Before you can decide if you need a coordinator or a planner you should know the difference!
A wedding coordinator is logistically focused, but on a shorter timeline than a planner. They usually begin helping you prepare a month before the wedding and function as the point person on the wedding day. They will confirm vendor contracts and create a day of timeline, as well as make sure things like payments and guest counts are in order, but won't be involved in the earlier planning phases or keeping track of your budget.
Planners take the guesswork out of the process, making planning a wedding as seamless and smooth as possible, A planner will keep track of your budget and handle the logistics. The planning process starts from nine months to a year before the wedding. They are there by your side the whole process. They also take care of everything a coordinator will do on the wedding day.