Post # 1
I’ve already got my ring (my fiance proposed this past May), but am waiting on the wedding! I left my job (yes, on my own) in June…I was in a tough situation and really unhappy for a long time. I don’t know if it was a bad decision or not, but now I am looking for a job and eating away at my little savings. My fiance doesn’t make enough at the moment to pay for a wedding on his own, so unfortunately, I can’t follow through with any plans until I am employed again 🙁
I really want to get married next fall 2010…and am praying to get a job soon.
Is anyone in a similar boat?
Post # 3
I’m not, but am wishing you the best of luck! I hope you find a better work situation soon.
Post # 4
*hug* Luli, I’m on the same boat. I left my job a few months ago because it became an unhealthy work environment. Sometimes you just have to do it to stay sane! What industry are you looking for work in? I’m trying to get another job in accounting but it’s been pretty tough.
Post # 5
Sorry to hear that plans are on hold, but would you consider a small inexpensive wedding so that you can be married by the fall of 2010?
Post # 6
Thanks creme de violet…not glad that you’re in this situation too, but I feel better that someone can understand.
I graduated with a degree in Fine Arts, but unfortunately, am not really doing anything with it. My last job was in Human Resources. Honestly, I don’t have a particular industry I’m looking into. My problem is that I don’t want to settle for just anything….but I don’t really know what I want to do the rest of my life. It’s so bad, I’m such an indecisive person.
I know I shouldn’t be thinking like this…if you need money, you need money, right? But I honestly don’t want to go work in just anything…I want to find something that I’ll at least enjoy a little? (do I sound like a fool)
Either way, good luck to you, and pray for me!
Jaydee1125, not sure if you consider 10k an inexpensive wedding, but that will hopefully be my budget. Even with that budget, I cannot move forward without that job first!
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I’m in a boat where my financial situation is very very up in the air. It’s getting down to the wire and we don’t know if one of us will be making nearly as much money in the near future. I’m pretty nervous… but we’re pressing on.
Post # 8
Hopefully you won’t be out of work that long! Don’t feel bad about leaving a job that made you unhappy. I’m in that boat and knowing that I will only be here a few more months is what keeps me sane most days!
I’d use this time to plan. Get an idea of what kind of wedding you want, make lists of vendors and venues to check out, so when you do get a job, you can hit the ground running!
Post # 9
I’m so sorry for your situation, but I’m happy that you had the courage to quit a job that made you unhappy. That’s not an easy thing to do! But I’m with budgetbeautiful on this one. Use this time you have now to plan a few things out. Start looking into a few vendors here and there, and gather what information you can on how to cut costs for your wedding. You may be able to find more ways to have a wedding for less than 10k. And then when you do get a job (and you will!), you’ll be ready to go and will have far less to worry about later on! Good luck with everything! I’ll pray you find a great job soon!
Post # 10
I feel your pain honey. I’m in the same boat only the situation is switched. My FI lost his job recently and I’m having doubts about my Decenber2010 wedding. All I can do is keep my fingers crossed and wish for the best. I am helping him look but this economy does not help much. I love him with all my heart and wedding or not I will always be by his side. I wish you the best and don’t give up hope. As i always tell my future hubby “You just have to keep on trucking and you’ll be fine”
Post # 11
thank you all for the kind words and advice!
Post # 12
I am in a similar situation of not being employed and need the money for wedding.. Fortunately for us, both of my FI and my parents are giving us some money for the wedding, but it probably won’t cover the whole wedding and I am looking for a job, hoping to supplement the wedding.
I don’t think you sound like a fool for not wanting to just have any job, because I am the same way (and I hope I am not fool!). I spent many years in school and am bitter at how the job market is right now. I’ve also had my share of crappy jobs that made me extremely unhappy – I refuse to go back there again. It was just so unhealthy and I was unhappy ALL the time that I’d rather be poor.
I hope things work out for you and good luck with job search!
Post # 13
That’s a tough situation…do you have any help from your family?
I would spend your extra time whie you search for a job to also search for deals, sales, and DIY wedding inspiration so you can keep costs as low as possible. Remember that a lot of your wedding items can be sold her on the classifieds or elsewhere.
Also, you should look into Miss Meatball’s bride$hare and purchase wedding items with another bride with similar taste in your area. You can save lots this way!
Don’t lose heart…hopefully you’ll find a job that’s a good fit and the show can go on as planned!
Post # 14
oops, I posted the link wrong to Bride$hare….
here it is!