Contributing today is Galina Nemstov Wohl of Deserve Your Time, LLC. We met her through the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and found her professionalism and aura just wonderful. Galina is a professional Certified Wedding Planner/Wedding Coordinator and also offers Special Occasion Planning and Concierge services. She has been a popular spotlight vendor at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo and we will be proud to have her in the store again this year.
In this blog, she reveals the differences you will find between a Wedding Coordinator and a Venue Coordinator – and there are some very important differences. Don’t find out too late that what you thought was covered by one actually isn’t! Read on to see which one you need at your wedding.
by Galina Nemstov Wohl
Wedding coordinator and venue coordinator, the two names sound very similar, but they differ in their responsibilities to the bride and groom.
Many brides mistakenly think that if their selected wedding venue offers an in-house coordinator, they wouldn’t need the services of a wedding planner at all, but there is a good chance that the bride could end up stressed out and facing a disaster on her wedding day, when the venue coordinator will not “perform” the duties of a wedding planner.
Unfortunately it is often assumed that the venue coordinator is going to help set up all your décor, manage and coordinate all third party vendors and generally oversee everything that needs to be done in order for your special day to run smoothly.
Do not be fooled when a venue coordinator will say to you, “I will take care of everything on the day of your wedding, making sure the day will run smoothly.”
Although the venue coordinator will offer her/his assistance with emergencies if you need it, that is totally a different thing from taking responsibility for running the entire wedding. To clear up the confusion between the duties of a wedding planner and a venue coordinator, here is a short checklist to help you remember what you can expect in most cases:
Wedding Coordinator’s Responsibilities:
*They will make sure all the vendors get to the venue on time
*They will communicate with the vendors in case there is an issue
*They will help to set up décor, flowers, candles to bring the bride’s vision to life
*They will stay at the venue until the end of your wedding
*They will run the wedding day according to the timeline that you or the wedding planner help you create
Venue Coordinator’s Responsibilities:
*They are responsible for the venue
*They will protect the interests of the venue
*They will make sure all the vendors have liability insurance
*They will ensure the food and drinks are served in the timely manner
*They will ensure basic set up of tables and chairs as it states in your contract
Now that we have some clarity on the difference between the wedding coordinator and the venue coordinator, you can avoid quite a bit of frustration and unmet expectations. A wedding planner/coordinator can save you time, money and offer wedding planning services to make sure your special day is stress-free.
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Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo in Warrington is proud to feature guest bloggers whom we know and trust. Galina and Deserve Your Time, LLC offers multiple (and very affordable!) packages to fit your needs and to ensure the best day of your life really is!