July 1, 2012


Dear all

I just wanted to share with you this fantastic blog by Melanie Helen at Cranberry Blue Weddings that I came across:-

The Difference Between a ‘Wedding Planner’ and a ‘Wedding Co-ordinator’

If I had a pound for every time I heard a bride say ‘my venue has a Wedding Co-ordinator so I don’t need a Planner’ then I would be a pretty wealthy woman…

Now to a Wedding Planner, having an excellent Wedding Co-ordinator at a venue is vital as it makes our job much easier, as it means we can focus on managing the day as a whole, over-seeing all the tiny details, being on hand to attend to the bride and groom and solve any problems that may arise.  I therefore don’t want this article to come across as negative to venue Wedding Co-ordinators, but I simply wish to highlight the difference between the two roles so that you can make an informed decision as to what is right for you.

  1. Depending on the type of service you have chosen with a Wedding Planner, we are likely to have planned the majority if not all of your wedding, from sourcing the venue and suppliers right down to creating the design concept, planning the schedule of the day and ensuring every last detail is in place. We therefore know the ins and outs of your wedding day to the same level of detail (if not more) to you so are best equipped to be there on the day to manage it, so you can just relax and enjoy yourselves, confident that your wedding is in safe hands.
  2. Most venues have a recommended supplier list, a lot will only include suppliers they feel offer the right level of service and product to match the venue, however some operate on a commission basis where the supplier either has to pay the venue a certain percentage if they are booked, or they even have to pay to be on that list.  Whilst this may give you a small selection of suppliers to choose from, it doesn’t guarantee they are of a certain quality and they haven’t been chosen specifically for you.  A Wedding Planner on the other hand has spent years building up close relationships with high calibre suppliers so they can rely on them to deliver 100%.  We have a wide range of different people that we work with, that all offer something different in terms of style and price to ensure they are exactly what you are looking for.  Read more of Melanie’s fantastic post

Melanie’s blog is so true and I can totally relate to it, there is a huge difference between a Wedding Planner and a Wedding Co-ordinator.    Wedding Planners and Designers are a real investment into your special day and we can help out as much or as little as you want and just want to ensure you enjoy every second of your wedding day.  Have a look at our different wedding planning and design options to see which one could work best for you.  Please note that all of these can be tailored to your exact requirements.

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Amy x

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