What is the difference between a Wedding Planner, a Wedding Coordinator, and a Wedding Designer?
A Wedding Planner handles the logistics of your wedding, including, but not limited to: budget breakdown and tracking, venue and vendor recommendations, venue tours, contract negotiation, scheduling and attending vendor meetings, creating the planning timeline, creating the event timeline, designing the floor plan, acting as the main point of contact for all vendors, managing the rehearsal, and overseeing the wedding day.
A Wedding Coordinator handles the coordination of the wedding, including, but not limited to: reviewing signed contracts, confirming logistics with contracted vendors, creating the event timeline, acting as the main point of contact for all vendors the week-of and day-of the wedding, managing the rehearsal, and overseeing the wedding day.
A Wedding Designer handles the aesthetics of your wedding, including, but not limited to: assistance with choosing a color palette, creating the design concept, tracking the design budget, sourcing rentals and decor (furniture, drapery, lighting, etc), consulting with the planner/coordinator to design a floor plan, and placing or ensuring placement of all decor items and rentals on the wedding day.
Are you a Planner, Coordinator, & Designer?
I am a Wedding Planner and Coordinator, but I do not label myself as a Wedding Designer, nor take on all of the responsibilities of a Wedding Designer. I can assist with choosing a color palette, tracking the budget, and recommending designers or rental companies (full service wedding planning clients only). On the wedding day, my team may place certain decor, including, but not limited to: linens, napkins, chargers, dinnerware, flatware, glassware, votives, candles, menu cards, place cards, favors, small sections of pipe and drape, and small signs (after a decor checklist is signed by myself & the client). My company does not provide design services, including, but not limited to: hanging greenery, hanging drapery, hanging lighting and/or chandeliers, placing heavy furniture, or floral installations.
Will I have access to your vendor list?
Vendor referrals are exclusively for my full-service wedding planning clients. Once we have discussed your budget and allocated appropriate spending limits for each type of vendor, I will only recommend vendors within your budget, to avoid overspending or getting your hopes up for a vendor outside of our budget.
When will you create the timeline for my wedding?
Typically, I create a super basic rough draft of the timeline 2-3 months from the wedding day, so that we can establish a ceremony time to put on your invitations. About 3-4 weeks out, I will make a more detailed rough draft and send it to all of your vendors; this gives them time to adjust their calendars as necessary, and provide me with feedback or changes that they need. Roughly one week from the wedding day, I’ll edit the timeline, as needed, to create the final copy.