The Great Wedding Planning Divide: Full, Partial, or Wedding Management?

When it comes to orchestrating the beautiful tapestry of your wedding day, there is a decision as important as choosing the perfect ring or selecting between velvet or voile. It’s the choice between full planning, partial planning, or wedding management, and each option brings its own brilliance. Let’s explore these three contenders together so you can confidently determine which service deserves a rose in your wedding planning reality show.

Full Planning: Your Fairy Godmother in a Clipboard

Consider full wedding planning the royal treatment, where your planner waves their magic wand, and Cinderella gets her ball, without having to sing to the birds. Ideal for the busy bees, the out-of-towners, or those who’d rather not spend weekends debating the merits of ecru over eggshell.

Why Say Yes to Full Planning?

  • Expertise at Every Turn: A full planner has connections you didn’t know you needed. They’re like that friend who knows a guy who knows a guy, but instead of sketchy, it’s spectacular.
  • Budgeting Like a Boss: Turning financial frenemies into friends is what planners do best. They’ll squeeze every ounce of value out of your dime without turning it into a circus (unless that’s your theme—please send pictures).
  • The Stress Siphon: Wedding stress? Not on their watch. Full planners handle the hiccups so smoothly, you’ll wonder if they have a degree in Zen Buddhism.

“But what about flexibility?” you might wonder, as you clutch your dream binder close. Fear not! A good full planner collaborates, they don’t dictate. They’re like a dance partner who leads when you’re uncertain but follows when you hit your stride.

Partial Planning: The Collaborative Choreographer

You’re the type that has the vision but could use a co-director. You’ve chosen the venue and dated a few vendors, but now you seek a sage to help bring it all into a harmonious routine or bring the aesthetic vision to life.

When Does Partial Planning Shine?

  • Freedom with a Safety Net: You call the shots, but when it’s time for the really complicated dance moves (ahem, your band’s rider obligations), your planner is there to catch you.
  • Targeted Assistance: Need someone to handle a florist fiasco while you tackle the tasting menu? Partial planning is like choosing your own adventure, with a guide on speed dial. Handle the details you want, and pass off the rest.
  • Clarity Amidst Chaos: As your wedding day checklist grows thornier than Sleeping Beauty’s castle, a partial planner trims it down to size, letting you waltz in whilst everyone else hacks away at the brambles.

Partial planning is as much a partnership as peanut butter and jelly—a bit of sweet, a touch of savory, and altogether delightful.

Wedding Management: The Last Mile Leader

Formerly known as ‘month-of coordination’, wedding management swoops in like a superhero a few months before the big day, armed with a planner cape and an arsenal of organizational gadgets.

Embracing the Month-Of Mojo:

  • The Handoff: You’ve made the plays, now let someone else run the field. Your wedding coordinator orchestrates your carefully laid plans with the precision of a Swiss watch.
  • Day-Of Dynamo: Who will ensure the limo arrives on cue, and the candlelit centerpieces don’t set ablaze Aunt Edna’s elaborate hat? Your coordinator is the sentinel of serenity amidst potential chaos.
  • Cost-Effective Composure: At a fraction of full planning prices, wedding management is the budget-savvy couple’s secret weapon.

Wedding management is for couples who’ve enjoyed the planning promenade but want to boogie down on the big day, not fret over a spreadsheet.

So there you go, lovebirds-in-planning! Choosing the right planning assistance isn’t just about surviving the path to “I do”; it’s about savoring it. And a last nugget of wisdom: whatever choice you make, the only wrong choice is choosing no assistance at all. In the wake of a professional, you’ll leave your friends and family setting out your decor and cleaning it back up after the party, when they would much rather be spending that time with you!

Wedding Trends

Industry Insights

Planning Tips and Tricks

Behind the Scenes
Real Weddings

Explore By:

Get To Know Me

I design elevated, ultra-personal celebrations for couples who want every detail to be perfect—without ever having to micromanage a thing.


Meet Carmen

Take the Quiz

I firmly believe that knowledge is power. Answer a few questions about the wedding you want, and I’ll explain what you’ll realistically need to budget per guest (and break down where that money’s likely to go).

in the DMV area cost?

What Will Your Ideal Wedding

take the quiz!

Inquire Now

Let's Get Started.

Ready to learn more?


copyright evermore occasions 2023