(Closed) How much time to take ooff work BEFORE the wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
183 posts
Blushing bee

@soontobehisbride:  I’m taking the three days off before our Saturday wedding.  Originally I was only going to take two, but decided to do DIY homemade edible favors – meaning I’ll need the extra day. 

I’m *hoping* that the week before the wedding will run something like this:

Monday (after work) – haircut/color, waxing

Tuesday (after work) – begin baking

Wednesday – finish baking and and making favors (will have help from family and my MOH)

                 – Fiance to finish programs or any DIY projects of his

Thursday – Last minute errands and tasks

                – Evening mani/pedi and massage with Maid/Matron of Honor

Friday – Transport all the wedding “stuff” to the venue.  This will likely take a few trips.

                – Rehearsal Dinner

Post # 4
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@soontobehisbride:  I took a day and a half. On the friday (before satruday wedding) we set up the reception venue in the afternoon. Cant even remember what we did in the morning! On the Thrursday afternoon I left work early to pick up my dress. It was plenty of time for me.

Post # 5
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I flew across the country for my Saturday wedding on Wednesday and that was plenty of time. I would take a few days off after if you can, maybe Wednesday through Wednesday if you can take a week off.

Post # 6
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@soontobehisbride:  I took two days, probably should have taken three. I would have loved to have had the whole week but didn’t want to sacrifice the paycheck!

Post # 7
234 posts
Helper bee

My best friend is taking off that whole week. Just in case things need to be down and so that she doesn’t feel pressured and stressed out because of work

Post # 8
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@soontobehisbride:  I took the whole week off and I was so glad I did. It made everything less stressful for me and I was able to be relaxed on the day of the wedding and the day before.

Post # 9
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I’m taking off three days before the wedding.


Post # 10
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My wedding was on a Saturday and I took Thursday and Friday before my wedding off.

Post # 11
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@soontobehisbride:  I got married on a Sunday. I left work Wed after lunch time, so 2.5 days before the wedding. I DIY my flowers and they were delivered on Thursday so I had to be there for that. I had an appointment to get my dress Wed afternoon. Friday and Sat were crazy busy!

Post # 12
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am taking the week before the wedding off, along with my Mum, Maid/Matron of Honor and Fiance. Alot of is it DIY (including the catering etc) so we will really need that week.

Post # 13
1231 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@soontobehisbride:  I am taking the week before off and the Monday after. We are not going on a honeymoon right away though. I am afraid of being busy and stressed so I want to make sure I have lots of time off before the wedding. Depends really on what all you need to do before.

Post # 14
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I took one day off (Friday) and left about 2 hours early on the Thursday.  I had a ton of stuff to do at work that week, so there was no way I could take anymore time off than that.  It was a struggle to get away on the Thursday as it was. 

On Thursday night I picked up flowers for the bouquets and trimmed/cleaned them, picked up some stuff at my dad’s, baked gluten free cupcakes for my Girlfriend guests, and Darling Husband and I finished writing our speech.

On the Friday, Darling Husband and I went to set up the hall which took all morning, then backed our stuff and I went to my mom’s house where we made bouquets.  

Post # 15
9202 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I took off the full week, but I had to drive 4 hours away, do a TON of DIY (a whole DIY welcome bbq, etc etc etc), and we had a lot of family and friends in town for the whole week.

If you don’t have much to do, I’d take off 2-3 days and add more to your time off after the wedding.

Post # 16
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@soontobehisbride:  After reading these replies to you, I’m going to take 2 days off I think. I was originally just going to take the day before off but now that I’m thinking about it, 2 days off is probably better. Three would be awesome.

Oh Lord… the time is flying by!

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