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You’re finally engaged and ready to start planning your big day, and you may or may not yet have your date and location set, but you’re definitely becoming overwhelmed with all the decisions and to-do’s. As always, it’s suggested to hire a planner at the beginning of your wedding planning process, as the secret sauce to every flawless event is a credible planner. But like any vendor, planners are all different which can potentially lead to some confusion when trying to determine the best fit for your wedding. Below I’ve (Leslie) listed some basic descriptions that might help you determine exactly what you need for your wedding.
Coordination vs. Planning – To coordinate is to “bring the different elements of a complex activity or organization into a relationship that will ensure efficiency or harmony.” To plan is to “order an arrangement of parts of an overall design or objective.” So, essentially a coordinator and planner are the same professional. (thank you Merriam Webster) I personally call myself a wedding planner because it’s a more common title. (thank you Jennifer Lopez) I also all myself a professional celebrator, glitter lover, wedding enthusiast and ultimate planning partner 😉
Planning vs. Design – Planning includes all of the organizational challenges and behind-the-scenes logistics such as creating an itinerary, scheduling meetings, communicating with vendors, reviewing contracts, maintaining a budget, keeping the planning process on track, etc. Design encompasses all of the creative services such as developing color palettes, spacial concepts, rentals & decor, floral, lighting, etc.
Wedding Day Coordination – Not to be a Debbie downer or a wa-wa-Wanda, but this service does not exist because a planner cannot simply show up on a wedding day without any preparation. Don’t worry, I’ve got ya covered with the next explanation.
Wedding Month Coordination/Planning – Here at LHE we use the term “Event Management.” This service is when you plan and design mostly on your own (choosing and meeting with all your vendors beforehand), and your planner will step in 2-4 months before the wedding and work with you and your vendors on creating a cohesive, detailed schedule for your wedding day or weekend.
Full Wedding Planning and/or Design – From start to finish you will have a personal wedding expert by your side to guide you each step of your planning process, ensuring that no detail is overlooked. Scheduling meetings, contracting and communicating with vendors, budget management, wedding day coordination, etiquette suggestions – these are just a few of the dozens of services that encompass a complete planning and/or design service.
Have more questions about design, planning or the role of a wedding planner? I’d LOVE to answer them! Please leave a comment below. Interested in learning more about LHEvents? We’d love to chat! Contact us to get in touch.