How much time off?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
4073 posts
Honey bee

whatsherface04:  I took off 2 1/2 days for the wedding, and we got married on a Saturday. I then took off 6 works days for our 10 day honeymoon.


Post # 3
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

I work 12 hour night shifts, so I work 3 on, 2 off, 3 on, 6 off every 2 weeks. My last work day prior to our wedding was 9/10 and I go back on 10/1.  I took off a total of 6 work days to be off 20 days! Our wedding was 9/20.

Post # 4
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Bali

I am taking 7 weeks off. We are having a DW so 2 for the wedding and 5 for the honeymoon.

Means I have to work Chrismtas to save leave, but I am a nurse so probably would have been working xmas anyway,

Post # 5
1000 posts
Bumble bee

Lauren267:  Wow! I can’t even imagine a 5 week honeymoon…good for you!!

As for me, my wedding is in the town where I live, but all my family/guests will be traveling and likely staying for the whole week before, so I’ll take off time to hang with them (either the whole week or just Wednesday through Friday), then I’ll plan to take the whole next week off to either go on a honeymoon or just stay home and enjoy being married. So…somewhere betwen 8-10 days

Post # 6
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Bali

Well we figure that once we have kids we won’t have time for big holidays, so it’s kind of our last hurrah. 

We are from Australia and flying to the USA: San Francisco, Seattle, Pittburgh (only for FIs beloved Pirates lol), NYC (for my birthday!), Boston, Florida for a Carribean Cruise, Disneyworld, Memphis and Austin.

Needless to say, there’s not much fun being had at home due to our super tight budget but I’m sure it will be worth it!

Post # 7
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Cadillac mountain

I took off 12 days. I work for a tiny non profit so we didn’t have the staff to cover me taking more time than that off although I had significantly more vacation time I could have used. 

Post # 8
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I had work and class up until 1:30 the Friday before the wedding. I’m glad I didn’t take much off because idk what I would have done! I could have taken the whole week if I really wanted to but I didn’t. For the honeymoon I took 5 days off. 

Post # 9
9565 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I took off he week before the wedding for prep, the week after the wedding for our mmini-moon, then a couple months later I took off 3.5 weeks for our honeymoon.

Post # 10
6574 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

whatsherface04:  i took one day off from work. I got married on a saturday and I took off on Friday. They actually told me to lol 

Then i took a week and a half off for our honeymoon

Post # 11
1913 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

I took a half day Wednesday, all day Thursday and Friday and all day Monday.

Post # 12
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

I took off the week before the wedding and then 2.5 weeks after the wedding for our honeymoon (:

Post # 14
4913 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My wedding is on a Friday, and I just took the whole week and the Monday following off. I mainly did because I had the time to use… and still have 2 days to request off by the end of the year.

Post # 15
23 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m a teacher and mine fell during fall break so Thursday and Friday I’m off, that Saturday is the wedding and I took off Monday and tuesday as well. New teachers only get so many sick and personal days off, and my kids would get too behind if I stayed out a whole week. 

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