Planning your wedding without a planner, in theory, seems fun and cost efficient – especially if you are on a tight budget. But don’t be fooled! Planning a wedding is hard work – some might even compare it to a second full time job. If you choose to take on this task all by your lonesome, here are a few signs that it might be time to hire some help.

Wedding Planning is Affecting Your Mental Health

Are you waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat over yet another nightmare that your wedding was a disaster? Have you gotten sick at all during the planning process and can’t seem to get back to 100%? Are you finding yourself exhausted, or otherwise burnt out? Are you feeling guilty for not having more of your wedding planned? If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these questions, it might be time to consider hiring a wedding planner. Your wedding planner will be able to take a lot off your plate as far as nailing down details and research and all you have to do is have the final say. Your wedding should be exciting, not causing you stress to the point of illness.

You Want to do A Lot of DIY

While the point of a DIY wedding is to save money, if you have too many moving parts on the day you may find that the stress isn’t worth the savings. If you have multiple vendors coming in that are not associated with your venue, we suggest at the very least, hiring a day-of coordinator to help make sure all the pieces come together properly. This way you don’t have to worry if the cake arrived or if the caterer is set up on your wedding day, you can just sit back and relax.

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Your Venue Doesn’t Have One

Many venues have a day-of coordinator to help make sure things run smoothly. However, depending on the size or location of the venue, they may not. It is always a good idea to hire a day-of coordinator to make sure that you don’t have anything to worry about on the day of your wedding.

You Are Disorganized or a Non-Planner

Self-awareness is key here – if the idea of planning a party is not your idea of a good time, don’t assume that you will suddenly change your mind when it’s your wedding. This is equally true for anyone who is disorganized… getting married isn’t going to change that! So, before you end up with a venue but nothing else, consider hiring a wedding planner to help make sure you are booking things on time and to otherwise keep your wedding on track.

You Have No Time to Commit

Let’s face it, you aren’t getting paid to plan your wedding even though planning a wedding can very easily become a full-time job! If your job is extremely time consuming or you would rather spend your free time doing other things than wedding planning, hire a planner! They will take all the time consuming and tedious parts of wedding planning off your plate and leave you with the fun part – dress shopping!

BONUS: Simply Put, You Want To

Don’t feel like you need to justify hiring a wedding planner to anyone. If you can fit it in your budget and you relish the idea of having a stress-free wedding, then hire away! Regardless of your reasons for hiring one, a wedding planner can take your wedding from being a great day, to a day you’ll never forget! Happy planning!