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What is the difference between an on-site venue coordinator and a wedding planner?
This question is asked frequently when speaking with brides and grooms at Historic Kent Manor Inn.  Having an on-site coordinator at your venue is a great asset to assist the bride as well as the wedding planner to your wedding day as pleasurable and smooth.  On-site coordinators have intimate knowledge of the wedding venue, understands what works best at the venue, ideas of how to make the ceremony and banquet spaces work best and ideas to assist you in your planning. On-site coordinators normally hold a junior role as compared to the wedding planner. They are available to answer questions, provide professional vendor list, assist with room layouts, ensure that venue rules and guidelines are being followed.  Most importantly, this coordinator provides you with your hands-on, day-of coordination to help guide the bride, groom and wedding party through their special event.
By comparison, a wedding planner will be there to assist you from beginning to end with one-on-one help with planning every last detail of your wedding.  This often includes the colors, table-top, florals as they help customize your dream wedding.  Make sure you ask your prospective wedding venue exactly what your on-site coordinator will be providing.  You can then decide if these coordinator services will be satisfactory or if you prefer to hire a wedding planner. Interviewing several wedding planners is without cost and will also help you decide.
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