A professional bridal consultant or wedding coordinator may act in as many or as few capacities as needed. A full-service bridal consultant helps set a realistic budget, coach you on proper etiquette and customs, or alert you to the latest trends in weddings. A full-service consultant brings ongoing relationships with vendors, helping to match your budget and style with the right service providers. A bridal consultant also acts as a sounding board for your ideas. A good consultant is willing to research new service providers, determine their qualifications and check references.