(Closed) Working and Planning

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Planning the Wedding while Working
    I work from home (neener neener neener) : (6 votes)
    13 %
    I work part time, I am able plan during the day! : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I work full time but am able to easily plan : (20 votes)
    43 %
    I work full time and can't get anything done between 9-5 : (17 votes)
    37 %
    I don't work and I can plan to my heart's content! : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    You find vendors that love to email! Seriously.

    Aside from an initial “get to know you” phone call (if that), all of my vendors communicated via email. I rarely had to be on the phone with anyone, even major vendors like my caterer. For those, the really important meetings were held on weekends (e.g. tasting) and we got a lot of the work out of the way then.

    I had a few vendors that really loved phone calls over emails. I didn’t hire any of them. I prefer to communicate in writing primarily because there are no “Ooops, I forgot” or “Wait, you never said that” types of things.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    4027 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I second the email thing. I’m a teacher so no time at all during the day to make calls. Plus the wedding is in Scotland and I didn’t want to pay for all the international calls. So email it was. I’ve never spoken on the phone with the florist or the photographer. I’ve met the venue rep in person, but all planning was done before that meeting and over email

    Post # 5
    Member
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Alt + Tab is a powerful tool haha. I honestly do most of my planning at work. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I had a 7 month engagement and worked around 50 hours a week.  Honestly, it was hard.  I spent a lot of my 30 minute lunch breaks making phonecalls, because I couldn’t duck out for phonecalls.

    Post # 7
    Member
    447 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m a teacher, at work from about 7:30am to 4:30pm. I can’t get any planning done during the day, with the exception of my itty bitty lunch, but I’m usually dealing with students. By the time I get home, we eat dinner and clean up, it’s usually after 7pm. That is when I do the bulk of my planning, but it is a pain because I’m exhausted and generally have work stuff to do as well.

     

    Like others have said, email is a wonderful thing when contacting vendors.

    Post # 8
    Member
    899 posts
    Busy bee

    I work full time and go to school full time at night and I’ve managed just fine. Just do all the research you can online and start emailing people.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I rely on email for communicating with vendors. At times I will have to make a call, and if I do I’ll do it on my lunch break. Email is always the easiest way for me to communicate, and it’s great to have quotes, responses etc. in writing to refer back to if you need it. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Artificial-Sweetener:  I work full time, and I don’t do any planning stuff during work hours.  I’m honestly way too busy to get anything done besides work while I’m there.  I guess I could do some stuff during my lunch break, but I usually spend that time talking with my friends at work.

     

    I, like many others have mentioned, rely mostly on email to get in touch with vendors.  I usually mention right away that email is the best/preferred form of communication, and I’ve never had an issue with this.  All of our vendors thus far have been great in terms of planning meetings around our schedules (evenings and/or weekends), and they’ve all been more than willing to set up appointments via email.

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Vendors that email are the best!  I also found that having a venue that was more inclusive has really helped. Having catering, linens, and furniture rentals all included in the venue fee really made planning a breeze. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    5002 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Lunch break and email! Most wedding vendors work on weekends too, since that’s when weddings are 🙂

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