Getting ready in a hotel other than where my guests are staying? Weird or smart?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
  • poll: Booking a suite at a hotel other than where my guests are staying:
    Smart : (10 votes)
    53 %
    Weird : (0 votes)
    Who cares? : (9 votes)
    47 %
    Other (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Charliejeorge:  I think it’s smart. Who wants to run into their guests during check-in/out? Haha.

    I’m with you, I prefer privacy.

    You won’t have to worry about people sneaking a peak at the bride before the wedding and you won’t have to worry about any small talk after the wedding…

    Post # 4
    Member
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I would definitely go with Hotel B for getting ready.  I’ll be getting ready in a different place, mostly because the hotel we’ll book for our guests is a pretty standard, nice chain hotel and FI hates those.  So, we’re going to have us and our immediate family stay in a cute B&B.  Our wedding party is only our sisters, so I might invite a few friends to get ready with me, too.  Staying somewhere else also creates an added element of privicy for you and your FI.

    Post # 7
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    9533 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @O.My.Heart:  Me! I had lots of guests that I don’t get to see too often so it was great to see them at the hotel at breakfast or while we were waiting in the lobby or whatever. Do you not like your guests? Why don’t you want to see them?

    Personally, I liked getting ready at the hotel where my guests were staying because it was easy for my bridesmaids. 2 were nursing so they had to run back and forth between my suite and their room. I also didn’t really care about people seeing me while I was getting ready. My step-mom and grandmother and aunt all came by to visit, and I was glad to get smoe time to spend with them before everything got super crazy. Even some friends that got in early and I hadn’t seen in over a year. And I could chat with peope while my cousin was doing my hair. Worked great for me.

    However, given your situation, it looks like you’ll save a good chunk of change by going to the other hotel, so go for it! I certainly don’t think it’s a big issue either way. Just make sure everyone who you want to be there getting ready knows where you’ll be.

    Post # 8
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    1234 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @JenGirl:  Of course I like my guests and want to see them; and I did, at the wedding (It was a small wedding of 50). But after 1+ year of wedding planning, I just wanted it to be over after the wedding night. I liked waking up along side my new husband and knowing that the day was our own, that we could sail away on honeymoon just the two of us… I also preferred to surprise my guests with my ensemble/look and have some ”me” or reflection time before walking down the aisle. 

    To each our own, but I don’t think it’s that farfetched for me to want those things…

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