Post # 1
Is it standard for Bridesmaid or Best Man to stay with the bride the night before the wedding? I have 10 Bridesmaid or Best Man and my mom’s house will not hold them all. I would like to stay at my mom’s house to be with her and get rest for the big day. If I don’t invite them to stay at her house, am I still responsible to pay for their hotel rooms? A lot of them are traveling from out of town, so they will need to stay in the hotel the night before. I don’t want to appear rude or inconsiderate, but I also don’t know if that is in the budget. Thank you for the advice in advance!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2011 - Greenville Country Club
I don’t think your ladies would expect you to pay for the cost of putting them up. Maybe put out an open invitation that everyone’s welcome to crash at your mom’s? If you run out of beds, suggest sleeping bags and rock it old school – slumber party! I think you should spend the night before the wedding with whomever you wish.
Post # 4
My bridesmaids that are bringing dates are traveling from out of town, so they’ll be staying with their partners the night before the wedding. My Maid/Matron of Honor (sis) and I will be staying at my parents’ house.
I don’t think you need to pay for their hotel. Are they bringing dates? Could a couple of the single girls who are friends room together?
Post # 5
I’ve done both– sometimes we have had a big girly sleepover together, other times the BMs have stayed in a hotel. In that case, we knew all the bridal party really well so we shared rooms which helped.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
When I was in a wedding, I stayed at the hotel with Mr. E. I have booked a suite for the night before my wedding and asked if the girls wanted to stay there. I think it’s up to the bride what they want to do.