Alison is living proof of the successful business-savvy bride. Mrs. Gray blended real-world experience in Human Resources and school expertise from Boston University’s MBA program with bridal planning. Alison married Gavin Gray on 10-10-10 in Boston, MA. A little over one year into happily ever after, Alison looks back on how business-school learnings played a role in bridal planning by answering the questions below.
3. Tell us about your MBA coursework so far.
It’s been a challenging couple of years, but really interesting. I’m finally done with my core classes, so I can focus on the aspects of business that I enjoy most: human capital management and leadership development.
4. Which business school class was most applicable for wedding planning? Why?
I think Operations actually helped most because I was able to look at what needed to happen for the wedding more systematically
I think the fine art of balance I’ve learned while working full-time, going to school part-time and training for marathons has been the most beneficial. I’m not one to sit still for long, so being in school and balancing all sorts of responsibilities really helped me to juggle all aspects of wedding planning.
6. What would you suggest to other business-savvy brides planning their wedding?
The fabulous principle of K.I.S.S: Keep it simple, stupid. Determine what is most important to you for the day. Once that’s been established, keep the other details simple. It’s so easy to get carried away in the wedding. By getting things too complicated you’ll end up spending way too much time and money on things that don’t really matter.
To learn more about Alison, you can visit her LinkedIn page. Be sure to check out Alison’s Blog Lean Wallet, Lean Body: An Everyday Girl’s Guide to Everyday Fitness and Bargains and follow her on twitter @runlaughpugs.
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