There are always a lot of subcategories of event professionals since many professionals are aware that they have a particular strength that more closely matches a specific niche market, which only complicates planning. Event decorators and planners are one such field. Even though they seem similar, both professionals are incredibly different, and today we’ll examine the parallels, distinctions, and reasons you should consider employing both. Let’s get going!
A LITTLE BACKGROUND:
Organizers of events adore logistics. If you’re looking for a creative lighting team, the greatest band in the region or a photographer who can capture your day with an editorially astute eye, the majority of planners have a comprehensive list of providers they can recommend on the spot. No matter how long the service agreement is for, your wedding day planner will be there. Your event planner will put together a schedule, serve as a liaison between you and your vendors, and ensure everything runs well (or at least not that you notice it!). We just can’t emphasize enough how important planning is!
Event decorators or event stylists thrive on design and décor, as their names indicate. Some people like this line of work simply because it is so imaginative. Others go into the event design business because they are also florists, set designers, or interior designers, and their skill sets are very transferrable to the event design business. There are many things that these experts have in common, but the two most crucial ones are: Event designers are often not planners, but they do have the extremely special ability to entirely change a room.
There are several experts that work as designers and event planners. You’ll see on their website that they make it very obvious that they do both. You have the benefit of working with a single expert who has a good sense of style and design, a list of recommended vendors, and the knowledge to know everything about your wedding day, from your colour scheme to your family dynamics. The finest of both worlds may be found in event planners and decorators!
- Designers and planners will go above and beyond to ensure that you adore every aspect of your wedding day.
- Decorators and planners devote their time to crafting a wedding full of special elements that express your own narrative and make it uniquely yours.
- Both have a wide range of suppliers they may rely on to put together a fantastic team for you at a moment’s notice.
- Each will be present all day, most likely at your ceremony and reception locations.
- Both decorators and planners have a lot of creativity.
- These experts are concentrated on the planning of your wedding day.
- Event planners are knowledgeable about every minute element of your wedding, including timeframes and family dynamics. They might not, however, have created the visual show.
- Your planner will organize your rehearsal the night before and will be there from the start of vendor setup until the last vendor dismantles at the conclusion of your reception on the day of your wedding.
- You may choose to use your planner for a variety of lengths of time (think: of the entire engagement or just the month leading up to your wedding day).
- The goal of event decorators is to make your wedding visually spectacular.
- Only you, your fiancé, and your immediate family members—those who could have had an impact on your design choices—will likely be known to your designer.
- In order to make your idea come to life, these professionals will individually source the best linens, flowers, and details (such as escort cards, table numbers, signs, cake toppers, etc.) for your wedding. Occasionally, this necessitates doing the details by hand. Designers develop a unified identity for your soiree that incorporates everything from your wedding colours to your theme.
- The main goal of your event decorators is to change your venue. The majority of designers will go once set up is finished and will come back at the end of the night to collect their materials, while many stylists will develop contracts that allow them to work with your photographer to style your event elements for pictures later in the day. Your designer is not a party coordinator.
- The chance to collaborate with your designer in the month before your wedding is probably not going to be an option because she is developing a personal brand for your wedding day. It shouldn’t, either! Expect to collaborate with your designer for at least six months to a year.