Independent Wedding Planner or Wedding Venue Co-ordinator?
What’s the difference? Well let’s outline the titles & roles clearly to make it easy for you.
A Wedding Planner is a professional who assists with the design, planning, implementation and management of a client’s wedding.
A Wedding Venue Co-ordinator is concerned with the venue aspects of your wedding, primarily banqueting, catering and accommodation requirements.
The Wedding Planner
An independent wedding planner will meet you, discuss the style of wedding you wish to have from ceremony to linens, to flowers and beyond. They can advise on different themes for your special day and the choices of locations that may suit your requirements.
In consultation with their clients the wedding planner will plan and communicate with all of the various suppliers for the wedding to include the following and many more….
Sourcing of Entertainment Options
Venue Styling, draping, carpeting, lighting, AV
Hair & Make-Up Trials
Your wedding planner “AKA your Lifesaver” is your ‘point of contact’ for every aspect of the wedding. In the build up to the wedding they will have continuous contact with your suppliers to ensure deposits paid and timings confirmed. On the big day, they will be onsite from start to finish to ensure the smooth running of your wedding, making those last minute changes, answering questions and ensuring everything runs on schedule. They take the stress out of your big day so you can sit back & enjoy every moment.
Wedding Venue Co-ordinator
When you have chosen your venue you will be introduced to the “Wedding Coordinator”, who will walk you through the venue, discuss the various different locations & options within the hotel to host your pre-wedding dinner, drinks receptions, main function post wedding brunches, spa requirements etc.
Wedding Package Options:
Each venue will have a wedding package options in place, a choice of options on drinks reception & meal options, accommodation and wine lists. The package may also include some styling i.e. table covers and centrepieces, sweet carts and your wedding co-ordinator will explain all this to you and ensure whatever items you have chosen are included in your day.
The next step is to discuss your menus & wine for the day and the wedding co-ordinator will work you on this aspect and also advise you on wine choices. A tasting will happy prior to your big day to walk you through your final choices. They will ensure that all of your selections are communicated to their colleagues in the hotel.
As part of your wedding package you may be offered a special rate for accommodation within the hotel and the wedding co-ordinator will look after the booking of rooms for you for your big day. They will also provide you with alternative accommodation options within the locality to cater for your Wedding group.
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