WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EVENT PLANNER AND AN EVENT DESIGNER?
Event planners and coordinators:
Think left-brained, organizational masterminds. They live to put things in order, create schedules, make checklists. Among other things, they’ll review contracts, run your rehearsal, manage problematic guests, keep track of RSVPs, remind you of payments etc etc.
Think right-brained, creative geniuses. They live to transform spaces, create custom, and often challenge the tried and true. They have a keen eye for color, style, and texture and use this ability to source unique elements for wildly memorable events.
Unsurprisingly, at Veritas Event Design, we design. Understand, however, that too often (even in our own field!) event professionals use these terms interchangeably. To make it more confusing, many companies have developed hybrid models. See next question.
AREN'T THERE COMPANIES THAT OFFER BOTH PLANNING AND DESIGN SERVICES?
Yes, in fact most companies offer both services. It's important to consider, however, that many will excel in planning over design When you think about it, this makes sense. It takes a very different person to conceptualize an original creative thought than it does to organize logistics. We believe a hybrid approach would inevitably distract us from crafting truly one of a kind events.
So if you crave something really special for your event, you go to a designer. Veritas Event Design specializes in the unique and profoundly beautiful. It is our business to know everything we can about color, proportion, fashion, trends, flowers, etc. And because we've honed these skills, we're always at the forefront of new and exciting design elements.
DO YOU WORK WITH EVENT PLANNERS?
Absolutely-we love planners! Think of Veritas as the “right brain" for your event. We have the knowledge and creative capacities to create something unforgettable. Think of an event planner/coordinator as your “left brained” professional. They’ll make sure all the other details leading up to your day run smoothly. Both are important!
SHOULD I HIRE AN EVENT PLANNER?
This question cannot be answered universally. It depends first of all on you. Do you feel comfortable and want to handle the logistic end of your event? Maybe you love to organize! This secondly depends on the scope of your event. Once you've commissioned us to make sure your event looks fabulous, your to-do list will be significantly smaller and potentially completely manageable on your own.
SHOULD EVERYONE HIRE AN EVENT DESIGNER?
We won’t sell you so hard on this one. As a design company, we're not in the business of cooke-cutter events. We're here for those who care to savor and share the exciting and beautiful for their most intimate affairs. You may be artistically inclined and need someone you can trust to enact the vision. Or maybe you don’t have a clue where to start and aren’t even sure you want responsibility for any aesthetic details! We’re happy to come alongside both scenarios and help create something you can be proud of.
WHAT'S YOUR DESIGN STYLE?
Unexpected. You can see from our gallery, that we are not stuck in one trend, color pallette, or style. Because we are a design company, we are well versed in aesthetics and are eager to tackle any vision. We create custom, hunt for the unheard of, use unexpected colors, reimagine expectations, learn new mediums-all with a goal to surprise and delight.