What is a Full-Service Wedding Planner?
And How Are They Different Than Other Types of Planners?
Your wedding celebration is going to be the biggest party you’ve ever thrown. You want it to be super-fun, beautifully executed, and unforgettable. You also want to enjoy every moment of your special day without having to worry about anything.
If you’ve stumbled on this page, you may be thinking of hiring a wedding planner. Seeking a pro to guide you through the planning process and take care of all the details on the wedding day. Looking for an expert who can save you precious time and money.
But there are several types of wedding planners out there. They all do different things and help brides in different ways. How do you know which type of wedding planner is the right fit for you? Well, if you are looking for a wedding planner that can help you with every aspect of the wedding while also providing a high level of service, then you are looking for a full-service wedding planner.
Read on to find out what a Full-Service Wedding Planner is, how they can help you, and how they are different than other types of planners.
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What is a Full-Service Wedding Planner?
A Full-Service Wedding Planner oversees every aspect of planning your wedding. They help you find the perfect venue, select your vendors, create a beautiful and unique design, and produce a fun and memorable experience for you and your guests. A Full-Service Wedding Planner also manages the wedding day, focusing on your wedding vision and executing it to perfection.
As a Full-Service Wedding Planner, A Daydream Wedding helps you plan your entire wedding, from start to finish. We help you create a fun and unforgettable experience for you and your guests. And on the wedding day, we take care of all the details. All you have to do is show up at your dream wedding and say “I Do”.
What Does a Full-Service Wedding Planner Do Exactly?
A Full-Service Wedding Planner assists you with every part of the wedding planning process, including:
Sourcing A Wedding Venue
A Full-Service wedding planner makes it easy to find the perfect wedding venue. They research and recommend venues that match your vision and style and accompany you on venue tours. In addition, they facilitate the process of booking your venue too. This service is part of our Premium Wedding Planning and Design Service and makes the whole process of finding a venue easy and painless.
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Selecting A Team of Wedding Vendors
A Full-Service Wedding Planner saves you time and energy when hiring vendors for your wedding. They have lots of connections in the wedding industry and know which vendors are trustworthy and match your vision and style. In addition, they contact the vendors to confirm pricing and availability and manage the booking process for each vendor. This service saves you hours in research and correspondence and is part of our Premium Wedding Planning & Design Service.
Creating and Managing a Budget
A Full-Service Wedding Planner takes away the headache of creating a budget and tracking your expenses. They help you develop a realistic wedding budget and watch out for hidden costs. They keep track of your wedding expenses as you go through the planning process. In addition, they remind you when it’s time to send a payment to a vendor or supplier. This service lets you stay on top of your wedding budget and expenses and is part of our Premium Wedding Planning & Design Service.
Creating a Wedding Design
A Full-Service Wedding Planner helps you create a wedding that stands out. They help you develop a fully constructed, customized design based on your style, tastes, and preferences. Then they assist you with selecting design vendors and sourcing décor items. And on the wedding day, they oversee the process of installing your design and ensure everything looks beautiful and cohesive. This service makes your wedding stand out from the clutter of all the other weddings and is our favorite part of the Premium Wedding Planning & Design Service.
An Elevated Experience for Your Guests
A Full-Service Wedding Planner helps you take good care of your wedding guests. As your wedding day approaches, they help you with negotiating and establishing room blocks so your guests can enjoy excellent rates and quality amenities. When your out-of-town guests arrive for the wedding, they help you welcome them with a personal touch by delivering welcome bags to their hotel room. And on the wedding day, they check on your guests and make sure they are happy, comfortable, and having a great time. This service gives your guests a more personalized and special experience at your wedding and is included in our Premium Wedding Planning & Design Service.
A Better Wedding Day Experience for You
A Full-Service wedding planner helps you accomplish a perfectly planned and beautifully executed wedding day. They are experts at planning weddings and ensure there are no loose ends or forgotten details that could potentially become a problem on the wedding day. They keep every one of your vendors focused on your vision and ensure your wedding day is executed to perfection. They manage all the details of your wedding day, so all you have to worry about is showing up, getting married, and having the time of your life. Through our Premium Wedding Planning and Design Service, A Daydream Wedding gives you the wedding celebration of a lifetime.
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Beyond the Wedding Day
If you are planning a multi-day celebration, such as a Wedding Retreat or Wedding Weekend, a Full-Service Wedding Planner can take the planning and execution of your entire celebration off your plate. They can help you plan every part of your celebration, not just the wedding day. This includes welcome events, rehearsal dinners, wedding after-parties, post-wedding brunches, and more. At A Daydream Wedding, we specialize in multi-day celebrations and offer this service as an upgrade to our Premium Wedding Planning and Design Service.
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How Is a Full-Service Wedding Planner Different Than a Partial Wedding Planner?
A Partial Wedding planner helps you with planning a portion of your wedding, whereas a Full-Service Wedding Planner helps you with planning the entire wedding. Many Partial Wedding Planners help you with specific tasks, like selecting a caterer or creating a wedding design. Or they provide you with a certain number of hours of assistance. A Full-Service Wedding Planner will help you with every wedding planning task regardless of the number of hours it takes.
How is a Full-Service Wedding Planner Different Than a Wedding Coordinator?
A Wedding Coordinator assists you in the final weeks or days leading up to your wedding. They step in at the end of the wedding planning process, helping you to bring everything together and ensure your wedding day is set up for success. However, because they are stepping in just before the wedding day, they don’t have a lot of insight into how you came up with your plan or the vision behind your design. This means they will only be able to provide surface-level support in executing your plan, design, and timeline on your wedding day. In contrast, a Full-Service Wedding Planner is with you from the beginning of the wedding planning process. They fully understand your plan and vision and how every element relates to the others. Which allows them to provide you with a much deeper level of service on the wedding day.
How is a Full-Service Wedding Planner Different Than a Venue Coordinator?
If your venue provides in-house catering, your venue rental package may include a coordinator. And while they may offer great suggestions for planning your wedding, they do little to help you with planning. Their job mostly takes place on the wedding day. The Venue Coordinator ensures the venue is clean, oversees the setup of tables and chairs, and manages the service of the catering team. They are helpful, but as employees of the venue, they are there to make sure the venue’s contractual obligations are carried out as agreed and to look out for the venue’s best interests. In contrast, a Full-Service Wedding Planner works for you, helping you with every aspect of your planning the wedding, and looking out for your best interests. Their job on the wedding day is to ensure all vendors, including the venue coordinator, provide their contracted services and execute your wedding vision to perfection.
Now that you are familiar with what a Full-Service Wedding Planner is, how they can help you, and how they are different than other types of planners, you are able to decide if you need the services of a Full-Service Planner. If it sounds like a Full-Service Wedding Planner is exactly what you need, let’s chat! We’d love to hear about your wedding plans and vision and work with you to create the wedding celebration of a lifetime.
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