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question: budgeting & two jobs

feels kinda personal to write this, but i don't know who else to ask... so i was reading confessions wednesday, and i noticed a couple girls wrote about this... i work full-time, M-F, and FI works 2 part time jobs (total about 60hrs a week).  we're having a short engagement (6 months) and we really need some extra cash before the wedding.  i've been contemplating getting a part-time job in addition to my full-time...i've worked full-time for 7 years, and i've never had a second job, so i'm super scared to do this, even if it's just for the next 4 months.are any of you getting a second job just for the wedding?  did any of you married knotties do this before your wedding?  was it worth it?  how else did you manage to come up w/ money for the wedding, besides parents and gifts from relatives/friends?i'm evaulating all my options for budgeting, including:  cutting the guest list, diy, etc...TIA for your replies...

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    michy22michy22 member
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    edited December 2011
    I can totally relate... I work a full-time (very stressful) banking job but we are paying for the majority of the wedding plus honeymoon AND we just found out we are in contract on a house.... so I have been applying at part time places... but I keep thinking will it be too much to handle. especially since I have an hour and a half commute to and from work already... but I can  definetly use the additional money. I will keep checking this post... this is a good topic...
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    edited December 2011
    My fi works one full time job but he works between 60-70 hours a week! I work a full time job also and I work about 65-70 hours a week. Iniitally before I got my new job, I considered going back to my early college days of waitressing, but after college graduation this summer I lucked up on this great position with potential to work a lot of overtime!We are paying for the majority of our wedding including honeymoon, so these extra coins are helping out, esp since I want a new Acura TL by my bday:)
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    edited December 2011
    I have thought about it but I am so tired after the day that I dont know if I could do it anymore..but with that being said, I have had to find other ways to make money. I have alot of collectibles that I have been collecting. I have been selling those on Ebay and putting the money directly into my wedding fund.
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    edited December 2011
    I've actually had two jobs for about the past two years!  I graduated from FIU to be an elementary school teacher in early 2008.  With everything the way it is I have not gotten a full time job teaching.  I substitute whenever I get called (usually 3-4 times a week, 5 when i'm lucky!) and I also work at Publix.  As much as it sucks to work two jobs, I have no choice.  Substituting is not a guarantee all the time, so I have Publix as my "just in case".  Some days I get out of the school at 3:15 to run over to Publix by 4.  Yes, it's hard!!  My only rule is that I dont work Sundays! EVER!  Its the one day that I get to myself.  I also dont work more than 25 hours at Publix (about 3-4 days a week).  Go for the 2nd job, you'll love the extra $$.  If you get overwhelmed, cut some hours at the 2nd job and if it's still too much, you can just quit.  Good luck!
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    keziah27keziah27 member
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    edited December 2011
    michy - my commute to work is only about 20 mins each way, so i guess i have that advantage.  and one of my requirements for the part-time job would be that it has to be close to home! fortunately, i love close enough to plenty of shops and other places...miabridentampa - i don't know how you guys do it! that's a long work week!ru3234 - good idea w/ the collectibles... i would definitely do that if i had the opportunity.  i don't really have anything to sell  =/jessi - that's exactly what i was thinking... if the second job becomes overwhelming, i could always cut hours or quit.  i guess i'm just intimidated to actually apply somewhere!thanks for your replies, everyone
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    muddiliciousmuddilicious member
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    edited December 2011
    Honestly, I was planning to do this too, but with planning and everything it was too much.  Plus planning a wedding already somewhat stressed our relationship, so I didn't want to stress it even more by never being home.We just tightening our budgets, severely cut many of our holiday gifts and, in lieu, made lots of homemade, heartfelt ones.Be careful with DIY, b/c sometimes it can cost more.  For example, I could have bought invites from costco for cheaper than the ones I made.  I could have very cheaply spruced them up to customize them.  See here http://tinyurl.com/yjr9xnlIf you aren't big into florals, you can DIY them with candle centerpieces or good faux flowers, which you can make well ahead of time.  Orchids are pretty realistic and you can submerge them into vases with lights for a stunning effect. 
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    edited December 2011
    I've worked two jobs before, one full-time and one part-time.  I am not doing this for my wedding so I'm not sure if my advice will help you but...... I don't think working 2 jobs is a bad thing especially if you need the cash. You have to do what you have to do.  You may end up feeling burnt out by all the work so my best suggestion (what I did when I needed to work 2 jobs) is to find something that is enjoyable to you.  For example, my second job at a theatre so I saw plays for free and there was a lot of downtime during the plays.  It really made it easy. HTH!
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    avee10avee10 member
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    edited December 2011
    FI picked up a weekend job usually he only does every other weekend but sometimes he does everyweekend (see my vent in the confessions post)  I tried looking for something to do part-time in addition to my full time job, but I honestly did find anything that would pay me enough to make it worthwile.Fortunately FI works in healthcare so he is able to bring in a significant amount from his part-time job.My full-time job is pretty demanding and I'm salaried so no chance for overtime, plus with grad school, its really not worth it.FI is hoping to quit is weekend job once we have the wedding and  honeymoon paid for.
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    edited December 2011
    i completely understand what u are going thru FI works a Full time job and goes part time to school I work 2 jobs going to Graduate School full time AND planning this wedding all by myself it hard to deal with working extra but u gotta do what u gotta do u want this wedding and the future is expensive i didnt get a another job just for the wedding even thou me and the fi are paying but a future does come after the wedding and we have living expensives so we have to save money for that
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