(Closed) changing jobs while wedding planning

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

i changed jobs 4 months before our wedding, only i took a less stressful job. and it was a GREAT thing. i would think about your career path. does this new job lead you where you want to go? if so, go for it. wedding planning last but a short while compared to your job career

Post # 4
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68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t have the same situation, but it is similar.  Last June, I graduated from college and my husband and I were planning an October wedding.  Neither of us ended up finding jobs until the end of the summer.. so a lot was going on.. job searching, wedding planing and then, settling into our new jobs.  It really wasn’t bad at all.  We were just really upfront with our new employers about taking time off and they were fine with it.  And a lot of our weekends and evenings were tied up with wedding stuff.  You might just have to be a little more careful with how you spend your time.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Newbee

i changed job 6 months before my wedding. i was actually afraid to look for a new job because of the wedding, but to this date, it was one of the smartest decisions i have ever made. not only did i manage to get more money, i was actually more happier at the new job. i felt recharged and refreshed; away from the srtessful wedding planning!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church, Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel

Go for the job that makes you the happiest.  Sure, your current job may have more down time, but if it’s not personally fulfilling, you won’t be as happy in the long run.

Also, consider your long term goals.  If you take this new job, will it allow you to advance in your career?  Does this mean more money?  More opportunities?  Even though it may be more mentally stimulating and not as much down time to wedding plan, ultimately, this may be better for you and your Fiance in the long run.

 FWIW, I seriously interviewed for a position back in late March/early April (our wedding was the end of July).  Had I gotten the job, it wouldn’t have been an issue at all for me.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I think it depends on the situation.  I had a friend who quit her job to take a lower paying easier job.  She ended up not having enough money to get all the things she wanted for the wedding, and was financially struggling. 

As others have already said, if this new job takes you where you want to go in terms of money, time, and career path, go for it!  The new change may rejuvenate you and keep you excited, and keep you from wedding burnout as well.

Post # 9
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church, Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel

Ultimately, any job that will make you happier will lead to an improvement in the quality of your life and, as a great byproduct can not only make you more productive/efficient at your job, but with your wedding planning and other personal errands!

Post # 10
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13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - The PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh Zoo

You’ll have a whole year to adjust before your wedding!  Take the plunge and do what will make you a happier worker.

Post # 11
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Like the other ladies said, take the plunge.  Just be very careful if you do any wedding planning on the new job.  A coworker of mine is also getting married and she, unfortunately, sits in plain view of everyone.  And everyone sees her wedding planning activities on her computer screen.  Though she tries to be discreet, she just isn’t faste enough when it comes to switching the screen from The Knot to the fake excel doc.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

The wedding day is the most important day of your life…so far, but your job is important to your life every day.  If it’s a job you want, and will open up further opportunities for you, I say go for it.  I’d say go for it even if your wedding were two months away.  The wedding is important, but your life keeps on going after the wedding, you know?

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