The difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator

If you and your partner lead busy lives, or if you just want to take the stress out of planning your big day, a wedding planner or wedding coordinator could be just what you’re looking for.

This type of professional will be on hand to make sure every aspect of your day goes smoothly, taking the pressure off of you and allowing you to really enjoy the occasion.

In order to ensure you find the right professional for your needs, it’s important you understand the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator. Though their roles do overlap, planners and coordinators have slightly different areas of expertise. Keep reading to find out more

What is a wedding planner?

As @WomanGetting explains, ”Think of a wedding planner as your new best friend. This person has no other job but to make sure your wedding is exactly what you want it to be (so pretty much the most amazing best friend ever).

A wedding planner will organise every aspect of your day and is a good option for couples who are too busy to plan the wedding themselves and for those who want to ensure every detail is just right.

Wedding planners often work independently, though some are affiliated to particular venues, so talk to your chosen location before you book.

What is a wedding coordinator?

Although wedding coordinators are still involved in the planning process, they generally offer more of a supporting role. This means that, instead of booking bands, caterers and transport for you, they’ll provide advice and support as you plan the event yourself. On the day of your wedding, coordinators are often on hand to ensure the event runs smoothly, at Holmewood Hall this will be your Personal Wedding Manager!

By talking to suppliers and troubleshooting any issues that crop up on the day, a coordinator can really take the pressure off of your shoulders and allow you to enjoy your moment. Wedding coordinators are often affiliated to particular venues. Holmewood Hall does provide your Personal Wedding Manager as part of the service.

Which option is right for you?

Choosing the right option for your needs will depend on your budget, your requirements and how involved you want to be in the planning process. In general, wedding planners are more expensive than wedding coordinators.

If you’re working to a tight budget and want to retain a certain level of control over the planning of your big day, a coordinator may be best suited to your needs.

However, if you want someone to take on the bulk of the planning and put the day together for you – and if money isn’t an issue – a planner could be just what you’re looking for.

Learn more about the role of wedding planners and wedding coordinators, and start organising your big day, by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.

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Katie Davies

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