Teacher Marrying in September? Yay or Nay?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m a high school English teacher and would never get married during the school year – it would just be too much.

 

But, I’m the girl. I did most of the planning/organizing. So it depends how much you are expecting him to do and if you are ok with pretty much being in charge of any last minute stuff yourself.

How does your FI feel about it? How long has he been teaching? I ask because I’ve been teaching 13 years – it would be easier for me to have a september wedding as I have done all the teaching stuff before. If FI is in his first few years, there’s a lot of work he’s doing every day

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think since he will be off the two days prior anyway that it would be fine. If you were taking your honeymoon immediately after, I would say no however. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I have been a teacher for 5 years and my fiance is also a teacher – and our wedding is going to be right at the beginning of the school year. The benefit is that you have all summer to plan – and we are just going to talk to our friends/family that we will need help with last minute errands when the wedding gets closer. You get personal days for a reason and I’m sure if he needs to use a sick day or two he can do that as well.

Jobs are jobs and you are celebrating one of the most special things in your life – finding someone you love. Anybody would understand! If it was a baby and you guys would be gone for a long time to take care of it, that would be different. But it’s a wedding and only over a couple days, you’ll get back to work and then you can plan a great honeymoon/alone time at a later date (which we are excited about because right after the wedding is usually so crazy anyway – people don’t always enjoy their honeymoons).

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Why not?

It’s not like this thing that’s going to totally uproot your lives – you aren’t even going on a honeymoon right after (but you BETTER go on a mini-moon that weekend!!)

It’s just a wedding. 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@hazeljayne:  Remember it also means your anniversary will always be during the school year as well.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@beachbride1216:  Agreed – I like that as well =) It’s a time at the beginning of the year when things are crazy to step back and enjoy each other. Something that is probably easy to do in the summer.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

All the teachers I know got married in the summer.  I wouldn’t do it.  And I think thats a good point about your anniversary always falling at the beginning of school. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If it was you, I’d say no way. As the groom? I think it’s ifne. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@hazeljayne:  My FSIL and FBIL got married the first weekend of october (on a friday even) even though she is a teacher in NJ and it worked fine for them! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I guess I don’t understand why it would be any different from anyone with a year round job getting married at any time? Most people have jobs they have to deal with and work around. I’m sure it’s doable if it is when you really want to get married! 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am not a teacher, but a student and because of school, I had to let go of being a fall bride. I wanted to get married on our 8th anniversary, September 25, 2015, but it would be too difficult, with my guy in his PhD program and me in my Masters. 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Why can’t you get married on his step-Mom’s birthday?

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