You take into considerations why you need a wedding planner. Most of the time, I guess around 90% of couples plan their own wedding. There are many things to do, but surely there are friends around you who have already did it and most would have survived. With or without wedding planners, the wedding still remains a memorable one. You will need the wedding planners if: 1. You have tight work schedules. Maybe both of you are traveling, work overtime, work on weekends etc. Or you need the wedding to be done in a short time frame, eg. less than 1 month. 2. You have a fantasy, elaborate wedding. Sometimes if you are willing to splurge on a castle-fairy-out-of-this-world theme, then yes a planner can make your dream come true. But not to say that all planners can meet your expectations still. It has to have some reality-check, usually budget constraints. 3. You are looking for fuss-free, no homework, no research wedding. Planner takes care of vendors from gown rental, to wedding venue, decorations, photographers, bridesmaid, timeline, programmes, emcee, entertainment etc. Or you do is just feedback and planner takes care of the rest. In Singapore, the average costs of engaging a wedding planner is around S$3000 to S$5000. Whilst a wedding planner may also save you some costs due to their using their own contacts, usually they are not planning on going down the budget-friendly route. To go about planning own wedding, talk to a married friend, and invite him/her to be a bestman/bridesmaid at the same time! Just listen to people sharing their experiences.