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What does a Wedding Planner and Designer Do?

Firstly, congratulations on your engagement! 

You may be experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions right now, ranging from excitement and joy, to stress, overwhelm and confusion. 

If you’re wondering what it is a wedding planner and wedding designer exactly do, and how could hiring one help you to achieve your wedding vision, you’ve come to the right place.

As luxury wedding planners and designers in the UK, we provide a Signature Service that combines the role of a wedding planner and designer in one holistic wedding planning package. 

Before we go into the benefits of hiring a wedding planner and designer, let us briefly explain what the roles of a wedding planner and wedding designer entail, and the difference between a wedding planner and designer.

A wedding planner is a professional focused on the logistics and management of a wedding.

They help you realise your wedding vision by preparing and keeping track of your budget, recommending talented, reliable suppliers that are the right fit for your event, negotiating supplier contracts, attending site visits and tastings, preparing detailed floor plans and timelines, and overseeing everything on your wedding day. They are usually the first person to arrive at your wedding, and the last person to leave. 

A wedding designer is focused on the look and feel of your wedding.

They are like an interior designer, but for your wedding day. Their role is to come up with a design concept for your event that is in line with your style and overall wedding vision, and then to source and stage all of the materials needed to achieve the look and vibe you are going for. A good wedding designer will not only help you make your event visually attractive, but also make it appealing to the other senses, such as smell, taste, touch, and sound. They will often work very closely with the wedding planner to ensure that all the design elements involved in your day are logistically feasible to include and work well with other details of your day (for example the type of food service you’ll be having or the activities you’re planning to include). They will also work with your creative suppliers such as your florist, stationer, cake designer, and lighting company to ensure their creations complement each other and are in line with the design concept of the event.

In some ways the roles of the wedding planner and designer overlap, however their focus is fundamentally different.

The wedding planner’s ultimate goal is to ensure your wedding day goes as smoothly and seamlessly as possible, while the wedding designer’s ultimate goal is to give your wedding that wow factor and create a unique atmosphere that will engage and captivate your guests. Both the wedding planner and designer does everything within the scope of their service to help you realise your dream wedding day.

The jobs of the wedding planner and designer complement each other and, in our opinion, give the absolute best results when combined together.

Our Signature Service focuses on both the planning and design aspects of your wedding, offering a holistic approach to the wedding planning process.


By hiring a wedding planner and designer as part of our Signature Service

YOU…

1. Get expert guidance on defining your shared wedding vision 

Although you may have plenty of ideas for your wedding, it’s possible you feel confused and overwhelmed when it comes to deciding on the final concept or style to go for.  Or perhaps you know exactly what you want, but you disagree on a lot of things with your future spouse. Within our Signature Service we start off the planning process with a virtual session with you and your partner that helps you find or narrow down your shared wedding vision. We go through a series of exercises and ask targeted questions that will allow you to gain clarity on what style of wedding will work best for you as a couple. 

2. Establish an event design concept that will elevate the look and feel of your wedding

As part of our Signature Service, we create a bespoke Design Concept Proposal that reflects your shared wedding vision. This design concept becomes the blueprint of your wedding, influencing all the big picture planning and styling decisions, and giving a cohesive, sophisticated look and feel to your event. As we have a deep understanding of your vision, we’re able to effectively communicate it to all your suppliers, ensuring perfect coordination of each element of your day. The result is a stunning wedding with an immersive atmosphere that tells a story of your love in an enchanting and engaging way.

3. Find suppliers that are the best fit for your unique requirements 

Here at Stories in Bloom we believe that your wedding should represent your personal style, and your unique love story. Every wedding is different and there is no one size fits all when it comes to wedding suppliers. When recommending suppliers for your event, we take into account your vision and everything you’ve shared with us about the specific requirements for your day, so that we can find the supplier that has the best skillset and aesthetic to achieve your goals. 

4. Avoid having to compromise on the quality of your event experience

By having someone by your side that has the expert knowledge and contacts within the wedding industry, you can avoid hiring unreliable suppliers that will not follow through on their promise to you or making classic mistakes that only a wedding planner would know to look out for. By having a professional by your side, you can make well-informed decisions regarding your day that will contribute to the greater comfort and improved experience of you and your guests.

5. Save hundreds of hours of your time 

It takes an average of 250+ hours to plan a wedding, and even more time to design the perfect event experience as well. By hiring a professional wedding planner and designer, you save hundreds of hours of your time that that would otherwise be spent on lengthy, tedious research and plenty of back-and-forth with suppliers that may turn out not to be the best match for their event. 

6. Have more quality time with your partner during your engagement period for bonding and focusing on creating a strong foundation for your marriage

Following on the benefits of saving time, there is an exceptionally good reason to use your time wisely during your engagement, and that is of course to nurture your incredible bond with your other half. The period of your engagement should be a joyful, romantic time, and unfortunately too many couples end up having major fights and friction during this period due to the stress of planning a wedding. A wedding planner takes all that pressure and stress off your shoulders by doing all the work while you focus on the fun, enjoyable parts of wedding planning. Rather than spend the time doing all the research on your own and having to worry about all the nitty-gritty details, you can dedicate that time to celebrating your engagement with your partner all the while keeping your sanity and positive outlook.

7. Save money and make smarter choices with regards to the allocation of your budget

Hiring a wedding planner and designer can help you make the most of your wedding budget. Thanks to us, you’ll avoid spending large chunks of your wedding budget on overpriced, unnecessary, or poorly executed items or services. We give you tips on what is worth splurging on and what is an area you might want to save on, based on your personal requirements and our overall experience of guest behaviour at weddings. For example, we can advise what type of décor will have a greater wow factor and impact within your venue space relative to the amount of money you are spending on it.

8. Fully relax and enjoy your wedding, knowing that someone is making sure everything is running smoothly and will take care of any last minute issues that come up before, during or after the event.

Wedding planners are expert problem-solvers. We’ll handle any issues that crop up on the day, often without you even realising there ever was an issue. It is truly worth to hire a planner for the day of wedding to have that peace of mind and be able to fully be present and take in your wedding day. It goes by all too quickly!

If you wish to find out more about our Signature Wedding Planning and Design service, click on the button below to read about our services, or contact us with any queries.

Services

Image Credits:

Planning & Design: Stories in Bloom

Photography: Jacob and Pauline

Cakes: Kate Alexandra 

Venue: 10-11 Carlton House Terrace

Why hire a Wedding Planner and Designer

What does a Wedding Planner and Designer Do?

Firstly, congratulations on your engagement! 

You may be experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions right now, ranging from excitement and joy, to stress, overwhelm and confusion. 

If you’re wondering what it is a wedding planner and wedding designer exactly do, and how could hiring one help you to achieve your wedding vision, you’ve come to the right place.

As luxury wedding planners and designers in the UK, we provide a Signature Service that combines the role of a wedding planner and designer in one holistic wedding planning package. 

Before we go into the benefits of hiring a wedding planner and designer, let us briefly explain what the roles of a wedding planner and wedding designer entail, and the difference between a wedding planner and designer.

A wedding planner is a professional focused on the logistics and management of a wedding.

They help you realise your wedding vision by preparing and keeping track of your budget, recommending talented, reliable suppliers that are the right fit for your event, negotiating supplier contracts, attending site visits and tastings, preparing detailed floor plans and timelines, and overseeing everything on your wedding day. They are usually the first person to arrive at your wedding, and the last person to leave. 

A wedding designer is focused on the look and feel of your wedding.

They are like an interior designer, but for your wedding day. Their role is to come up with a design concept for your event that is in line with your style and overall wedding vision, and then to source and stage all of the materials needed to achieve the look and vibe you are going for. A good wedding designer will not only help you make your event visually attractive, but also make it appealing to the other senses, such as smell, taste, touch, and sound. They will often work very closely with the wedding planner to ensure that all the design elements involved in your day are logistically feasible to include and work well with other details of your day (for example the type of food service you’ll be having or the activities you’re planning to include). They will also work with your creative suppliers such as your florist, stationer, cake designer, and lighting company to ensure their creations complement each other and are in line with the design concept of the event.

In some ways the roles of the wedding planner and designer overlap, however their focus is fundamentally different.

The wedding planner’s ultimate goal is to ensure your wedding day goes as smoothly and seamlessly as possible, while the wedding designer’s ultimate goal is to give your wedding that wow factor and create a unique atmosphere that will engage and captivate your guests. Both the wedding planner and designer does everything within the scope of their service to help you realise your dream wedding day.

The jobs of the wedding planner and designer complement each other and, in our opinion, give the absolute best results when combined together.

Our Signature Service focuses on both the planning and design aspects of your wedding, offering a holistic approach to the wedding planning process.


By hiring a wedding planner and designer as part of our Signature Service YOU…

1. Get expert guidance on defining your shared wedding vision 

Although you may have plenty of ideas for your wedding, it’s possible you feel confused and overwhelmed when it comes to deciding on the final concept or style to go for.  Or perhaps you know exactly what you want, but you disagree on a lot of things with your future spouse. Within our Signature Service we start off the planning process with a virtual session with you and your partner that helps you find or narrow down your shared wedding vision. We go through a series of exercises and ask targeted questions that will allow you to gain clarity on what style of wedding will work best for you as a couple. 

2. Establish an event design concept that will elevate the look and feel of your wedding

As part of our Signature Service, we create a bespoke Design Concept Proposal that reflects your shared wedding vision. This design concept becomes the blueprint of your wedding, influencing all the big picture planning and styling decisions, and giving a cohesive, sophisticated look and feel to your event. As we have a deep understanding of your vision, we’re able to effectively communicate it to all your suppliers, ensuring perfect coordination of each element of your day. The result is a stunning wedding with an immersive atmosphere that tells a story of your love in an enchanting and engaging way.

3. Find suppliers that are the best fit for your unique requirements 

Here at Stories in Bloom we believe that your wedding should represent your personal style, and your unique love story. Every wedding is different and there is no one size fits all when it comes to wedding suppliers. When recommending suppliers for your event, we take into account your vision and everything you’ve shared with us about the specific requirements for your day, so that we can find the supplier that has the best skillset and aesthetic to achieve your goals. 

4. Avoid having to compromise on the quality of your event experience

By having someone by your side that has the expert knowledge and contacts within the wedding industry, you can avoid hiring unreliable suppliers that will not follow through on their promise to you or making classic mistakes that only a wedding planner would know to look out for. By having a professional by your side, you can make well-informed decisions regarding your day that will contribute to the greater comfort and improved experience of you and your guests.

5. Save hundreds of hours of your time 

It takes an average of 250+ hours to plan a wedding, and even more time to design the perfect event experience as well. By hiring a professional wedding planner and designer, you save hundreds of hours of your time that that would otherwise be spent on lengthy, tedious research and plenty of back-and-forth with suppliers that may turn out not to be the best match for their event. 

6. Have more quality time with your partner during your engagement period for bonding and focusing on creating a strong foundation for your marriage

Following on the benefits of saving time, there is an exceptionally good reason to use your time wisely during your engagement, and that is of course to nurture your incredible bond with your other half. The period of your engagement should be a joyful, romantic time, and unfortunately too many couples end up having major fights and friction during this period due to the stress of planning a wedding. A wedding planner takes all that pressure and stress off your shoulders by doing all the work while you focus on the fun, enjoyable parts of wedding planning. Rather than spend the time doing all the research on your own and having to worry about all the nitty-gritty details, you can dedicate that time to celebrating your engagement with your partner all the while keeping your sanity and positive outlook.

7. Save money and make smarter choices with regards to the allocation of your budget

Hiring a wedding planner and designer can help you make the most of your wedding budget. Thanks to us, you’ll avoid spending large chunks of your wedding budget on overpriced, unnecessary, or poorly executed items or services. We give you tips on what is worth splurging on and what is an area you might want to save on, based on your personal requirements and our overall experience of guest behaviour at weddings. For example, we can advise what type of décor will have a greater wow factor and impact within your venue space relative to the amount of money you are spending on it.

8. Fully relax and enjoy your wedding, knowing that someone is making sure everything is running smoothly and will take care of any last minute issues that come up before, during or after the event.

Wedding planners are expert problem-solvers. We’ll handle any issues that crop up on the day, often without you even realising there ever was an issue. It is truly worth to hire a planner for the day of wedding to have that peace of mind and be able to fully be present and take in your wedding day. It goes by all too quickly!

If you wish to find out more about our Signature Wedding Planning and Design service, click on the button below to read about our services, or contact us with any queries.

Services

Image Credits:

Planning & Design: Stories in Bloom

Photography: Jacob and Pauline

Cakes: Kate Alexandra 

Venue: 10-11 Carlton House Terrace

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