Lindsey
Just Said Yes September 2022

Time Off?

Lindsey, on May 14, 2021 at 1:17 AM Posted in Honeymoon 1 29
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How long is a reasonable time to take off of work for your wedding and honeymoon?


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Latest activity by Theadra, on August 27, 2021 at 7:56 PM
  • Jessica
    Dedicated August 2021
    Jessica ·
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    I'm taking exactly 2 weeks off.

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    That is a question for your employer, your bank account, and your personal comfort level.

    DH and I work jobs where time off is difficult to come by (I don't even get PTO, but he gets a little). So we only took about 6 days.

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  • Ava
    VIP May 2022
    Ava ·
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    I agree with Rebecca. Everyone’s personal, professional and financial situations are different. You need to work within your budget and your workplace’s PTO rules. For us, FH will be taking off 6 weeks.
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  • M
    Super June 2021
    Melanie ·
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    Completely depends on how much time off you get. My wedding is on a Saturday and I'm taking off the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday before and the entire week after
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  • Christina
    Dedicated September 2022
    Christina ·
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    It depends on your employer I’m at a job where I have a bid for my vacation in December of the previous year. If I don’t get my wedding on a vacation week I’ll likely have to call in & won’t get a honeymoon until a lot later. If it works out perfect I hope to have 2 weeks
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  • AJ
    Super October 2022
    AJ ·
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    Echoing other comments it really depends, I'm lucky enough to get paid time off, and lucky enough that I will be with my company 5 years next year so I get an additional week of paid time off, plus have the option to buy time off as well - I'm hoping to take the week of the wedding and the week after off, depends on if we are going on a honeymoon right away.

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  • Cool
    Super July 2020
    Cool Online ·
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    Agree with Rebecca. Depends how much pto you get and what you can afford.
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  • M
    Devoted September 2021
    Marianne ·
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    Agreed with previous posters - very dependent on your personal situation with how much PTO your employer gives you and allows you to take at once. FH and I will both have flexible employers and enough PTO to take two weeks off for our honeymoon and one day off for the wedding itself (it's on a Friday). I'll at least take the day before off as well to prepare stuff.

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  • Karla
    Super February 2020
    Karla ·
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    Agree with the rest of the previous posts— this is going to depend on your employer’s policy and what you’re comfortable with (if you don’t have enough PTO, are you okay with taking unpaid time off if allowed?).


    My husband and I took a week off before the wedding and a few days the weekend after so 8 business days total. Our honeymoon was scheduled about a month after the wedding, and we originally were planning on taking 5 weeks off but covid happened and we didn’t get to go on it. Lol.
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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2022
    Samantha ·
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    It varies so much! I work for the state and have a decent amount of vacation and my boss is easy going and doesn’t mind if we take a bunch at once.
    I have a friend who gets two weeks a year with no rollover and her boss has never let her take a day unless it was a literal emergency. (She needs a new job!)
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  • Allie
    VIP November 2021
    Allie ·
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    As others have said, it depends on your company! My company is very into the work/life balance, so they allow us to use our sick time as vacation time if we need to and they're pretty flexible on when people take off, as long as they have enough coverage. I am taking the day before my wedding, my wedding day (it's a Friday), and the entire week after. BUT my vendors are also doing most of the work, so the only thing I need to worry about is dropping off decorations at the venue and doing the rehearsal dinner. Our baker and florist work directly with our venue to do drop offs of everything and our florist and wedding coordinator with the venue do all of the decorating for us. If you have a venue where you have to do a lot of the work, you may want to take more time off beforehand to accommodate for getting things together and set up.

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  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    I'm taking two weeks off and FH is taking off a week. I have a very generous amount of PTO from my employer and he has next to none. We are just taking a weekend trip to the mountains for your honeymoon to accommodate his work schedule.

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  • Virginia
    Super June 2021
    Virginia ·
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    I took 2 weeks
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  • Melody
    Expert April 2021
    Melody ·
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    Yup, this.

    My husband doesn't get PTO and I only had 34 hours of vacation time since it didn't accrue when our company had to shut down for 2 months when COVID hit last year (would've had 40hrs otherwise). We got married on a Saturday and both worked up until about 1PM the day before the wedding then took the next week off for the honeymoon. So in total we both took 5.5 days off work, but we definitely would have done a 2 week vacation if we were financially able to do so.

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  • Melody
    Expert April 2021
    Melody ·
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    Holy cow, he gets 6 WEEKS?! Jealous....

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  • Chelsea G
    Devoted June 2021
    Chelsea G ·
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    We are both taking about 2 weeks off. Enough for the wedding and pre-wedding things and our honeymoon. I couldn't imagine taking too much time off otherwise.

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  • Ava
    VIP May 2022
    Ava ·
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    His father is the CEO of the company, so there is a lot of leniency 😉
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  • Rochelle
    Just Said Yes September 2023
    Rochelle ·
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    Very True it depends on your financial stability. We are taking 2 weeks one week we will be gone and the other week just being at home together and taking care of gifts, submitting name changes and things like that
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  • Ti
    Savvy February 2020
    Ti ·
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    We took nearly the whole month off!
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  • Kristen
    Devoted October 2021
    Kristen ·
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    I've already asked for two weeks off. It won't leave me much PTO for the holidays, but it'll be better than scrambling to use it all at the last minute during a pandemic when you can't even travel.

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