(Closed) Travelling for Work and Newly Engaged

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Darling Husband travels every week for work (and did while we were engaged too – although we were long distance for most of that time).

Our method of staying in contact is to talk on the phone daily. Sometimes its 5 minutes, sometimes is an hour and half (and everything in between) – but we make a point to talk. If cell service sucks, maybe there is a land line up there you’ll have access to.

As far as planning, we planned our entire wedding long distance in 10 months with plenty of extra time to spare. I really don’t think it will be too bad to plan while you travel. Most of the planning for our IN wedding occured while I lived in CA and Darling Husband lived in GA. We finished planning while we lived in TX.

The biggest thing that will be helpful there is to have someone you trust you can have assist you when you are on the road. My mom and sister visited venues and vendors for me that I’d researched online and gave me that in person feedback that I couldn’t get myself. Then I made decisions based on their opinions and feedback.

Good luck and congrats!

Post # 4
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My husband travels quite a bit for work. He also doesn’t have access to a phone and works long hours. On those days, we usually just text since we don’t really have the time for hour long phone calls like we used to do when we were dating. It’s tough but you can do it!

As for the planning, just try to get some things done by email. I had to plan my wedding on Sundays since I didn’t really have time because I was working 12 hour shifts myself and worked every day except Sunday.

Post # 5
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I travel on a fairly regular basis for work, but never more than a week (so far). We do lots and lots of texting and usually talk on the phone at least twice a day, if even for only five minutes in the morning and at night to make sure we are both alive and well. My best advice is to use whatever resources you have to stay in touch, and heck, even write old fashioned letters to each other if that’s the only way you can. They’d be cute to look back on  years from now.

Post # 7
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I travel for business, but never “off the grid” like you might be.  We usually talk briefly each morning and maybe once every few days in the evening for a longer period.

He’ll be in Belgium next month for a few weeks and I don’t expect him to call at all.  We’ll check in via Twitter or Facebook during that time.

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