(Closed) how much time are you taking off from work for your honeymoon?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

LOL, I originally asked for 2 weeks for wedding and honeymoon. They gave me a week but they scheduled me to work on my wedding day (wrote a thread at the time) and they ended up calling me in from my time off early. I ended up having my weddng day off, how generous.

They must have felt bad about it as later I was given a week for honeymoon without an issue.

Where are you going in Europe. A week seems pretty short to backpack

Post # 3
2076 posts
Buzzing bee

Are you prepared to lose your job over your HM?  Because I don’t know many places of employment who will look kindly over you disregarding their rejection of your time off and skipping out on work.  And sorry but places of employment care more about making money and having their staff working then they do about you getting married.  Just the nature of business.  Is it irritating? Yes.  But they don’t have to give you off if they don’t want to, hence why it is a request for off not a demand for off.

But to answer your question, I took a total of 6.5 days off of work.  I was out 1.5 days prior to our wedding and then the week after.

Post # 4
1709 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

My Fiance wants to take 5 days or 7 spent on the honeymoon. I was just thinking of 4…. but alright future hubby being it on! 😀

Not being able to take PO time for a very special occasion like this can be hard and emotional :(( sorry bee. If it makes you feel better you don’t always have to have the honeymoon the day after the wedding. Some newly weds wait a few months for theirs, that way their PO time is building up. Hope all turns out well!!

Post # 5
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We haven’t really planned our honeymoon as such, but I am hoping to take 2 weeks (10 working days) and my Fiance is hoping to take 1 week (5 working days). We’re getting married in December and plan to go on our honeymoon in early January – my office only closes for 2 weeks but my FI’s closes for 3, so the first week of our honeymoon he will still be on holidays but I’ll be on extra leave. I am very fortunate that my boss is pretty much letting me take time off whenever I want.

Post # 7
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I took a week off…but I technically only took 3 days. The first day of our honeymoon was a federal holiday and that Friday was my normally scheduled day off (I work an alternate work shedule to get every other Friday off)

Post # 8
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

8 working days with a weekend in between so we are on honeymoon for 10 days then a weekend when we get back to get over the jetlag. Fiance had to choose 80% of his vacation time by 31st Dec. My workplace is far more flexible.

Post # 9
7433 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Kslim13:  my work is very flexible as long as you give advance notice. I only took three days for my honeymoon because we went over Thanksgiving but I took half of December off (in various chunks) and the guy next to me took two weeks off a couple of months ago to go backpacking.

I understand why a company might feel like they can’t do without an employee for two weeks but it sucks that they don’t find some way to work around it so people don’t feel stressed every time they take a vacation.

If you and your husband are in agreement about you leaving your job, I would quit if they veto the vacation. Don’t just skip out and not inform anyone but give two weeks notice before your wedding that your last day will be the 13.


Post # 10
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We delayed our honeymoon 2 months so it was good I didn’t have to take off all the time together since I took a week for the wedding and 2 weeks, 3 days for our honeymoon. Our honeymoon was only 2 weeks but those 3 extra days were left savers with the jet lag from the 12 hour  time difference. 

Post # 11
6272 posts
Bee Keeper

Gosh you bees have a really hard time with taking leave. We are more fortunate with standard paid leave days in the uk. 

here I work used to have an ‘extra week holiday’ given when you got married! They binned it a few years ago when the execs got with the times but some of my colleagues managed to capitalise on it. So they’d have an extra paid week on top of the 28 days (or there abouts) of their yearly entitlement!

Post # 12
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I took off a total of 3.5 weeks. I did one week in June for our Destination Wedding in Aruba (I think it might’ve actually been a 8 days total…6 working days). I did 2 weeks, 2 days (16 days total….12 working days) in September for our honeymoon in Europe. At the time I had a total of 10 days for vacation and 9 “floating holidays (since we don’t have holidays off, this is to counter with those days).” 

I now have a total of 20 days vacay and 9 floating holidays. The most consecutive days we’re allowed to take (in my department) is 2 weeks, 2 days (14 days total….12 working days). 

Post # 13
773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

I had 4 weeks (3 weeks prior to wedding as we had a “DW” in another province and then 1 week for honeymoon)..but I had some extenuating circumstances so I’m probably not the best example! lol. I originally planned to take 2 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of Time in Lieu. We ended up being evacuated for 2 weeks, right before the wedding so my HR said to put it down as “evacuation time” rather than vacation time…so I got my holidays back! 
6 months later I still have 1 vacation day to use up and another week’s worth of time in lieu…All this time but its a challenge to take time off seeing as how it’s difficult to find people to cover me when I’m gone. 

Post # 14
14964 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I took 2 weeks for the honeymoon, and then also the week before the wedding, so 3 weeks off.  My company and projects I’m on are pretty relaxed usually so I normally do a 3 week vacation every year.

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