Post # 1
Hi Hive! Random question – I’m staying at a hotel before the ceremony, but will have a bridal suite on the day of. It’s not that large, but would be great for getting ready pictures. Should I have the bridesmaids get ready first at the hotel, then head over with me to the bridal suite? Or should I just get ready at the hotel, and head over to the bridal suite for touch-ups? Here’s my proposed timeline:
8-9:30pm: Bridesmaids get ready at hotel
9:45: Head over to bridal suite
10-12:Bride gets ready at Bridal suite
2:30: Arrive at church
3pm: Ceremony begins!
4:00pm: Ceremony ends, take a few pictures, transportation takes guests to reception site
4:30-5:30: Cocktail hour
6:45: Blessing of food
7:00: Dinner begins
7:15: Slide show
7:30-8pm: Table visits
8pm: First Dance, father/daughter, mother/son, cake cutting, bouquet, garter, etc.
9-11: Open Dance
11:00: Reception ends. after part begins!
What do you think?
Post # 3
Is the bridal suite not in the hotel? I guess I’m a little confused.
Post # 4
If there’s not a lot of room at the bridal suite for everyone to get ready there, then I would probably be with the bridesmaids while they get ready at the hotel, then have them come over with me to help me get ready and spend time together at the bridal suite. I waited until my BMs had their dresses on before getting ready because I didn’t want to be in my dress for a super long time before going to the church (trying not to sit down, etc.).
Post # 5
Bridal suite is at the reception site, hotel is 15 minutes away. Church is 30 minutes away from reception site/bridal suite. Yea I know, confusing. We couldn’t have the ceremony at the winery because I’m Catholic and we wanted a traditional mass. The reception couldn’t accomodate us anyways, so now we’re at a cathedral.
Post # 6
It’s really a lot of fun when everyone gets ready together =]. Emotional support!
Why are you guys getting ready at separate places/times? Is that just like, hair and makeup stuff?
If everyone is getting hair/makeup in one room, bring a bunch of breakfast foods, a ipod, and have some fun!
Post # 8
In my experience, those “suites” at the cathedrals are pretty cramped! I have yet to see one really nice one…so don’t overestimate how pretty and nice and roomy it is. My friend’s “suite” was so tight with 7 of us in there–it turned out it was a coat closet with a bridal suite plaque on it. =]
Post # 9
I just have to say that I’m totally overwhelmed and stressed right now seeing that you have an entire timeline for your wedding in June! I’m getting married in June too and I have nothing of that sort yet!
Post # 10
@Ejs48: Yes, I agree, it is a bit small for all 7 of us to be in there! I checked it out and its really pretty. We’re also renting it the night of the wedding as it also has a bed, kitchen, etc.
@Tulip: It’s ok! We can help you with your schedule. I’m working on it now because I’m planning a west coast wedding from the east coast. I have an odd feeling my extended family is trying to sabotage my wedding (weird family), so I’m doing what I can with the help of the wonderful wedding bees!
Post # 11
It has a bed and a kitchen?!?!?! that’s crazy!!! newlywed rooms always creep me out–i think about all the other people who have been in there and run far away =]
Post # 12
Hahahaha GROSS. Yea, but that can be applied to hotel rooms and honeymoon suites!!