What's a Planner? What's a Stylist?

Q: What is the difference between Styling and Planning for a wedding or event?

This is a very good question and an important one of course! At Honey Lane, we offer our Styling Services as a stand-alone offering, or you are able to also choose to add on Planning or Partial Planning.


To put it simply, Styling encapsulates all of the objects brought together for the wedding that has visual appeal. Sometimes they service a practical purpose, and other times they are just there to look pretty!

When a Stylist is engaged for a wedding or event, they are there to set up and pack down the ceremony and reception, and then they leave for the festivities.

Here is a list and although it may not be entirely exhaustive, we have tried to be as thorough as possible. Of course, not all elements night be relevant for your particular wedding:

* Marquee

* Flowers

* Favours

* Lighting

* Candles

*Drink Station Styling

* Flooring

* Linen

* Furniture

* Cutlery

* Glasswear

* Wishing Well

* On the day signage

* Crockery

* Guest Book

* On the day stationary (menus, placecards)

* Table Numbers


Planning extends to the planning of all aspects of your wedding day and is a much larger piece of work involving the up-keep of a budget, and a full run sheet.

At a full service Wedding Events Company like Honey Lane couples will also have a dedicated wedding planner with them for the duration of their wedding to oversee all suppliers and vendors and be the main point of contact on the day. This can be invaluable if you want to enjoy your day and let go of having to think of all the next steps, or run around looking for suppliers, items and venue staff.

A wedding planner can attend as many or as little vendor meetings as a couple would like such as dress fittings, menu tastings and band viewings. And on the business side a good planner will have a number of suppliers they can offer for each item, giving choice and value. They should bring their top 3 recommendations for the couple to chose from.

Here is a list of those elements which should be coordinated under a planning service (which are not included in Styling):

* Venue