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The Difference Between a Planner and a Director

By: Summersett, Marc - April 7th 2015

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve had the privilege of working with several great wedding planners. They are so vital to a successful wedding. Another vendor that is very important is the Director. The what?

The Director compliments a planners duties in that if you think in terms of a movie, you have the producer. Which is the planner or the couple (if no planner is hired). Then you have the Director. They take the script (or dreams/goals) and bring them to life.

As seen in the above picture, the Grand Entrance is directed by the same person (usually) as the DJ/MC. I’ve had some great, fun and unique entrances that showcase the bridal party and couple’s style and personality. 

A great Director will dive into the “why” of everything. He/She will also interview the couple, parents and bridal party giving toasts to help and to understand the “Why”. Then they will convey that message in a way that the guests will understand. Therefore the guests will feel a part of the special day rather than just attending a party. This always results in a close relationship with the couple as show above.

Whereas, Planners and Directors can do similar things, they are different. I don't help a bride choose her dress or colors. A Planner shouldn't choose the entertainment style or music. A successful wedding has both that work great as a team. Yes there is a difference between Planners and directors. But the goal is the same. To give you a fantastic wedding you've always dreamed about. So if a Planner tells you, you do not need a Director (just a DJ) for your wedding as they direct, you can tell them all about CE Entertainment Directional DJ/MC services. 

Marc Summersett is the owner of CE Entertainment and is an accomplished speaker/toastmaster. He is a leader in the wedding industry as director of Tucson Wedding Network and Connection. He's earned numorous awards for his service and is always willing to help. contact him at marc@CEentertainment.com or call 520-572-6262

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