(Closed) When would you mention wedding to your new employer?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I suggest immediately so they are well aware.  I would also state that you are willing to take the time off unpaid if necessary. 

I started a job once in May.  We had vacation plans booked for August and I informed my employer immediately so arrangements could be made for my absence.

Post # 4
4824 posts
Honey bee

I would tell them before you sign the contract and make sure you are approved. Once you sign they can tell you they will not give you the time off- especially if there is a 3 month “into” period a lot of companies have where you cant take time off or get insurance benefits.

Post # 5
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

When I started my current job I had a vacation planned already for the next month!

I started in May and had a 1 week long vacation planned for June.

After receiving my offer I told them about it, because I was trying to negotiate a start date after my vacation.

They wanted me to start before and let me take the days before I accrued them.

Post # 6
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would let them know as soon as possible so they don’t become frustrated that you didn’t mention it when you were hired. Sometimes employers will actually ask you when you are hired about any time off you may need in the near future. My fiance got hired at a new job in November; we are getting married in June. His boss actually thanked him for being up front about it and has made sure that he will get the proper time off he needs because he gave her so much notice! I’m lucky in that I’m a teacher, so I won’t need to ask time off.

Post # 7
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Immediately. We got a new Groomsmen and then I was promoted. I mentioned it asap because I want at least 2 weeks off. It’s a big deal for me to not be here for that long and there has to be arrangements made well in advance. If I had waited I’m pretty sure he would have been PO’d. 

Post # 8
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


Post # 9
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would let them know while you’re still in the pre-employment process (i.e. before you sign a contract or your official start date).  That way, they have enough time to make arrangements.

Post # 11
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@OttawaBride2011: I would unless you’re willing NOT to take off. They could end up firing you. My last job we hired someone and the next day she came in and said she needed a week off the next month. The reason we hired her was the replace someone that was leaving that same week. We told her she could resign or be let go.

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