Are you still trying to decide if you need a wedding planner? Having a wedding specialist guide you throughout the entire wedding planning process is the most cost-effective strategy out there, here are only few reasons why: Your wedding planner has inside connections and experience in the industry that lets her avoid common and costly mistakes. Your wedding consultant will make sure that you hire professional vendors that are reliable and trusted in the industry, which will prevent you from hiring vendors that may not show up on the day of your wedding. Your wedding planner reviews vendor contracts with you and makes sure that everything necessary is included so you don’t incur any additional charges. On the day of your wedding, the wedding consultant becomes your wedding coordinator and supervises hired vendors so they perform up to their contracts. She will also manage the wedding day timeline so everything goes with the schedule to prevent overtime charges from the venue or the vendors.