What is the difference between a Wedding Planner and a Venue Coordinator?
A venue coordinator is looking out for the best interest of the venue. A wedding planner looks out for the best interest of YOU, the bride. The venue coordinator deals with everything having to do with the venue- food, setup, etc. A wedding Planner will deal with aspects of the venue, such as setup, and will make sure everything is to your specifications.
If your ceremony is at a location other than the venue, your wedding planner will be there with you. A venue coordinator will not be at that offsite ceremony. If the ceremony is at the venue, the venue coordinator will be there to help with the coordination of the ceremony.
A wedding planner stays by your side throughout the day and night. They are there to tell you when things will be occurring throughout the night, such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, toasts, etc. When I was planning, I stayed until the very end of the wedding, until all of the guests were gone. A venue coordinator stays until the meal is served, and the majority of the time, leaves after. Some may stay until the cake is cut and served. He or she will not be by your side throughout the day or night. Although the venue coordinator will do their best to keep you happy, he or she likely will not be involved if your bustle breaks, when it comes time to load up your gifts, or tracking down your lipgloss.
A wedding planner contacts your vendors before your wedding to make sure everyone is confirmed and knows what time they will be arriving. A venue coordinator may contact vendors that have to do with setup of the reception, but it’s not common. Other vendors, like your photographer or hair and makeup, would not be contacted by your venue coordinator.
Venues are known to have a high turnover rate among the coordinator/sales positions. The person that you book your wedding with may or may not still be there when it comes time for your wedding a year, year and a half later. Your wedding planner is hired by YOU, hand selected by YOU, and won’t be going anywhere (unless, God forbid, something horrible happens!).
- Via: The Every Last Detail
What makes YOU different from other planners?
Truly think of us as your Personal Concierge! We are here to help you get even the most mundane (hmm, Tracking RSVPs) tasks done when you don't have the time to do them efficiently and with a touch of class!
Are you a certified Wedding Planner?
Absolutely! We've received training from Temple University, equipping us to handle any of your needs!
Will my planner work alone or with assistants during the day of my wedding?
We have an experienced team dedicated to ensuring your day runs smoothly! We will, at minimum, have a Lead Planner and an assistant planner present
Do you plan other events?
For us, your Wedding is the beginning of your love story! Our mission is to help you to be a part of life's greatest moments and we are there to help you do so with your Baby Shower (Yes! We love little munchkins!) Bringing Home Baby Celebrations, Birthday Parties, Graduation Parties, Retirement Parties and every special moment in between!
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