(Closed) How much time did you take off before the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m taking off the 2 days before my wedding so that I can prep all my DIY projects, get everything set for the rehearsal dinner, and spend some time with friends and family who are in from out of town.  (I have also taken about 4 days here and there in the last 3 months to do some wedding-related things that needed to happen during business hours)

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ugh, I’m only taking off the 3 days before the wedding.  Kinda wish I could have the whole week but my office needed me on Monday.  I think it’ll be fine though, a lot of stuff is already done.  But you’re a lucky duck!  I’d love all that extra time!  🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I put my request off in a long time ago!

Our wedding is on a Friday, so I requested that Tuesday be my last day.  I plan on getting my nails done, etc. on Wednesday, rehearsal is Thursday.  We will take the weekend to unwind, and we leave for our honeymoon that next Tuesday.  All in all I requested a little over 2 weeks off.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m taking off 2 working days before my flight (DW) but I will actually have for days before the wedding to wrap any loose ends before we leave the country.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m taking the whole week before off.  I’ve been planning my IN wedding from CA and TX so there are a lot of things I need to be home for that week to wrap up (like getting my dress tailored – yeah, that starts the Monday before the wedding – I love my tailor!)

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I took off the Wednesday before, but i was local so it made it easy for me. Plus i didn’t want to burn up my vacation time just running around =]

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am probably taking the whole week off – I am a PhD student though so my time is VERY flexible – if I have meetings or anything I will go in and I will probably do some work from home if I have time.

FI is off the week before as well because he has family from overseas coming down so we will be spending time with them also.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I took off the day of the rehearsal (FMIL is taking care of everything – laid back rehearsal at her house) which is next Friday, and then the two weeks after the wedding for our 9 day cruise and some relaxing time!

On Friday, I’m getting my nails done, and RELAXING, and packing for Friday evening, Saturday evening, and start packing for the honeymoon! My goal is to have everything done by Friday morning!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Im taking the week before off. No way could i focus on work so i wouldn’t be much good there anyway!

Oh i forgot about after, 1.5-2 weeks.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Since our honeymoon is 2 weeks I felt bad requesting that much time before. I am only taking the day before the wedding off, but my mother is taking to whole week so at least I will have someone to run around and help with some of the last minute tasks.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I took the week before off. Our honeymoon isn’t until November and that will be two weeks.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I took 2 days off which was plenty to finish last-minute things.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I plan on taking 4 days off before. And then off for 3 weeks after

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I took two weeks off around the wedding. July 1-14, which gives me 2 days at home to pack before driving to the lake on July 3. Then we’ll be at the lake for 8 days, and come home the Monday after our wedding. I’ll take Tuesday and Wednesday to unpack and decompress (massage!) before going back to work.

We don’t have a honeymoon scheduled yet, because we don’t know what our time off/ financial situation will be. So I’m making the most of it around the wedding.

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