3 Tips for Requesting Time Off For Your Honeymoon

by Susan Paige
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When planning your wedding, it can be easy to get caught up in all the excitement and the hustle and bustle of planning. While it is understandable that you might overlook some small details, one of those details should not be prepared appropriately to take time off work for your honeymoon! Every couple deserves a luxurious getaway to relax and enjoy one another’s company after the hard work and stress that goes into planning any wedding, and ensuring that you can do so without worrying about your job is important. If you are getting married soon, here are a few tips for requesting time off for your honeymoon. 

Plan in Advance 

While it can be stressful to attempt to plan your wedding ceremony, reception, and honeymoon at the same time, it is important to begin thoroughly planning your honeymoon as soon as possible. This will not only make the trip itself go smoother and feel more enjoyable for you and your new spouse, but it will allow you to begin budgeting your vacation days as soon as possible and will allow you to get ahead on any work that you might otherwise fall behind on. This will make it easier for you to ask your boss for time off when the time to do so comes. 


Request Before Booking 

Before booking your honeymoon, it’s a good idea to speak with your boss about the dates you are planning to go. This will ensure that there is no conflict, and will keep you from putting yourself into a tricky position should your boss say no. This will also serve as an opportunity for your boss to warn you about any upcoming projects, deadlines, employee training from HSI, or other events that may fall within the same frame of time as your trip. 


Give Notice 

Once initially speaking to your boss, it’s a good idea to go ahead and book your honeymoon and put in your formal request for time off as soon as possible. This will once again make it easier for you and your coworkers to plan projects and deadlines accordingly, and to get ahead on work that would otherwise be compromised by your time away. Plus, knowing your plan for your honeymoon as soon as possible will give you something big to look forward to throughout your wedding planning process, and knowing you already have the time off work will put your mind at ease. 

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