(Closed) Graduating right before getting married?

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m actually not walking at grad school graduation and will be on our flight to Paris instead lol!

Through grad school my Fiance has been paying most of our expenses. Luckily, I think my field site is going to hire me so that helps ease my mind but I still feel very guilty. 

One thing…your student loans will not start billing until 6 mo after graduation and if you do not have a job you can defer them until you do. 

Post # 5
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I will be graduating in December and we are getting married in February!!

Post # 6
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i”m graduauting in May and getting married in June. I am banking on work, but I am also living in a paid for home wit lots of help and support from family, thank God for them.

Post # 7
16196 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I finished my master’s degree a month before getting married. I just worked my butt off trying to find a job and ended up getting something full-time two weeks after graduation. It can be done. πŸ™‚ Don’t lose hope!

Post # 8
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m getting my Master’s degree in May and getting married in September. I originally wanted a May wedding but 2 other friends are getting married in my, graduation, my dad’s birthday, and 7 months of planning would have put my bachelorette and shower in the winter.

I don’t know how excited employers are going to be when I say that I’m going to need two weeks for the honeymoon >.>

Post # 9
3296 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

That is why we’re waiting. Sometimes people don’t understand the wait, but we’ve been relying on his income for so long that I want to be able to work and save for awhile. Trying to have our wedding this December rather than next December would be so much pressure on both of us.

Post # 11
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

SAME EXACT SITUATION! My final semester ends in August and I’m getting married in October. I’m thankful to have SOME time to get things together before the wedding since i’ve only really had the time to focus on the essential things so far (venue, food, dress). But then again, there is a pressure to get a job right after…. I don’t think i’ll start looking for jobs until I get back from my honeymoon….

Post # 12
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am! I graduate May 18th 2013 and our wedding will be June 15th…less than a month later. FH will have already graduated the december before and will hopefully be working full time at the engineering firm he has interned with for the past 3 years, making a stable salary *woo*

I still dont know what I will do. I will start looking for a job for after graduation probably right aaround whe he graduates. For now, I’m still looking for a summr internship! but luckily I have a healthy savings account from working part time all through school, and no student debt, so I should be able to contribute even if I dont find a job right away!

Post # 13
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We almost did, but decided to wait an extra couple of months. I graduated in May 2011 and we just got married March 2012, but it was still a bit stressful! We were doing all of our initial planning while I was in my final semester/finals – we had to go ahead and get the venue and photographer booked before I graduated.

Post # 14
598 posts
Busy bee

We are πŸ™‚ graduating May, getting married June. My parents “prefer” if I get married after I graduate, so we have a 3 year long engagement that I am very sour about. I am getting married ASAP! I’d do it in May if I knew the dates for graduation in advance πŸ˜‰

Post # 15
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am not getting married after graduation, but 9 days before lol xx 


finish course in 65 days

wedding in 175 days

graduation in 184 days

Post # 16
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m right there with u! I finish grad school in May and a month later getting married in June!! I’m working part time which is helping along with completely supportive family I’m living with until after the wedding. My biggest stress comes from moving and looking for a job I’m unsure about applying when I know I’ll need a couple weeks off if hired or not being able to answer my phone for about 2 weeks when we’re out of the country on Honeymoon. And the final this sending out resumes with what name on them. I plan to take his but would like to start looking before the wedding but depending on time frames don’t know to put my last name or my future new one. How are u ladies handling those things!

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