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Wedding stylist or planner - who do I need?

What is the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding stylist?

Let us explain:

When it comes to planning your wedding, there are a lot of different professionals that can help bring your vision to life. A planner and a stylist are two different wedding professionals who play important roles in helping create your beautiful and memorable wedding.

A wedding planner is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all the logistics of the wedding day, from selecting vendors, creating a timeline, managing the budget, and handling any issues that may arise on the day of the wedding.

They work closely with you to ensure your vision for your wedding is realised, and they often have experience and expertise in handling various challenges that can arise during the planning process.

On the other hand, a wedding stylist focuses on the aesthetics and design of the wedding. They are a truly invaluable asset when it comes to creating a beautiful and memorable wedding.

They work with you to create a cohesive vision for your wedding, and they use their expertise in design and décor to bring that vision to life. This can include selecting the right colour palette, designing floral arrangements, selecting linens, and styling the overall look and feel of your wedding.

Still unsure as to why you need a wedding stylist as well as a planner?

By hiring a stylist, you can delegate the design and aesthetic elements of your wedding to a professional, which can free up your time to focus on other aspects of the planning process with your wedding planner.

As we’ve said the wedding stylist specialises in the design and aesthetics of your wedding. They work closely with you to create a cohesive and visually stunning experience for your guests. Your wedding stylist is the true expert when it comes to creating a beautiful and stylish wedding.

One of the main reasons why hiring a wedding stylist is so important is because they bring a level of expertise and experience to the table that is hard to match. While you and your partner may have a general idea of what you want your wedding to look like, a stylist can help you take that vision to the next level.

They have a deep understanding of design principles and know how to use colour, texture, perfume and other elements to create a truly beautiful and cohesive look.

Another reason why a wedding stylist is such a valuable professional to have on your team is that they can save you time, money and stress. They have access to wholesalers if budget is a concern for you and know shortcuts that will help you keep to your budget without compromising your overall styling plan.

Planning a wedding is a big undertaking, and there are a lot of different details that need to be taken care of!

Perhaps most importantly, a wedding stylist can help you create a wedding that is truly unique and personalised. While there are certainly trends and popular styles when it comes to wedding design, a good stylist will work with you to create a look and feel that is uniquely yours.

They will take into account your personal style, your likes and dislikes, and any other preferences you have to create a wedding that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Of course, there are other professionals who can also play important roles in your wedding planning process. A wedding planner, for example, can help you manage the logistics of the day and coordinate with vendors. However, it's important to recognize that the stylist's role is different and equally important. While a planner is focused on the practical aspects of the day, a stylist is focused on the emotional and aesthetic elements that make a wedding truly special.

All in all, hiring a wedding stylist is a decision that can pay off in a big way. By working with a professional who is experienced in design and aesthetics, you can create a wedding that is not only beautiful and stylish, but also uniquely yours.


>> if you're in the midst of planning your wedding,

>> if you’re not sure how to bring your wedding to life,

>> if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by all the details and decisions,

>> if you are concerned about how much it's all going to cost,

>> if you want local support and knowledge,

consider hiring us here at Elbee Events.

We are professional stylists who can bring your vision to life - even if you’ve already hired a wedding planner.

You won't regret it!

Hiring a wedding stylist is a game-changer. As a local Selwyn and Christchurch stylist based in Rolleston, we know just how to make your big day truly special.

We love to create bespoke pieces for wedding decorations, we can help you design and create unique pieces that will set your wedding apart. Whether you're going for a classic, boho, elegant, black-tie, rustic, or modern look, (to name but a few!) we have experience working with a wide range of styles and can help you bring your vision to life. We understand the importance of tailoring every detail to your specific needs and preferences. We will work with you to find the perfect options for your wedding.

And with our expertise, you can rest assured that everything will come together seamlessly on your big day.

No matter the size or style of your wedding, we can help you create a personalized and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

From the ceremony to the reception, we’ll make sure every detail is perfect so you can relax and enjoy your special day.

We would be honoured to work with you and make your wedding day one you and your guests never forget!

Come along to our Studio to see what we can offer you.

Book now, and we will give you a 90 minute no-obligations session for FREE.


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