Have You Thought About Hiring an Event Designer? Why You Should
words by // Eve Green
photo by // Adore Wedding Photography
When hiring a team of professionals who will make your wedding vision into a reality, you may be wondering where to turn for help with the aesthetic aspects of your event. Many brides hire a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator, but have you also considered hiring an event designer? It’s not uncommon for people to get confused about the difference between a wedding planner, a day-of-wedding coordinator, and an event designer. Let’s break it down for you: a wedding planner generally offers full-service planning that may include (but is not limited to) budget planning, handling logistics, vendor referrals, and serving as a liaison with wedding vendors. A day-of-wedding coordinator typically begins her work about 30 - 60 days prior to the wedding. Her role is essentially to coordinate everything having to do with the actual wedding day. An event designer is a stylist who will create a visual design concept for your wedding that can span everything from invitations and florals to table linens and decor.
While you have a general idea of what your style is and how you want your day to look, it can quickly become overwhelming when trying to tie all the little details together. If you have a magical fairytale wedding in mind, or prefer the clean lines and bold colors of modern design, event designers are an especially useful resource if you have great ideas but aren’t sure how to bring them to life. Beyond gorgeous creative design, perhaps the best benefits of hiring an event planner are the relief from stress and the freeing up of your time in the busy months, days, and weeks before your big day.
Some event designers focus purely on the aesthetic aspects of your wedding and not the logistics, while some others offer full-service planning in addition to their design services. Event Prep, for example, is a local full-service event planning and design boutique based in northwest Ohio. Event Prep will handle all of the tedious details of your wedding from venue scouting to sourcing custom décor. Based on your ideas, they will design and create the aesthetic elements of your wedding down to the last detail, from custom inspiration boards and creative seating card displays, to floral design and venue decor.
There are many reasons to hire an event designer for your wedding. They are up to the minute on the newest trends, yet make each event one-of-a-kind. If your venue is a blank canvas that doesn’t come equipped with decor, an event designer is the ideal professional to help you transform the space. Or, if there are undesirable permanent elements in a space, these designers are masters at finding a solution. Providing each area with the right pieces and details takes a lot of creative planning and execution, but in the end, the results are stunning. You want your wedding to be truly unique, and you may have an eye for design, but it’s a lot easier to create a beautiful Pinterest board than it is to actually put it all together in a gorgeous and functional way. Share your vision with an event designer who has the experience, resources, and creativity to make your wedding a true reflection of your style.