Post # 1
So I already work full time (well, 32 hours for 8 months of the year–I work in a tax office). I don’t get paid a whole lot, but well enough considering I work for Future Mother-In-Law. But here’s the thing: I have three day weekends from now until January, and I’m debating taking on a second job to help save for the wedding. I just don’t want to!
Have any of you had to take a second job to help pay for the wedding?
Post # 3
I’m going to have to. I’m living paycheck to paycheck now. Bah.
I’m going to work promotional events on the side, and try to sell a lot of my stuff online for extra money.
Post # 4
You could maybe look now to hop on in retail as holiday help. Or wait tables? I am a bartender right now, I left my day job because it made me so unhappy but I am hurting for the money now so I decided to start substitute teaching.
Post # 5
Sounds like a good option since you have the three day weekends.
Personally, I’m working as much as I can and taking on extra gigs and saving every bit I can!
Post # 6
I haven’t taken a second job, but being that I live with my parents still until the wedding and i’m going back to school, i have definitely bumped up my hours with my boss (i’m a nanny). i don’t like it because i prefer to have the free time, but already with my extra hours, i’ve checked so many things off my list of things to buy, it’s so worth it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We didn’t. Mr. LK and I have precious little free time as it is. When it comes to pretty much anything vs. our time together, the time together wins every time. We can spend less money, or have an alternative plan, but we can never get back those hours that we missed together. Time is too precious.
Post # 8
Maybe think about something you can do on your own time. I do transcription for a government agency from my home when I want to make some extra cash. They send me “tapes” and I type them out and bill them hourly and as long as I get them back correctly in a reasonable amount of time they don’t care if I do them at midnight in my pajamas. I’ll just fire one off while dh is watching a hockey game or something so it doesn’t interfere with my life too much sine I already work 40 hours a week at my real job.
Post # 9
I have a second job. I work 40 hrs a week at my full time job, and then part-time/on-call on the side. Usually work between 50-55 hrs per week. All of my part-time income goes straight to the wedding account. It has been working out great saving wise, but most weeks I’m exhausted. Make sure you take at least one day off per week just for you!
Post # 10
Depends, do you have enough cash to pay for your wedding without loans/credit? If so you could probably get by without it. If your wedding is going to put you into debt (this is a general statement not aimed at you specifically, just so you know!) then I would suggest to go for it!
Have you thought about picking up babysitting shifts? I do that on weekends and I just picked up a production gig which was probably insane because the play is two weeks before the wedding but it’s extra cash. If you’re thinking about doing retail I would go ahead and apply, even if you decide not to take the job later. I’ve worked Penney’s at Christmas before and it was actually kind of fun (for a job).
Post # 11
Yup. I work 1 full time job and 1 part time job. and on occasion when my old cooking job needs me I work that as well… so on occassion i have 3 jobs. i loath it!!!
Im a hard worker but damn!!!
Paying for a wedding sucks!!!!