Everyone knows that planning a wedding is a big job and can lead to much stress for all involved. Hiring a wedding planner can help take some of this load off and allow you to have more time to enjoy the wedding rather than stress over it.
A good wedding planner will know the suppliers and providers in the area you are going to have your wedding, this knowledge and these relationships can get things organised quicker and more efficiently than starting out from scratch and trying to get up to speed.
When you get engaged is a good time to consider getting the planning process started as the more time available to plan the easier it makes the job. Bringing a wedding planner on board at this stage can help ensure you stay on track for important key planning dates.
Sometimes it is just easier to bring a third party in who is not emotionally involved the process to get things done. Because they are not a friend or family member you can be more straight forward about what you are after without worrying about hurting a family members feeling if they have different ideas about how things should be run.