(Closed) Having trouble balancing work and wedding stuff

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I found it ridiculous from the beginning.  I would call up photographers/venues/djs and they’d be like, “great, let’s set up a meeting, does Tuesday at 10am work for you?”

Ummm Hello, I have a full time job, that I unfortunately have to go to despite my state of newly engaged bliss.

They should totally give you one time bonus of a extra couple weeks holidays the year you get married.

Post # 4
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

It is difficult – I’ve been wondering lately how ANYONE ever planned a wedding without the internet! I’m never home in time to make the shops so I’ve resorted to online shopping (which has been fantastic!), but I have no idea how anyone managed to plan a wedding before the internet – let alone Etsy! 😉

Post # 5
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524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Try how two people who work 80 hour weeks pull off a heavily DIY wedding.  He’s a surgery resident and I’m a law student with two summer jobs, law review, and on campus interviewing to do up until the Wednesday before the wedding.

Post # 6
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes its really really hard.  I work about 10 hours a day and pretty much I do as much as I can on the weekends.   I feel like I have no time to clean, do laundry and care for my pets,but I make it happen somehow.  Futrue husband to be is helpful…..and this really really helps me.  He is very flexible and will pitch in.

I hope you have a good support system. If you dont, gently work him into that role. Remember its the two of you getting married, not just you.

Good luck and hang in there.

Post # 7
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71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hear ya!! I frequently tell people I have two full time jobs…I work my 40 hour a week job for which I get paid, then I come home and work my second job planning and orchestrating this wedding. It’ll be worth it in the long run, though. Right?

Hang in there Smile

Post # 8
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1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes it is hard balancing work and wedding! Thankfully I have a 9/80, every other Friday off!

Post # 9
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687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

AGREED.  I think my focus at work has diminished significantly since our engagement.  I definatelly am guilty of spending work time on Weddingbee (oops!) and our wedding is still 9+ months away!!!!

Post # 10
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

You need to be honest with vendors and let them know which times will work with you BEFORE booking.  If they are not open to your schedule then, wonder what they will be like as the day draws near?  They don’t care why you can’t meet during their normal work day, just tell them when dates work for meetings.  Keep your appointment book with you all the time and schedule in people where it fits.  With a little bit of organization you should be fine!

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