How to Balance Wedding Planning With Your Full-Time Job
Congratulations on your engagement!
Your newly engaged self is ready to start wedding planning which is a really exciting time in your life!
You’ll want to make plans to try on dresses and tour venues and taste cakes, but wait – you still have a full-time job.
So does your fiancé.
How are you going to manage your work responsibilities while planning the biggest day of your life?
Here are a few of our tips that we suggest to stay organized while balancing wedding planning with your full-time job.
Keep it separate
It’s a slippery slope between browsing Pinterest during your lunch break and calling in sick to make those DIY centerpieces that seemed easier online. Don’t lose track of what needs to get done at work! Chances are, you’ll need your job, even after you’re married!
Consider creating a wedding email account to collect all of your important wedding details in one place. With shared access, you and your fiancé can keep tabs on everything together – plus, you won’t be overwhelmed searching for wedding emails in your personal or work emails. Get creative and pick an email address that you both love!
Whether you use to-do lists in the office or not, you’ll definitely want to use them when planning your wedding outside of work. Keep a list of everything that needs to be done and prioritize them based on level of importance. When it comes time for your lunch break, you’ll have an easy time running through the list and picking out small tasks that you can work on in your spare time. You’ll see your to-do list get shorter before you know it!
We are organization fanatics over here and you should be too!
AllSeated makes it easy to organize your wedding planning all in one place. Build your guest list and floorplan, manage seating arrangements and create your timelines all within your account which is updated in real-time! Keep track of RSVP’s, meal types and generate reports too. You can even collaborate with your vendors and entourage so you are all on the same page.
Don’t hesitate to delegate
When all else fails, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. If you still feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day and you don’t want to lose your job over your wedding, look for a wedding planner who can help guide your wedding decisions and coordinate your vendors.
Wedding planning certainly involves lots of moving pieces, but there’s no need to let it overwhelm you – especially if you have a full-time job.
Kim Sayatovic is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Belladeux Event Design, a full service wedding and event design firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana.