By employing a wedding planner, not only a lot of time is saved but also a good amount of money. That is because a wedding planner knows how to handle things within the original budget and complete the work well ahead of the scheduled time. On average, a wedding planner earns $77,000 annually. Relying mainly on their experience in the field, wedding planners either charge a flat fee or a percentage of the total cost of the event. Their salaries mainly depend on the size of the wedding and the clients. The duties of a wedding planner is to coordinate all of the matters involved in a wedding such as arranging a photographer, flowers and musicians. They may also give their opinion on the choice of menu besides helping to decide the venue for the event.