Work in Education, But Want a Fall Wedding (I think?)

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: When would you get married?
    Fall, because that's your ideal, even if it's difficult professionally. : (23 votes)
    46 %
    Summer, because you have 2 months off. : (20 votes)
    40 %
    Go for summer--I did and it wasn't brutally hot/no makeup melting/no hair frizzing : (7 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 31
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    19 posts
    Newbee

    janna121215 :  I got married the first weekend of my first year of teaching 😂 It went perfectly.

    I had the summer to plan excessively and little stuff that had to happen that week (picking up flowers, for example, or our wine and kegs) got delegated to individual family and bridal party members willing to help out. I will admit that by the last week my attitude was generally “well, let’s see what happens!” This surprised everyone because I am generally pretty Type A, but I was happy at that point to turn stuff over and just hope for the best lol.

    Disclaimer: if you’re a procrastinator, or a particularly high-strung individual, do not even attempt this.

    Post # 32
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    137 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I am an educator and getting married in the spring. I, like MANY teachers, don’t make enough to just enjoy those two months off…so regardless, I would have had to take time off from a job. We chose the spring because it coordinated well with family schedules, the weather will hopefully be nice and we can honeymoon over spring break. I agree that its ridiculous to think you have to fit all of your events/vacations into June/July for the duration of your career. Do whats best for you!

    Post # 33
    Member
    168 posts
    Blushing bee

    I work in education as well and have a 7 year old so we are actually getting married the first Saturday of our spring break and going on a honeymoon to the Dominican for the week.  How long are you planning on being gone?  If you guys get all of Thanksgiving week off you could go that route.  Or even the first week of Christmas break if you’re ok with postponing your honeymoon for a month or two.

    Post # 34
    Member
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    My Fiance and I are getting married in the summer (in July) because it gives us enough time after school is over to make sure all the wedding prep is done without any additional stressors. Plus we can go on a honeymoon after the wedding before school starts up again. It just made the most sense for us even though we both wanted a September wedding when we initially talked about marriage.

    Post # 35
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    6246 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I teach, and the answer to this question would depend on when in the “fall” you meant. I wouldn’t feel comfortable taking time off in September through the first half of October because that is when we are assessing students and what kind of help or intervention they might need. Additionally, I am establishing expectations and routine with my students during that time, so being gone during that crucial window would make things more difficult for both my students and me for a long time afterwards. We generally have a day or two off in October and then the Thanksgiving holiday in November, which might work for a wedding if you didn’t intend to honeymoon right away.

    IMO, every profession has a time when it would not be ideal to take time off. Those who work in retail cannot take time off during the holidays, accountants shouldn’t take time off around tax time. For me, personally, I would not take time off during the fall or during our spring testing window (working in intervention, that’s crunch time). 

    Post # 36
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    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I’m a teacher and will be getting married during Thanksgivng weekend in October (we’re in Canada). But I’m very organised so I expect almost all of the planning will be done over the summer. We plan to take our honeymoon in the summer of 2018 since we want the time to save up so we can have a nicer honeymoon and the summer is when my fiancé can get more time off as well  

    We have lots of family coming from out of town so the fall will be much cheaper for them. 

    Post # 37
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    701 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    janna121215 :  also in the same boat.

    But I love fall and can’t imagine sweating in a dress all day in the summer.

    We are getting married before thanksgiving and going in our honeymoon during Christmas break, makes it fun and don’t have to worry about presents and decorating (mwahahaha)

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