How many days are you taking off work the week of your wedding?!

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: How many days are taking off work before the BIG DAY?
    0 Days : (15 votes)
    5 %
    1 Day : (29 votes)
    10 %
    2 Days : (57 votes)
    20 %
    3 Days : (55 votes)
    19 %
    4 Days : (17 votes)
    6 %
    5 Days : (37 votes)
    13 %
    6-8 Days : (37 votes)
    13 %
    9-12 Days : (29 votes)
    10 %
    I don't have a J.O.B. : (14 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2023

    I’ve been very clever and booked my wedding for the middle Monday of the Easter Holidays. I love being a teacher sometimes!

    It means I get a week before to do any last minute prep and chill out, then a week afterwards to just sit around and enjoy being married. Good times!

    Post # 18
    Member
    2694 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I don’t work outside the house (sahm) but I answered for fi… he took 5 days.  he gets 3 days I think for wedding leave and he took another 2 days for personal leave?  We’re planning on doing 3-4 nights at an all inclusive resort for our HM so that will be cool.  Our wedding is Sunday… so in total Fi will be off 9 days (including the 2 weekends).  Sweet!

    Post # 19
    Member
    902 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    If I go back to work at my old job, I plan to take the Thursday & Friday off since I am getting married on the Saturday.  And I have alot to do since doing a DIY wedding.  Possible go back to work on the Monday or Tuesday.

    Fiance will take off the Friday and Monday.  He said he wants a long weekend haha

    Post # 21
    Member
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Wednesday is a holiday and then I am taking off Thursday for the rehearsal and Friday for the wedding, back to work on Monday.  We are postponing the honeymoon until the winter.  Wish we could take more time but we are both contract/freelance.  

    Post # 22
    Member
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ll be taking 3 days. The Monday of wedding week (my uncle is coming from Germany for the wedding, so I’m taking the day off to spend some time with him) and then Thursday and Friday (we are getting married 2 hours from our home, so we’ll go there and chill for two days). Can’t waiiitttt! 🙂

    Post # 23
    Member
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    One of the benefits of working shift work….

    I am taking off 8 days, which gives me 3.5 weeks off for the wedding. 1.5 weeks before and 2 weeks after.

    Post # 24
    Member
    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    WOOHOO For being off for the summer!!!!!

    Post # 25
    Member
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m getting married on a friday so taking the previous Monday (dad is getting married on the sunday) then work tuesday, wed, taking thurs and friday off.

    Post # 26
    Member
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m taking off 3 days before the wedding, so Tuesday will be my last day for our Sat Dec 1 wedding – and then I’m taking off the rest of the month for honeymooning and husband time! 

    Post # 27
    Member
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @canadianplum:  I swear if my mouth had made the same sound my brain just did at reading ‘rest of month’ it would have sounded like arghglurghglugh. Awesome and good for you!

    Post # 28
    Member
    6249 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    It works out that I have more than a month off, half before and half after the wedding. I don’t need that much time before the wedding but my department closes for the last few weeks of the summer. Then I have two weeks for the honeymoon after the wedding, so it ends up being more than a month off.

    Post # 29
    Member
    914 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I just left my job of 7 years. I had planned on taking off 3 days before and 2 days after. But now I don’t need to worry about it. FI is taking off 1 day before and 2 after.

    Post # 30
    Member
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Snow00774:  LOL! Thanks, I’m pretty excited, I have the time and December is a slow month for me so I thought, screw it! You only get married once 🙂

    Post # 31
    Member
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The Monday before our wedding is Labor day and I took the rest of the week off. Then I have the whole next week off plus the following Monday! I don’t think I’ve had that many days off since I was in HS! I can’t believe I’ll be leaving work on Aug 31 and not coming back until Sept 18th! It’s gonna be awesome!

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