How long are you taking off work before/after your wedding

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: How long to take off before the wedding and after
    BEFORE - Last day of work on the monday. AFTER first day back on the tuesday : (7 votes)
    32 %
    BEFORE last day of work on the Tuesday. AFTER first day back on the Wednesday : (15 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 2
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    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    My wedding is this coming Saturday. I took 10 days total off. Sunday 10/16 through weds 10/26 off. Im also a student so i needed time to get through my work so i dont have anything due during our wedding weekend!! Our honeymoon is also delayed until January. Hope this helps! We just finished packing up the car and are driving out tomorrow!! So excited 🙂 

    Post # 3
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    1633 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I plan to take off the Thursday and Friday before my Saturday wedding, and tentatively I’ll remain off work for three weeks after my wedding. We want to plan a honeymoon that’s 10-14 days long, so that will allow us a few days after the wedding before we leave, and a few days at home after returning, before I have to go back to work. 

    Post # 5
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    1412 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Hey! I took a week but only becuase at that point I had to… every single waking moment was filled with last minute preparations, plus I had visitors to entertain! But it wasn’t enjoyable picking up my dress the day before the wedding or spending the day before that putting table decorations into plastic bags.

    So it comes down to how prepared you are. If you think you’ll be on track, you don’t need much time off. I recommend doing everything you can to make that happen NOW. It is horrible doing things last minute.

    You’re already taking a month for the honeymoon so I’m guessing you won’t leave yourself much (or any!) annual leave if you also take a week pre/post wedding. Save the holiday time for later in the year when you have post-honeymoon blues. Trust me, that’s when you’ll enjoy it more.

    Post # 6
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    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

    I am taking the day before off, and one month after. 3 weeks for our honeymoon and 1 week to set up our house

    Post # 7
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    1011 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

    We took off the Thursday/Friday before our Saturday wedding to run errands and meet up with family. We had access to the property all day Friday so we were there at 9am setting up and decorating all day. Luckily enough, the Friday a week before the wedding was Good Friday and I was off of work so I had a 3 day weekend the week before our wedding to get extra extra work done which worked perfectly. 

    If I wasn’t going straight on the honeymoon I still would probably take Monday off… Sunday you’ll be exhausted and want to mingle with family and guests as they depart. Go back to work on Tuesday. 

    Otherwise, we took off the entire next week for our cruise honeymoon and started work the following Monday afternoon I believe?

    Post # 8
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    856 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I am getting married on December 18, a Sunday. I took off Friday before the wedding and Monday-Thursday after the wedding. Friday after the wedding and Monday after the wedding are company holidays for Christmas. So I took off 5 days but am going to be away from work for 7 days, total.

    Post # 9
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    391 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Getting married on a Friday, last day will be the prior Monday! I’ll be going back to work about a week and a half later. We are doing a mini moon afterwards!

    Post # 11
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    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’m getting married this Saturday and I’m taking off this Friday (and possibly Thursday) and all next week!

    Post # 12
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    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I took only one day off before (Friday).  We went on our honeymoon the Monday after the wedding.  Honestly, I would save some of your PTO for the holidays instead of the wedding.  Unless you have a crazy amount of time to do things before the wedding, you’ll just sit around bored and stress out about stuff.  You really don’t need time after either.  You just go home, unpack, and that’s that until the honeymoon.  (unless you are moving in with your Darling Husband for the first time after the wedding?  you would obvious need a few days then for that)

    Post # 13
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    1217 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Getting married Saturday.  I was supposed to work today but I traded my shift, so I’ve been off since about noon Monday.  Going back to work on Tuesday but I’m on call on Monday so could conceivably be called in to work (cross fingers). We’re going away for a 10 day honeymoon in a couple months. 

    Post # 14
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    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I took off the Friday before my Saturday wedding, and the Monday after. There was really not a justifiable reason to miss much more than that, everything was done and family didn’t start arriving until that Thursday night. I am also a teacher, so it is difficult for me to miss even a day of work. The Monday after we used for running some errands, starting my name change process, and taking a good long nap. Our honeymoon was a few months later, and I used built in holiday time for that and didn’t take any off. I can’t fathom having a job where you can take a whole month off!!

    Post # 15
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    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    happybridetobee2017 :  I ended up taking the week before and after off. I could have gotten away with 3 days before and the week after but it was nice to sleep in for 2 days 🙂

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