Whether it is helping with logistics, organizing, or planning, a wedding planner can offer a variety of services to make the special day go as smooth as possible. Taking on full responsibility of the wedding planning can leave a lot of brides and grooms frustrated and tired. Here are four types of services offered by the wedding planner:
A full service wedding planner offers an all-inclusive service and provides assistance from the initial planning until the day of the wedding. They are the most skilled and experience planners and take a hands-on approach to organizing everything needed for the special day. A full service planner will be in constant contact, companies the wedding party to vendor visits, organizes accommodation for guests, etc. This type of service is more appropriate for the wedding couples that are planning the expensive and complex occasions.
Day-of wedding coordinator
A day-of wedding planner is perfect for those couples who wish to organize the wedding arrangements by themselves, but would like to have someone available to oversee the event to ensure it has been appropriately planned. They are likely to get involved four to six weeks before the special day to help with the inspection of reception and ceremony sites, reconfirming logistics, reviewing vendor contracts, and overseeing the rehearsals. A wedding coordinator is also likely to be available on the day of the wedding to help manage the day's activities.
The referrals-only planner limits their service to providing recommendations for vendors and suggestions for decor. The role of this type of planner is to rely on their extensive industry knowledge to help provide the best guidance on organizing a preferred aspect of the wedding day. A referrals-only planner can be used to work on a specific project that is causing issues or difficulty.
An event designer (also called wedding architect or wedding designer) is not there to help plan logistics or organize. They are there to offer a wide-ranging decor or design service. Common duties include graphic design, fashion design, floral design, and interior design. The event designer relations on guidance from the wedding party on the preferred style and will use that to create a stunning reception or ceremony venue. They can also work with other services, such as the vendors in charge of catering, cake, and invitations, to ensure the all-round wedding style or theme is able to match the vision.