Some people consider this a luxury and think it’s a good place to save money. However, I would counter that argument by saying two things. First, time is money. Planning weddings takes lots of time, energy, and can be quite stressful because you are dealing with a process with which most people are unfamiliar. Second, don’t reinvent the wheel. Planners and coordinators do this for a living. They are well experienced in dealing with the challenging logistics of a wedding day, they do an excellent job assisting you with finding the right vendors, and they allow you to sit back and enjoy the ride when the wedding day finally arrives.
Unless you are experienced with producing events, a wedding can be a daunting and stressful project to undertake. It consumes your time and energy, and there are people out there whose jobs are specifically to take that stress off your shoulders.