A wedding planner is a professional working with clients to design, plan, and manage their weddings. Weddings are important events in people's lives, so couples are often willing to spend significant money to ensure their weddings are well-organized. Wedding planners are frequently used by teams who work long hours and have little spare time to source and manage wedding venues and suppliers. Professional wedding planners can be found worldwide, but the industry is most concentrated in the United States, India, Western Europe, and China. Those interested in pursuing a career in wedding planning can enroll in various courses. Wedding planners typically charge a percentage of the total wedding cost or a flat fee.