(Closed) Bummed…2nd job considerations

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I personally wouldn’t do it.  What is your current budget?  How much of your salaries are you putting into savings?  Is there something else you could cut back on instead?

If it were for a house I’d say go for it- but for a wedding…I’m sure it will be beautiful regardless.

Post # 4
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am assuming that these social events include spending money? Maybe you can scale back on how many events you attend, and instead, put the money towards the wedding. You would probably save more than you would taking on a second job

Or, instead of going out to a movie, stay in and rent one, and stash the rest of the money you would have spent. Cook at home with friends instead of going out to eat, and stash the extra cash you would have spent

Post # 5
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Honestly, I would not get a second job.   This is just my opinion, but I’d rather have 9 months of hanging out with my friends and partner, being able to do the things I like, than have one perfect evening. 

This might be over the top, but I try to think of it, like, if I happen to die at the end of the year/day after my wedding, which would have made me happier?  The answer is different for everybody – good luck deciding what to do!

Post # 6
14661 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If the wedding really means that much to you, then yes, I’d get a second job to fund it.  It’s only 9 months.  It would be worse to me to go through the wedding, then regret not doing it and having this or that than to work my ass off for 9 month and to think maybe it wasnt worth it.  At least you know you did it and you can have your life right back after the wedding.

Personally, I couldnt do it for a wedding though since I’m a compulsive saver.  Imagine if you were to be a zombie for 9 months to make money and put it toward the house or savings, how much more comfortable it would be to have that extra cushion. 

Post # 7
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmm, thisi is a hard decision, it will basically come down to what you want more, the pricier wedding or your social life?

I had a 2nd job as a waitress a few years ago and actually really enjoyed it, since it was completely different than my 9-5 desk job. What made my 2nd job possible was that the restaurant closed at 10pm, so it allowed me to meet up with friends afterwards. Also, I only worked about 15 hours a week there. But that 15 hours brought in about another $200-$300.

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