Your venue has a wedding coordinator so you might be asking yourself do you really need to hire a wedding planner.
The answer lies really in what your expectations are in regards to expect your wedding coordinator/ wedding planner to you. Once you know the answer to this you will have a better idea of whether you will need to hire a wedding planner.
Are you wanting detailed help in planning your wedding, by this I mean would you like them to help you with:
Budget planning, helping you to determine your overall budget, portion it out to the different elements of your wedding etc.
Guest management, an example of this could be a long the lines of collecting RSVPs, collating them with any menu choices and any dietary requirements. etc.
Tracking payments and any overdue payments. Managing invoices from suppliers, reading through all invoices to make sure there are no mistakes etc.
Searching, booking and meeting with suppliers who are your ideal suppliers (i.e. they are within your budget, they are able to supply the style of service you are looking for).
Helping you as you require with any design and styling guidance.
Pulling together the relevant details of your wedding.
Creating a wedding day timeline, liaising with suppliers to identify when they will arrive, when they will leave, what time they will set up, what time the band/DJ will start playing, what time speeches will happen, what time you will do your first dance together, what time you will cut your cake. These details are important to take note of and to pull together to make sure the day runs smoothly.
If the above is what you are looking for or at least a great deal of the above, then you need to ask your wedding venue if their wedding coordinator will do all that. Have a list of relevant questions as to all the things you want to clarify with what you expect from your wedding coordinator/ planner. Once you know whether they will or won't fulfil your expectations you will know whether you should consider hiring a wedding planner to help you plan your wedding and to help you fulfil all your expectations.
Consider if hiring a wedding planner is truly something you needed want. Will hiring a wedding planner will make your wedding planning journey a great deal easier? If the answer to that question is yes, then I would consider hiring a wedding planner.