Weddings are a dream come true and one of the most memorable days of your life. With there being so many titles in the industry, couples end up confused about who does what and often thinks they won’t need a wedding coordinator (also called a planner) because their venue has a venue coordinator (also called a venue manager).
The venue plays a huge part in your wedding day, as does a Wedding Coordinator. To have a well-executed wedding day, you will need both a Wedding Coordinator AND a Venue Coordinator. These two professionals work together to produce a day free of stress and made for pleasant memories.
Wedding Coordinators and Venue Coordinators are different positions, and each has separate responsibilities which work together on your perfect day. A Venue Coordinator oversees everything taking place at the venue of choice. They are accountable for seating set-up, management of food and beverage supplied by the venue, electricity up and running, etc., including the venue’s complete cleanliness. They work exclusively for the venue.
A Wedding Coordinator works with the entire bridal party and all outside vendors. A Wedding Coordinator takes care of the set-up and clean-up of personal items and does this while focusing on and following a precise timeline of events. The Wedding Coordinator has an allegiance to the Bride and Groom and represents your wishes on the Wedding day.
Truth being, there might be some slight overlap in duties, but both jobs work hand in hand to make sure your day runs smoothly. RC Events team loves the venue coordinators we work with and know we could not do our job without them. We hope this diagram provided will help you understand the differences. If you think you would like the benefits and peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a team of professionals on your side, reach out to us.