Wedding Planner VS. Venue Coordinator

Often planners run into the assumption that they aren’t needed if a venue has an on-site coordinator. The truth is, a venue coordinator is a great asset, but they primarily focus on venue-oriented tasks, and often couples need more than that!

Here is a handy chart to help you understand what tasks are covered by each professional (please keep in mind each coordinator and planner have unique duties):

TaskPlannerVenue
Communicating with other vendorsx
Coordinating venue detailsxx
Budgeting helpx
Experience troubleshooting at venuex
Oversee day of eventxx
Attend vendor meetingsx
Provide vendor recommendationsxx
Help with overall theme and atmospherex
Advocate for YOU as their number 1 priorityx

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