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The difference between a planner & coordinator + 6 reasons you NEED to hire one!

Hi - if we haven't met yet, NBL is a Dallas Texas Wedding Planner. We specialize in both wedding planning and wedding coordination. We are biased of course, but we think every one should hire a wedding planner. At the very least, a wedding coordinator.

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and planning it can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. This is where a wedding planner can come in to save the day.

This gorgeous romantic wedding at The French Farmhouse Venue just outside of Dallas, Texas was all planned by the lovely bride and groom. Through their planning process, I worked with Shelby on a few things, but ultimately pulled together all of their hard work and coordinated the month of the wedding. Thus allowing them to relax as much as possible those last few weeks - and of course, on the day of.

Here are some reasons why hiring a wedding planner is a smart choice for your big day.

A wedding planner is responsible for guiding the couple through the entire planning process, from choosing a venue and vendors to creating a timeline and handling all the details of the wedding day. They work closely with the couple to understand their vision, preferences, and budget, and then execute their plan to make their wedding dreams a reality.

On the other hand, a wedding coordinator, also known as a day-of coordinator or event coordinator, focuses on executing the couple's plan on the wedding day itself. They ensure that everything runs smoothly, from the ceremony to the reception, and handle any unexpected issues that may arise. They are often hired by couples who have already planned their wedding but want someone to oversee the day-of logistics and ensure that everything goes according to plan.

In short, a wedding planner is involved (in most cases) the entire wedding planning process, while a wedding coordinator can be brought on a year in advance, or months in advance - but a bulk of their work starts weeks before the wedding.

Here are 6 reasons why hiring a wedding planner is a smart choice for your big day.

1. Save Time and Reduce Stress

Wedding planning can be a time-consuming and stressful process. A wedding planner can help you save time by taking care of all the details, from finding vendors to scheduling appointments, so that you can focus on enjoying your engagement and preparing for your marriage. They can also help reduce your stress levels by handling any issues that arise and ensuring everything runs smoothly on your big day.

2. Professional Expertise

A wedding planner has the expertise and experience needed to create the wedding of your dreams. They know the ins and outs of the industry and can provide valuable advice on everything from choosing the right vendors to creating a timeline for your day. With a wedding planner on your side, you can rest assured that everything will be taken care of professionally and efficiently.

3. Stay Within Budget

Wedding planning can quickly become expensive, and it's easy to overspend without even realizing it. A wedding planner can help you stay within your budget by providing cost-saving tips and negotiating with vendors on your behalf. They can also help prioritize your expenses so that you can allocate your resources where they matter most.

4. Creative Ideas and Inspiration

A wedding planner can help bring your vision to life by providing creative ideas and inspiration. They can help you choose a theme or color scheme, and suggest unique and personalized details that will make your wedding stand out. With a wedding planner's creative expertise, your wedding will be a reflection of your personal style and taste.

5. Coordination and Management

On the day of your wedding, a wedding planner will be responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of the day. From setting up the ceremony and reception spaces to ensuring that vendors arrive on time and everything runs smoothly, a wedding planner will be there to ensure that your day is stress-free and seamless.

6. Peace of Mind

One of the most significant benefits of hiring a wedding planner is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that everything is taken care of. You can relax and enjoy your engagement, knowing that your wedding day is in the hands of a professional who has your best interests at heart.

In conclusion, hiring a wedding planner is a smart choice for any couple planning their big day. From saving time and reducing stress, to providing professional expertise and creative ideas, a wedding planner can help make your wedding a beautiful and memorable event. So, sit back, relax, and let your wedding planner handle all the details so that you can enjoy the celebration of your love with your family and friends.

If you aren't sure what would benefit you and your unique love story best, shoot us an email at and we would love to help find what suites you! We look forward to speaking with you soon!

XOXO, Jacilyn

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