Difference between wedding coordinators and planners?

Should you hire a wedding planner or a wedding coordinator and what is the difference?

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life!! You want the day to be perfect, you want your family and friends to enjoy the day, and you want to enjoy the day. Thus you are thinking of hiring a Wedding Coordinator or Wedding Planner. But how do you know if you need a Coordinator or Planner. Below you will find a brief description of a wedding coordinator and a wedding planer.

Wedding Coordinators:

Most Wedding Coordinators are hired for the month or day of the wedding (but don’t think that means you should wait until the month or week before your wedding to hire your coordinator). A wedding coordinators main goal is to make sure the weeks leading up to and the day of the wedding runs smoothly. With a wedding coordinator you do all of the planning and hiring of the vendors. As the wedding approaches you pass this information off to your wedding coordinator who then communicates with all of the vendors, helps to create a time line, and gets all the details from you to ensure your day goes as you have planned. A great wedding coordinator will also make sure that on the day of the wedding the vendors as well as your family and friends know to speak with the coordinator about any problems or changes so that you can enjoy your day.

Wedding Planners:

Wedding Planners can be hired to help you plan your entire wedding or assist with portions of your wedding. A planner can assist you with finding the perfect venue, dress, photographer, caterer, etc. A wedding planner should also help to ensure your wedding day is as you envisioned. A wedding planner can help you create a budget, make decisions that will help you stick within the budget and be honest with you about what items on your want list could stretch your budget thin. In deciding if you want to hire a planner you need to determine how much of the planning you want to do, and how much of the stress of planning your big day you want to handle your self. A great wedding planner will be able to save you money in the long run by knowing the vendors in the market and how to negotiate the best deals.

At Hoopes Weddings and Events we believe that each wedding couple deserves the wedding of their dreams. We work with our wedding couples to determine their wants and needs. When we are planning a couple’s wedding we ensure that their day is their vision, that the wedding is unique to the couple, and that every detail is paid attention to, while making sure the wedding couple can enjoy their day. When we coordinate a wedding we strive to make the weeks leading up to the wedding less stressful, vendors fulfill their commitment and that the wedding is as the couple envisioned.

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