Post # 1
I cant decide where to stay the night before the wedding. We received a few free nights at the hotel we’re using for the reception and I can’t decide if I should stay there or if I should stay at home. I know for sure my fi and I will not be together though. If I do stay at the hotel should I include my bridesmaids? I wouldn’t mind staying at home (my house or my parents) but they aren’t the larges of houses and I’m concerned with having room for the photographer and getting my hair done (one of my bridesmaids will be doing my hair), and at the same time I realize a hotel room isn’t that big either, unless I upgrade to a suite or something. When I picture that morning I see me and the girls and the moms (mine and fi’s) getting ready, having coffee and having a nice morning. Is fi’s mom supposed to get ready with me? or be with her son? (my fi will probably be staying at his parents house so if it is normal for her to be with her son she will be). Should I talk to my bridesmaids and see if they have a preference on where they would like to stay? Any suggestions on how you girls will or have tackled the arrangements for the night before and morning of would be appreciated!
Post # 3
I’m staying at the hotel in a room with one of my bridesmaids that adjoins to my parents’ room for easy getting ready in the morning with my mom.
Post # 4
I know you mentioned that you won’t stay with your FI, but that’s exactly what we did 🙂 It was really nice. We had the rehearsal and then dinner and then went back to the hotel and had a relaxing evening. For us, it was perfect.
The only caution about staying with your BMs – make sure that you guys get enough sleep!
Post # 5
As i’m getting married in my hometown, i’ll be staying at my mum’s the night before and so will my BMs. My mum’s doing a BBQ and FI and the groom party will be there to eat with us but will then dissappear and go for some drinks in the town.
Post # 6
I’m going through the same dilema. I have no idea what to do I’m not sure if we should get a hotel or just have all of my girls stay the night at my house but also my photographer is from the town that we are getting married in (about 45 min away) and i dont think she will drive all that way to my house where i was planning on getting my hair done with my girls . so i may reconsider and get a hotel room in jackson (location of ceremony and reception) and just pay my hair stylists a little extra to come out there….. its all just so confusing. i wish there was some written rule that said what you HAVE to do the night before and then it could make the decision for me 🙂
Post # 7
I’m staying in a suite (probably by myself) while FI and one of his GM stay in a second room.
Although we aren’t doing getting ready pictures, I decided that the exta space in a suite will be worth it. We’ll stay in the same suite after the wedding.
My MOH will be staying in a separate room with her husband, and my BM will be staying at her home with her husband and two kids. They’ll just join me in the morning.
Post # 8
I haven’t decided yet, but I will probably share a hotel room with my mom and my sister. FH will probably just stay at his sister’s house which is about 40 minutes away rather than staying in a separate hotel room by himself.
Post # 9
I’m staying at my parents’ house. I still live there anyway lol and we’re getting married at a church only 10 minutes from the house.
Post # 10
I am staying at my Aunt’s house the night before because no one else lives in town. I think my mom will also be staying at her house but I am not 100% sure on that. I do know that all of my girls will be staying at the same hotel. The morning of I am getting up and going to have breakfast with the girls and then going to the venue for setting everything up for about 3 hours and then we will get ready at the venue together.
On the FMIL I would ask her what she wants to do. Some get ready with the girls and others want to stay with their son. My FMIL on the other hand wants to get ready with her sister so I will not even see her.
Post # 11
My MOH and I stayed in my hotel room, DH was down the hall from me.. We stayed up way too late and drank way too much champagne! It was fun, just wish I had gotten more sleep the night before!
Post # 12
I’ll be in a hotel room w/ my FI and our cat. We’ve lived together for 9 years. I would be so lonely if I stayed without him away from home on the night before our wedding.
I’m betting that night will be more intimate and special for us than our wedding night when we’ll probably be too exhausted to think.
We’re also not getting married until 7:30 the next night, so I’ll be seeing plenty of him the next day too.
Post # 13
I’ll be staying at my parents house! I wanted to stay with FI, but every single person I’ve talked with forbids it. So I’m going to invite my bridesmaids over and we’ll all have a girly night.
Post # 14
We had a room booked at a gorgeous hotel for our wedding night. But they couldn’t guarantee we’d be able to check in early enough for me to get ready there the day of. So my mom booked us an extra night.
We had our rehearsal dinner the night before. Then went out dancing with some friends. And spent the night together in the hotel.
Post # 15
We’re having our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. Right now the plan is: after the rehearsal dinner, FI will go to our wedding-night suite to spend the night, and I will probably stay at home with my puppies and maybe a couple of my BMs. It’s all still up in the air though, I still don’t even know where we’re getting ready the day of. I’m so disorganized–thank God my FI is a planner!
Post # 16
The night before is actually Rosh Hashana which is the Jewish new year so we are going to have all of our family over to our condo and have a huge dinner then Fi is going to go home with his parents and all of my bms are going to have a sleepover at our condo.