A very experienced Wedding Planner, the lovely Caroline Gould posted this on her blog, a while ago now, but, it’s still very relevant now, and never a truer word was said….. There are many couples who have found this out the hard way, so please take a few moments to read it and hopefully you will save yourselves a lot of upset, heartache and disappointment on your special day.

If you would like to hear more or want a little advice on choosing between a Venue Wedding Co-ordinator or an independent Wedding Planner, then don’t hesitate in contacting Wendy at The Chic Wedding Company who would love to help you out. xx…/venue-co-ordi…/ from March 21 2014

Venue Co-ordinators are NOT Wedding Planners!

Regular readers will know that before setting up my wedding planning business I worked as a Wedding Co-ordinator at a venue. So the opinions in this post come from my experience in both roles.

Don’t get me wrong, I think venue co-ordinators do a fantastic job, they know everything there is to know about their venue and can recommend the suppliers they regularly work with. What they don’t do is provide a personal, bespoke service that is specifically tailored to you.


My heart sinks when a couple tell me they don’t need a wedding planner because they have one at the venue. What these couples don’t realise is that although there will be someone from the venue co-ordinating their day – they are most definitely NOT a wedding planner. It may not even be the person they have spent so long talking through the plans with. When I worked at a venue, my role was Monday to Friday 9am-5pm which meant I was very rarely there on the wedding day. An important question you should ask your venue co-ordinator is if they will be there on your day. If they won’t be there, ask to meet the person who will be! A wedding planner will be with you throughout the entire day from the moment you put on your dress, usually until your first dance but often later. A wedding planner will liaise with all of the suppliers involved in the wedding meaning you can relax and enjoy the day. If anything does come up, you only need to speak to your wedding planner and they will deal with it for you.

Simply put, a venue co-ordinator works for the venue, a wedding planner works for YOU!

Caroline Gould – 21 March 2014 Blog



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