My wedding is coming up in October this year and I need 5 weeks (25 working days) of leave for completing all the wedding rituals, honeymoon, etc. My fiancé will be leaving abroad for work so I want to spend time with him and family before he leaves.
Taking leave for this long is unusual at my company. What can I do to effectively ask and/or negotiate for the time off?
In discussing the request with manager so far:
- I’ve offered to connect remotely for 10 of the 25 days
- I’ve offered to take unpaid leave instead of paid leave
- My manager hasn’t been collaborative in identifying alternatives
My manager has refused my request for this time off because there is "upcoming work" and declined my suggestion to work from home as he doesn't seem to believe I'll actually be working effectively while planning my wedding.
EDIT: Thank you all for the responses. Since my manager asked me to mail me the exact dates on the day I first asked, I did. It's been a week since I sent that mail and there hasn't been any response despite of me sending him reminders. If he responds to it before the end of this month I can serve a month's notice period and buy out the 2nd month. He just won't give me any kind of response. How should I approach about my resignation politely?