Post # 1
Are there any other bees out there who work 40-hour work weeks while trying to plan their wedding?
It’s so stressful for me! I got to work everyday, come home about 5:30, and spend all evening doing wedding things – on one hand it’s nice having a goal, something to keep me busy. But on another, I have time for nothing else! And what the heck will I do after I’m married!??! good grief. all of a sudden my evenings and weekends will be completely free…
Who else works full time? How do you manage your schedule?
Post # 3
I work full time plus a part time job! But luckly I can spend more time wedding planning at my full-time job then doing work!
Post # 4
I work an average of 60 hours a week. Good thing I have over a year until our wedding!
Post # 5
i work 45 hours a week, i teach sunday school, and i’m starting law school in less than a month!!! AHHHHHHH
i JUST wrote a post on this and TOTALLY understand how you feel… but think of it this way, even though it’s overwhelming at times, it will get done, and all of it will be over before you know it!
it sounds like you’re doing a good job in alotting a lot of time toward the big day… so don’t fret… you’ll have that evening time back in no time!
Post # 6
I’m working closer to 60 hours too…I actually haven’t found wedding planning to be stressful.
Post # 7
I work 40 hours a week and plan my wedding.
I am pretty good with multi tasking and time management though and am having no problem.
I made 118 favour boxes by hand, 10 pew kissing balls, a cake topper, table numbers, plus other random DIY stuff. I still have 5 months to go and am just tyring to get this all out of the way so i’m not so stressed later.
Post # 8
Yeah I also work full time. But my job is kinda a desk job. So I get alot of the internet and email done while I’m at work. I actually rarely use my laptop at home lately since I do almost everything I need at work. So thats been a big help. But trust me if your anything like me the stress will only get worse. I’m down to 16 to my wedding and I’m super freaking out!
Post # 9
I’m a full time teacher so I work from about 7:30-4:00 every day and then have to make lesson plans, grade papers, attend meetings, call parents when needed, keep my classroom clean and organized, parent teacher conferences, etc. It seems like the work never ends. I’m lucky it’s a very rewarding career.
Post # 10
I do! I actually got engaged the first week I started this job, my first real job. I think it is partially why I hate my job so much, because it has been new job stress plus wedding stress rolled into one. I think my job will not be nearly as bad when I can focus more on the job and less on the wedding.
One thing that helped me was starting the day earlier. I adjusted my schedule so I get up at 5:30, get here by 7:30 and then leave by 4 so I have time to work out before dinner and then focus on the wedding from 6 through 9 or 10. We also spend most of our time on weekends working on wedding related things.
But we are counting down the days until we are free again! Can’t wait for lazy weekdays and weekends.
Post # 11
When I first started wedding planning, I was working 60-70 hours a week and going to school part time… I quit that job and moved in December, and decided to hold off on going back to school as well. So I’m sooo thankful I don’t have that schedule anymore!
But even making meetings is really difficult, I called the florist today to make an appointment with her, and we spent 20 minutes just trying to find a time that worked for the both of us…haha.
Post # 12
Im working full time and trying to plan this wedding with only 3 months notice. (yes i set the date, thats my own doing lol…wouldnt chose any other date) but the fact is i have 7 weeks to go, like 100 pavlova merengues to bake..i just dont trust anyone else to do this, decorations, music to choose, 2nd caterer to hire, room to book, limo to rent…..need i go on? needless to say im pretty strapped for time now a days and my BOSS is not a help. She completley doesnt understand. She isnt even the real boss, shes the manager. She knows i need some time but do you think she cares??? nope!!! the way our schedule at work works is if one person works at 9, the other works at 10-6:30. if you start at 9 there is a huge chance of getting off work early. She knows im trying to plan all this, do you think she gives me 9:00 shift???? Heck no! im stuck at work from 10-6:30, with NO chance of getting off work early, pretty much every day of the week. Grr, shes a B—-
Post # 13
I do. I work 40 hours a week as well as handling the books for my FI’s business. So by the time I get home walk the dog, cook dinner, pay bills, etc. is well aft 8pm. To plan the wedding I just took piece by piece. I would tackle a new task every month and since Fiance doesn’t work Tues night that’s when I scheduled all of our meetings. It seems to have worked because I am around 4 months out and only have invitations, flower girl dresses, wedding favors, and the ceremony program left.
Post # 14
I know this isn’t the first time I’ve said this but…I didn’t call myself “The Office Bride” for nothing! I work a 9-5 from mon to Friday. most of the wedding planning happens during that over e-mail. And somehow I still find time to write on my blog LOL.
Post # 15
I know how you guys feel, sort of. I work part-time and go to college full-time. I also write part-time for some newspapers. It’s SOO stressful!! I almost had a breakdown last week if not for my Maid/Matron of Honor and FH. I was looking at one huge paper due every week for the next month, and freaking out over wedding favors and music.. and deposits… and Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts.. the list goes on and on 😉
Post # 16
Yep and it stinks. I added a part-time job 3 months ago, but strangely although it removes “home time” it’s relaxing me (I teach spinning and Pilates 4 nights a week – Friday is the only day I come home after work). I’m just lucky I was so gung-ho at the beginning. I’m starting to taper down a bit on projects.