(Closed) job loss and weddings

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh no!  Currently my husband and I are living on a very tight budget.  You need to really watch what you are spending.  I cut out all unnecessary shopping (no clothes, coffees, etc), we eat at home pretty much all the time.  My husband brings lunch with him to work instead of buying it.  We haven’t had the air or heat on in a few months because it has been mild out.  A lot of girls swear by coupons but I don’t get it.  We have a membership to Costco and the savings on big things like toilet paper, allergy meds, etc make the membership pay for itself.  I save up % off coupons and use websites that give you cash back for all purchases so I get extra money from that.  You can do it!  It is just about being creative!

Post # 4
4547 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re getting married in September and I found out a month ago that I won’t have a job next year (I’m a teacher) and thus, will have no insurance and no pay after July. I’m looking for jobs but it’s pretty stressful because we’ve paid all these non-refundable deposits. However, I’m trying to be thankful that FI’s job is secure and that everything happens for a reason. Hang in there, I know it’s tough and stressful!

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Stop spending money unnecessarily and get him to start looking for a job! That’s all you can do.

Post # 6
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This happened to us too!  My fiance was let go one month after our engagement, and luckily we have enough time to make things work.  We can live comfortably off of my income, and he decided to apply to grad school.  He got in two weeks later and will start this summer with a full-time paying internship along with it.  We’ve been unbelievably fortunate, and the minute he starts bringing in a paycheck, it’s all going to our savings account until we get enough in there to pay 4-6 months of expenses.

Post # 7
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

have him file for unemployment immediatly! they will give it to you even if you are fired in some cases and he can at least have some money while he looks!!!!

Post # 8
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with vistagirl that I would apply for unemployment but it really depends on the state.  Where we used to live, you had to be out of a job for no fault of your own which usually means you were fired.  The employer has to verify it though.

Post # 9
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am with the other bees suggesting unemployment. Its not the best and its not as much but if he can get it, it will help. Then hunt hunt hunt for a new job, which again sucks in this economy.

Buckle down on your budget. Cut out anything you don’t need. We didn’t have cable for quite awhile and I would use wifi hotspots or my neighbors, with permission, for the internet. I too am not a coupon girl. I forget them everytime I go. It ends up being a huge wasted effort for me. I do shop some mad sales and if it’s not on sale or clearance I generally don’t buy it. Even online before you purchase something google sales/coupon codes for _______ to see if you can’t get them cheaper.

With the wedding do you already have everything paid for? If not can you diy on some things that you weren’t planning on before?


Cling to one another during this time of stress and financial struggle. It will bring you closer. It’s going to be hard I’m sure but you both can get through it together.

Post # 10
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I completely understand what you are saying. I went to work one day and I got an email from the big wigs. I knew they were laying individuals off but what happened was a complete suprised. They laid us off on the spot and told us we had to be out by Noon. Everyone else they laid off had at least 3 weeks notice to get things in order. We got the short end of the stick. When we got back to our computers, it was locked and we couldn’t get nothing off of it. I was a complete shock because the next day I was suppose to give my photographer a deposit and we just paid our first month’s rent and deposit on our new apartment. My Fiance and I were planning on getting married next year…but we decided to put our wedding off until we can financially support this wedding. I am getting unemployment but I would not use that for my wedding. I am actually saving half of my unemployment that way if I do not have a job when my unemployment runs out we will still have some savings.

Good Luck!

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