Tips to Planning a Wedding While You’re Working Full Time

Tips to Planning a Wedding While You’re Working Full Time

Planning this extravagant day can be little bit daunting to say the least, super exciting but a slightly overwhelming. Now throw in a nine to five, possibly some little munchkins and few weekend hobbies and how are you meant to find the time to plan one of the biggest days of your life without the extra weight of stress?

Now, we all know that we can’t plan our weddings while we are at work (cough cough) but let’s go through a few ideas to get you a little more organised so you can spend more time focusing on ‘work’ at work and less on Pinterest (uh, like that’s every going to happen!) 

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1. Give Yourself Enough Time

It is never too early to start. The best thing you can is set yourself a little timeline of things you know you need to organise. Start from the top and just work your way from the top to the bottom – yes it will build up over time, but you feel so relived knowing your organised and of top of everything! Head over to for some incredible wedding planning stationary – because we all know it must look the part or it doesn’t count!

2. Allocate Time Together

Set aside some time each week to spend together to talk it all out – preferably not during a football game!! Taking the time for yourselves will allow you to chat about things in depth and get to know what each of you envision and how each of you are going with the booking side of things. If he is having a little trouble in knowing what to help with, introduce him to our Groom’s Checklist to spark a few ideas.

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3. Get to Know Your Vendors

One of the best things you can do is get to know your vendors. Explain to them your crazy lifestyle and the best ways to communicate with you – are you best on email, a quick afternoon phone call or few texts throughout the week? If you get the opportunity to meet in person it may be the best thing you possibly do – grab a quick coffee during your break and chat about all the details. You will be so surprised at how much you can sort out with just one catch up instead as opposed to fifty emails – especially when coffee is involved! 

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4. Don’t Let the Little Things Get You Down

It is ok to let go of the little things. Just because you didn’t have enough time to hand-make the honey bonbonnieres or take the calligraphy class to free hand the ‘Welcome’ sign yourself doesn’t mean your wedding will be any less beautiful. Keeping it simple is the key to success, just add in the parts that reflect your individual love and voila, your perfect wedding!

5. Get A Wedding Planner

If those little decisions are becoming too much, leave it to the professionals. If you want to go all out but don’t have enough hours in the day, secure a Wedding Planner to take care of the details and you just stick to picking the location, colours and your favourite vendors!

Now it isn't that hard to plan a wedding while working full time right? If you're looking for Gold Coast Wedding Photographer, contact Feather and Finch Photography.