(Closed) Wedding Planning and Jobless?

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m so sorry for your money troubles.  Is there any way that you could pick up some shifts waitressing or working at a retail store to make some money?

Post # 4
1057 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I second MissAsB. Even though it may not be your dream job, they always need HR people in the retail field.

Post # 6
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011


I feel your pain..I am also in canada and even though they claim the job market here has improved I don’t see it alot of people around me are unable to find jobs even simple ones..I wish you all the best and I think things will work out and you have already made good decisions by cutting costs etc. by doing the reception at the community centre.

Post # 7
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My family’s company closed in 2008.  While I have my own home business (chocolates), the family business was my “bread-and-butter” job.  I looked for a while and got some offers for accounting positions.  I realized that while I gladly did this for my family, I did not want this to be what I did for the rest of my life.

I decided to finish out my degree.  This was really the best time, financially, to finish.  My financial aid was awesome because I was technically single with no income.  Fiance was making enough money to cover the bills, though money was tight.

Then Fiance was laid off.  He was able to qualify for unemployment.  We had a long talk about what to do.  He could start looking immediately or use the opportunity to get some “in demand” certifications (A+, CCNA, Security +).  We agreed that he should get the certifications because that would be the best move, financially and career-wise, for the long-term.  He now has two of the three certifications, and is studying for the security cert while he interviewing.  It was really the best move for us because the positions he is interviewing for now are, at least, twice what he was making before.  It’s been a real struggle the last five months, but the benefits in the long run are worth it.

To answer your question about cutting costs, we are doing a lot of things…

1.  As luck would have it, our venue wants to upgrade their computers this winter.  Fiance will do that in return for big discount or comp rental.

2.  I am buying everything clearance, or from other Bees, Craigslist, Ebay, thift stores.

3.  Using friendors whenever I can (DJ, videography, catering, etc).

4.  Using students for everything else (photography, musicians, cake, etc.)

5.  Buffet dinner instead of plated

6.  Mom will make tablecloths if I can find bolts of fabric on the cheap.

7. DIY, DIY, DIY (STD, Invites, Centerpieces, Favors, etc.)

8.  Buy dress from Ebay

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