What does a wedding planner do, exactly? And what about a wedding stylist or wedding designer?
Wedding planners are professionals who organize weddings: on behalf of the couple, they take care of all aspects and tasks, both practical and bureaucratic, and plan out the wedding day. They serve as organizational advisors, select and manage vendors and check all contracts and offers.
They draft a detailed estimate of costs for the couple, to let them get an overview of the whole event; they set up a payment schedule for them, so they don’t have to keep track of all matters personally; they serve as personal assistants.
They are organized and methodical; they know how to mediate in an emergency; they are empathic and reassuring. On the wedding day, they ensure that everything and everyone is on schedule, coordinate the work of all vendors, check the quality of each element and are always available to the couple for anything they may need.
Often, wedding planners are also wedding stylists.
Wedding stylists, or wedding designers, are the ones who translate into images (fabrics, textures, colours, scents and matching) what the couple desire, what they wish to convey on their wedding day. This is not just about choosing decorations: it’s about drafting a creative project that gives harmony and sense to the event. From the style of the mise en place –choosing fabrics, candles, chairs– down to the picture on wedding cards and thank you tags.
If you’ve found your location and your vendors, drafted a list of guests, chosen a photographer and even a drone pilot, but you still need help to come up with a clear idea about the aesthetic aspects of the event, don’t panic: a wedding stylist is what you need.
Brides often come to us and utter the fateful sentence: “There are too many things I like and now I don’t know what to choose”. This is what we love to call a “mixed grill”! Our job is to help you scrap, trim down and sort the lot.
From the myriad of elements you selected, a fresh, elegant new project will emerge, one that can perfectly capture your personality! In some cases, you just have no ideas. Don’t worry: during our first interview, we’ll write down some details that can look irrelevant to you, but that will prove immensely useful to us and will be part of the mood of your event. You’ll be surprised to see how some of your qualities can be turned into beautiful elements.
We’ll ask you to play with us on Pinterest, we’ll create a dedicated folder that we’ll share with you and that will help us draft a project. We’ll then send you a detailed estimate of costs for your approval.