Your Second Job

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planning a wedding is like having a second job

Planning a wedding is the stuff of dreams, but in reality, preparing for yours can be like having a second job.

Planning a wedding is real work. It requires phone calls and meetings, contracts and negotiations, purchases and coordination. It must have great communication and clear cut deadlines.

It is estimated that the average wedding ceremony and reception will require 250-300 hours of time invested. How will you handle this second job while you are still gainfully employed at your regular job?

The best advice is to treat the upcoming nuptials like a business. You need to get your tools together. Get organized.

Set aside a work space related to wedding only projects – maybe a basket on the kitchen counter or a special notebook/binder. Just make sure that all the information related to your upcoming wedding is kept together in one place.

Get an organizer or planner and keep it up to date. Keep track of all names and phone numbers of every person who is in any way related to your wedding. Take careful notes of any conversations, plans, and promises made and by whom.

Set goals and give yourself deadlines. Then stick to them. Make lists of upcoming tasks and check off as completed. If you let some deadlines slide, think how that would go over at work.

Hire a professional consultant. Businesses do this all the time. If they have a special project that requires special attention within a specific time frame, they bring in a specialist or a consultant whose sole focus will be that special project. A wedding consultant can help you bring in the project on time, on budget, and with a trunk full of memories that no money can buy.

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