Planner or Stylist?

1383432_560084190727918_1581997590_nThere is a common misconception in the wedding world that a planner and a stylist are the same thing. But believe me, they are very different roles.

Over the years I have come across a number of businesses who offer both event planning and styling services. If they are offering two different people for these jobs, fantastic! But be careful if you think you have found one person to do both jobs.


A planner stays in contact with every person involved in your event. They help you budget, manage your timetable, ensure that every vendor/supplier has everything they need and are in place on time.

On the day, they must be free to move around and constantly check on every aspect of the day, from the catering to the cars. They are the first to arrive and the last to leave.


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A stylist will focus on making your venues look amazing. This takes vision, artistic talents, organisation and some heavy lifting.

Styling a room doesn’t happen overnight. It can take weeks to find the right design for you, source the equipment, build the pieces (and duplicate 20 centrepieces), transport it to your event and spend hours setting it up and then coming back after midnight to pull it all down again.


Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely talented people in the industry that could be good at both jobs, but doing them both at the same time is counter productive, and you may find that they are focused on the job that they are most passionate about and may not take as much care with the other as you expect.


At Celebrations With TLC, we are planners and coordinators. We are extremely organised, have contacts in every area of the industry and are constantly researching and improving our business relationships. We have forms and checklists out the wazoo relevant to every type of event you can imagine.

Of course, for the best event, your planner and stylist must be able to work closely together and share the same vision.  To this end, we have chosen to work with the best and most versatile event stylist in Brisbane, White Lace and Promises, and are proud to be associated with such amazing talent.

Check them out at or visit us at My Bridal Centre, 149 Granard Road, Rocklea.



Happy Planning!


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