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

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 31
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’m taking 2.5 weeks (12 work days). Because it was over 10 work days in one go, I had to have them formally approved by the MD, but I asked a year in advance so he was happy with being given so much notice and said ok.

I’m a project manager and marrying a senior developer in my team, so it’s the two of us requesting leave at the same time, but it was ok 🙂 

Post # 32
532 posts
Busy bee

Kslim13:  I am taking  a week before the wedding, the week of our honeymoon, and then half a week when we get home.

I have the time so I figured I would use it during the wedding.

Post # 33
1980 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m taking two weeks off for the honeymoon, and three days prior to the wedding. So I’ll be gone two and a half weeks. It’s all vacation time I’ve accrued, and my boss is cool with it since we can plan our projects accordingly.

Post # 34
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Ever After Banquet Hall

Fiance has a really hard time taking time off (manager at a factory). Our honeymoon is only 5 days – we are leaving the Wednesday after the wedding and returning the following Sunday. This way, Fiance is only taking off 3 days instead of a full week. As for me, I work part time, so taking the time off isn’t as big of a deal. the harder part is that we both have sons graduating high school later that month…from different high schools. So, we have the wedding, the honeymoon and 2 graduations LOL I joked with my work that rather than requesting days off in May, it might just be easier to say which days I can work LOL

Post # 35
2022 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Kslim13:  If I stay in the job I have now we are taking off the last 3 days of July for the wedding itself then the first 4 weeks of August. If I change jobs then I’ll be off the last 3 days of July and the first 2-3 weeks of August. A normal vacation for us is two weeks so we wanted something special for our honeymoon, but I also really want a new job.. It’s going to be so hard going back to basic vacation time hours (been with my current company for 9 years so I’m accruing at a faster rate now).

Post # 36
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Kslim13:  We took our honeymoon 4 months after our wedding, so we both had the time available since it was in a different year.

So with that, we each took a week (5 days) and the day after we got back… so 6 work days total. It was no problem taking them off since we only work M-F and have the weekends off (unless Darling Husband is on call – Tech Support – but that is planned in advance).

Post # 37
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Kslim13:  How many days of vaca do you have? Or is it at will? 

In terms of our wedding, I’ll be taking off the prob starting the weds of our wedding and then the week following for a short honeymoon. 

We’ll then take 2-3 weeks the following year for our real honeymoon (our wedding is end of sept). 

Taking time off is pretty easy for both of us, I have 25 days off plus I can roll over days. 

Post # 38
210 posts
Helper bee

I took the Friday before my wedding off plus 3 weeks, so 16 work days in total. I wanted to take off a whole month (I had the time) but I felt bad asking for that much time off, even though I know they would have approved it. I had been with the company 7.5 years at that point (but only 1 year in that role/location) so I think that helped. 

Post # 39
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I am planning on taking three weeks paid and one unpaid. So 4 total. I feel bad asking but they knew I liked travelling when they hired me and told me I could get unpaid time off if needed be for travel (they know my history / living abroad etc) when they offered me the permenant position.

Post # 40
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement

I’m not working at the moment, but I need to find a job soon (fiance and I have to move, rent is being raised a ridiculous amount for a crappy little 300sqft shoebox). It will be part-time, as I’m still a college student. With a part-time position, I don’t know if I’ll even be able to take a week off for a honeymoon.

My fiance works, and is planning to take a week off directly after our wedding (on a Saturday). I’m just sad because I want to have our honeymoon then. My classes will be all online next semester, so attending classes won’t be a problem as long as I have an internet connection.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by  bunniebee.
Post # 41
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I’m taking a full week off starting two days before the wedding. Only 2 of those days will be honeymoon days 🙁

Fiance can take hardly any time off right now so he’s only off 4 days total (for wedding and honeymoon). It really sucks…I definitely wish we were able to take a longer honeymoon…but Fiance needs his job. 


Post # 42
2853 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

We’re going to Europe for 2 weeks. In total, Im taking 12 work days off for my wedding/honeymoon.

Post # 43
197 posts
Blushing bee

My wedding will be in June, I will probaby take off a day or two before the wedding. The honeymoon is still up in the air (we get married in 2017). We really want to go to Europe but we also may be gifted a honeymoon of our choice by a family member which doesn’t include European travel.

Option one: We are gifted a honeymoon, yay! We will take that honeymoon somewhere warm and relaxing and it will be 7-10 days. We will defer our European travel until the next year.

Option two: We aren’t gifted a honeymoon. We will take our European honeymoon and spend 2.5-3 weeks there.


Post # 44
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

i will be taking like 2.5 weeks. i work for a small private business and my bosses are amazing, so they told me to take what i need and not to even worry about. i got really lucky like that. we are having a destination wedding, so we’ll just be staying for a week with our friends and family, then moving to a different part of the island for another week. 

if they didn’t basically offer me all the time off in the world for my wedding, i don’t know if i would have asked for that much time off. i would have felt bad leaving them high and dry for so long.  

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