A hired wedding planner can just step in and take care of so many "moving parts" that needs to be taken care of in a wedding so that your marriage event can go smoothly and flawlessly. If you hire a professional marriage planner, you and your partner could focus on other big decisions and other preparations like honeymoon and your living arrangements after the marriage.
Normally, wedding planners meet the couple in order to hear about their tastes and their choices. In a lot of ways, the wedding planner aims to get "big picture" of what is most significant to the couple for their wedding event. With that in mind, the wedding planner would be able to use his/her resources and connections to start coming up with various picks for each area that requires arrangement.
Wedding planners have the task of collecting information on everything, be it invitations, the venue choices for wedding ceremony sites, transportation arrangement, food and drink options, wedding cakes, the wedding gown to be worn by the bride and a number of other small things like gown accessories, rehearsal parties, wedding photographers and videographers, decorations for the church and banquet hall, involving flowers and wedding candles. They can sort out all the options for you based on your overall needs and preferences.
One of the major advantages that you would be able to enjoy if you hire a wedding planner is simply that you have someone who knows exactly what you need and the order in which all the celebrations should be scheduled. Since majority of the couples are not specialists at planning weddings, all these preparations can be really overwhelming both in terms of details that need to be taken care of and also in terms of preparations for any unforeseen events in the wedding.
Since a wedding planner is well experienced and has organized a number of wedding events in the past, they know all the details that need to be taken care of and can always expect problems and thus help the couple avoid snags well in advance. By only having skilled guidance throughout the entire planning process can be of huge help and thus can lessen the stress of the occasion for you.
Among a number of advantages, one more benefit of hiring a wedding planner is that they are able to provide a fresh, "third-party" neutral view on various decisions that you need to make. In many cases of disagreement in between the couple, the wedding planner can provide you with objective inputs and help settle the dispute amicably.