How many days off of work are you planning to take pre-wedding? I have a generous vacation accrual at my job. We are planning on a week long honeymoon. I’d like to take the full week before but just wanted to hear what others are doing.
I did the same as you're wanting. I took the week before my wedding off, then the week after for the honeymoon. But that's just because I wanted to and it was a sort of destination wedding (2 hours away).
It's totally up to you, but I've seen brides take just 2 or 3 days off before their wedding.
I'm only taking the day before off, but that's because I have no vacation yet. If I had plenty of vacation, I would probably take two or three days depending on what type of wedding you planned (lots of DIY, destination?).
I'm doing a Sunday wedding, small destination wedding 3 hours away from where we live, I'm taking Friday before the wedding off and Monday. Most likely will take Tuesday off too, honeymoon is a month after the wedding.
If i had more paid days off work I’d love to do that! But unfortunately I’m only allowed 15 per year and already used 3 to visit FH’s family our wedding is Sunday so we’ll be taking off Friday before, then Monday after, and then our honeymoon is tuesday-Tuesday and we’re going back to work Thursday. So it’ll be 9 days off total which is still a huge percentage of my vacation days. We were originally going to take another few days for the honeymoon but I realized I’d lose my mind if I had no days off the rest of the year hahaa, so I’m saving my last 3 for an August mini-vacation :p
Like I said though if I had more days off I would love to take the whole week before off! We’re getting married the weekend after Memorial Day so we automatically have the Monday before off (and I’m taking Friday) so like...... not having to go in Tuesday-Thursday would be great in a perfect world but not happening for me lol. Hopefully the boss will be easy on me and let me out a little early 😂
I took of Wed-Fri. Before ours and the following week. We are traveling the first Wednesday and the following Thursday though (we have a 12-14 hour drive!)
Zero! I’m a workaholic and I prefer to save my vacation time for traveling. My wedding will be super small, 20 guests max. I’ll make a waxing appointment a few days before after working hours. All I need to worry about is getting my makeup done the day of.
I'm taking off Thursday and Friday before. Then Monday to Monday week after for the honeymoon.
Although, our wedding is the 23rd and I'm traveling for work the 13th-16th, and I've worked two holidays I was supposed to be off, sooooo I'm pretty sure I'm telling my boss I'm taking off the week before or working from home or something.
I mean, what bride willingly travels the week before her wedding for work!?
I’m taking two days off before the wedding (plus it’s the weekend after Memorial Day, so I’ll have that Monday off too). Then I’m taking two weeks off post-wedding for the honeymoon! I’d love to take the Tuesday and Wednesday off before the wedding as well (I have generous days and could do it), but I’m not sure how well my coworkers would function with me gone for three full weeks...
I am taking Weds.-Fri. off this week because the wedding is Saturday and I have quite a bit of DIY stuff to set up! Eeeek! I am also taking Mon. & Tues. off so I don't feel rushed getting back to normal. We are taking our honeymoon from 6/1-6/11.
I’m only taking the Friday before off. We are going on a weeklong honeymoon. I might’ve taken Thursday too (I really could use it) but we’re going to France week after next and I can’t really be away from my job so much so close together (our wedding is April 13th)
Our honeymoon won't be until October and I don't have much PTO left until August when they give me all my PTO days back, so I'm just taking off Thurs. and Fri. off before the wedding, then the wedding is Saturday.
I’m taking off the day before our wedding (a Friday) because our parents and wedding party will start arriving, but I’m working the rest of that week. I’m not sure what I’d be doing during the days if I took off.
I am taking off 2 full weeks after the wedding though for our honeymoon!