Post # 1
Is anyone staying at home the night before the wedding and getting ready with FI in the morning? I’m not trying to be crazy untraditional or anything, I was just raised that way and getting ready together before the ceremony just feels like the most natural thing, like we are going out on the town together (1PM wedding). Am I being a total weirdo?
Post # 3
We’re staying together the night before, separating on the day of to get ready (mainly because I’ll have to do the hair/makeup thing) and then back together for photos before the ceremony.
Post # 4
Thanks Shaunna! That sounds lovely.
Post # 5
We’re doing the same as Shaunna. We’ll stay together in the same hotel suite the night before then separate to get ready, and then do a first look before the ceremony. I don’t really want him to see me get decked out step by step, I think it will be more “impactful” if the first time he sees me as the Bride is the total look.
Post # 6
We are also doing int the Shaunna way!
Post # 7
I’m doing it the traditional way, but I recently went to a very formal gay wedding (actually, at my same wedding venue), where the couple got ready together. Their pictures are amazing – they are photos of tying each other’s ties, helping each other shave, and I imagine the whole experience of getting ready together could be quite special.
Go for it!!
Post # 8
FI and I got two nights in our fav hotel- so we’ll be getting ready together- sleeping there the night before.
Post # 9
we are renting an AMAZING house that is minutes away from our venue that our entire wedding party will be staying at. FI and I will stay together the night before and then splitting in the morning to get ready. 🙂
Post # 10
We stayed together the night before, in a big Victorian house with several units at which all the guests stayed. We then drove to the synagogue and got ready together in a conference room there.
Post # 11
Thanks Bees!!!!!! x
@futuremrscrawford: How cute! That will serve as my inspiration. It’s crazy how much gay couples have inspired me to be a better, more fun partner over the years.
Post # 12
see I think not being together is half the fun – we’re not doing the first look either, in that sense our wedding is quite traditional!!
Post # 13
We *were* going to stay together the night before, but have just changed our minds a few weeks ago. To be honest, it makes more logistical sense for me to sleep in the hotel the night before so I can get up and start getting ready ASAP (because we’re starting photos at noon), but his little brother is staying with us at our apartment (with his fiancé), so we switched things around. Now, I’m staying at the hotel the night before with the little bro’s fiancé (who’s like a sister to me), and then we’ll see each other the next morning… or at least by photo time!
But to be honest, I’m a little envious of you ladies who are spending the night before with your FI’s. I had always pictured waking up with my FI, kissing and cuddling in bed on our wedding day. That seems incredibly romantic and intimate to me, in the face of a crazy busy day. I picture it as a lovely, serene moment in which we would get excited together, then emerge from our bedroom to face the world together!
Alas, it makes more logistical sense for me to already be at the “getting ready” hotel… but I hope I don’t regret it later on! So, I think it’s wonderful that you’re doing this! Soak in those perfectly private moments with your soon-to-be husband!!
Post # 14
my parents, my MIL, my sister (MOH, our only attendant), FH, and I are all staying at my parents’ house the night before. I am hoping that FH and I will be up early enough the day of to sneak out for breakfast and a walk on the beach before anyone else wakes up – just so that we get to spend some quiet time together before the craziness of the day ensues. We are both getting ready at my parents’ house, but we will probably get ready separately. Mostly because I don’t think FH cares all that much about hair and makeup. :o)
Post # 15
Ugh, I wish! My mom is adamant that FH can’t spend the night. She’s already got plans to kick him out the day before in the morning so I don’t see him for a full 24 hours! Argh!!!
Post # 16
I will be at home and Fiance will be at a hotel with his parents. But I asked if he wanted to have breakfast together that day or help me set or something. I don’t want to see him once I get all pretty till the big moment, but I realized I NEED to see him that day and just say, “hey, this is our wedding day. I’m marrying you in a few hours. We’re going in this together.” I think it will make me WAY less nervous.
And if I don’t see him till the wedding, I know I will keep trying to talk to him throughout the mass. I just picture trying to whisper “hey guess what happened this morning, I lost one of my shoes” or something while the priest is giving his homily! It’s just better for my short attention span, haha.