Post # 1
So as the budget became tighter and tighter due to my FI and I paying for everything cash, I no longer have the funds to book a hotel for me and my girls for the night before.. So I’m not sure what to do.. Should we just meet up at the church in the morning and maybe I could provide breakfast? I feel awful because I wanted to do something special for them for all they’ve done for me… I did get them a couple really nice gifts, but I had kind of hoped for a girls night. I dont even know where I should stay the night before.. My FI and I have lived together for over a year now and he is absolutely against seeing me the day of until the ceremony. So either he goes somewhere else or I do! Haha.
Any suggestions…? Help!
Post # 3
Just a thought: if your wedding venue is a hotel, can they cut you a deal for the night before since you’re spending so much $ with them? Ours is.
Post # 4
@phillybride61513: We’re not using a hotel unfortunately otherwise that would have been a great idea!! bummer…
Post # 5
@katie1494: Ok…how about a big girl sleep over at your house (or your parents’ house, etc)?
Post # 6
We are all staying with my future in laws and FI is staying with his sister. Do you have family you can stay with?
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
I think we’re just going to be getting together the morning of to get ready! No need to force my family on them for longer than absolutely necessary. 😉
Post # 9
We’re not staying together the night before. We are getting ready together the morning of the wedding. The only stipulation I had was that we all travel to the church together. Half of my girls (and my mother) are known for running late.
Post # 10
I say rent a fabulous hotel room/suite. You and your girls can stay there the night before and then perhaps you and your hub the night of your wedding.
Post # 11
I know this is going to sound pretty tacky, but if you call up a hotel and drop the ‘bride’ or ‘wedding party’ words, places often give a discount. Did you book a block of hotel rooms for out of town guests? That hotel will probably work with you.
If not… this might sound weird, but a church I went to for a while had a small facility for out of town volunteers to stay in. Yours might too?
Also, the breakfast idea sounds pretty amazing. All of you in your robes/buttondowns, having breakfast, you giving them their gifts, just a moment to chill before everything gets started.
Don’t stress this too much. Your girls wouldn’t want that.
Post # 12
@phillybride61513: We dont really have anyone who has spare beds/or space for 5 extra women in their house.. Boo…lol
@GoldStar: That might be a good idea to try sweet talking someone into a discount! Haha. We dont have any rooms saved because pretty much everyone coming is local or within an hour driving distance. But it’s worth a shot right?! Now to figure out how to sweet talk them…LOL
I made myself hungry talking about breakfast…oops. LOL