Which Do You Need: Wedding Planner, Wedding Coordinator Or Wedding Designer?

Which Do You Need: Wedding Planner, Wedding Coordinator or Wedding Designer?

After her wedding, one of my favorite brides said to me that she didn’t realize how much she needed a wedding planner until the day of her wedding. This is one of the best compliments I have ever received, but the hardest for me to convey to my wonderful couples. What is it that I do exactly? How am I of value?

Well, I am your insurance policy of happy (dubbed by the very same bride above.) I may not be able to swish my wand like every Disney godmother (some claim I could!), but I am able to do all of the things that you may not be able to.

Consider these scenarios:

  • Who is going to tailor a wedding budget specific to your needs and wants?
  • Who is going to be the contact person on the day of the wedding?
  • What if your transportation breaks down, who is going to see to it that your bridal party of 10 makes it to the ceremony on time?
  • Who is going to coordinate all ordering of linens, tabletop décor, florals, etc. with your venue?
  • Who is going to make sure that your officiant arrives on time?
  • Who is going to make sure your band has enough time to set-up for the ceremony?
  • Who is going to create the vision in your head into actual design on your wedding day?
  • Who knows the difference between ecru and bone colored paper?
  • Who will be able to assist you outside the venue? (Read: Is your venue coordinator going to make sure your makeup artist arrives on time? Or, be there for the first look to straight your veil?)

The answer to these questions lies within what you need for your wedding day. Below, we have broken it down for you.

Wedding Planner

A wedding planner takes care of all details. From assisting with search of wedding professionals and referrals, contract negotiations, budget tracking, logistics and execution of the wedding day itself. A wedding planner takes care of every detail. Sometimes a wedding planner will also offer design and styling services in order to bring your event décor vision to life.

Wedding Designer

A wedding designer concentrates solely on the design and décor of the wedding. Their goal focuses on aesthetic, so details such as contract negotiations or timelines are not included in their services. But, they have great artistic ability to transform any space and to assist with a complete style for your wedding.

Wedding Coordinator

A wedding coordinator works on a shorter timeline than a wedding planner. A coordinator will confirm all of your wedding professionals and make sure everything runs smoothly the day of the wedding. They will not be involved early on to recommend professionals or assist with design.

Lucky for you, you have come to the right place. Dee Kay Events can take care of all of the above for you. We are both left-and-right brained, meaning we see logistics as a part of design. And, design runs inherently in our veins.

For a detailed explanation of our services, be sure to check our What We Do on the site.