Post # 1
My venue is trying to charge me $100 per hour to get ready at the venue. I feel like most places will let the bridal party get ready without a fee (hair/makeup). They have a room– I can still get dressed there, but they dont want us there any earlier. Has anyone else experienced this?
My parents live about 30 minutes from the venue, but it will still be such a pain to get ready there, and then drive all the way over to the venue (LA traffic, hello!).
Anyone have any suggestions? I really don’t want to pay a few hundred dollars!
Post # 3
Nope. There is a room for the bride/bridesmaids, but I don’t think you can actually get ready there. We’ll be getting ready at whatever hotel we end up choosing.
Post # 4
We purposely booked our venue for 2 days so we wouldn’t have to stress. We’re setting up the day before, then getting ready at the venue on the day of the wedding.
Post # 5
Nope. We were outdoors so no facilities. I got ready at the salon and dressed at a nearby relatives and dh had had a hotel room with the boys.
Post # 6
my venue came with a bridal suite for me and my girls and a board room for the guys.But if it didnt we were going to get dressed in a hotel a few minutes away from the venue.
Post # 7
My venue had a locker room/restroom that wasn’t really intended for getting ready, but I did anyway!
Post # 8
My site is only having our wedding the day of so we have the whole thing to ourselves. While stafff is setting up, we get to get ready. THey even have a clubhouse room for the boys with a bar in it!!! No charge.
Post # 9
My venue does have a space where we could get ready. Meaning its a space other than the reception space and its often used for private tastings and the ketubah signing, but we aren’t allowed to get ready there.
We will be getting ready at a hotel. Is there a hotel closer to the venue where you could get ready? That way it eliminates the traffic issue?
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I can put my dress on there, but that’s it- no doing hair/makeup at the venue. But it’s a museum, so it makes sense- they don’t want hair spray, etc. all over the place.