How to plan your wedding at work (without getting fired)
Let’s face it, planning a wedding can take hundreds of hours. Choosing your ceremony venue, reception venue, food, photographer, entertainment, decorator, transportation, and a ton of other vendors is very time consuming. a little wedding planning at work is obviously expected (Just like doctors appointments and personal calls.) Here are some tips on doing so without getting in trouble with the boss!
Rule number one DO NOT use company owned devices such as phones or computers. Employers can easily monitor all of the moves you make on company-owned technology - and if you’re caught? It’s bad news. Even if your boss doesn’t give you the boot, he or she could put you on an official performance improvement plan or force you into an awkward talk about how you need to focus on your job.
The key, then, is to use your work time smartly to wedding plan - and in ways that you won’t get into any sort of trouble.
Tip one: Create mini breaks.
Like some of your co-workers either have coffee breaks or smoke breaks, you will have wedding breaks. A few minutes here and there adds up over the course of the day. So rather than grabbing your cup of coffee when you need a break you can use this time to schedule one to two 15-minute breaks per day where you’re very productive in the planning process.
Tip Two: Set a timer. It’s easy for time to get away from you during these mini breaks so make sure you are not making it too obvious that you are taking these mini breaks. Setting a timer for your 15 minute breaks are mandatory!
Tip 3: Use your lunch hour to your benefit.
When was the last time you actually took a lunch, rather than scarfing down your salad or sandwich as you’re replying to work emails? Odds are, you probably don’t take a full hour normally so you should definitely take advantage of it when you’re planning your wedding.
Tip 4: Keep it quiet. A bride’s favorite thing to talk about is her wedding. It will be tempting to share pictures of your wedding gown with your coworkers, but please do your best not to dish about the wedding at the office.
Tip 5: Arrive Early.
Arriving early at working will give you some brownie points with your boss. So if your boss does start to notice your 15 minute breaks, he or she will be more understanding because you are arriving to work early. It will also help you stay ahead of your tasks at hand so you do not raise any red flags if you fall behind on your work load.
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All in all, wedding planning can be very stressful. So just take it a day at a time and work on it a little at a time. This way you won’t be too overwhelmed. If you are looking for vendors in the Southern Indiana area. Click HERE