The Difference Between A Wedding Stylist vs Planner vs Co-ordinator
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You know the saying, ‘you learn something new everyday’? When it comes to a wedding, you gain entirely new vocabulary, you never knew existed and realize just how useful it is.
We’re here to break down a few keywords when it comes to the people involved with the vision of your Wedding Day.
A full-service wedding planner is someone who assists with everything you can possibly think of from the vision to the execution of the wedding day. They are all about logistics, budgets and run-sheets. They will be responsible for managing the vendors involved on your wedding day, ensuring they are where they need to be when they need to be there. Some planners also provide design or styling services, helping with the creative specifics of your wedding day. If you’re super busy at work or in life and don’t have 150 hours to dedicate to wedding planning, they can take it over for you. Or if you have time for certain aspects of it but not others, they can work with you as much or as little as you want.
coordinator is a gift from the gods on the day of your wedding. They are the
woman or man behind the curtain, making sure that your wedding day goes as
smoothly as possible so you (hopefully) don’t have to worry about ANYTHING, except being
present and in the moment. You typically meet with a wedding coordinator several months or several
weeks (depending on the service level you opt to get from them) before your
wedding to go over your wedding timeline, guest count, venue details, and more.
One thing to keep in mind is that your wedding venue might offer varying levels of wedding planning and coordination, so it’s good to check with them to make sure you’re not doubling up.
Wedding Stylist (aka Wedding Designer)
A wedding designer’s role is about the overall aesthetics and design of your wedding day. They are helpful for couples who need a hand creating a vision or visual theme for the wedding day. Couples involvement will range depending on their creative flare. “An architect orchestrates the whole spatial and visual environment, from the design of the room, the layout and how it will function, through to planning the order of the day. It is really how the whole place comes together – in what you see, what you hear, what you smell, what you taste, and what you feel – that makes the event work,” Philip Carr.