them to take your day to whole other level. We talked about:Making a “Getting Ready” playlist including some fun ideas and what not to forgetSignage and why it helps with your guest experienceThe many, many ways to show your appreciation (big AND small) to the many people involved in your dayFun ideas to keep any children attending your wedding entertained on their levelAn extra touch for your guests to enjoy before your ceremony beginsPacking a day-of “emergency” bag and what to includeClothing that ISN’T your official wedding attire, but will still need for before and afterMaking a plan for what happens when your wedding is over Links mentioned:Support the ShowDPNAK’s Bathroom Basket ListDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

May 2019

45 min 11 sec

For episode 63, we’re doing a “refresh” of one of our first episodes we’ve ever done about picking your wedding pros. We break down a good hierarchy of when you should hire which vendors, where to find awesome people, and a ton more. It’s a doozy, so buckle up and get ready to take some notes. We talked about:A good hierarchy of which vendors should be hired before othersWhere to find reputable vendorsWhat to look for when reading reviewsWhat happens when you only ask for pricing and things to keep in mind when comparing pricing amongst vendorsSome tips on making the initial contactHow to “interview” potential vendors for your wedding dayWhat to do once you’ve selected the best vendor and why GHOSTING is truly a bummer Links mentioned:Support us on PatreonDanielle’s Shop with a full bundle of worksheets for “Questions to Ask…”Ep. 003: How To Pick Your ProsEp. 024: Questions to ask your Photographer, Videographer, Band and DJEp. 047: How To Choose Your Wedding PhotographerEp. 034: Questions to ask your Wedding VenueDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Apr 2019

57 min 13 sec

We’ve got a very exciting guest for you in today’s episode! Meet Alisa Tongg, celebrant and intimate wedding venue owner, who shared her stories and thoughts with us about microweddings, a newer trend in the world of weddings. We also talked about intentionalism and ways to incorporate more meaning into your wedding day. We talked about:What exactly is a microweddingHow a microwedding is different from eloping and a traditional weddingWhy we think microweddings are becoming so popularWhat a microwedding can or can’t includeSome things to consider before deciding to have a microweddingWhat personalities microweddings are best suited forHow you can still incorporate intentionalism into your traditional wedding plans Links mentioned:Support the ShowAlisa Tongg, CelebrantDPNAK WeddingsDaniel Moyer Photography Join the "Ringer Club" to dive deeper into wedding planning alongside an incredible community of fellow Ringers and gain further access to Danielle and Dan. (We couldn't do it without your amazing support!) Follow along on the socials:Podcast Insta: @putaringonitpodcastDanielle's Insta: @dpnakDan's Insta: @danielmoyerphoto

Apr 2019

56 min 6 sec