There was a time when a bride and her mother did most of the wedding planning. It’s a different world today. If any of the following are true for you, consider working with a consultant.
You are very busy with career and/or school.
Your mother is very busy with family, career and/or school.
Your wedding will be held in another city.
Yours is a remarriage or second marriage.
The wedding will be held at home or outdoors.
It will be a large wedding.
Festivities will extend over several days.