The wedding industry is filled with an entirely unique set of key people and a whole different universe of jargon and slang. One of the most confusing for brides, however, is differentiating between wedding planners and venue coordinators. Though both may fulfill duties that are quite similar, these two positions are entirely different in terms of their primary goals and on-the-day roles.
Venue coordinators are basically the location’s own hand when it comes to events that are held there. They function as a liaison between those renting out the space, in this case, the bride and groom, and the property itself along with the team that runs it. Venue coordinators are knowledgeable about the location’s resources and available facilities and they can assist you when it comes to planning light setups and table arrangements. However, they can only help out when the ceremony or reception takes place in their own hotel or hall. If there is a separate venue for the ceremony, then you won’t be able to enlist their help in planning for that. They are sometimes called event coordinators or venue managers, but all in all, they are basically limited to the location they work for.
Bottomline: The venue coordinator’s primary concern is the venue.
Wedding planners are able to take the lead when it comes to helping couples plan the wedding of their dreams. From picking the stationery to dress fittings, wedding planners assist in planning out every single detail of the wedding day, making sure that all bases are covered and all elements are completely taken care of. The degree to which they may assist varies as other couples hire their services full planning or just event management. For a smooth, worry-free wedding day, couples depend on wedding planners to execute all the plans and to coordinate with all the vendors throughout the day, regardless of the location. Like us here at B-Golden Events, we always aim to give the bride and groom a day that they surely won’t forget, no matter what it takes.
Bottomline: The wedding planner’s primary concern is you – the bride, the groom, and the wedding itself.
Overall, the venue coordinator simply works for the said venue that you have chosen for the ceremony or the reception while the wedding planner works for you and your planned wedding. Yes, venue coordinators may be helpful in sorting out logistical issues inside the reception hall but then they cannot help in smoothening out the ceremony program or in making sure that the bridal preparation stays on schedule. The wedding planner, however, can be with you every step of the way and can even give you advice and suggestions based on experience. With a wedding planner by your side on your most special day, it is like having an extra set of eyes and hands for all those last minute errands and, most important of all, you get to leave all the stress and worry to us for you to truly enjoy the day’s celebration with the love of your life.