Do we need a planner if my venue has a coordinator?
Short answer, yes. Here’s why: The Venue Coordinator is there to facilitate all details related to the venue. They work with the couple and their planner to advise on and maintain the venue-specific details (in-house catering menus, floor plan and layout options, in-house AV set ups, load-ins etc). They are the experts on their venue, and are invaluable during the planning process. However, they do not take care of the overall event and décor design, detailed planning, budget management, and any other vendor management. Your planner’s focus is you and will work closely with you from day one.