Post # 1
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Fi and I have been discussing our honeymoon plans and I’m pretty conflicted about the whole thing. We intend to take it right after we’re married and leave probably the very next day. We aren’t traveling internationally, but instead going to Florida to Disney World from California (which neither of us have ever been to).
That being said, Fiance wants to take two weeks off for our trip. We’ll be getting married on a Monday, then he wants to take the rest of the week and the week after off. I just…it seems difficult for me to grasp this. Even though only one week seems short, I just can’t wrap my head around taking off THAT much time off work! I’m saving up my vacation hours now so I won’t come home to no paycheck and by the time our wedding roles around I’ll have been working there for about 2.5 years. I don’t consider my boss super strict, but I still feel anxious, like…I don’t know, it’s rude to ask for that much time off? I don’t tend to take huge, long vacations as it is, and rarely more than a couple days off work, so this feels weird to me and I’m not sure it’s right to request that long off? Luckily January is right during our slow season so it won’t be super busy, but still.
Post # 2
We got married on a Saturday and took the following week off for our honeymoon. We went to Catalina (just an hour boat ride for us) and left on Tuesday and came back on Saturday. We only went for a short time because we had a 3 week family trip planned to Thailand for a few months later. Before all of that, we originally planned on doing a 10 day or two week honeymoon.
For us, those few days were enough because we really missed our dogs, haha. We don’t spend much time away from them so the struggle was real The longer trip was even harder!
Post # 3
We left the Monday after our Saturday wedding and had a two week holiday in THailand. I would’ve loved another week but it was an amazing amount of time
Post # 4
We took 3 full weeks off for the wedding and honeymoon (including July4 holiday). We reguarly take that much time off for a trip every year so we don’t feel bad about the time off as long as work knows ahead of time and accounts for our time off. Other than that, it’s our vacation time, we can use it however we want! 2 weeks sounds like a long time off to me to go to FL though, I never really do a domestic trip for longer than a week. With 2 weeks off I’d do something that required a longer flight and do something international!
Post # 5
I was off work for nearly four weeks! Our honeymoon was 16 days long and we had a three day wedding. It was amazing! We both work at the same place though and it’s public sector so we get 28 leave days a year plus 12 public holidays which is pretty generous.
Post # 6
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
pinkshoes: We can’t fly international at the moment, and most Disney fans agree that for Disney World, especially those who have never been there before and would like some rest in between, 10 days is ideal. So I’m thinking we’ll definitely have plenty to do there! 🙂
Post # 7
I think 2 weeks is totally reasonable for a honeymoon. 1 week is also good though, probably just long enough for you to feel relaxed and like you’ve properly celebrated. But 2 weeks would be fantastic and I am envious of anyone who can manage 3!
As of right now I am not sure if my fiance and I will be able to go on any kind of a honeymoon (lack of funds), so if we do it will definitely be a short one, maybe as short as 4 nights. I’ve been referring to it as our “minimoon”. I figure even though this is not very long, something is better than nothing. We don’t want to go straight back to work after getting married. The hope is that if that is all we can do we will then be able to start saving up for a bigger, longer trip together sometime in the next year or two.
Post # 8
Ours was 12 days off (used 9 vacation days) and I wish it had been longer.
I think your honeymoon is the one time when you are able to push it with bosses that might normally be hesitant to agree to give you a longer period off. They would have to be a giant @hole to say no!
Post # 9
TwinkleBoss: What’s your workplace policy on taking time off? For me, I can take two weeks off at a time. Beyond that, I need my manager’s permission. If you knew what was acceptable, you might feel better and less anxious about it.
Post # 10
TwinkleBoss: Resting in Disney, haha, I have no idea what that feels like! But thtat’s true, I can see it needing that long if you don’t want to run around like a nut the whole time and actually relax too. 2 weeks off is totally reasonable for wedding & honeymoon imo.
Post # 11
I agree with many two weeks is not a lot of time to ask for your honeymoon. If you have never been to Disney World then 2 weeks will not be a lot of time. It allows you enough time to see everything at your own pace AND to relax and stay in your hotel or go to the beach for a few days if you so choose. Enjoy all of that time or consider going for 10 days and have a staycation the other 4 days because lets be honest sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation.
Post # 12
I can only take vacation a week at a time. Our first honeymoon trip will be 5 days (domestic). Our second honeymoon trip later this year will be 8 days (international). I also dislike the pile of work that you get after a vacation. However, FI’s workplace assumed he was taking 2 weeks off for wedding and honeymoon, so your work might be understanding of being away for longer. You only get married once (ideally)!
Post # 13
It does depend on your workplace but you saying its more of your lax time and that your boss isnt super strict I think youre okay. Im on the opposite side of the calander haha my busy time is Dec-march and I coule never take so much time away. Well, technically I could (I have A LOT of paid time off that I can take a year) but I just couldnt for my own reasons of being wayy too backed up. We’re getting married in June when my jobs pretty slow but cant take too much time due to my Fiance work schedule. So were doing two nights away for a minimoon right after the wedding and then our actual honeymoon will be 10 days(7 days off work) in august. Id say talk to your boss and make sure.
Post # 14
ill be taking 4 weeks off