(Closed) Anyone else picking up a part-time job to help finance the wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I picked up a second waiting job to help pay for our wedding.  What kind of restaurant is it?  That will make a huge difference on how much you make.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am looking but still can’t find one and did not want to do retail.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Robin_Sparkles: I am starting an amazing new job in Jan. at a montessori school that has been open for 27 years and I’ll be making 3 dollars more an hour than at my previous school, plus vacations and benefits. My honey and I are paying everything ourselves as well and he is a chef so his job changes often. So I’m really excited to see a light at the end of the tunnel, I’m terrified of having to move the date back as it already has changed from Feb 12, 2012 to Feb 22, 2013 but I know we can do this!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

We both did.  My Darling Husband picked up some extra computer repair jobs and I picked up more kiddos to tutor.  Every extra penny helped!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m looking for one but no luck yet:/

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Robin_Sparkles: I would suggest going higher scale.  I worked at Teds Montana Grill, which is in the mid/high range with an average guest spending $30 pp weekdays and $50 pp weekends.  I was making Average of $100 per night with a mix of week nights and weekends.  It is alot less work with better money than the lower end restaurants.  With even alittle management experience, I don’t think that you will have any trouble getting a position at a restaurant.  Good luck, If you need any more information of restaurant positions, just PM me.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

 I’m taking more babysitting shifts than usual, Fiance has taken a few web development jobs on the side as well. We’re mostly using my savings to pay but it won’t be too bad, looks like we’ll be under 3k with my parents help (half on the dress and half on the photographer). I understand about being too cheap to plan a wedding!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I got a part time job at a party rental company – in addition to extra $$, we are also getting a bunch of stuff for free!!

As for the server thing – I worked as a waitress at Pondorosa for about 2 years +/- and on Fridays and Saturday nights, I’d work 6 hours and make $90-100 in tips. Sunday morning bunch there was big as well, but people tip less for breakfast – I generally made about $50-60 Sunday mornings 9-2pm.

Of course, you will always have better busy days and superrrr slow days.

Good luck and hang in there!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I used to have 2 jobs when I was in school..I then stopped working my night job but now that were trying to save for a house Ive picked up hours again. Each work I end up working anywhere between 48-70 hours. Any shifts that I work at the part time job, I calculate how much I would be making that night and directly transfer the money into savings. Then I can just straight deposit my paychecks into my main account, and the money doesnt get differed anywhere else. Having a 2nd job helped when I was unemployed for a month as well.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

YES!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was thinking of quitting my 2nd job, then I got engaged so no way I’m quitting now. I am a cat sitter on the side, I make quite a Ton of money but it keeps me very busy. I had recently cut down my client list by a LOT to free up some time, but now I might expand my service area by a bit.

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