Differences between a Wedding Planner and an Event & Wedding Stylist or Designer?

Wedding planner
A wedding planner will source, book and manage all of the traditional wedding  elements and manage the overall budget and planning from day one. They are there on the day to make sure everything runs on schedule. They might not be the creative minds on the contract but they ensure the practical elements are in place so that the stylist can take over creatively and manage the décor.

  • Catering
  • Photographer
  • Priest
  • Venue
  • Wedding stylist
  • Wedding designer
  • Make-Up artist
  • Hair stylist
  • Transport
  • Stationary
  • Rental cars
  • Lighting and AV
  • Services

Book a  consultation with a Premium Stylist to inspire and guide you in the correct direction. The stylist will run through details that you might not have thought about. You are still in charge of your budget we just help guide you through every step.

An Event & Wedding Stylist or designer
Only at Muse Concepts do we go one step  further than most wedding stylist or wedding designer. We work with all the creative  elements and contributers that are involved  within a wedding  or event.

  • Supplier source
  • Bridal party stylist
  • Wedding and party games
  • Wine sourcing
  • Proposal setup
  • Engagement parties
  • Bachelor and bachelorette parties
  • Florist
  • Cake
  • Décor and Décor Hire
  • Draping
  • Wedding dress designers (if required)
  • Make-Up artist
  • Hair stylist
  • Draping and lighting
  • Music and dance floors
  • Venue locations and location scouting
  • Photographer

The list goes on of what we provide and specially cater to only what your requirements are.


  What is a event / wedding planner?

An event planner (also known as a meeting and/or convention planner) is someone who coordinates all aspects of professional meetings and events. They often choose meeting locations, arrange transportation, and coordinate other details.

An event planner is, quite simply, someone who organizes an event. When we think of an “event” we may think of something spectacular, such as the World Cup, Music Festivals, or any of the other major events we hear about or see on television. Of course event planners are needed for all these events. However, event planners also work on thousands of smaller events. Any time people gather together for a purpose, whether it is for a wedding, a conference, a festival, a formal dinner, or the grand opening of a new store, someone is needed to oversee all the details to ensure the event happens and that it is a success.


  What is a décor and event stylist?

Event stylists are normally perfectionists, we thrive on turning the vision of your event into reality, by budgeting, adding and creating the perfect detail.

We set the scene according to our client’s vision and needs with perfect planning in all the colour pallets and décor of the event.


  What is a wedding stylist?

Some brides have planned all the details of their wedding down to the last petal and snack years before their wedding day, they know what they want, they have dreamt and envisioned every aspect and can handle all tasks at hand.

Some brides appreciate a little help, and we are here to assist with all your creative needs on styling your wedding. Whether you need basic styling assistance, a stylist from the petals to the day after the wedding or just need a stylist for the on day assistance, we are here to assist.


  What is the difference between a planner and a stylist?

Think of it as a frame and a picture. The Stylist plans what type of frame suits the picture best, what colour and textures would work best in the frame, chooses the type and colours of paint, paints the picture and fills the space with a beautiful perfect picture. The planner cover many of the basics from what framer to what picture to where to place the picture.

Many people assume planners are the same as a stylist, but there is a big difference in the two roles.
Event planners are known for making arrangements, organizing cover from budgeting, sourcing suppliers and vendors, scouting venues, planning menus the list goes on.

Stylist focus on the creative picture in the frame, we create the perfect backdrop to your special day, mainly focusing on the style, overall design, layout and concept of the day.

We design the event space in a story and mood board from everything in and around the tables, flowers, draping, lights, colour, location etc.


  What will the stylist/ planner do at my event?

The stylist will ask you to put a mood and storyboard of inspirational things you like to see at your wedding or event. This mood/story board may include inspirations from your favourite colours, furniture, holiday, fashion, art or trends.

The stylist will work with you to decide on what sort of atmosphere you wish to create and then the stylist will combine your inspirational board with their eye for design, expertise and perfectionism, creativity and eye for current trend to create your final image and personal style.

The Stylists meet with you to go over all things aesthetics related such as theme, colour story, interests, vision, and vibe.  We achieve the look by designing/crafting/using elements such as:

  • Hand made props
  • Backdrops
  • Wedding arch
  • Lighting
  • Flowers
  • Paper goods
  • Rentals (chairs, linens, napkins, etc)
  • Dessert table and cake tables
  • Candy buffe
  • Photo booth props
  • Games


Wedding & Event Decor Hiring services in Durbanville, Cape Town and Western Cape