Post # 1
Has anyone ever heard of choosing the date of your marriage to be a Saturday, where the bride needs to return to work on Monday or am I the first in history to ever do this?
I am a teacher and have to return to work on Monday because FCAT testing which is a very important test in our state begins the Monday following my weekend beach wedding and I can not miss work. I tried to schedule the wedding for other dates but each one was a problem. Plus I did not want to wait until the summer months because this usually spells rain, and rain is not good for an outdoor beach wedding.
So basically, I am writing hoping that someone else has heard of a similar situation or had to do the same themselves so that I may somehow feel better about my crazy decision, as well as perhaps hear some comforting advice that all will be ok.
Post # 3
There’s a pretty good chance that this will happen with me. I’ll hopefully be fulfilling my degree requirements in April, and in a new job shortly/immediately after. I can’t imagine that I’ll be able to take leave for the things I need to do for the wedding, let alone for days after… so it’s just easier to plan like I’ll have no extra time.
I’m planning on having a nice brunch on Sunday and an early bedtime. 🙂
Post # 4
I didn’t have to go back to work on Monday but it’s not that unusual. I think that the idea of leaving for a honeymoon right after the wedding is actually less common than people think it is.
Post # 5
Sure…it happens to a lot of people. If that’s the only time you can do it, it only makes sense.
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s a big deal! I am getting married this coming Saturday and going back to work on Tues…and Fiance going back on Mon 🙂
Post # 7
Tons of people don’t take honeymoons. And especially nowadays with so many people living together before they get married, it’s not at all uncommon that people don’t jet straight out the door after their wedding to be cloistered for weeks. Do what works best for both of you. Your explanation sounds completely reasonable to me, and this way you can plan an awesome honeymoon for the summer months after your kids all get great test scores 🙂
Post # 8
It’s not really a bid deal. People have to work to pay their bills, right? I got married on a Tuesday, but it was planned in our week long vacation. I then returned to work on Monday. You do what you have to do. You can never compare your life to someone’s else. If I did that I would have never had a wedding, looking at all the things done here on the bee and all the costs associated with it all. Don’t worry it is normal. There does not need to be a honeymoon to Greece immediately afterwards, lol.
Post # 9
A coworker got married on a Friday and was helping prepare (and participate in) a big week-long event that is the busiest week of the year for our industry by Sunday. She too plans on waiting until early next year to go on a honeymoon.
Edit: Duh, completely forgot my DH went back on Monday. He’d only been at the job for 2 months and they have a 90-day probationary period where he’s not really supposed to take time off. Because we had already booked the Honeymoon, he ended up taking off like 6 days, but we didn’t leave until Thursday night, so he worked the M-Th the week after our wedding. He’s a guy though, so he’d been under much less stress than me 🙂
Post # 11
Thank you all for your responses. I do not feel as stressed anymore. 🙂