Post # 1
So my reply to another thread got me thinking. I am taking off two weeks for our honeymoon and I’ve been busting my butt at work at save up the vacation time. So I don’t want to take off too much time beforehand.
My wedding is on a Saturday, and we have a day-of coordinator who is starting to plan our timeline. For the most part, my FI is very supportive and we have all of our crap together. So I figured I would only take off the Thursday and Friday before the wedding, using Thursday to get last-minute things together and have rehearsal Friday, wedding Saturday, honeymoon for the next two weeks.
Am I crazy?! Can it be done?
Post # 3
I took Thursday and Friday off before the wedding, spent Thursday running around doing errands and then Friday was time with my girls with breakfast and getting our nails done before the rehersal. And then my honeymoon was two weeks after the wedding. I didn’t feel rushed at all.
Post # 4
My wedding was on a Friday, and I took off Wednesday and Thursday prior to the wedding — two days.
Post # 5
I’m getting married on a Saturday so I plan on taking Wednesday- Friday off and then the entire following week.
Post # 6
My plan is to take Thursday and Friday off before my Saturday wedding as well. I think it’s an “acceptable” amount of time to take off before the wedding. I think any reasonable boss would be okay with that, especially if you have PTO stocked up.
Post # 7
After everything I’ve considered logistically for this wedding I never considered taking off extra days before the wedding. I’ll be interested to see what the norm. is because now that it has been mentioned I want to.
Post # 8
I have off a total of 6 weeks! I work in a school so am on school holidays right now 🙂
Post # 9
@Ilovewine: I voted 4 days, BUT, I’m not actually taking it off; I’m a full-time student and work part-time Saturday-Monday. Our wedding is on a Saturday, so I will be ‘off’ Tuesday-Friday, but, I will still be studying.
If I worked full-time I would take maybe half a day, depending on how long my commute was. Everything will be done by then, it will literally just be a matter of geting everything (and by everything I mean dress, shoes etc which will take all of 30 minutes to sort out) to the venue.
Post # 10
@hikerchick: @Brielle: @Ohiogal1201: Ok, so two days…that makes me feel a LOT better!
@FromA2B2013: Lucky!! My wedding is at a busy time at work, but pretty much everyone in the office knows I will be gone!
Post # 11
I took off Thursday and Friday which was just enough time to wrap up any last minute details. My family arrived mid afternoon on Friday and the rest is just a blur.
Post # 12
Just one day–the wedding is on a Friday, and I have Thursday and Friday off.
Post # 13
I’m taking off 3 days, wedding is on a Sunday so I am blocking off thursday-friday-saturday. Followed by two weeks for the honeymoon. Out of town guests start to arrive Thursday and the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner is actually on friday. I am self employed so I don’t work the typical M-F and I set my own schedule so I don’t have to worry about vacation hours. It’s just not working for 2.5 weeks I have to plan out ahead of time so I have enough to cover half a month of possible work.
Post # 14
@Ilovewine: My vote is a little skewed. I voted for none. BUT we are getting married on a Sunday, and I am planning on working that Friday before (I don’t work weekends). I would still have planned to work that Friday even if we chose the Saturday. Partly I’m a dork, and I have a demanding job that I can’t not take care of business before leaving for a week for a honeymoon. But also because I hope I’ve planned accordingly that everything will be done well in advance and I have nothing to left to do. 🙂
Post # 15
@Ilovewine: I think thats good. I regret only having the day before the wedding taken off but my job REQUIRES me to be there so I couldnt have anyday further than that taken off. But it was SUPER STRESSFUL!!! First of all, I would suggest getting your nails done either early that Fri morning or on that Thurs. She took longer than she should have, causing me to be late picking up my daughter from daycare, rushing home and changing US BOTH for the rehearsal. Then my FI took off before helping me pack anything for the wedding to be carried to the venue causing me to be the ONLY one to load everything up. Yeah, trying doing that while you have a crying 22 month old and your cell phone is SERIOUSLY going off every 20 seconds!!! The rehearsal was supposed to have started at 6pm. Due to OOT BP coming in and getting lost and having to wait around on them, we didnt arrive until 8pm. To top it off the weather was not working well. We had a cold front the day before so while rehearsing it was in the 50s!!! Everyone was ready to get the hell outta there, including me! I HAD NOT eat anything all day until we made it to my mom’s house for the rehearsal dinner at 10pm!!! By the time we got to my mom’s house everyone was leaving so yeah, we didnt really have the rehearsal. OH! And I got my damn period DURING the rehearsal in a WHITE cocktail dress so that meant no sex on our wedding night! And I just had my period 2 wks before the wedding date, and I thought I was in the clear. My period is seriously a curse!
Post # 16
My wedding is on a Saturday and I will be taking the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before off.