(Closed) How many days should I take off work before Wedding??

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 17
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

The whole week! The whole week! The whole week!

We married on a Saturday and I took W-F off work.  I was wishing I had requested the entire week off – it would have been SO helpful (I had a family emergency 2 weekends prior the wedding, so all the things I had planned for that weekend were pushed back, making everything leading up to the wedding absolutely CRAZY) – and I was super planned out/organized.  I really would have loved the extra time off work…. 

Post # 18
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We got married on a Saturday and I left work 3 hours early the Tuesday before. SO I had 3 hours off Tuesday then Weds-Fri off. I think it was a good amount of time!

Post # 19
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I strongly recommend to take off as many days as you can.  People told me to take the week prior off and I remember thinking to myself…what for?  It ended up they were right.  I did not have one single DIY project or fam in town, but still was racing till the minute I left to get to the wedding.  Things come up, last minute details, laundry, packing for the honeymoon, running errands, etc… I regret not taking off more than a week and being so frantic.

Post # 20
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I took off two days before the wedding, and that was plenty of time for me. I’m glad I didn’t waste extra vacation days.

Post # 21
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am off the whole summer so not a problem for me but my Fiance might not be able to get off that many days. He needs to get off at least 3 days before and 2 days after. We might hold off for our honeymood for the next summer since he wants to go on a 9 day cruise in Asia.  Hopefully we can go to Vegas or somewhere for 2-3 days at least this year.

Post # 22
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I took off the week before we left for our wedding. I had a lot of last minute stuff to do and I didn’t want to stress. We also had to pack for our Destination Wedding wedding and for our honeymoon plus get all the wedding stuff together which is why I took so long off. I think if you wedding was at home I would have only needed about 3 days before to get things together. I’d reccommend taking no less than 3 days.

Post # 23
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My wedding was on a Sunday and I took worked a half day on Thursday and took Friday off.  I didn’t want to burn through my vacation days.  I will say my day and a half off was pretty hectic with wedding chores but I’m glad I didn’t take a lot of time off.

Post # 24
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I took the whole week off before.  My hubby took off work starting on Wednesday.  I think it worked out really well.

Post # 25
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I had a Friday and took the whole week off.  I just did last minute chores and lazed around in the pool and visited with people as they came into town.  It was great.

Post # 26
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I saved all of my paid time off that I could this whole year so I had almost 3 weeks available. So I took one week off before & 1 week off after the wedding. I’m so glad I did!!

Post # 27
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My wedding is on a Suday so I will be taking Thurs-Tues Then we leave for our honeymoon the following Friday for a week.

Post # 28
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

I work on a contract basis, and my last contract runs out on May 31. My wedding is June 25, and I’m considering not taking any more work for the month of June. Or maybe if something came up for just the first week, I’d do that. It’d put a bit of a strain on our financials, but we aren’t paying for the whole wedding ourselves. I think I’d be super-relaxed and prepared if I did that.

Post # 29
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I really only needed 3 days before but I took the whole week of the wedding off since my brother was coming in early.

Post # 30
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I want to take off a week before (destination wedding and we will be celebrating with friends and family beforehand) and a week after the wedding for honeymooning! 

Post # 31
37 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m a teacher, so my Thursday wedding will be preceded by two months off. Perfect for all those DIY projects I know I’m going to leave until the last minute! 

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