I'm starting this thread because of what I had to do this year to attend. Also curious to see what you mates have had to do as well.
In one of my class, we have a test scheduled this monday (4/19). Despite our class being behind schedule, the test isn't being postponed. A couple of weeks ago, I very professionally and courteously approached my professor and informed him of my upcoming absence. I offered to take the test before/after my absence, whichever was more convenient for him, and to do any make up work necessary. He asked where I would be and what for. I told him I'd be in California for a wedding:
"ah ok. Well I just need some kind of documentation.. Tell you what, bring me a copy of the wedding invitation and we can go from there".
So I spent my weekend making a fake wedding invitation. It looks pretty damn legit - had my stepmom help me out by lending me the design she used. Presented the invite to him on Monday, he approved, and asked for a copy (giving that to him tomorrow). The address is the place we're staying - a rented condo. If he asks, the wedding is at the condo. Done.
So what are some things you guys have had to come up with to come?