* Alternate Post Title: Planning Your Wedding at Work and Getting Away With It *
You know it’s true! It is inevitable. Whether you mean to or not, bits and pieces (and for some, all) of your wedding will get planned during your working hours. It’s true, worse things can happen. But, what if there were a way you could get a few wedding things done here and there while on the clock? Here are a few ideas to help you with just that.
1. Plan on your breaks. Whether that means hopping over to the baker for a cake tasting on your lunch break or making follow up calls during your twenty minute afternoon break. It’s your break, do what you want! *Note: If you plan right, a trip to the caterer for a tasting can double as your lunch!
2. Limit your planning time. If you check your email in the morning when you get to work and then get sidetracked sending and answering wedding-related emails, an hour or two will be gone before you know it! If you must do the planning right then and there, limit yourself to five or ten minutes, then get back to the real world and your bill-paying job.
3. Take a personal day to plan and get things finished. I’m NOT suggesting that you do this every week! You’d be surprised how much you can accomplish in a single day if you are productive. Look at it this way: you can spend one day getting ten to-do things crossed off your list, or, one hour every morning at work for the next month trying to plan, picking up where you left off the day before. See where I’m going with this…?
4. Don’t talk weddings at work. Even if you aren’t planning during work hours, people will think you are. Not to mention, you’ll drive the majority of the men nuts, anger a few women, and make the rest of the ladies jealous. So unless you work in the wedding and event planning industry, zip it while you’re on the clock!
5. Take the last few days leading up to your wedding off from work. You’ll still have a list a mile long of things to finish, and you can’t hardly focus on anything that doesn’t have to do with your wedding. Do your boss, your coworkers, and yourself a favor and give yourself a break! If you aren’t going to be productive at work, you might as well be productive doing wedding stuff!
All in all, use your judgment. If you know you shouldn’t be planning while you’re working, don’t! Try keeping a framed collage of your wedding colors, a picture of your dress, and a few other things that give you wedding inspiration and glance at it when you have the urge to plan…take a few seconds to dream, and then back to work!