Post # 1
<span style=”color: black”><font size=”2″><font face=”Comic Sans MS”>I am going to request my vacation time for our October 08 wedding in the next month, but I am unsure on how much to ask for. Our wedding is on a Saturday and our rehearsal is on the Thursday before the wedding. We leave for our honeymoon on that Monday and will be gone for 9 nights. Any ideas on how much time I should take off? How much time did you ladies take off? </font></font>
Post # 3
i’m taking almost a month off! most of July, a week and a half before and a little over two weeks after so we can relax before we head back to work.
Post # 4
I plan to take a week off before my wedding. And then time off after.
I think you should take as much time as you need. I work on Wall Street and the ONLY time (aside from giving birth) it’s acceptable to take more than 5 consecutive days off is when you’re getting married. and i have to think, if its acceptable in rigid Wall Street, it’s gotta be ok everywhere else
Post # 5
For our Friday wedding, I took the Wednesday and Thursday before off. We had the rehearsal dinner the weekend before, but we needed the time to get a lot of little things done. We took a two-week honeymoon.
Post # 6
In your case, I’d take off *at least* the Wed. before (if not the whole week), and go back to work 2-3 days after your actually return home from your honeymoon. You’ll be grateful for the extra time to get stuff together prior to the rehearsal and the day-of (no sense going to work in the day in between!), and also the couple days to "recover" after all your traveling. Honeymooning is hard work! Seriously, it does give you time to decompress and adjust to being back home, and get some stuff done before returning to the daily grind.
We had a Fri. wedding, and I took off that whole week, plus the following week, plus one extra day (Monday). We only had a 5-day honeymoon. The extra Mon. didn’t even count as vacay time b/c Memorial Day was in there, and we get it as a holiday, but even so, I would’ve taken it off.
Post # 7
I am taking the day off before (scheduled, maybe calling in sick the day before that ; )) then taking a 13 day hm, coming back on a saturday, which gives us a day to geet back to real life. But if you can take 2 weeks, definitely go for it!
Post # 8
I just started looking into this yesterday too. For our Friday morning Destination Wedding, I am planning to fly out on Monday eve. With meeting vendors for the first time and getting out the Out of Town bags, hair/makeup trials, etc. and rehersal dinner on Thursday I think you need at least a few days. Flying back on the following Tuesday and maybe taking 1 extra day to recoup. Total would be 7 work days. And a two week honeymoon a couple months later.
Like the others said – it’s one of the few opportunities to actually take a longer break that is OK in most businesses.
Post # 9
We’re getting married on Saturday with the rehearsal on Friday. As of right now, I’ll be taking off two weeks, starting the Wednesday before the wedding. We’re honeymooning for a week (leaving the following Monday morning) and I’m thinking that I’ll need those two days of relaxation before going back to the office!
Post # 10
I’m taking two weeks off after the wedding…one and a half weeks for the honeymoon and half a week to decompress and adjust back to everyday life. I’m also taking three days off before the wedding (saturday wedding) to take care of out of town family and any last minute projects/things to do. My coworkers are awesome and one of them moved her vacation time so I could have a two week honeymoon. They were also encouraging me to take off the entire week before the wedding, as it can be pretty hectic and your mind isn’t entirely on work anyway.
Post # 11
I would take off the entire week before the wedding and then enough time for your honeymoon plus 1 or 2 extra days after you get back so you can get settled back in and get used to the time change (assuming your honeymoon will be in a different time zone) before heading back to work. I just hate the stress of arriving back from a relaxing trip late at night, rushing home, not getting enough sleep and then getting whacked in the head by a big dose of reality the next morning when the alarm clock goes off and I’m back to work!