(Closed) Are you fighting for the right to sleep the night before?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m glad you posted this because I am stressing about a similar thing.  I’m dreading the days leading up to the wedding because there will be so many friends and family from out of town that I feel like I have to spend time with or maybe help them get around in the area.  I am a total mess if I can’t just relax and be by myself for a while.  I’m already totally anxious about the day, and the thought of not having much alone time beforehand to chill out is worrying me.

Post # 4
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831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m planning on exiting the evening after dinner to hopefully get plenty of shut eye as the following day will start early and be uberly busy. Meaning we’ll be up late to dance the night away. A bride needs her rest!!

Post # 5
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know what you mean.  Your wedding is going to be a long day and you need to have enough rest or you are going to be dragging by the end of the day.  People will understand you leaving to sleep.

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2010

thats rather late to start a bus tour i would suggest she do that as a day after wedding thing . i dont know that anyone is gonna wanna stay up that late.

just simply tell her your tired and well need your sleep that night before the dinner even starts

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Meh. I’m excited to hang out with people the night before but I’m definitely going to bed by midnight. I’ll drink and take a pill to zonk out and pound some coffee in the morning and I’ll be fine. We’re having people in town friday night join us after the RD for a little party at the hotel so I’ll be able to see everyone in one place and then peace out of there (and just have to go upstairs to bed) after a few hours. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Totally agree, you need your sleep.  I’m the same way, if I don’t then I’ll be a mess and look like hell and feel like it too!  I’d really try and tell her as soon as possible so it’s not a last minute surprise for her if she’s expecting it.  You need some extra beauty sleep to prepare for the big day coming up!

Post # 9
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2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree! For some reason my mom thought I’d have one of my BMs stay with me in my hotel room the night before the wedding. Um. No. I want to sleep. If someone stays with me, I’ll be up all night chatting!

As soon as the rehearsal dinner is over, I’m outta there!

Post # 10
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1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No, after dinner we are going to leave, and the whole group of us are staying at my mom’s house… I’ll have a bigger problem sleeping cause I’ll be so excited!!!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am planning on sleeping in a suite with two connected rooms with my ladies the night before. Hopefully we;ll be able to wind down and go to sleep at a decent hour. My wedding is in the early evening, so i won’t have to be up at sunrise or anything.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m definitely worried about this because we’re hosting the rehearsal dinner at our house, where I’ll be sleeping that night! We are going to have to have a designated time to kick people out and lead them on to a bar to continue partying there or something. I’ll try to beg off going along.

Post # 14
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1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What a good point! I definitely want to get lots of sleep the night before, because the wedding day is going to be a looooong day!

I would just politely bow out early – I am sure people would understand!

Post # 15
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

While a lot of your guests are there to see you, they like to see each other as well! Don’t feel obligated to go out late unless you feel up to it. Most importantly, be sure to get in a quiet moment with your FI. It will calm you down for everything to come the following day. FI and I stayed until the end of our rehearsal dinner, went to a friend’s house to practice our dance, then went back to FI’s apartment where a number of his friends were drinking and hanging out. I stayed for a little while, then went back to my friend’s to sleep (my mom gave all of the beds at our house away to family from out of town). I slept through the night and was ready to go after a nice breakfast. Don’t overwhelm yourself, but be sure to take in as much as you can of your wedding weekend 🙂 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Um, hello, you gotta be up early the next day! OF COURSE you want to sleep. Not party =]

Get up, have coffee, a nice breakfast, etc.

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