Planning a wedding...your new part-time job!
I’ve said this to many a couple: “Planning a wedding is like having a part time job you don’t get paid for.” And it’s true. The amount of time spent by the average couple planning a wedding is staggering. If you consider that most every couple gets the following: reception hall, church or ceremony location, band or DJ, photographer, videographer, florist, invitations, dresses, tuxedos, limos, favors, bridal registry, honeymoon and rehearsal dinner (that’s just the basic folks). That’s 14 different vendors you are hiring. And you’re probably going to see 3-5 of EACH vendor (probably more of some-like reception halls). That means that 42-60 visits are made to these places. If you average an hour at each (probably more at some) plus an hour of travel time to and from each, we’re talking 80-120 hours of “vendor time!”. That’s a lot of freaking time spent with strangers who want your money! What other time in your life will you ever spend anywhere near this (buying a house….MAYBE!)? This also is not including the countless hours spent online researching, posting on message boards, talking it over with family and friends, talking it over with each other and dreaming about it. If you were to add this number in…let’s say another 4 hours per week (and we’re probably going real low for some of you out there!) that gives us another 220 hours. So we now have approximately 340 hours spent in a year on planning a wedding. Divide that by 50 weeks and you’ve got about 7 hours a week spent on this. Like I said, a part time job. Except this one you’re PAYING to have!