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How to Plan a Wedding with a Busy Career

You're already so short on time!

The standard 40 hours a week can make it tough to find time, especially when you factor commutes into the mix. For those who work 60 or even 80 hours a week, it can seem downright impossible.

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Photo: Kristina Lee Photography

Some couples jump into wedding planning as soon as they get engaged, while others take a few weeks – or even months – to relish their new relationship status. No matter which route you and your beloved decide to take, eventually it will be time to tackle the task at hand and start planning your nuptials. That’s a difficult task for anyone, but even more so if you have a particularly demanding career. The standard 40 hours a week can make it tough to find time, especially when you factor commutes into the mix. For those who work 60 or even 80 hours a week, it can seem downright impossible. And yes, it has to get done! Read below to find out tips on balancing a high-pressure job with wedding planning. 

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Photo by Black & Hue Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties

- Delegate. Don’t assume that the groom won’t help at all. Make it clear that you want and need assistance. Parents may be able to take on certain tasks as well.

- Use your lunch break. Whether it’s a quick meeting with a nearby vendor or an important phone call, your mid-day meal can double as a wedding planning hour. 

- Fill your commute. If you take public transportation, you can spend your ride researching vendors or even scroll through Pinterest on your phone. If you drive, program numbers into your phone so you can make hands-free calls to prospective vendors or even have tele-meetings with professionals you’ve already hired. 

- Have virtual meetings. Even if you’re getting married in the city you live in, finding the time to go to meet with vendors can be tough. It’s even harder if you’re traveling for the big day! Whenever you can, use video conferencing apps such as Skype or Zoom in order to go over designs with your florist or other vendors. Obviously it’s best to see your venue in person, but you can even have a virtual tour if necessary. 

- Hire a planner. Obviously, what would help the most is working with an expert wedding consultant. They can handle a lot of the scheduling and organization, but usually you’ll still be involved in some meetings, in which case use the tips above to help. However, with the right full-service planner you can have a fairly hands-off approach, especially if you don’t have strong opinions on the look of your special day. 

For more advice, find out how to choose your wedding date and get expert planning tips from the pros

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