Taking time off work to attend Wedding related appointments

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@worriedconfusedbride:  FI has the same problem.  He doesn’t get much leave time to begin with, which he is saving all of it for the honeymoon.  He does get comp time though.  He had to take off at 1 pm on a Thursday for our menu tasting (the ONLY time they offered it) and ended up working overtime to make up for it for a week straight.  I have ample time off and also get every other Friday off, so I try to schedule as much on those Fridays as possible.  I do think the wedding industry could care less that a lot of people actually work normal business hours Monday through Friday.  I wish they could be more accomodating, like evening or late afternoon meetings.  Lately I’ve had a ton of work and deadlines and have been working weekends just to stay on track and fit wedding stuff in as necessary.  Hopefully it’ll all work out for you and you won’t miss too much work!

Post # 4
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

As long as the time off is allowed, you shouldn’t feel bad about missing work.. you are close to the most important day of your life! Almost everyone has things to do as the wedding gets close. Remember that it’s a job, people come and go from there.

Post # 6
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@worriedconfusedbride:  Just don’t say it’s for wedding stuff, if you’re worried.  I just say I have an appointment (true) and use my allotted time off.

Post # 7
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have been thinking about this same thing today!!

Just this week alone, I already took a 1/2 day on Monday for an appointment, I had to switch my day off from Wednesday to Tuesday to accomodate another appointment and I have to leave work 30 mins early on Thursday and I have a lunch hour appointment on Friday. I feel so bad asking my manager for all this time off!! But other than the wedding, I am usually really good about keeping a normal schedule, I am always on time and never call out sick, etc. so I try not to feel too bad about it.

I don’t know if you are a parent, but I am not and I think about all the time off, sick days, leave early, come in late that other employess/parents do to accomodate their sick kids! lol

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