Time off before wedding

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: How many days off prior to your wedding!
    One week + : (4 votes)
    4 %
    One week : (18 votes)
    18 %
    3 days : (27 votes)
    28 %
    2 days : (24 votes)
    24 %
    1 day : (20 votes)
    20 %
    No time off : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’ll probably take 2 days off before. My mom is taking time off befoer the wedding as well so that will be a big help. I would rather take more time off after the wedding. I’ll probably take 12 days or so total 🙂

    Post # 4
    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Misswhowedding:  My plan is to take off the 3 days prior to my wedding (so Wednesday through Friday).  I was only going to take two, but I decided on baking cookies as favors so I will need the extra day.  At this point I’m expecting to be baking Tuesday night and all through Wednesday.  Thursday I suspect I’ll be working on programs, etc., and hopefully have time for a hair appointment, mani/pedi, and a massage.  Friday is the rehearsal dinner, so I expect to be using the morning for last-minute details and errands, including dropping off all decor/favors/accessories to the venue.

    Then I’ll be off for two weeks after the wedding.  It’s likely that our vacation portion of the honeymoon will be about 10 days, but I’m going to take a full two weeks off.  So, probably 13 days total.


    Post # 5
    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Misswhowedding:  I took 1.5 days off.  I took a half day thursday and obviously off friday.  It worked just fine.  I also took the next week off completely for the honeymoon plus another 3 days the next week.  So the week I came back I only worked 2 days.


    Post # 6
    1869 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    we had a semi deatination with a fair amount of diy and i took off 2days (thurs/fri for sat wedding)


    i definitely had enough time but i also had a ‘crew’ of like 10 (family/friends) so to be honedt i didnt end up doing all that much. I liked being able to be settled and stress free so it worked for me and i think it was perfect. more time and might have gotten fidgety/nervous energy but any less and i would have been cutting it too close!

    Post # 7
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Misswhowedding:  I worked from home the week of the wedding so I had a more flexible schedule. I only took 2 days off (1 because I had hair and makeup trials and final dress fitting which took all day and 2 was the day of the rehearsal dinner).  The other 3 days I was able to fit various things in around my work day.  Had my wedding been where I live (vs. 8 hours from here) I would have only taken the day of the rehearsal dinner off.

    After the wedding, I took 8 work days off (6 for honeymoon + 1 extra to unwind when we got back then needed 1 more day since I got sick).  

    Post # 8
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @Misswhowedding:  I took the whole week off before the wedding.  BUT we rented a beach house with friends for the week leading up to the wedding so we just made it one big wedding week.  I don’t know how I would have been able to concentrate on work that week since there was so much last minute planning to do.  A co-worker of mine got married on the same day as I did and she also took the entire week before the wedding off.  We both agreed that it was a good idea.

    Post # 9
    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    I took three days off. My first day was used to get my bridal mehndi applied, the second day was when all of our out-of-town guests arrived and the third day was the day before the wedding, so we were tying up loose ends and rehearsing. The timing was perfect.

    I also only took the Monday and Tuesday off after the wedding to visit with friends who stayed here beyond the weekend — we’re not taking our honeymoon until February.

    Post # 10
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Misswhowedding:  i had the wednesday, thursday and friday off before our saturday wedding. however, its worth noting that our wedding was in a different state from where we currently live, so i figured i would need the extra days for organizing and smoothing things over. (i kinda did)

    Post # 11
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I work in another state, so if I don’t take the whole week off, I won’t be home to run errands after work or at lunch. If I worked in town, I would probably just do 2-3 days.

    Post # 12
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I took the whole week (starting Monday for the Saturday wedding).  I had to drive to our wedding location (4 hrs away) with all our wedding stuff, do a TON of last minute DIY / organizing, and spend time with friends and family who who were coming in early from many states away.

    The whole thing was like an extended family / friend reunion rather than a 1 day affair, plus we were only doing a minimoon so it didn’t really cut into our honeymoon time.  It was great!  But if you don’t think you need that much time and you don’t have a bunch of loved ones in town early, it wouldn’t be necessary.

    Post # 13
    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m taking 3 mainly because our flowers are coming in the Wednesday before our Saturday wedding (ordered online) and because we won’t have much time for last minute stuff on the Friday before because we’re out of state and that’s when we’re driving up.

    Post # 14
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Our wedding is on a Tuesday, so I will be driving there on the Saturday before.  I work Sundays so only technically taking off one day before the wedding.  I am taking the whole week off though to be at the wedding (live in Texas, wedding in Florida) so will miss four days of work.

    Post # 15
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My wedding was on a Friday, and I took that day off as well as Thursday. I was back at work that next Monday.

    Post # 16
    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Probably just one or two days before the wedding

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