An event planner is a logistical strategist and organizational mastermind. The event planner is charged with setting the timeline and budget for the event as a whole, forging partnerships with the vendors who will service the event, managing this team, assisting the client with organizational tasks to keep the planning flowing smoothly throughout the process and then streamlining the activities that take place on the wedding or event day.
An event designer is the artist, idea-maker and aesthetic visionary behind the event. The event designer will work with the client on everything from creating a floor plan to selecting a color palette, choosing linens, furniture and other rentals, imagining the floral designs and even developing branding for the event.
Some venues may provide some basic items like chairs and linens and others may not have those items available. Also, some of the items they may provide may not align with what you may want to incorporate in your event.