Wedding CONSULTANT Venue Coordinator vs. Having the benefit of a Venue Coordinator at your chosen loca- tion will be a huge help to you on your wedding day. However, there are a lot of differences between a Wedding Consultant and a Venue Coordinator, and knowing what they do can help you make a more informed decision on who you should hire for your wedding day execution. Venue Coordinators Some venues will offer the services of a Venue Coordinator when you book with them. This person will help you select the tables, linens, and chairs for your reception and recommend some vendors from their preferred vendor list. If the venue also provides catering, they will help you choose a menu and bar options and will keep the kitchen staff on schedule throughout the re- ception. While they can help you with decisions leading up to the wedding and may be present at the reception to ensure things run smoothly, they aren’t expected to help with all details of the wedding like negotiating or communi- cating with other vendors or planning out the timeline. Typically, a Venue Coordinator doesn’t cost an extra fee, as they are an added perk when renting venue facilities. Wedding Consultants A Wedding Consultant is hired directly by you to help plan and execute the day. You can hire their services for months before the wedding, to prep the month of the wedding, or just for their assistance the day-of. Not only will they recommend vendors, but they will deal with the negotiations, com- munications, and timeline of each and every vendor. They’ll make sure your vendors know exactly where to be and when to be there and will handle any crises that arise so you can simply enjoy your day. Not sure how much food to order, how much cake to serve, or exactly how many tablecloths you’ll need? No wor- ries; you’re Wedding Consultant is in charge of handling your guest list count and relaying that information to your vendors as well as making any decisions about how much to order of what while keeping you in budget. Wedding Consultants can also help with the design, too – from conception to execution. If you have an idea of what look you’re going for but aren’t quite sure how to execute it, you can give your Wedding Consultant some inspiration to go on and trust him or her to create the wedding of your dreams. Hiring a Wedding Consultant doesn’t mean that you won’t have any say in the planning of your wedding or that you won’t be involved. You’ll still get to make all the decisions, hire the vendors you want, and choose the color scheme and theme of the wedding. You’ll just have an experienced professional by your side to advise you, keep you on budget and on schedule, and deal with all the messy problems you wish you could avoid. That way, you can simply enjoy this time with your fiancé and remember only the best parts of your wedding day! ❤ Venue Coordinators will ensure your reception runs smoothly. Wedding Consultants will help you from conception to execution. READ MORE AT TODAYSBRIDE.COM TODAY’S BRIDE | 35