How to Know if You Need a Wedding Planner

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How to Know if You Need a Wedding Planner

Wedding planning isn’t everyone’s forte, but how do you determine when to hire an expert? From a lack of time, to limited funds, or even an all around lack of interest in the process, peoples reasons are varied. Here are just a few reasons that you might need to consider hiring a professional wedding planner.


You Don’t Have the Time

One of the most common reasons that people choose to hire a wedding planner is due to having limited time. People have full time jobs, kids to run here and there, hobbies they like to maintain, and so on. If you are in a similar predicament and do not feel that you will have the time to dedicate to this lengthy process, a wedding planner will be able to take some of the work and subsequent stress off of your plate.


Your Vision is Unclear

Not everyone has dreamed of their wedding day, much less concocted a vision that they can follow. For some people, a little or a lot of guidance may be necessary. A wedding planner is an expert in their field and will be able to guide you through the wedding planning process plus help you fill in any blanks. They not only do some of the research and leg work for you but can be a resource for ideas and inspiration.


You Aren’t Interested in Wedding Planning

Albeit a strange concept, planning a wedding isn’t an exciting ordeal for everyone. People may be disinterested for a variety of reasons, including a lack of creativity or the idea that it is too much work. In this scenario the choice to hire a wedding planner is an easy one. Depending on the degree of services they offer, they can take care of next to everything for you. All you have to do is show up and enjoy the day!


You Have a Strict Budget

Many couples have a set budget, and it is typically recommended that you do. A strict budget is something you can’t always work around but a wedding planner can. Not in the sense that they can stretch your budget, but that they can work it to the fullest extent. With their experience and resources, a wedding planner can help you obtain the best deals or help you find a way to compromise.


It’s Just Too Much

Simply put, wedding planning is stressful. That is a fact that no one can argue, even if you enjoy the process to an extent. Oftentimes stress can cause a negative impact on your relationship or your overall mental health. The reality is that some people are not equipped to handle this stress and may feel that it puts a damper on the wedding day itself. By giving some of the responsibility over a wedding planner you can alleviate or prevent these feelings.


You Don’t Have Any Other Help

Not everyone lives in the same state as where they will host their wedding, or has family and friends on standby to help with planning. A wedding planner is a great option in either scenario. If necessary, you can hire a wedding planner at the location you plan to host your wedding so you won’t have to make trips there or book everything blindly. If you do not have family or friends to help you, a wedding planner can also function as a sounding board.


At Pine Lake Ranch we do not offer an on-site wedding planner, however we are always glad to work alongside a hired planner to see your dream day through. To see a list of the services we do offer, as well as our customizable packages, visit our venue pricing page. Please feel free to share this list with your wedding planner as we may offer add-ons you are looking for, and contact us should you have any questions!