How much time did you take off of work for your wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

2 weeks for wedding and honeymoon

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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 Smile

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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 # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@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!

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