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How to Fit Wedding Planning Into Your Busy Schedule

March 9th, 2016 by Jeannine

 
How to Fit Wedding Planning Into Your Busy Schedule

At this day and age, we can’t help but juggle multiple things: a full-time job, family, friends, chores, hobbies, fitness… how does one even have time to sleep? Add wedding planning to that and it could be a recipe for disaster… but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some of my tips to stay sane.

  • Delegate – Split up the duties between you and your fiancĂ©(e) or if you’ve got some bridesmaids very eager to help, why not let them? The less you have to do, the more forgiving on your time.
  • Take advantage of your time on transit – When I lived in the suburbs, I used my 1 hour bus ride to blog. I couldn’t believe how much I got done in that hour. You can too, if you’ve got a smart phone, you can do your wedding research or answer emails while commuting to work.
  • Use your lunch break – If you eat at your desk anyway, this is another hour of your time that you can use to your heart’s content.
  • Take a day off just for planning – If you have extra vacation days, take a day off to just focus on wedding planning. You can meet as many vendors as you need to on one day and you’d be surprised as to how much you can accomplish if this was your only mission. To add icing to the cake, take off a Monday or Friday and make it a long weekend!
  • Make an appointment with your fiancĂ©(e) – If you are both busy, set a time and place to just discuss the wedding. It doesn’t have to take all night. A 30 or 60 minute window will be helpful.
  • Take a step back from DIY – DIY means committing more time to arts and crafts. If you really want the DIY look, you can always purchase handmade items from sites like Etsy or previously used items from Craigslist or the upcoming Original Bridal Swap. Basically, have someone else make it :P
  • Give lots of time for wedding planning – I know you just got engaged and are really eager to walk down the aisle but let’s think realistically… Unless you know what you’re doing or exactly what you want, a wedding in 3 months is not a good idea. Give yourself at least a year to plan to prevent the added stress of rushing around.

If all else fails… hire a wedding planner. Most planners offer partial planning so if you only need help with a few things, you don’t have to pay the full price. Just something to think about if it’s really tough for you to find the time.

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  • March 13th, 2016 at 11:08 pm
    Amanda Reid says:

    Unless you want to have a really close wedding with a handful of guests I’d say that you have to take some help from your families in organizing the wedding.

     

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