(Closed) Time off during your wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
Post # 17
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I took 15 days…. my manager approved it.  Afterwards the executive committe banned all manager approvals on vacations for more than 5 business days at a time.  Those will be reviewed and approved by the executive committe only. 

I had a great vacation, but God help any other poor employee that needs two or more weeks off for anything.  🙁

Post # 18
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405 posts
Helper bee

I’m taking 1 (maybe 2) days off for the wedding. My wedding is over Labor Day weekend so we get Monday off paid, I’m only taking Friday, possibly Thursday.
We’re taking vacation from July 31st – August 10th though. My boss was pooping bricks about it because we have a girl out on Maternity leave and I’m the only Customer Service Rep. (I’m ALWAYS the only CSR.) Between vacation and our wedding I’m taking a total of 8 days off – we get 10 days every year. My boss is an idiot (I probably shouldn’t type that while I’m at work LOL) and she threw a FIT when I told her. She complained that we’re taking "like 16 days off" – Yes, but that’s COUNTING weekends! I don’t work weekends! Geez! LOL We’re also NOT taking a honeymoon after the wedding so I won’t be taking anymore time off until Turkey Day & Christmas… Sigh….. haha

Post # 19
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42 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are planning on taking a total of 7 work days off.  We are getting married out of state so this allows us to be there a week before the wedding and have a couple of days off after to wind down.  We aren’t going on a honeymoon this year.  I don’t think that two full weeks is too much.  That time is given to you to use at your discretion.  I think that is just the right amount of time for the wedding and honeymoon.

Post # 20
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1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m planning on taking off 11.5 days (leaving early on a Friday to pick up our marriage license).  Some of that is comp time, which is excellent.  My fiance doesn’t get any paid leave, so he’s only taking off 8 days.  

The only thing that would worry me about using all 10 days of your vacation is whether you’ll need some time around the holidays.  If it were me, I’d probably work Monday before the wedding so I’d have a flex day at the end of the year.

Post # 21
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1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am taking two weeks off, I deserve it

Post # 22
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i am taking a week off! i work for the government and we are super busy right now. economic services division

Post # 23
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1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

I’m taking 4, but with the intent to take 8+ next year for the honeymoon. I will be in the hole for vacation time by 20 hours after my wedding. That sucks, but it is what it is. It’s my wedding, and I WILL enjoy it!!

Post # 24
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

5 working days; I’m a temp, so I can’t take too many; I did however, ask for it 3 months in advance.

Post # 25
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

I guess I’m pretty lucky, taking 2.5 weeks (12 business days) off, and my Fiance will probably take closer to 9 days off.  But then, I get 14 paid days off, plus 7 holidays, plus 2 floating holidays every year, and my Fiance is a partner at his company, so he can go whenever he wants, but doesn’t get paid.

The day after we confirmed our date/venue, I marked all my days off on my department calendar, 14 months in advance, so it’s already set in stone! I know I will really need the week before the wedding for all the last minute things, and we’re taking a Monday-Monday honeymoon after, plus one extra day the Tuesday we get back to recover.

Post # 26
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1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I live in Ireland and we get 21 days each year (most employees in the EU are entitled to 4 weeks – some get more!).  We’re getting married at home in CT so I’m planning on heading home the week before which is Easter – we get Good Friday and Easter Monday off – so it will be about 11 days in CT minus the 2 days that the office is closed so that’s 9. Then we’re having a blessing/reception here which I probably will take a day or two off for.  And then we have to figure out our honeymoon.  I work weekends a couple times a semester so I get those days back.  So nine days for Connecticut, two days for Ireland total 11 minus days I get back in lieu equals 6 which will leave at least 2 weeks for a honeymoon (and I might ask for a couple extra days unpaid in case we want a longer honeymoon!)

Only going to do this once – going to do it right!

Post # 27
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ugh.  Don’t get me started. 

I’ve been at this company for over 7 years, so I get 5 weeks of vacation (which I realize is generous).  I was planning on taking 4 weeks for the wedding.  Yes, four weeks.  One week prior, 2.5 weeks for the honeymoon, and 0.5 weeks afterwards to take time before jumping back into work.

Then my company changed their vacation policies, and EVERY EMPLOYEE is required to take all but one week of vacation before the end of September.  Um, my wedding is in October.  That one week?  Won’t even cover my honeymoon.  This change came about in June, HALFWAY through the fiscal year!!

So I put in a request like the instructions said to do, and I was DENIED.  So were the other two employees who are marrying in October.  I am now going to have to take time unpaid, which means I need to take the bare minimum.  So I’m basically working up until the wedding day, and returning to work the morning we fly back in town. 

To top it off, I then won’t have any extra vacation time (this was that fifth week I had been saving) to visit my little sister in Texas when she has her first child in November.  Yes, I am beyond pissed but there is nothing I can do.  Layoffs happened last week so I really want to keep a low profile and not ruffle any feathers.  So, I come to work every day, knowing they’re screwing me over. 

Thanks for listening to my vent.  I am still so mad about all of it.   

Post # 28
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188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My time off is kind of split up since we are taking a honeymoon about a month later. Taking 2 days off before wedding and 1 day off after wedding then the following month taking 2 weeks for the honeymoon.

Post # 29
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I get more vacation time than Fiance, so for a long time now–ever since my boss did it for her September wedding–I planned to take off three days before the wedding in addition to honeymoon time. Let me tell you being in those three days now, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. My stress level has dropped tremendously, just because I feel like I have so much time for everything. I feel like I can enjoy this wedding time and the arriving out of town guests so much more!

Post # 30
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3282 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I was approved 4 days off for my wedding, as it is in November, the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m taking 8 days off, but actually 9 since my wedding/honeymoon falls over a holiday.  We’re going to our wedding location three days ahead of time and then taking a week-long honeymoon.  My employer had no problem approving it as long as I had the time banked – it’s your time, you should be allowed to take it whenever you want.

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