Post # 1
I’m a teacher… I chose my wedding date assuming that my fall break will be the week before the wedding (so I would request a few days off after the wedding to go on a short honeymoon and have the whole week before to prepare) OR fall break will be after the wedding (so I would have to request off Thursday and Friday before the wedding on Saturday, then have the whole week off for the honeymoon, etc.)
Today I found out that fall break is looking like it will be the week of the 7th!! This means:
– I have a whole week off for fall break
– Then I go back to work Mon-Wed, and request off Thursday and Friday (we check in to our venue on Thursday)
– Get married Saturday
– Go back home on Sunday and back to work on Monday! No honeymoon!!
This really sucks! I’m not too far into the planning where I can possibly change the date. However, this venue will not be available on any of the days that could work.
What would you do? Change the date anyway and find a different venue? Or just stick to this schedule and go on a honeymoon later on (maybe the week of Thanksgiving break, the few days before Thanksgiving)?
Post # 3
@alotlikelove: I’m a teacher too. I don’t quite know what Fall break is or when exactly it takes place, but like you, I schedule my wedding around our schedule (for me, it’s the summer).
It all depends on things unrelated to school:
1. Do you love your wedding date? (e.g. does it have a special meaning to you? do you like how it sounds or how it’s written?)
2a. Do you love your venue?
b. if you do, wold you still be able to get the same venue for a dfferent day?
3. Will you be able to get your money back if you cancel your current venue?
If you keep everything as is now, having that week of before can be very beneficial I’m sure! Filled with picking up your dress and other items, dropping off deposits, etc. Try taking just Friday off (for appointments), and then Monday too, and go away for a couple of days right away for a mini-honeymoon and then a real one later on in the year!
Post # 4
I know a few people who actually went on their honeymoon before the wedding.. yes.. before.. They said it actually relieved their stress, they came back, finished up some last minutes stuff then got hitched.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We went on our honeymoon 5 months after the wedding- did a two-night mini-moon right after, so I wouldn’t necessarily schedule around a honeymoon. Could you take off Fri & Mon instead? Or get married the Friday of fall break?
Post # 6
Assuming I hadn’t paid deposits which committed me to that date, I would keep the date and find a different venue. A honeymoon is important to me.
As an aside, does the school really not know the dates of its fall break yet? (EDIT: I was expressing my surprise, I didn’t mean to doubt you). Here in Australia the vacation dates are known well over a year in advance, e.g. we’ve just started the 2013 school year (ours start at end of January), and the 2014 dates have already been announced.
Post # 7
@rebwana: I agree. A mini-moon for the weekend would be perfect. Maybe even move your venue date up to a Friday so that you’ll have Saturday and Sunday together? Then save up for a lavish honeymoon during summer or Christmas break.
I’m a teacher too and we’re going to get married during early August so we have time for a 4 day mini-moon. Then we’re thinking of heading to Europe for Christmas as the honeymoon, or a cruise around South America the next summer for our 1 year anniv.
It’s up to you!
Post # 8
Ugh! If I were you, I’d get planning on an early July wedding! Then you have MONTHS to honeymoon!
Post # 9
@paula1248: Definitely depends on the school and if it’s private or public. I’m in the private sector and we find out THAT year’s schedule right before summer break. So, I won’t know what’s going on in Fall 2013 until May 2013. It’s a huge bummer.