Wedding Planner vs. Wedding Coordinator vs. Venue Coordinator!

Updated: Jan 5, 2020



When planning your wedding, you will learn there is a ton of wedding lingo and abbreviations such as MIL (mother-in-law), FH (future husband), RD (rehearsal dinner), and WP (wedding planner). But speaking of WPs, what is the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator and then the newer term of a venue coordinator?


A wedding planner is typically hired in the beginning of the wedding planning process and works with a couple up to the wedding day. They help the couple identify wedding vendors, may assist with the overall wedding design and layout, ensure the wedding day goes smoothly, and assist the couple with any wedding planning needs.


A wedding coordinator is typically hired six weeks prior to the wedding and works with the couple on their wedding day. They oversee and organize the choices that a couple has decided on to ensure the wedding day runs as planned.


Lastly, a venue coordinator’s sole purpose is to keep the venues best interest in mind always. They are not there to make sure the wedding runs smoothly like a wedding planner or coordinator would.

Would you be interested in hiring a planner or a coordinator? Leave a comment and let us know!


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