(Closed) Working leading up to the wedding

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m getting married an hour away from where I live so I’ll be spending the long weekend there.  I’m planning on taking off Thursday and Friday but I might add Wednesday to that if I still have a lot on my to-do list. 

I’m really curious to see what other people have done!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Good question! And a decision I am not going to make until a lot closer to the day. Since I will be leaving my job, though, it will probably just come down to what works out best for us financially.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I took off work the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday before the wedding.  I’m so glad I did because I needed Wed & Thur to take care of last minute DIY and errands.  By Friday, everything was finished, so I was able to have a spa day with my sisters before the rehearsal!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

I definitely plan to be off on the Thursday and Friday prior.  Our rehearsal is on a Thursday night because our venue conducts weddings on Friday evenings, which is my reasoning for taking off Thursday as well.

I keep wavering between whether or not to work the Wednesday prior as well.  I have a lot of out of town guests and wedding party members, that part of me wants to use that day to organize and prep.  Oh, the decisions!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our wedding is on a Friday and I’ll be taking the whole week off because I know I’ll have plenty to do, and I don’t want to be a stress case the day before the wedding.  And I’ve been saving vacation days all year for this very reason!  🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I’m taking Thursday and Friday off. I’d like to take Wednesday off too, but my boss didn’t seem to crazy about the idea so I let it go. I am abandoning my office right before they have to put on orientation for our law school. Guess I can’t be too greedy. 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think that if you have the time off, you should take it.  I’d happily sacrifice a shorter holiday vacation for more time to prepare for – and enjoy – the wedding.  I’m getting married on a Friday and am taking Thursday and Friday off.  Wednesday would be nice, but with a week-long honeymoon after the wedding, well…not going to happen with my work’s time off structure! 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

My wedding is a 12 hour drive from where I work, so I’m forced to take off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in order to have enough time to organize, set up and get ready for the wedding.  It’s too bad, because I have a lot to do at work next week as well… but it will be nice to spend some real time with family and friends before the wedding!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My wedding is about a 4 hours drive from where I live so I’m taking off Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I’m actually kind of upset about taking that time because a really major exhibtion I’ve been working on for over a year (I work in an art museum) is opening the day of my wedding. Such is life!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I live 1.5 hours away from the wedding so I will definitely be taking Thursday and Friday off to help with the last minute prep. Lucky for us, the hall is allowing us to start set-up Thursday since that is when they are prepping the tables and table settings. We may take advantage of that.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am 4.5 hours away, so we’re taking off that Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to nail everything down. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Our wedding is out of state, so we’re taking off the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before. I probably would have done the same if the wedding is close to us, though. Mostly, because I would want that time to get organized, and RELAX. Some people have said they preferred working right up until Friday because it kept them busy, but not me, I need the time to mentally prepare myself!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I took off the Friday before only. I may take all of Thursday or just half – haven’t decided yet! Our wedding is over Labor Day so I’ll have the Monday after off – PAID! YAY! 🙂 I’d like to take Wednesday – Friday off, but my boss would have kittens!

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