One of the most common misconceptions in the wedding industry is a Venue Coordinator versus a Wedding Planner. As a Wedding Planner, it is our job to educate couples on the ins and outs of services being offered.
The number one difference is a Venue Coordinator works for the venue; they do not work for you. A Venue Coordinator is there to make sure the venue is clean, checking in with their staff throughout the day, and to make sure that your guests are respecting the property. A Wedding Planner works for you. We are here to manage your rehearsal, to review event logistics, and to oversee every aspect of your day along with so much more.
Often couples hear “Venue Coordinator”, and they assume that they are getting a Wedding Planner with their venue. You might think a Venue Coordinator is there to help you organize the little details up until your special day, but who is there to make sure your guests are seated for dinner? Who is there to make sure there is a schedule for your speeches, and who is there to communicate with the other vendors you have hired?
If this leaves you with questions, there is a high chance that these tasks are not covered by your Venue Coordinator. With the proper knowledge, knowing the difference between these two roles will aid you in your planning process.