Thanks for all the replies girls. I think I'll have to settle for just taking the Friday off - surely they'll give me one extra day, I'm even happy to take it without pay if need be.
I guess as I mentioned earlier I had better get my foot in the door first before I start negotiating the holidays, lol. I dont start til the 17th and I finish at my current job tomorrow so I'll have almost 2 weeks of solid wedding planning time to get everything finalised - which is great!
Jazzie, it makes me feel better that you're only having the day before off - glad I wont be the only one!!! In a way I think it might be good for me, believe it or not, but since I'm highly organised and the venue sets up and arranges EVERYTHING - all I really need to do is show up! I reckon I might spend the week stressing out if I was at home, so at least at work I can try to keep my mind off it.