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Wedding Planner vs Wedding Coordinator

What’s the Difference?

Said or had the YES!?, the next step is planning the wedding. Yes, you can do it on your own. But it is usually better to hire a professional to help you. One thing you might like to know first is the difference between a Wedding Planner and a Wedding Coordinator. Its important that you know the responsibilities of each, so you can easily decide which one you should hire.

Wedding planner

Hiring a wedding planner is like hiring a personal consultant for your wedding. Full-time wedding planners will work for you from Day One of your wedding planning until your wedding day. They will help you create a design scheme, choose the venue, and pick the most appropriate style for your wedding dress and all other items for your special day. They have a huge list of trusted suppliers, and you can also receive huge discounts on wedding items. In short, you can expect a professional touch on all aspects of your wedding.

Wedding coordinator

Also called event coordinators, wedding coordinators are employees of the event venue and will only help you on your wedding day. Their main responsibility is to make sure that everything that concerns the venue is properly set up during the entire event. This includes managing the taste of food and making sure that they are well-prepared, checking if the tables and chairs are properly arranged, and processing the final invoice and related documents. Most of them also leave the event right after the last menu is served.

Which one is better to hire?

Wedding coordinators charge lower fees than wedding planners. There are those who are willing to work beyond their duties, but you have to pay them extra. Most of them also have a list of suppliers. But more often than not, these suppliers paid the event coordinator so that they will be included on the list.

So if you will think about it, hiring a wedding planner can save you money. Besides the discount on most items, you will pay one person only to do everything. You also save time from going places just to check things out. But most of all, you can enjoy the time leading up to your wedding day. For more information, visit our network of Coromandel Wedding Professionals at