Time, sometimes we find ourselves with too much of it, and at other times- too little. When you have a demanding job that fluctuates in work load, it can be stressful and difficult to productively wedding plan. I have recently found myself in this position during the course of my own wedding planning.
Not only do I blog, I also have a full time job that demands a lot of my time in the week as well as on weekends; this, for me, leaves very little in the way for socialising, housework, or even planning my own wedding. After a long day of work I find myself not wanting to look at a computer screen, I need to let my brain and eyes have a rest from the constant glare of a computer.
I know I am not alone in this. I am sure you, at some point, have felt the same. That moment where you simply want to phase out from thinking, knowing you have a list of 101 things to do for the wedding, but cannot bring yourself to begin.
Times like this can be very off-putting and upsetting, which in turn brings down any excitement you had for the wedding. It’s natural! Even the most organised person can find themselves struggling.
But don’t be deterred. There are several ways to conquer time. Take your wedding piece by piece, rather than feeling as if you need to focus all your energy on it. Spread your wedmin across your day.
The 3-Step Plan
- On the tube in the morning on the way to work, write out a couple of emails to your chosen suppliers. I find this wakes me up first thing, it brings the excitement back and kickstarts your day with something fun. By lunch some of those suppliers may have responded, and there’s nothing like seeing that mail symbol on your phone from your wedding email to perk up your midday madness.
- On your lunch, again, do a little bit more research from blogs, magazines, pinterest or good old google search. Type out a few more emails, this way your lunch hour takes you out of your daily grind for a moment and into the world of weddings!
- By the evening, you are tired and weary, those emails you sent at lunch may have had some responses, read over these as you get home. You don’t need to respond as this is the time to rest and let all the information seep in. Then first thing in the morning, repeat number 1!
Simple 3-step equation to making you feel so much more energetic and making you want to begin planning rather than feeling tired and out of energy to even think about weddings. You will immediately start to feel better within yourself and a lot more controlled over your plans.
Best Advice: Get a Wedding Planner!
If you are like me and you are planning a large and grand wedding, delegate your time and hire in a professional wedding planner that can take care of the things you can’t, or rather the things you find tedious. A wedding planner is there to ensure that you get the very best quotes from the very best suppliers, not only this, but they are there to take away the stress. Planners live and breath weddings, they are the perfect support for ranting, advice and guidance, they take out all the research by providing recommendations, and they will be able to put together all of your logistics. You are able to sit back, enjoy the fun elements, and feel comfortable that it is in professional hands.
Time management is vital when wedding planning, there will be times where you feel you have not done anything and times where you feel as if there are millions of things to do all at once! So as not to feel overwhelmed, take your time and enjoy the planning process, prioritise between your workload and wedmin.
When you feel overcome by the amount of wedding items on your to-do list, take a step back, breath, and take each item bit by bit; slow your process and organise in small slices rather than large chunks.