Somewhere between climbing the corporate ladder and starting your own business, you managed to fall in love. If frequent dates and weekends away weren’t enough to fill the gaps in your already busy schedule, getting engaged most certainly took care of any free time you had. However, you don’t have to lose sleep by dividing time between your home life and your business affairs, as long as you keep a healthy balance between the two.
In order to be successful in love, you have to display the same qualities you retain at work. You have to be personable, patient, detail oriented, and attentive to other people’s needs. You have to maintain a persistent attitude that will deem you a champion. Although juggling a full plate is not preferable, there are ways to maintain your integrity and plan a memorable wedding party complete with your business contacts and work colleagues.
Networking Through Your Wedding Invitations
Here’s how rubbing elbows can benefit you outside the workplace:
What better place is there to plug your business than on the front of your wedding invitation? A little harmless self-promotion never hurt anyone! In fact, it may do your company wonders to let your business contacts and work colleagues see a more human side of you.
A corporate logo incorporated onto wedding stationery is a special touch that needs no introduction. Guests will know how much the two of you value your company, and they will undoubtedly find the gesture charming. Building a business takes almost as long as building a sturdy relationship with another person. It won’t come as a surprise to most people that you want to form a union between the two.
The Right Way to Combine Business with Pleasure
When inviting your corporate clients, vendors, customers, and employees to your wedding ceremony and reception, there are a few things to consider:
First and foremost, although you are in a more relaxed setting, always remember to conduct yourself in a professional manner. You may feel stressed out beyond words, but your guests don’t have to know how you feel. Smile and be attentive to your wedding party, and by no means should you come off as pushy or rude to anyone you have invited to the event.
Second of all, monitor your celebrating. Remember the adage, “loose lips sink ships.” Lay off the champagne because it may cause you to say something you will regret in the morning. Keep the event personable, but not too personal.
Last but not least, don’t let work get in the way of you having fun. Although you most likely will talk business with your guests, don’t let it be the only thing you mention throughout the evening. You can always be polite without revealing too many intimate details about your home life.
When writing your guest list, remember that the right kind of wedding invitation can promote your life’s work and introduce your new business partner—your husband or wife – to the people you make contact with daily.