Wedding planning and coordination involves multi-tasking to such an extent that other careers are often a possibility. The details involved in wedddings include food, decor and music that can lead to catering, decor design and music development and production.
Caterers develop, coordinate and present both pre-determined and client-selected menus for events such as weddings and parties. With knowledge of food and beverage, a caterer often creates the menu, presents the food and staff an event with servers, server assistants, bartenders and culinary employees.
Decorating the event with flowers, greenery and sometimes linen, florists aid the couple in flower selection for their wedding day. Florists provide bridal party bouquets and boutonnieres, ceremony location floral and reception arrangements that complement the theme of the day in color and accessories.
Decor and Event Design
Event design differs from wedding planning and event planning in that event design helps select an overall feel for an event. They are responsible for invites, site selections, menu coordination and the look of food presentation, site décor including florals, linens, and lighting, music and more.
Non-wedding party planners specialize in all celebrations other than weddings. They organize birthday parties, anniversaries, galas and fundraisers, sporting events and exhibitions and receptions and openings.
Corporate Events Corporate event planners often take on a marketing role in product launches, brand campaigns and sales-oriented events such as board retreats, sales meetings and retreats.