I've decided to write about this because as an interior designer I am often called an interior decorator so I just want to distinguish the difference between the two.
I borrowed the description from Wikipedia...
Although the terms interior decorating and interior design are sometimes used interchangeably, each discipline exhibits a distinct difference in its scope. Interior decorating is generally focused on the selection and presentation of interior items within a space, such as furniture, accessories, finishes and room layout. Interior design, on the other hand, involves manipulating the architectural integrity of the interior space.
Many couples think that they don't necessarily need an independent coordinator because they already have one provided by the venue. There is a difference between an independent coordinator and a venue coordinator. Venue coordinators are only responsible to take care of the details pertaining to the venue, while an independent coordinator will be taking care of all the details from the first time you meet til the day you leave for your honeymoon. You are able to call your independent coordinator if there is an emergency in the middle of the night and they will most likely be there for you, while a venue coordinator won't necessarily be there because it is outside their office hours.
I hope you will find this information helpful to you while you are planning your wedding. Thanks for visiting Vanda Events!