To hire a wedding planner or not to hire a wedding planner is a question that every engaged couple faces before their big day. Some couples who opt out of bringing in the extra pair of hands are worried about the price tag or simply feel that they can manage the celebration on their own or with the wedding coordinator of a venue — more on that in a minute. Between the creative solutions, the budget control and the experienced coordination, hiring a wedding planner will help make the absolute best of your wedding in the three ways you will need it most. Many wedding planners belong to bridal associations and have built-in connections across major cities. They know just where to go to find the rare decor you’re attached to and can negotiate contracts before you sign them. They’re also able to view your event with objectivity and experience so they can prevent any risky decisions in the making.