What is the difference between a wedding planner and a venue coordinator?
So you’ve booked your dream venue in Suffolk and within the package you chose, it comes with a wedding venue coordinator hurrah!
That’s fab news, I don’t need to hire a wedding planner now, or do I? Can I have both?
Venue coordinators are great and brilliant at what they do, they know their venue impeccably.
They can take care of certain aspects of your day perfectly, like your catering and any other services that are offered on-site.
But they work for the venue, so their main priority will be the venue, not you. When they leave for home of an evening there work is done for the day.
They will have many brides using their facility so you may be waiting for replies to your calls and emails.
Venue coordinators provide a timeline for the day, but it is focused on the caterers and when the food will be prepared and served.
A wedding planner however, solely works alongside you and your partner from the beginning of your wedding planning journey.
Everything organised and supplied is with your best interests at heart.
They are contactable 24 hours a day and deal with every aspect of your wedding day, not just your reception.
You will be one of only a few brides that year so you will have the wedding planners full attention throughout planning. From saying yes to helping send out thanks yous after your honeymoon, (if needed).
Wedding planners organise all your wedmin, including the budget, the timeline and guest list.
They hand pick the best suppliers on their recommended list for your wedding, who haven’t paid to be there.
On the day, they will ensure your timeline runs smoothly, from when you wake up to when you leave at the end of the night. Any problems that arise will be sorted quickly without you even realising.
So what is the difference between a wedding planner and a venue coordinator?
The biggest difference between us is a wedding planner gets to know you both from the start and knows your vision for the day and so logistically designs your entire wedding day. From the type of flowers at your ceremony, to the colour of the table linen at your wedding breakfast.
A venue coordinator does not.
Therefore please bear this in mind when booking your venue and they advertise that you will receive a wedding coordinator for your day, included in your package.
This doesn’t mean you will have a wedding planner organising your wedding. They don’t even have to be there on the day if everything is set up.
So eat the cake, drink the wine and hire the wedding planner!
Come with me, to find your perfect package that I can offer, for your wedding planning journey.
Thanks for Reading
x Jodie x