Venue Coordinators are the same thing as Wedding Planners, right? Well...
Congratulations on your engagement! Have you been visiting venues, or researching online? Some venues have Venue Coordinators. Does this mean you don't need a wedding planner? Not really! Here's a Do and Don'ts list to learn more...
Venue Coordinator: This wonderful person is your go-to source for all venue-related questions. They are the expert in everything their venue has to offer -what rentals they offer, if they allow pets, how loud the DJ can be and many other things. A venue coordinator is NOT a wedding planner/coordinator. Their responsibilities are numerous and extremely valuable! But. these typically do not include:
Running the rehearsal
Send a detailed timeline to all of your vendors, from the very start of the day until your grand exit
Talking about whether or not to do a first look
How to finesse seating the relatives who might not be the best of friends
Calling and interviewing florists/caterers/bartenders/and so on (although they may provide a preferred vendor list)
Reviewing all vendor contracts
Budget management for the entire event
Setting up decor
Cutting the cake
Being the main point of contact for all vendors on your wedding day
Answering questions about invitations
Following up on RSVP's
Creating seating charts/escort cards
Deciding the order of events
Planning your rehearsal dinner and other wedding weekend activities
This is why hiring a wedding planner is so important! Your planner and the venue coordinator will communicate closely and partner seamlessly to create your perfect day!