Post # 1
I’m thinking about how much time I’m going to take off from work following my April nuptials.
A little background: I am a teacher, so I have the usual Thanksgiving/Christmas/Spring/Summer breaks and the occasional three-day/holiday weekend. However, since we are getting married in mid-April, it will not coincide with any of these breaks. (Thankfully, our honeymoon is not being lumped into this equation, because we will be planning that around a school break.)
So, my question for you is, how long did you take off for (a) wedding only and (b) honeymoon (or however you want to combine the two figures)?
I’m thinking of taking four days off (Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday). Is this silly? Did you get back to work right away? Most of my family will be flying in from out-of-state, so I want to make sure I am there for them any any last-minute shenanigans that might happen.
ETA: I was considering adding a poll, but I didn’t know how to word that being that there will be a ton of different numbers depending on if you’re including your honeymoon into the equation.
Post # 3
I took one vacation day. I took off Friday and Monday, however, I worked extra hours the week before so I didn’t actually have to take vacation on Friday. We also spent Thursday and Monday driving 8 hours as our wedding was out of state (by our families). Is it nice to take off? For sure! Is it necessary? No, not if you have everything done.
ETA: we will be taking three vacation days for our honeymoon. We are going over Thanksgiving to take advantage of the two extra days off. We are both entry level so we don’t have a ton of vacation days to throw around.
Post # 4
I am planning on working remotely Monday-Thursday in the week leading up to my wedding, then taking Friday, the entire next week, and possibly the Monday of the following week off for the honeymoon. I know I’m pretty lucky that my job is super flexible, but if I couldn’t work remotely I’d have to take those days off too, since the wedding is in my hometown on the complete opposite side of the country and there is no way we could finalize last minute details without me being there at least a week ahead.
Post # 5
I’m probably taking TOO much time off: The entire week before the wedding, the whole week after (for our 7-night honeymoon), plus a couple of days after the honeymoon. It comes out to 13 vacation days from work and 19 total days. I originally was going to take off half of the week before the wedding, but my boss insisted on putting me down for the whole week and said I could always decide to work the first half of the week, but I just never changed it. Our wedding is three hours away from where we live, and I figured there will be stuff I want to get done at home before we head down to the wedding location. And I’m a procrastinator, so I’m sure I’ll find stuff to do that week.
If we weren’t going on a honeymoon right away and were getting married in the town where we live, I’d probably do what you’re thinking of, except I might take off Wednesday, too.
Post # 6
2 weeks for wedding and honeymoon
Post # 7
I’m taking the entire week before the wedding followed by 8 working days after the wedding (honeymoon). You want to have time to relax before and after
Post # 8
@MrsBeck: Thanks! If I could put in more time one week to compensate for the next I totally would, but, alas, I can’t 🙁 But thank you for letting me know that it’s not absolutely essential to take extra time off!
@skippydarling: @CurlyTop24: @daisyfay: Okay, that doesn’t make me feel so bad! I figure since I won’t need to take any other time off for my honeymoon, four days for the wedding isn’t tooooo terrible.
Post # 9
@jwdesiree: Like you, I’m a teacher (college prof) so is FI. We planned our wedding for June, and will have the entire month of May, June, July, and start back late August. So, 7 weeks before, and 8 weeks after.
I will add though, that if it hadn’t been for our university schedules, I would have loved a fall wedding.
Post # 10
@happyheidi1984: That’s what I was thinking! I want to fully enjoy and embrace married life once all the craziness has died down and my family returns home 🙂
Post # 11
@jwdesiree: my wedding was on a saturday. I took the Thursday and Friday before it off and then the entire week after off. Total, I took off 7 work days.
Post # 12
@jwdesiree: My work week is Tuesday – Saturday. I am taking October 2 2014 (Thursday) – October 8 2014 (Wednesday) Returning October 9 2014 (Thursday) So a total of 5 days for the wedding. We are going to get settled for a little while then plan our 7 day cruise honey moon so I am pretty sure we are going to take 14 days off all together honeymoon and wedding.
Post # 13
My wedding fell the weekend after memorial day weekend. So prior I took that tues-friday off and then the following week for honey moon. So in total 9 days since the monday previous to wedding was a holiday.
Post # 14
Ugh, this is a area of stress for me…I get 14 paid vacation days. I’m going to take a 1/2 day vacation Thursday before the wedding, 1 day vacation that Friday, and 5 days vacation the week after the wedding (Monday-Friday). So a total of 6 1/2 days. Which leaves me with 7 1/2 days left for the rest of 2014, luckily by the time the wedding comes the year will be just about 1/2 way through so I have enough days to take Christmas-New Year week off.
Post # 15
haven’t figured that out yet. The monday after ours is a holiday here, I’ll probably take 2 days before and the Tuesday after? Depends on when people are arriving and leaving really.
Post # 16
@jwdesiree: don’t get me wrong I would have loved to take more time! But if you’re organized you don’t really need too 🙂 Also, I if I could have taken more time off I would have taken it after the wedding. It felt so strange to return to work almost immediately. So if you only have limited vacation days I would definitely put more towards time off after the wedding!