By Neelam Jain Last Updated:
You work for it months in advance and get everything in place as you prepare to say ‘I do’. The enthusiasm in something you have never experienced before. However, the excitement quotient and the obsession are perfectly fine until and unless they are not affecting your job.
Remember, the world around you has changed but not your office culture. It is still the same and there are certain things, which you should be very careful about. So, all those brides who are over the moon can abide by these simple rules to avoid any unwanted tension before your big day.
You have given your hundred percent to your job and now, since you are getting married, it is time to have some fun. However, you cannot mess it up with the most important person at your workplace, the boss. For the preparations to go smoothly, informing your boss much in advance is the best and wisest thing to do since he/she will anyway hear about it. That not only looks professional but also gives your boss ample time to split responsibilities in your absence.
That the whole world revolves around you is a natural feeling when you are about to get married. But, at your workplace, where the environment is completely different, you need to get over yourself and keep your inner princess in check. When you work together, it is not a big deal to reveal your engagement or courtship stories to friends or close colleagues, but dishing it out every time you meet them is not sensible. They might start puffing their ears to your stale news and monologues. So, to avoid such embarrassment try to talk less about your wedding.
Your colleagues are making excuses and not giving you a willing ear. You will definitely not like such a situation coming up. Therefore, before they send out a signal and your rapport with them starts fizzing out, you need to enhance colleague relationship. First and foremost, you need to inform them well in advance about your work-offs, take inputs from them and be thankful to them for the adjustments. Involve them in your chats and plans, but only when they are free and not as and when you feel like. Do ask them for the suggestions but minimise the possibilities of involving them everytime. That might annoy them.
You are still excused if you just love the attention with your juicy gossips and chitchats. But, if you are going to an extent where you are bragging and faffing about your wedding budget, it’s time you must do something about this bug you are bitten by. Try to refrain from raving and overexposing yourselves to your office mates. They might not be interested in knowing how much your ring or your bridal lehenga costs.
See, it is obvious to have your nuptials on your mind most of the time, but business hours are something that cannot be taken lightly. For that your schedule needs to be well-prepared. Do talk to your friends and workers at office, but empathise with their schedules too. Draw a line as to what to discuss and when. Also, if you want to do the final tallies for the arrangements in office itself, create some free time for yourself. For instance, come to office early so that you have ample time to revert to your vendors and get the ball rolling. Helpful worksheets and checklists to track phone numbers, bookings and appointments are also a cool and smart way to go, unless it interferes with your office work.
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In case you are looking forward for some help from your colleagues, like buying things online or shortlisting the best caterers and decorators; be polite and ask them if they have some spare time. Do not pressurise them and don’t mind if they refuse. Try to understand that they have their own priorities and that they too might be pushing for time the way you are. And, if you are lucky enough to see anyone interested and getting involved, work out a schedule with him/her.
Please re-consider it if you have invited only five people out of a team of seven. This might put them all in an uncomfortable situation. It is not going to go well, if the rest of the people have an odd-one-out feeling. Play nice by either inviting everyone or no one. Still, if you wish to limit your attendance to only closer friends, ask the ones invited to not blab about it.
No wonder, your excitement level is at an all-time high while you are on your way to marriage. But, you would surely not like to take the blame for ignoring work at office or missing the deadlines. Rather than being good for nothing while staying at office, it is better to have your last few days strictly devoted to yourself. Take a good break from your work, focus on your event and ensure that everything goes well.
So, girls! Set aside your to-do list for a moment and pay attention. While you are all the way up to your wedding day, you start feeling like a diva for sure. However, there is a danger if you are going overboard during your office hours. As an employee in a company, your neglectful behavior might offend your co-workers. So, take into account the above-mentioned tips and save yourself from the trouble unknown.