Tell me a little bit about your business!
My name is Heather Dougherty, and I’m the woman behind Day of Pittsburgh! We offer fresh, practical, and fun wedding planning services for couples who want to get married with personality and have some laughs along the way.
What makes your work unique?
Don’t want a wedding in a box? Us neither! Our specialty is encouraging our couples to make their wedding whatever they want it to be; rules don’t apply here.
No bridal party? No problem! Want a red carpet instead of an aisle runner? Done. Chick Fil A delivery? Flash mob? An actual circus? Sounds good! Whatever they are, we’ll take your ideas from the page to the stage, without making you feel like you’re breaking some imaginary wedding law.
Our planning services (day of coordination, partial planning, and full scale planning) veer from tradition, and take you into a universe of possibilities with your love story front and center. Don’t worry, your cookie table is there too!
What is your ideal client like?
Our ideal clients are so excited to get married, they wax poetic about the little things before bedtime. They lean into what’s real versus what’s expected, and instead of a “wedding vision,” they have a “wedding feeling.”
Our ideal clients want a day that’s familiar and warm, set to songs from their childhood. They like colors and texture in unexpected places, and anticipate speeches where everyone is in on the joke. At the end of the night, their guests will float home, exclaiming, “That wedding was so them!”
How do you work with couples to bring their wedding dreams to life?
We listen. We meet up at their favorite places, and hear what moments in their life led them to this day. We take too many notes. We matchmake them with vendors that suit their vibe. We offer advice, but never pressure. We email. A lot.
We learn their story, and translate it into a wedding day overflowing with character.