(Closed) How much time are you taking off FOR the wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m leaving for upstate/the wedding location Wednesday night after work and we get married Saturday.  We’re going straight on our honeymoon after the wedding.

Post # 4
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It probably is, if the wedding is in the same town you’re in.  You’ll be able to conduct a lot of the last minute meetings and final payments after business hours.  The rest is probably going to be just little projects and the rehearsal.  I’d definitely try to cram it all in, just because you’re starting a new job and you don’t want to take too much time off when you’re still relatively new.  I’m only working Monday of the wedding week.  Just because they’re stupid about annual leave.  My weddings on a Friday and we’re out of town, so we really need that extra couple days.

Post # 5
20 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m in the process of job hunting right now and the Fiance just started a new job a few months ago.  It has always been my dream to take a traditional week long honeymoon right after the wedding, but I’m really worried that we won’t be able to get the time off since we’ll both still be newbies at our jobs (I’m hoping to have one by our wedding in late July).  Not sure what to do about it, but I guess for now I’m just waiting to see how things work out. 

Post # 6
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think your plan sounds reasonable.  If you take the Thursday, Friday and Monday off it should be a nice break.

I am taking the Thursday and Friday before off and then taking the next week and a half off for the honeymoon.


Post # 7
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hi — I personally took off the whole week before the wedding (ours was on a Friday, rehearsal dinner on Thursday) but I had also been saving vacation time and was able to take 3 weeks off in a row for honeymoon as well.

I really felt like I needed that full week for two reasons. 1. To keep myself sane and not be in “work-mode” going right into the wedding. and 2. We needed that weekend before to finalize hotel bags, wedding party gifts, and a few other odds and ends. We also took some time to relax, chill out and make our way up to the wedding with everything figured out.

We also had a bit of a destination wedding, so we needed to get everything together!

If you can take a little extra time, do it – but if you can’t I’m sure you’ll manage to get everything figured out!!

Post # 8
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Our wedding is out-of-town (an 8 hr drive/2 hr flight, haven’t decided yet) on Saturday, so I’m taking off that Thur & Fri.  We’ll get in early afternoon Thursday, relax and get some last min things taken care of, then we have the venue from noon on Friday till Sunday night, so we’ll head over and get ready for the rehearsal which is tentatively starting at 5pm Friday.

A friend of mine took off the entire week for her local wedding which I thought was a little ridiculous.  She ended up having nothing to keep her busy and her mind off the wedding, and sh just stressed herself out needlessly.

Post # 9
2206 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That sounds reasonable. I would just recommend, for your own sanity, that Sunday be a do nothing day, and Monday be the recovery day.

I live 4 hours away from the location of my wedding. Mom will fly in the Sunday before, then the two of us will drive up Wednesday night. Fiance will come up Thursday night. We will go home Sunday, and have a 11am flight Monday morning, so nice and casual.

Post # 10
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m getting married on a Friday, and so far am just taking of Thursday and Friday (and the following Monday and Tuesday for a mini-moon). I may also take of the Wednesday prior, if I don’t blow too much vacation between then and now.

But, I’m also making sure to stay on track with all my DIYs and other to-dos so I’m not super stressed out. We’ll see how it goes!

Post # 11
173 posts
Blushing bee

I’ll take off the day before the wedding.  We’re then going on a 2 week honeymoon.  I don’t have a permanant job right now (I’m freelancing).  If I do have a f/t job by then (hopefully) I’m just going have to take the time off, pay or not.  Honeymoon’s already booked and I came to the realization that I just can’t worry about these things b/c my employment future is uncertain right now and I can’t plan my life around if/when I get a f/t job.  But if I do get an offer I plan on being completely upfront with them about the time off I am requesting. 

Post # 12
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We’re getting married on a Saturday, and we have a house rented for the wedding. We’re taking off more than likely than Friday, Saturday & going back to work Monday. We leave for our cruise on Thursday but we wanted to get a hotel overnight so we aren’t late to the port. We’re taking off then on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Monday. We’ll be back to work on a Tuesday! 🙂 So that’s about 5 days total off & Fiance gets 5 days with pay & I get salary! So it’s all good 🙂

Post # 13
3124 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We took 2 weeks off…… If i were in your situation, i’d take Thurs and Friday off, then the honeymoon.  I know it’s a new job, but the best time to negotiate time off is when you’re hired, and you don’t want to bite off more you can chew after work hours.  Imagine if you didn’t take the time you needed and you didn’t get your stuff done. Wedding day comes whether or not you are ready!

Post # 14
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re taking of a week. Wendsday til the next tuesday to have time to prepare and a mini-moon. idk where we’ll go yet, though!

Post # 15
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am getting married on a Sunday in October.  I am working half day Thursday taking Friday and Monday off. We aren’t going on our Honeymoon until February.  FH has 21 vacation days of work and I have 11.  Because I work so many hours they usually honor the days that I take off here and there.  If you end up working more hours than normal you may be able to collect some more days off?????

Post # 16
13 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

Our wedding is just 3 hours away, so we are taking off Thurs & Fri and driving there on Wednesday evening after work. If it seems too crazy before then maybe we will try to take Wednesday off too.

We also have the whole next week off for the Honeymoon, so 2 days before seems like plenty.

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