You are not the only one who didn’t know there was a difference between wedding planners, day of coordinators and designers. Before I started planning my wedding, I didn’t know what the differences were. This confusion is made worse because many companies and individuals offer multiple services on a wedding day. Don’t worry; I’m here to help!

These wonderful people will help you plan your wedding. They help you choose your budget and make sure everything runs smoothly. It sounds like a house hunter episode, but it’s for your wedding!

Your wedding planner will help you plan your budget and determine the most important things for you. They also arrange meetings with potential vendors. Your wedding planner will help coordinate the timeline and be there to ensure everything runs smoothly on the big day.

For couples who don’t know where to begin with their wedding planning or don’t have the time or desire to host a large party for 100 guests, wedding planners can be a great option.

These vendors will help you make your wedding day beautiful! These vendors will assist you in choosing your wedding colors and create your vision for your wedding (centerpieces, altars etc. They will execute it on your wedding day. Wedding planners coordinate your wedding day, but designers are not the ones who do this. Designers are more concerned with the visual aspects of your wedding day. Many wedding designers offer planning services.

These wedding designers are perfect for couples who enjoy watching Fixer Upper but struggle to execute similar designs in their living rooms. They are also great for couples who want their day spectacular but don’t want to coordinate or set up decorations.

Day of” is a little misleading. These vendors will coordinate your wedding day. However, they usually start working with clients around 1 to 2 months before the big day. They will gather all information about your wedding and any vendors you have chosen and then help you to organize it. They assist you in creating a timeline, coordinating your vendors, helping with the rehearsal and supervising the day.

Day of Coordinators is perfect for couples who feel confident searching for vendors and want to have someone else manage everything on their wedding day. These are great if you don’t have the budget to hire a full-service wedding planner.

Site Coordinators will be your point of contact for the venue on your big day. Some venues call their coordinator’s Wedding Planners. They are usually not responsible for the same tasks as a planner. Site coordinators oversee the delivery staff and ensure they know where to find them (this is how they get to the kitchen). They also ensure that the venue rules are followed. Site coordinators at some venues may provide more services than a Day of Coordinator. It is important to understand what services they offer on your wedding day to decide if you still require a traditional planner.

You have it. Wedding planners plan everything. Wedding Designers handle the look and feel of the wedding day. Day of Coordinators offers planning support during the final month of planning and on your wedding day. Most planners offer all three services.

Now you can feel confident in your ability to navigate the maze of wedding planning. More tips for creating an unforgettable wedding day