Post # 1
My wedding is in two weeks (TWO WEEKS!) and yesterday was my last day of work. I’m having a semi-DW so I have catch a flight a week and a half before the wedding, and wanted time to pack/get ready. Getting up this morning and not having to go to work really made me realize how quickly the big day is coming!
(I was lucky to get this much time – my fiance once gets 1 week, but I’m going back to school in the fall, so yesterday was my last day at that job EVER. AWESOME.)
How about the rest of you? How much time did you/will you take off BEFORE your wedding?
Post # 3
I’m taking off the 2 days before my wedding so that I can prep all my DIY projects, get everything set for the rehearsal dinner, and spend some time with friends and family who are in from out of town. (I have also taken about 4 days here and there in the last 3 months to do some wedding-related things that needed to happen during business hours)
Post # 4
Ugh, I’m only taking off the 3 days before the wedding. Kinda wish I could have the whole week but my office needed me on Monday. I think it’ll be fine though, a lot of stuff is already done. But you’re a lucky duck! I’d love all that extra time! 🙂
Post # 5
I put my request off in a long time ago!
Our wedding is on a Friday, so I requested that Tuesday be my last day. I plan on getting my nails done, etc. on Wednesday, rehearsal is Thursday. We will take the weekend to unwind, and we leave for our honeymoon that next Tuesday. All in all I requested a little over 2 weeks off.
Post # 6
I’m taking off 2 working days before my flight (DW) but I will actually have for days before the wedding to wrap any loose ends before we leave the country.
Post # 7
I’m taking the whole week before off. I’ve been planning my IN wedding from CA and TX so there are a lot of things I need to be home for that week to wrap up (like getting my dress tailored – yeah, that starts the Monday before the wedding – I love my tailor!)
Post # 8
I took off the Wednesday before, but i was local so it made it easy for me. Plus i didn’t want to burn up my vacation time just running around =]
Post # 9
I am probably taking the whole week off – I am a PhD student though so my time is VERY flexible – if I have meetings or anything I will go in and I will probably do some work from home if I have time.
FI is off the week before as well because he has family from overseas coming down so we will be spending time with them also.
Post # 10
I took off the day of the rehearsal (FMIL is taking care of everything – laid back rehearsal at her house) which is next Friday, and then the two weeks after the wedding for our 9 day cruise and some relaxing time!
On Friday, I’m getting my nails done, and RELAXING, and packing for Friday evening, Saturday evening, and start packing for the honeymoon! My goal is to have everything done by Friday morning!
Post # 11
Im taking the week before off. No way could i focus on work so i wouldn’t be much good there anyway!
Oh i forgot about after, 1.5-2 weeks.
Post # 12
Since our honeymoon is 2 weeks I felt bad requesting that much time before. I am only taking the day before the wedding off, but my mother is taking to whole week so at least I will have someone to run around and help with some of the last minute tasks.
Post # 13
I took the week before off. Our honeymoon isn’t until November and that will be two weeks.
Post # 14
I took 2 days off which was plenty to finish last-minute things.
Post # 15
I plan on taking 4 days off before. And then off for 3 weeks after
Post # 16
I took two weeks off around the wedding. July 1-14, which gives me 2 days at home to pack before driving to the lake on July 3. Then we’ll be at the lake for 8 days, and come home the Monday after our wedding. I’ll take Tuesday and Wednesday to unpack and decompress (massage!) before going back to work.
We don’t have a honeymoon scheduled yet, because we don’t know what our time off/ financial situation will be. So I’m making the most of it around the wedding.