Wedding Planner vs Wedding Coordinator Part 2
Many people have heard the terms wedding planner and wedding coordinator but aren't sure of the difference. Last week we discussed what a wedding coordinator does. Today we will discuss what a wedding planner does!
If you are one of those couples that has a full time job, hobbies, and friends and family you like to spend time with then you may want to consider hiring a wedding planner. According to a study done by Wedding Paper Divas, 47% of couples spent 1 to 9 hours a week planning their wedding while 40% spent 10 to 15 hours a week! That's like having a part time job!
A wedding planner is often hired shortly after you become engaged. A wedding planner often helps from start to finish, from finding you the perfect wedding venue all the way to making sure your wedding day runs smoothly. Sometimes couples have already chosen their wedding venue before hiring us but often they have not yet.
Wedding planners will put together a budget for you, find you the perfect vendors that not only fit your budget but also your style and personality, we help you find your dream wedding dress, help find the right DJ or band to keep your guests dancing at your wedding reception, find you the florist that can make all your Pinterest dreams come true, and much more. A wedding planner helps narrow down vendors for you to meet with so you don't have to go through the 500+ (I'm not kidding...check it out) wedding photographers you find on The Knot! We get to know what you're looking for and find it for you.
A wedding planner will put together a planning timeline for you so you know when to book your photographer, caterer, hair and makeup artist, all the way to what to do the weeks leading up to the big day. And we keep you on track with the planning.
Any time you have a question or need advice you can call, text, or email your wedding planner. Basically we become your BFF during your wedding planning process.
In addition to all of the above, a wedding planner will do everything a wedding coordinator will do. We put together the wedding day timeline, confirm all of the vendors, direct the wedding rehearsal, and are there on the wedding day to ensure things run smoothly.
Did you hire a wedding planner or wedding coordinator for your wedding? Was it worth it? We'd love to hear your thoughts!