Many Venues have a venue coordinator on staff that works for the venue and will be there on your wedding day, which may I say is invaluable, but does that person replace a wedding planner?
The answer is no!
A venue coordinator works for the venue. They are there to make sure that the venue runs smoothly. They have other duties such as looking after staffing that may be there, issues such as lights, temperature, clogs in the bathrooms, And as a wedding planner I value what they do, they are a huge part of the day. I am always excited when I know there will be a venue coordinator on site during a wedding day.
But a Wedding Planner works for YOU! And we only work for YOU! We help you from the beginning of your planning process, many times even before you choose a venue and then up to and on your wedding day. We coordinate all your vendors, go over those vendor contracts, give you checklists, and work with you on your timelines and so much more.
Venue Coordinators should give you guidance on room set ups and can create floor plans for you, but their job is not to be a wedding designer. Many wedding planners are also wedding designers; they can help with colors, décor options and many times get you the best deal on décor items that you may want for your wedding day. I myself allow my clients to use whatever décor items I have at no additional charge.
There are some venue coordinators that do go above and beyond for the clients, but first and foremost their main focus is the venue.
And as a wedding planner my focus is first and foremost YOU!