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Jen
VIP June 2018 Ontario

Planning your wedding... while working!

Jen, on January 10, 2018 at 04:35 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 34
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How many of you are guilty of this? I definitely am. I work A LOT of night shifts and whenever there is a little bit of down time I'm scheduling tastings, fitting appointments, searching for decor, etc.

What do you do as a profession? Are you able to get any planning in while at work? Have you ever been given the stink eye by a coworker for it or been talked to by a manager?

A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do to plan this wedding!

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Latest activity by Boris, on April 29, 2018 at 11:53
  • Tiffany
    Devoted October 2017 Ontario
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    Yes! I work reception solo and work from a computer - so - I did ALL of my planning at work. Terrible - but true. I would get all my work done for the day before I started getting into the wedding details.

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    Love this. Dream job!

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  • Chanelle
    Frequent user September 2019 British Columbia
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    I work in recreation at an independent seniors facility. January is a slower time for us after the Christmas rush so I’m finding I have a lot of time to (quietly) do wedding stuff on my computer. It’s honestly great. Just have to watch that the boss doesn’t notice!
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  • Vanessa
    Expert August 2018 Manitoba
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    I'm a special needs educational assistant. Very little time other than on breaks or talking with the teachers I work with. I'm pretty sure some may be sick of me talking about it by now. I do carry my Wedding Book with me in case I get sometime but the same letter I meant to put a stamp on and address for the last week is still in there for a social prize. Today is the first day I got to sit down on a laptop and just go through wedding wire really in a few days and I get to stay up past 9 for something I want to do. Smiley smile

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  • Summer
    Devoted May 2019 Ontario
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    I’m a kindergarten teacher and I have zero time during the day for wedding planning. Sometimes the TA in my class and I talk about ideas while the kids are eating lunch. Mostly I’m doing things after dinner as I have no kids!
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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
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    Guilty! I'm at work right now. Printing off vendor contracts to review over the weekend with my FH.

    We are asked to put up a sign, at our desk, when we are on break or on lunch. So colleagues can see right away we're not doing that sort of stuff when we should be working haha.

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  • Biondina
    Newbie May 2019 Ontario
    Biondina ·
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    Currently doing this now... Smiley smile

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    That is true when you're busy and not having time to eat. I was the same then and now for eating.
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  • Fewster
    Beginner July 2020 Ontario
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    I actually work at a bridal store, so almost 50% of the time I'm planning. LOL
    At least mentally, but I get to scope out ideas dresses ect.
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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    I’m in an office job, bilingual customer service. For Head Canada. So we have the busy ski season and busy summer tennis 🎾 season. In between there are some slow times. The morning is usually the busiest and the afternoon can slow down. That’s when I sneak in my wedding planning or research. So glad I’m not the only one. 😊
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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
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    110% guilty Smiley smile can't help it when work is slow......

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    I found the list was so helpful! All the big stuff is done, so it's just details at this point. The list also helps to determine if it's actually important or not. Once the list gets too long, I scratched stuff off realizing it's not as important as other things.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    Similar with me. I work 8-4:30 Mon-Fri which is when people would want to meet. I just had to re-enforce I was at work and offer other times. If they want your business, they will accommodate to your schedule.

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    I can't plan while I'm on day shifts, unfortunately. I'm just way too busy and most of the time I don't have long of a break (I literally scarf down my food and get back to the unit).

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  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
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    I am a veterinary assistant and one of my bridesmaids actually works with me at the hospital so we do a lot of wedding talk and planning there. My manager is very understanding thankfully so she allows it during the down time but I do most of it on my breaks.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
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    I had the same while working in retail business as a salesperson. My manager was getting tired of hearing what i was planning and the look of everything.

    At home when possible, i went online shopping and researched vendors. To get quotes and paperwork emailed. Payments by e transfer and decor look 2 different places.

    At the end of the planning all was perfect and looked tp the vision pictured. Myhusband was impressed with all the work i put in and how modernized it was based on the final look.

    Don't stop planning while working. You get something accomplished rather than nothing.
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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    What do you do for work? I spend a lot of time doing paperwork and charting on night shift so I usually have some time to sneak in some planning.

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    Oh no! Hopefully you're able to find time to meet with the vendors.

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    Same. We don't have a lot of planning to do. Just small details here and there and booking appointments.

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    I need to make lists of things I need to do! I have all next week off so I'm going to try and do as much as I can then.

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    Smart thinking, girl!

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  • Jen
    VIP June 2018 Ontario
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    I'm usually on the computer early in the morning too going over some stuff Smiley smile

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  • Jackie
    Devoted April 2019 Ontario
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    Yes lol I’m guilty of the same. When it’s quiet I do some wedding research.
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  • Sarah
    Newbie May 2018 Ontario
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    I work in a finance office, so whenever my brain needs a break I'm definitely planning. So glad I'm not the only one!

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  • Meghan
    Frequent user August 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador
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    I’m a grade k-6 substitute teacher and also work at an after school program so I get very little time to plan during the day. I’ve actually found it really hard to meet with vendors because they often want to meet in the day and I can’t guarantee that I’ll be free because I could get called at anytime!
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    So glad I am not the only person! My co-worker spends his free time on Facebook so I at least feel a bit better because I'm still "working", just working on wedding stuff.

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  • Jennifer
    Frequent user September 2018 British Columbia
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    I work at an office, I am there right now Smiley smile Use my lunch breaks to get things done!

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  • Jessica
    Frequent user September 2018 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    I am a solar technician , but during the winter there isn't alot to do, so any time I am not doing any thing or I am working alone, I am totally guilty of this
    ..sometimes it's too easy to get sucked in !
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  • Courtney
    Super July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·
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    I'm working now!

    I find as long as I'm getting my work done, everyone leaves me alone and I of course make sure work is priority over planning.


    I'm not really even planning at this stage.. just looking.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    Guilty! I'm at work right now, I use my breaks and lunch to plan or just browse the community lol

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    I work at a shelter and my manager is against adding new programs even though her idea hasn't panned out so I have lots of time in between clients. I basically come with a list every morning. Today, it's to look for a nice car to rent for our wedding! I am actually currently at work!

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  • Tatiana
    Expert April 2018 Ontario
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    I work for a bank, so harder to work on prep, so first thing in the morning i am one of the first in and just hammer out details lol.

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