The Difference Between Planner and Coordinator
We always try to refrain ourselves from correcting people who call us planners when we are coordinating the day of the wedding, vs. a coordinator who is planning the entire wedding. Many people don’t know that there’s a difference!
Here are the proper definitions of both -
-Planner - makes critical decisions regarding what, when who, and how. Planners also present you with options and do all the communication with vendors to make it a very easy and guided process!
-Coordinator - is responsible for making sure all of the details are executed and that each vendor shows up on time and performs appropriately.
See? A pretty significant difference between the two!
We do both at Jubilee Weddings and Events. We encourage couples who inquire with us to understand the difference. If a couple, for example, wants us to coordinate the day of responsibilities AND help them book appointments, that is more of the planning role.
Ensuring that there isn’t any miscommunication is a part of our job.
Let’s dive deeper-
As planners, we love to look at the logistics. We like to rearrange meetings, select design details with our clients, and most importantly, plan the wedding with a big picture in mind.
As coordinators, we also love to rearrange meetings, but in a way that makes it fit into the timeline on the day of the wedding. Timelines are HUGE for our coordinators. It’s what helps the day flow smoothly - and we all want that! Another reason to hire a coordinator is to have that individual there to bounce ideas and questions off of them! This is to help you have a stress-free day and to help your family relax too.
Overall, there is a big difference between the two, but will we yell at you if you say one and not the other? No way! But now you know that these are two different roles that a wedding professional can take on.
We hope this helped answer any questions you might have had before hiring your planner, or coordinator!
Jubilee Weddings and Events LLC