(Closed) Did you get time off from work for your wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

buzzingbee82:  That’s insane, it’s your wedding fgs! that trumps everyone else’s holiday plans. will they not totally see through you pulling a sicky though?

I’ll be taking 3 weeks off, couple of days before the wedding and then honeymoon time. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

buzzingbee82:  I requested two days before the wedding, and a week after the wedding. I got it off because I had vacation time saved, and it didn’t interfere with anyone else.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i had 5 weeks off.  3 weeks before my wedding in 2013, the government shut down.  i am a government employee.  so i was off those 3 weeks plus the 2 weeks scheduled for my honeymoon.  it was really hard going back to work after that.

 

why do you need the week before your wedding off?  i would think the week after would be much more important. 

my original plan was to only take friday off before my saturday wedding.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I took a week off after my wedding. I really wish I would’ve taken a couple days off before because I had so much to do. I don’t think it would’ve been approved though, my boss was already giving me sass for 1 week off. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

We go through a internet program, which apparently is run by people many states over. As soon as I could put the time in, I did. Up to 6 months in advance. I’m taking half day Wednesday (Friday wedding) and the complete wedding off after. I wanted to do more, but ran out of vacation time.

Post # 7
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9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Wow, I asked for two weeks off so I could enjoy time with the family flying to join us and have a week and a half for a honeymoon. No such luck, I have two prior to the wedding and 5 days after. There is some bitterness behond me asking for time off at all. I can take one grad school class off but most likely will not happen. I will have class the day after the wedding. Maybe someday we can go on a honeymoon…

Post # 8
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209 posts
Helper bee

i doubt I will be able to, so I am hoping for just the Friday off before my Saturday wedding and I will most likely have to back at work that Monday 🙁

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

buzzingbee82:  I think I took 3 weeks off. I’ve only been here 7 years too but we don’t do it by seniority here. We try for fairness and would accomodate a person in your situation for sure!

I’m sorry for the boat you are in. I’d be ticked.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

buzzingbee82:  Sounds like we work for the same company!!  🙂

I took 2 weeks off, one the week before and one the week after.  We have to put our vacation on the books in Nov/Dec for the following year and we bid by senority. Thankfully I have been with my company for 16 years so I have pretty good senority. I immediately picked my 2 weeks for the wedding. Also helped that my wedding was not in the summer or over a holiday when everyone is trying to get off.

Post # 11
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1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am taking the week before my wedding off (next week!) and the monday afterwards.  I just used vacation time.  I could have taken more vacation time after but wanted to use it near the end of the year.  We aren’t going on a honeymoon right after.

I don’t think an employer should give extra time off for a wedding, you just need to plan your vacation time in advance.  Although I am very fortunate to get good vacation time and can take it when I choose.  Not sure how it works at other places

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I put in a request with hr for 3 weeks off in total – a few days for pre-wedding prep, 2 weeks for our honeymoon and a few days post-honeymoon to decompress and get back to reality. I was granted all of it with no issues, but it also didn’t interfere with anyone else’s time off in a similar position. There are plenty of people who have been here for decades and are far more senior, but my office considers weddings, pregnancy and sickness/bereavement special circumstances and those trump where you stand on the totem pole.

Post # 13
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210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

buzzingbee82:  That sucks, but I totally understand.  My boss initially told me that the company doesn’t have feelings and doesn’t care why I’m asking for time off.  Geez!  Luckily my vacation did wind up being approved though.  I was married Dec 27 and went on a honeymoon after, so I took off work from like Dec 24-Jan 5.

We actually have a really good vacation policy (as a new hire you get 4 weeks) but our team is small so actually taking the vacation is hard.  Also, I luckily have a new boss now who cares much more about us as people and doesn’t treat us like machines.  Thank goodness!

Post # 14
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

No time off for either Fiance or me. I will get the Friday before the wedding off and the Monday after the wedding off (which also coincides with my birthday), and then back to work. I generally work 4 days a week anyway, so having those two days off are actually just the days I would have had off anyway.

My Fiance, on the other hand, works 5 days a week as a consultant for a big company. He has no sick days, no vacation time, no benefits, nada. They won’t allow him to take any days off, so he has to work ’til 5 p.m. the Friday before the wedding and then get up bright and early to go to work Monday morning. 🙁

We also won’t get to have a honeymoon, probably not for another year or so as neither of us have jobs with benefits. It sucks. I feel for you!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We left for our honeymoon the day after our wedding, so I took off the week after. 

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