Post # 1
Im putting in my vacation time for my September wedding. Do I take the whole week off before the wedding? What is everyone else doing? I have no idea if I will need that much time, we have a few items to pick up in the week before the wedding but nothing I will need 5 days for. If i have the time should I take it? Im also taking at least a week if not more off after the wedding as well.
Post # 3
@soontobehisbride: I’m taking the three days off before our Saturday wedding. Originally I was only going to take two, but decided to do DIY homemade edible favors – meaning I’ll need the extra day.
I’m *hoping* that the week before the wedding will run something like this:
Monday (after work) – haircut/color, waxing
Tuesday (after work) – begin baking
Wednesday – finish baking and and making favors (will have help from family and my MOH)
– Fiance to finish programs or any DIY projects of his
Thursday – Last minute errands and tasks
– Evening mani/pedi and massage with Maid/Matron of Honor
Friday – Transport all the wedding “stuff” to the venue. This will likely take a few trips.
– Rehearsal Dinner
Post # 4
@soontobehisbride: I took a day and a half. On the friday (before satruday wedding) we set up the reception venue in the afternoon. Cant even remember what we did in the morning! On the Thrursday afternoon I left work early to pick up my dress. It was plenty of time for me.
Post # 5
I flew across the country for my Saturday wedding on Wednesday and that was plenty of time. I would take a few days off after if you can, maybe Wednesday through Wednesday if you can take a week off.
Post # 6
@soontobehisbride: I took two days, probably should have taken three. I would have loved to have had the whole week but didn’t want to sacrifice the paycheck!
Post # 7
My best friend is taking off that whole week. Just in case things need to be down and so that she doesn’t feel pressured and stressed out because of work
Post # 8
@soontobehisbride: I took the whole week off and I was so glad I did. It made everything less stressful for me and I was able to be relaxed on the day of the wedding and the day before.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I’m taking off three days before the wedding.
Post # 10
My wedding was on a Saturday and I took Thursday and Friday before my wedding off.
Post # 11
@soontobehisbride: I got married on a Sunday. I left work Wed after lunch time, so 2.5 days before the wedding. I DIY my flowers and they were delivered on Thursday so I had to be there for that. I had an appointment to get my dress Wed afternoon. Friday and Sat were crazy busy!
Post # 12
I am taking the week before the wedding off, along with my Mum, Maid/Matron of Honor and Fiance. Alot of is it DIY (including the catering etc) so we will really need that week.
Post # 13
@soontobehisbride: I am taking the week before off and the Monday after. We are not going on a honeymoon right away though. I am afraid of being busy and stressed so I want to make sure I have lots of time off before the wedding. Depends really on what all you need to do before.
Post # 14
I took one day off (Friday) and left about 2 hours early on the Thursday. I had a ton of stuff to do at work that week, so there was no way I could take anymore time off than that. It was a struggle to get away on the Thursday as it was.
On Thursday night I picked up flowers for the bouquets and trimmed/cleaned them, picked up some stuff at my dad’s, baked gluten free cupcakes for my Girlfriend guests, and Darling Husband and I finished writing our speech.
On the Friday, Darling Husband and I went to set up the hall which took all morning, then backed our stuff and I went to my mom’s house where we made bouquets.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I took off the full week, but I had to drive 4 hours away, do a TON of DIY (a whole DIY welcome bbq, etc etc etc), and we had a lot of family and friends in town for the whole week.
If you don’t have much to do, I’d take off 2-3 days and add more to your time off after the wedding.
Post # 16
@soontobehisbride: After reading these replies to you, I’m going to take 2 days off I think. I was originally just going to take the day before off but now that I’m thinking about it, 2 days off is probably better. Three would be awesome.
Oh Lord… the time is flying by!