Wedding Planners vs. Designers

When newly engaged brides contact us realizing they need to hire a professional, but are unsure as to the differences between a wedding planner and wedding designer, it reminds us of the gray area between these categories, particularly for a bride who has never planned a wedding before or for anyone not in the wedding industry.

At SBS, we adhere to the idea that planners and designers have separate roles, each requiring their own skill set and level of expertise. As planners, we partner with event and floral designers, sourcing and offering suggestions for the best florals, rentals, linens, etc., while the designers provide all the décor to creatively transform the event space. Working together, our common thread is to bring a couple’s vision to life on their wedding day.

Think of planners and coordinators as the directors and producers on the wedding day, being the link between design and execution. Event designers focus their attention on décor and creating the beautiful visual effects of the wedding, while planners manage the logistics, day-of timeline and all that takes place behind-the-scenes to ensure the wedding day flows effortlessly.

Unlike event designers, planners provide a service that is intangible and therefore, hard to visualize. Event designers provide the tangibles, such as the ceremony décor and floral centerpieces.  You cannot have one without the other; they go hand in hand. We believe in being expert wedding planners and collaborating with the best event designers who are specialists at what they do. Collectively, we provide immeasurable value and work together to craft the wedding of your dreams.

Happy planning!

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