Any teachers get married during the school year?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Deleted…I gave way too much opinion and didn’t answer your question!

 

It’s been done so it’s totally doable!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

DP

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My wife and I are both teachers–we got married in January in order to keep our costs low AND because we wanted gowns with sleeves. On top of this, my wife also adjuncts at a local college, so we also had to plan around the college calendar, as well as the public school’s. It takes a bit of planning and it would have been nice to have a couple of days to relax and not hop back into the everyday, but the cost-savings was worth it to us and the weather was perfect for us.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Commenting to follow. We’re getting married in December so I’m hoping I can takas time off to prep for the wedding and have our honeymoon during winter break. Would love to hear opinions even though our wedding date is set and is not moving!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Definitely doable! I got married in April of my first year teaching. It was Easter weekend and there was no school Friday before or Monday after. I took the Thursday off before the wedding and the following week off for my honeymoon. It was not super stressful. On top of that I bought my first house 3 months prior to getting married. I was a first year teacher, bought a house and got married in the same year! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My husband and I both work in schools and we got married in spring.  I only needed a couple of days before the wedding to finish things up, most details were taken care of well in advance of that. I ended up taking off 5 days following the wedding for a short honeymoon and then we went a longer more elaborate trip in the summer.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

i teach too and when we got engaged, the first thing we did was try to figure out a time that would work considering we wanted our wedding to be in the fall or winter. we chose the end of december and we are hoping that gives us enough time to plan. we are trying to have all of the major stuff taken care of by the end of next summer right before school starts. we are also buying a home and since we know the sellers personally we arent moving in until next fall. i’m hoping it isn’t too stressful while school is in full swing. 

i don’t think it will be too bad if you plan ahead!

 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m a teacher too, and refused to have a summer wedding! We are getting married next September (26th)…I anticipate it being crazy, especially bc it’s the beginning of the year, but I love fall 🙂 I’m a NYC teacher and we get 13 (I think…maybe 10, I forget) days a year that is to be used for sick or personal days. We purposely picked my date bc it falls on Rosh Hashanah, and so I’ll have off the day before and the day of. My Assistant Principal has told me to take my honeymoon the week after the wedding and not worry about it, but every school is different. If I couldn’t take my HM right after, I’d still do a fall wedding then HM later in the year. I say go for it! 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

most if my inlaws are teachers and several got married the beginning of their feb or april vacations, took a week honeymoon and were back in time for school.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Sweet_Pea:  We get 10 days a school year, there is no difference between sick or personal necessity days.  But we are only allowed to use 3 PN days in a row without providing documentation of the necessity, but you can use up to 10 depending on what it is.  For a honeymoon my district allows 5 days off in a row.  Would it be possible for you to call in sick the Thursday before and then take 3 PN days following the wedding?

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We have 11 days to use however we want. Any unused days roll over to the next year and can only be used for sick leave.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Sweet_Pea:  I think it is definitely possible, just plan ahead!!!

Two of my closest friends are teachers, and they both commented to me on why I chose to have my wedding the weekend after their school year begins. I replied that I chose September because the weather will be perfect and our wedding is on a weekend and although I work year-round, I am still able to attend weddings and have been able to save my vacation time at work or prepare for graduate school exams in advance for their weddings.

As my friends enter their careers, I have come to realize that we are all given VERY little vacation time (WAY less than 10 days without holiday and summer vacations). I COMPLETELY respect teachers and think it’s wonderful that many teachers spend so much time outside of the classroom to go above and beyond for their students, but I have also seen very busy couples who were working and attending graduate school plan lovely weddings. It’s so great that as a teacher, you have the option to plan a wedding during the holidays or the summertime because you would have plenty of time to prepare. But it can be done during the school year as well, you just have to use every single one of your vacation days like the rest of us 🙂

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