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Inquiries are coming in and a lot of brides and grooms are confused on whether they should hire a planner, designer or a coordinator. Some believes that hiring a coordinator is the same as hiring a planner, because they are unsure of the specific duties that comes with the title. This article will keep it simple, while clarifying the confusion and making it easier for the bride and groom to make the proper decision that fit their needs.
Planners are in charge of all the logistics of the wedding : Keeping you on track with your budget, seating arrangement, negotiating contracts, timelines, vendor referrals, etiquette. Duties do not end there, they help in planning for and solving arising problems with anything or anyone that may cause more stress to the client. Your wedding planner is unbiased and has your best interest in mind when making suggestions and giving advice. Planners may offer great pricing due to great vendors relationships that a client may not find on their own. Ultimately, the goal is to have a smooth and stress free process from beginning to end.
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If you are looking for a WOW! jaw- dropping effect a wedding designer is the pro to hire. Some designers offer planning services, but their main priority is the aesthetics of your wedding, by designing every details. They help bring your vision to fruition, while creating everlasting memories. They do so, by combining the perfect elements ( decor, colors, texture, layout, lighting, custom designs, etc.) and making it all work together in the end. Not every planner have the creativity to design, which means if you need help in regards of how your wedding will look or feel, a wedding designer is your best option. NOW, if you need both logistics and design, find a wedding designer company that offers both services, which saves you time in hiring two separate vendor. A wedding designer will have your guests raving long after your wedding day.
If you are organized and could manage your time wisely, and you have a bit of a creative aspect, you may feel as if you do not need a planner nor a designer,BUT I highly recommend a Day-of-Coordinator. Having one would help strictly in making sure your wedding day goes without a hitch. They may help in the set-up, tear down, light decorating, placing favors, keeping up with your timeline, and making sure your wedding vendors are doing what they are suppose to do. Hiring a coordinator helps you relax the day of and enjoy your wedding with your spouse and guests.