Post # 1
For reference, I’m a nurse who works 12 hour overnights with a pretty long commute both ways so I don’t have time to do much of anything on my days on. I am per diem, but I typically 3-4 shift per week (yay OT! lol).
For you married bees, how many things did you have to do right before the wedding? I always hear there is so much to do in the days before, but I’m not sure if it’s worth me scheduling myself with a few days off. Our wedding is a Sunday (long weekend) with travel time and rehearsal Saturday.
I’m thinking of not working after Tuesday night giving myself most of Wednesday, Thurs, and Friday to finish stuff up.
My work is already looking for September/October time.
Post # 2
My wedding was on a Saturday and I took Tues-Mon off and so glad I did. There were so many last minute things I hadn’t even thought of that I wouldn’t have been able to get done otherwise.
Post # 3
I’m not a nurse, but, work the same shifts as you. I can’t do anything else on days I’m working, it’s just work, and sleep, so, I’m taking the week off prior to the wedding to make sure that I can get everything done stress free.
Post # 4
Yes I did. Initially I had decided not to as my wedding was on a saturday so I decided to take two weeks after the day BUT there were so many unchecked items on the list that had to be managed and with work it was just not possible but I always reached home around 7 and it was too late to run around with errands afterwards.
I think it’s a good idea to take a couple of days off before the big day. You want to look your best and you need to be well rested and relaxed before your wedding.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
I took a week and I’m glad I did. Gave me time to finish all the little things, meet people at the airport as they came in for the wedding, and generally not stress out over it.
Post # 6
I am also a nurse. I am actually taking 2 weeks of PTO for my wedding. So the week prior, I am working the first 3 days of the schedule week; and the week I come back, I am working the last 3 days of the schedule week. That means I have off 22 days off and it is going to be amazing. I also work 4-5 12 hour shifts/week (OT pay!!!!). Can’t wait for this amazing break!
Post # 7
22 days sound amazing! Have fun!
I think I’m going to take the Sunday before my wedding to the saturday after off and if they need me during the week before my wedding, and I’m free (and fgeel like working lol) I can pick up. I won’t schedule myself, though.
Oh man, it’s getting close!
Post # 8
I’m a teacher and took off two days before. I had a ton of help with getting things prepped though before hand so I didn’t have too many last minute things to get done.
Post # 9
I had lots of help with the prep but I still took Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off for my Saturday wedding.
Post # 10
- Wedding: The Mansion at Valley Country Club
I’m taking off the entire week before my wedding, but I’m lucky to work for a company with an unlimited PTO policy. We’re so busy, I rarely take time off, so I’m cashing it in for the wedding and taking off a total of three weeks!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2015 - The Vineyard and Winery at Lost Creek, VA
My wedding is October 3, which is a Saturday – I am taking off the wed-fri before hand, but I will have just come off army training for 24 days from Aug 26-Sep 17 which is out of state so that cuts into a lot of my time for “last minute” things, but I didn’t do any DYI things, since I don’t have a creative bone in my body – so really the only thing I’ll have to do – aside from sleeping in on Wednesday, then doing my pampering/manicure etc on Thursday, then pick up our favors (Purple and Lavendar Macaroons) and put them in their boxes as favors on Thursday night, then Friday is our rehearsal and dinner, and then get married Saturday 🙂
I would absolutely take off a few days before though – enjoy the time leading up the wedding!!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom
I work a regular 8-5 Mon-Fri office job and our wedding was a Saturday morning. I had tons of helps so I only took the Wed-Fri before the wedding off instead of the whole week – I worked on our DIY decorations/flowers on Wednesday, had a bachelorette breakfast on Thursday, Friday afternoon I did manipedis with my bridal party and we had the rehearsal on Friday night. I also ended up helping my Mom babysit my niece and nephew on Thursday becuase my SIL was in the hospital giving birth to my new nephew
Post # 13
We are getting married on 8.29 (Saturday). I’m taking off the Monday before to pick up our marriage license, then Thursday and Friday that week. Our venue is just over an hour from our home and we will have to gather up a bunch of stuff to take to our coordinator, and will have errands to run. And we have lots of guests coming in from out of town and want to hang out with them as they arrive.
Post # 14
I’m a nurse, with the same schedule as you… 12 hour, overnights.
My wedding is a Saturday and we actally get a paid day off for a wedding (it’s one of our hospital-wide benefits). So, I only really have to work two days that week. I scheduled myself for Sunday, Monday… which would make me off Tuesday through my wedding. I know I definitely have the day after my wedding off, but I’m hoping to not have to go back until Wednesday, depending on how the schedule falls.
I actually requested a few random vacation days in the weeks leading up to my wedding so that I only have to work 2 nights/week for the couple weeks before. I figure that will give me some extra time to get stuff done. 😉
Post # 15
I work a 5-4-9 schedule (8 nine-hour days and one 8-hour day per 2-week pay period). My wedding on a Saturday and I am taking Wed-Fri off the week of the wedding, and the entire next week off. Luckily, I have Columbus Day as a holiday and the Friday following is my normal scheduled day off, so I’m ending up only taking 49 hours off.