What is A Wedding Coordinator? And How Does it Differ from a Wedding Planner?
As you plan your wedding you might start to realize that wedding planning is a big task, but luckily we’re here to help.
The more you learn about wedding planning the more you realize that there is a whole other world you didn’t realize existed. Like that there are different levels of wedding planning support you can get: very often people confuse a wedding planner with a wedding coordinator, and a wedding designer. Today we’ll walk you through:
What is A Wedding Coordinator?
And How it Differs from a Wedding Planner
Wedding planner vs wedding coordinator- What do they do?
What does a Wedding Coordinator do?
A Wedding Coordinator will take the reigns for what you have already planned for your wedding. They'll help solidify your vision and determine what else needs to be secured to bring it all to life. Most of them will be able to assist you in the selection of specific remaining vendors and can recommend services to fill in the gaps.
Wedding Coordinators will also be the point person for your vendors and venue on the day of your wedding. They'll prepare a timeline, call and confirm all vendor drop offs and pickups, and be there for the set up, wedding day, and breakdown.
How it differs from what a Wedding Planner does?
While wedding coordinators will help you with what you have already planned for your wedding, a Wedding Planner will be your partner through every single phase of the wedding planning process from start to finish.
Should I hire a wedding planner vs wedding coordinator?
You should hire a wedding coordinator if…
You want to be heavily involved in the planning of their own wedding.
You have a keen attention to detail and are hyper organized.
You’d like someone to manage the months or weeks leading up to your wedding.
You’d rather have a lower investment than a full wedding planner.
You live in the same city where your event is taking place
You should hire a wedding planner if…
You want the least amount of stress possible, specially on your wedding day.
You have little free time to commit to planning your wedding.
You live in a different city from where your event is taking place.
Wedding planner vs wedding coordinator- how much do they cost?
How much should I expect to invest in a Wedding Coordinator?
You should expect to invest an average of $2-4k depending on the level of service.
WHAT ABOUT A Wedding Planner?
A Wedding planner is slightly more expensive. Because of the bigger time commitment, you should expect to invest about 15% of your total wedding budget about $3-5k.
When should I hire a wedding planner vs wedding planner?
When to hire a wedding coordinator?
We recommend that you book your Coordinator 7 or more months in advance. This will give you the most return on your investment and make the process smoother and less stressful. Make sure you have all the details needed ready to be handed off to your coordinator.
What about a wedding planner?
Ideally a year to 18 months before your event.
Social Maven offers all 3 levels of service: planning, coordinating, and designing. We also offer custom packages designed to meet your needs. Our number one goal is for you to make an informed decision when hiring your wedding team so your expectations are met and your wedding day is as flawless as you’ve dreamed about.
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