ANYONE can plan a wedding…but should they? The job of planning an Event is just that…a job, and not one for the faint of heart either. But event planners LOVE what they do. They LIVE for the thrill of the chaos, the dozens of moving parts, the puzzle before them to solve. The big payoff at the end, is the happy couple, relaxed guests and the memories that are shared and treasured.  Event planners have a lot of resources and can actually save you money.

The question is: Should you hire a wedding planner or try to hoe the road yourself?

Here are my top 10 signs that you should hire a wedding planner:

10: You already have a full time job and don’t want another one.

9: You refer to anything but an ACTUAL venue as a venue.

8: Your budget and your dreams don’t appear to be in line.

7: Everyone in your circle is under the impression that it’s their wedding too.

6: Your Pinterest wedding board has 100+ pins.

5: You are a habitual procrastinator–you know who you are.

4: You assume your friends brother will DJ and your aunts grandma’s niece will photograph but you’ve never actually talked to them about it.

3: Your wedding date is set and it is in less than 6 months.

2: You take more than 10 minutes to choose from a menu when eating out at a restaurant and then change your mind as you’re ordering.

1: You want to enjoy the process not just the party.

If you relate to any of the above, you might want to hire a wedding planner…but don’t just hire anyone. Ask around for referrals, have coffee with at least two (interview them for the job–it is a job!). Verify what they will provide, and what is included in their fee, how they charge. Be sure you “click” with the event planner, yet respect their experience. Not only should they know their stuff but they should be able to see your vision, feel it, and be confident in executing it. It is after all your special day and you deserve to enjoy it.