So today I want to tell you what is the difference between the Wedding Planner and Event coordinator.
This is a common mistake made by couples and than end up being disappointed before their wedding day or on the day. Your Wedding Day is meant to be One of the best days of your life, so let me help you.
I have been an event coordinator before and I will try to make this very clear for you.
Event Coordinator works for a specific venue, NOT FOR YOU!
They will make sure that everything works perfectly for the venue and that they make money on it, they will not do anything just for you. Unfortunately !
They might also try to incorporate some hidden charges and surprise you with it when you really don’t need it.
Regarding the actual organisation of your wedding day, they will not corporate closely with the other suppliers like florists for example, which might mean that flowers will be in a different place than you imagined or something worse.
The Wedding Planner will take care of everything for you, from making sure that all the suppliers work with each other and deliver items on time, and that all the elements are in the right places.
They will also make sure that the guests are in the right place at the right time, they will deal with bridesmaids braking down because they just got dumped by their boyfriend or making sure that uncle Bob makes it to the Wedding after that double whisky at the bar.
Don’t forget that they will also have an emergency kit with them, for sawing emergencies or to repair your make up after emotional speech.
I hope this helped a little bit and you will choose wisely.
Where it all became clear …
I woke up and it was a lovely sunny day, as always I have had some breakfast and got ready for work.
It was a usual day at the Hotel reception, the phone was ringing and emails coming through.
Suddenly I can hear the reception bell, I open the window and saw two beautiful ladies, Mother and Daughter.
They came to see the place for possible wedding. The lady was having her second wedding and she only wanted a small, intimate wedding with the closest family.
The plan to start with was to get married in Vegas, however the emotional side appeared due to lack of family being able to attend the wedding abroad.
So here came a quick change of mind. The moment the ladies walked through the door they have agreed that this is the place.
We did a little tour around and discussed the details and sorted out the payments.
This is when my life has changed.
Wendy ( The Bride) has been emailing me pretty much everyday to discuss the decorations, menus, drinks, etc..
Some will say this is crazy, but not for me, it was the best feeling ever organising this wedding.
A month before the wedding there was so much to discuss that we ended up sharing the phone numbers and texting each other pretty much everyday.
I also ended up emailing the groom to sort out a lovely surprise for the bride, which was a red carpet ( to bring bit of Vegas over here).
But the Wedding Day came and it was all absolutely perfect. The Bride & Groom Cried, I got butterflies in my belly seeing my couple happy.
The only problem was that it was The End. My phone and emails will go quiet, I will not see any more messages from Wendy.
Than as I went to say my goodbyes to the Bride & Groom, they said “ You were amazing and you should think about doing this as your business”
That was it !!! This has just made it so clear to me that this is the time !!!
So here I am!!
Kamila The Wedding Designer
P.S. If you want to see the review of the work I did with this wedding, see the message from Wendy on the Recommendations page.
When I was a little girl…
I was about 5 years old and It was probably a Sunday as Mum, was rushing around cleaning and cooking.
I was in the living room with my sister watching TV and playing with our dolls.
Than a movie started “The Wedding Planner “, you know the one with Jennifer Lopez.
I couldn’t walk away from the TV, absolutely loved it and this became my absolute dream.
Since than I organised parties for my dolls and teddies.
Than I grew up and organised surprise parties for family, staff parties at work and all the parties at the Hotel & Restaurant where I worked.
However the dream of being a Wedding Planner was just in my head for years until one day.