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Planning a wedding whilst working full time

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04 Sep 2015
Planning a wedding is the most exciting time in your life, but it is also the most stressful. Sometimes it can feel like you have a second job. It doesn't matter how long you have been preparing for this, balancing the pressures of work whilst organising a venue, guest list, flowers, catering can cause the most organised person to cave under the pressure.

It is evitable that you will make some of your wedding decisions during the working day, or be tempted to respond to wedding-related emails as the vast majority of us tend to take lunch at our desks. It is not a surprise to hear that during this time, performance at work can be affected as your mind is elsewhere.

Having experienced these pressures myself recently, I was conscious not to let my personal life affect me staying focused during the working day. I have put together a list of 'top tips' which will help brides-to-be stay committed to both their jobs and their weddings.

1.  Be organised

Organisation is key when trying to juggle work and wedding commitments. Your brain will be filled with a number of tasks to complete and deadlines to meet, and it can be easy to miss important details. I recommend that you write detailed lists for tasks which need to be completed at work and for the wedding. This is very important and I believe it to be a 'must do' during this time of your life, and it will allow you to focus on the tasks in hand. Writing lists will help you to plan your time wisely, and prevent you from stressing out at work over wedding details, allowing you to focus on the tasks at hand during office hours. Time is precious, so use it wisely.

2. Time is precious

Allow sufficient time to plan a wedding. Make sure you start the planning process earlier on. This will stop you from fretting two months before the wedding. The last thing you want to do is for your performance at work to be affected by the never ending list of wedding details that need to be done and the lack of time you have to do them in. Use your lunch hour wisely. 30mins is more than enough time to allow yourself to switch to wedding mode, but remember you are still in the office so don't take advantage. You do not want to lose the respect from your employers over planning a wedding.

3. Don't burn out

Organisation and time management is key at this time of your life. However, it is important to not burn yourself out! Planning a wedding is like taking a second job and it can take its toll. Make sure you take a break from all the wedding chit chat or work stress and do something relaxing. This will not only help you to remember why you said yes in the first place but to also  helps to regroup. Allowing for this break will help you to be more productive at work. Remember to keep a balance in your life that provides you with happiness both personally and professionally.
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