(Closed) Should I get ready in hotel room or conference room – please vote!

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Should I get ready in the hotel room or the conference room?
    (a) Hotel Room : (32 votes)
    82 %
    (b) Conference Room : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Other (explain) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If anyone else is renting a room at the hotel I’d see if I could book it adjoining the suite you already have. One big problem in conference rooms is the lighting is often unnatural (sometimes it’s super flourescent, all depends on the hotel and the conference room but it’s set up for business and not social purposes) and that may make it a lot harder to get your makeup just right. Plus the furnishings aren’t always comfortable.

    Post # 4
    1407 posts
    Bumble bee

    Why don’t you upgrade for just one night?  If you rented a conference room, you would probably end up paying the $50 in food.  I am sure someone will move your stuff to the new room for you.

    Post # 7
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t think 500 square feet is too small for 6 people to get ready in.  500 square feet is bigger than many apartments I’ve lived in.

    Post # 8
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    500 square feet is larger than my first apartment– in which I had a lot more than 6 girls getting ready for various events on more than one occasion.  I would go with the regular room– how much space do you really need???

    Post # 9
    354 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I say hotel suite for sure for the following reasons:

    1) lighting as @fishbone pointed out
    2) lack of en suite bathroom – who wants to traipse across the lobby to use the ladies room?
    3) lack of windows – a lot of confernece rooms are internal (not sure about at the W) which can make you feel cooped up
    4) corporate/stuff atmostphere – if you are planning to have your photographer document you getting ready, you might be disappointed with the plain atmosphere in most hotel conference rooms. 
    5) furnishings – not only will they not be as comfortable as a guest room, but you might have to work around a giant conference table and unsightly AV equipment.

    Post # 10
    1407 posts
    Bumble bee

    @AshleyR83:  Check out is noon so it would be the night before.  If you are getting ready at 9:00 am, I hope you are done in 3 hours…

    Post # 13
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Are any of the girls staying at the W as well? Could you use one of their rooms for hair, and maybe yours for makeup, or vice versa? I agree that the conference room won’t have the lighting/bathroom/etc. you’d want. 

    Post # 15
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I had a similar dilemma. I know 500 sq feet sounds like a lot, but it’s not. I ended up upgrading to the smallest suite which was 800 sq feet and that was just the right amount of space for: me, my 4 maids, my mom, hair girl, make up girl, 2 videographers, and 1 photographer.

    I’d go with the upgraded room. Problems I see with the conference room on top of the food issue would be a bathroom issue. And also, I would be more comfortable lounging around on the bed/sofa in the suite rather than in a conference room, which I am picturing with cliche conference room chairs. I wouldn’t push the time with only getting the upgraded room for one night. It definitely took us longer than 3 hours to get hair, make up, and me in my dress. Plus tons of photos in the room.

    Post # 16
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    We had the same issue so my mom and sister are getting adjoining rooms. This way we’ll have plenty of room for everyone to get ready and hang out

    The topic ‘Should I get ready in hotel room or conference room – please vote!’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors