Difference Between a Wedding Planner & Wedding Day Coordinator

The Difference Between a Wedding Planner & Wedding Day Coordinator


When you start planning a wedding, you may be wanting to enlist in the help of a wedding planner or a wedding coordinator. While hiring these individuals to assist in facilitating your perfect wedding day, you may wonder what the differences and similarities are between them. While at first, they may seem pretty much identical, they are actually pretty different.

Wedding Planner

This person is there to make sure your wedding is everything you have envisioned…or for some couples to envision it for them. They help with creating and sticking to a budget, finding and picking vendors and venue as well as often assist in the overall design of your big day.  They are also there throughout your whole day to assist with anything that comes up and give you a stress-free day much like a wedding coordinator will do.

  • With you from start to finish planning
  • Helps determine and manage budget
  • Helps book vendors & negotiate contracts
  • Work closely with couples on the design aspect of their wedding
  • Attend site tours and menu tastings
  • Manage rehearsal and wedding day

Wedding Day Coordinator

This person is perfect for the bride who wants to be hands-on for the planning portion. A Wedding Coordinator is there to make sure your wedding day goes off without a hitch. You already have your vendors, venue, and wedding colors picked out. They make your day run smoothly and are the point of contact for vendors on the day.

  • Meet 1-3 months out from the wedding
  • Tie up loose ends and ensure no detail is missed
  • Liaison between you and your vendors
  • Make and manage wedding day timeline
  • Manager rehearsal
  • Oversees everything on the wedding day

Complete Weddings + Events Coordination Packages

We know that not all weddings are the same and some clients need a little more help than others. So we have designed three Coordination packages to help you have the stress-free wedding day you deserve. Contact our office for a quote and to meet with one of our experienced coordinators.



For couples that have most of the planning taken care of but would like assistance for the remaining details. We will be the liaison between you and your vendors and help plan the flow of your day. This package includes a day of coordination so you can truly sit back and enjoy your day.

  • One On-Site Planner
  • Up to Three In-Person Meetings
  • Unlimited Email/Phone Support
  • Vendor Referrals
  • Wedding Day Timeline
  • Vendor Follow up for Scheduling & Details
  • 1 Hour Rehearsal Coordination
  • 10 hours of Coordination for Ceremony & Reception
  • Supervise Day of Vendor load-ins
  • Provide “Emergency Kit”
  • Distribution of Final Payments/Tips to Vendors
  • Ensure Everyone is in The Right Place at The Right Time
  • Keep You Stress-Free



The Day of Coordination package is ideal for couples who have selected all the vendors, invited all the guests, but wants someone to execute all their planning the day of. This package will not cover setup & tear down of decorations.

  • One In-Person Meeting
  • Email/Phone Support
  • One On-Site Planner
  • Wedding Day Timeline
  • 1 Hour of Rehearsal Coordination
  • 6 Hours of Coordination on your Wedding Day
  • Supervise Deliveries and Vendor Load-Ins
  • Ensure Everyone is in The Right Place at The Right Time
  • Provide “Emergency Kit”
  • Keep You Stress-Free


All About You Event Rentals and Complete Weddings + Events have teamed up to offer a package to suit your décor and planning needs. Offering you planning options and décor needs all in one.

  • Includes everything from the Partial Planning Package+
  • Rentals (for up to 20 tables*)
    • White or Ivory Linens** (round or banquet style)
    • Select Variety of Centerpieces***
    • 3 Votives per Table
    • 20ft Backdrop for Head Table

*Add more tables and décor for an additional price.

**Additional colors of linens available for an upcharge.

***Please note centerpieces do not include any fresh flowers.

To see what type of centerpieces/backdrops are included message [email protected].

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