Post # 1
I’m looking into booking a hotel for me to get ready in, but my ceremony is 4 pm. Which means that hair and make up should start around 1 pm (um, right? :)).
My issue is that I can only check into the hotel by 3 pm. 🙁 Does that mean I have to book for two days? That’s going to be be out-of-budget for me. Besides, I really want to spend my last night as a single woman in our house, with my family.
Thoughts? Any bee out there who’s been in this situation?
Post # 3
@glammy:are you getting married at the hotel or having the reception there? as someone who used to work as a hotel sales manager, I recommend of course telling them when you make the reservation that you would like early check in, as well as calling the hotel directly a day or two before and speak with the front desk manager or even general manager of the hotel and explain that you would appreciate an early check in to get ready for your wedding. Most hotels are very easy to work with if you call ahead rather than just show up that day when you would like to check in. they should be able to block your room the night before (unless they are honest to goodness booked, Im not sure what peak/non peak season is in your area…so that may need to be taken into consideration also) even if your event isnt being held there, theres no reason for them to not let you check in just a few hours early. best of luck!
Post # 4
I planned on getting ready in the hotel where my reception is and you just reminded me about check in!
Post # 5
@Krispy1327:Thanks so much.. this information is very helpful! I will definitely let them know — this is a Four Sisters bed and breakfast though. I hope they’re cooperative! 🙂
Post # 6
I am, and successfully begged them to let me check in early. None of my family live near where we’re getting married (except me!), so it’s so cool that you get to do that! Good luck 🙂
Post # 7
@mishelleez: Haha I know — these things are so easy to forget! 🙂
@TealChocolate: Good to know! I suppose I really do have a shot at this! 🙂 Thank you!
BTW, no, the reception will be elsewhere 🙁 I hope they’re as nice! 🙂
Post # 8
I’m getting married at the hotel and still reserved two nights to be on the safe side. Hoteld ate about money and are going to book where tgey see fit. Whike you can ask for rarly check-in they usually can’t guarantee. I would ask if you’re room is not ready, if thet coukd give you a hospitality room.
Post # 9
I am getting ready at the resort, though it is also our venue. We are booking the room for atleast 2 nights (night before and after though our wedding night is free). I wanted to have everyone come to me so that I didnt have to be stressed the day of running around.
I would talk to the hotel to see if they can grant you early check in. Every hotel I have ever stayed in has allowed us to check in early (as long as the room was ready). I’m sure if they knew that you were getting ready for your wedding, they would be willing to work with you.
Post # 10
We booked for 2 nights as well, and since we got rained out of taking our pics outside (BOOO) they were gracious enough to let us take pics in their lobby. It was really awesome and not far from our house, we are planning on randomly staying there from time to time if we need to get away just so we can give them business again, and tell anyone who is staying in from out of town about them cuz they were so awesome
Post # 11
I plan on getting ready at the hotel just to make it easier on myself. I’ll have all our luggage there so when we leave for the honeymoon the next day and my hairdresser and makeup artist plan on coming that morning. The cost of the room is a little steep, but I think the peace of mind will make the price worth it.
Post # 12
I got ready in the hotel where my ceremony/reception was. I booked for two nights so I didn’t have to worry about check in time.
I would like to remind you to bring your own champagne and vodka if you are going to do mimosa’s and bloody mary’s in the AM while you get ready w your bridesmaids, because I ordered room service for everyone and it was over $200. lol. blah!