- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
So, I am working as full-time receptionist (which also infers being gofer, taking care of 12 other people like they’re babies, etc.) at a busy law firm.
I am DIYing much of my wedding, and considering the biggest DIY is the flowers (I’m doing them all), I decided I needed at LEAST the full day before our Sat morning wedding to work on those without rushing and/or stressing myself out. I also plan to go to bed at a reasonable hour Friday night to be able to get up Saturday bright and alert! But, my extended family and my fiance’s immediate family ALL live out of town/out of state and/or across the United States.
So, my Maid/Matron of Honor and I are seriously thinking of a Thursday night Bridal Shower, so that I can take advantage of much of my family and his likely being in town that night to attend and savor the time with me.
Thus, I need to ask of Thursday so I can assist my Maid/Matron of Honor in preparing, and also take some time “to myself” AND time to prepare my own home where I will be hosting my sister-in-law and brother-in-law on my fiance’s side, they’re staying with us Thursday till after our wedding!
Our honeymoon won’t “start” till Sunday night, and will go through Thurs, when we will return home. I DO NOT want to try to acclimate myself to work again all day that following Friday, with jet lag, vacation lag, etc.
SO here is my plan . . . I plan to ask off from Thursday to the Friday after the wedding, a total of 7 WORK DAYS. I have been at this job for 6 months now, I work hard, and I haven’t asked for a vacation. We actually HAD a civil ceremony in late May, and my boss told me we could take the ENTIRE Friday if we wanted, but I opted to take it from just noon on. We never had a honeymoon. We IMMED began packing/moving for our new house the next morning!
Do I need to refresh my boss and supervisor that we didn’t have a honeymoon with our civil ceremony, so we are planning one now for the traditional ceremony? Or leave that part out?
AND am I asking for too much, two days before the wedding and one day after we get back? I don’t think I am, I just want some reinforcement as I have NEVER done this before. I verbally already notified my boss of the plans, and the possible dates, and he didn’t seem concerned, just told me to let him know.