Post # 1
The night before the wedding, I want to sleep in the same room, in the same bed with FI. We’ve lived together 2.5 years of the nearly 3 years we’ve been together. I know I’m going to be a big bundle of nerves and it’d mean so much if he was there with me.
We are getting married far from our hometown so it’s not like I would be in our house alone. I’d be alone, in a strange hotel room, far far far from home. Because the wedding is so far from where we live, none of my friends will be there for me to shack up with the night before. I’d either be alone or with my parents (um, no thanks). But FI insists it’ll be oh-so-much more special if we sleep separately the night before.
Was it more special in your experience?
Post # 3
Honestly, I didn’t think it was more special. But that’s just me. I, personally, would have rather us slept together and both gotten a good night’s sleep. But it was important to MIL to have DH stay in their house the night before the wedding.
Post # 4
@Treasure43: My MIL is also looking forward to this 🙂 I am indifferent but I will stay at my own home so thats the most important to me.
Post # 5
My husband and I stayed in a hotel room together the night before the wedding and I am glad we did. We lived together before getting married, and it seemed silly to spend the night apart that one night. We woke up in the morning and had breakfast together as well before going our own ways to get ready for the wedding. It was one of my favorite parts of the day!
Post # 6
I had a ‘girl night’ with my best friend (MOH), my Mom, and my little cousin (flower girl). I had a great time getting excited with them and had a wonderful sleep. I think it made our ‘first look’ moment all the more special.
As a super cute bonus: my flower girl has since told her parents that that girls night before the wedding was the best day of her whole life. Just for fun, here is a pic of us.
Post # 8
@cvbee: you’re beautiful! and that is such a cute picture 🙂
Post # 9
@apex: I’m wondering about this too. FI and all my friends told me that we absolutely CANNOT stay together the night before. Hmm I guess its going to be a girls night?!
Post # 10
I think I would’ve been fine sleeping in the same place as my husband but logistically it didn’t work for getting ready. I felt the same as you though– weird about sleeping in a strange hotel alone. So, I asked my friend/bm if she’d share a hotel room with me the night before the wedding so I didnt have to be alone. It was kind of nice to spend my last night as a single lady with one of my oldest friends, hs sleepover style 🙂
Post # 11
We had a destination wedding and booked two big beach houses, just a couple of minutes walk apart, the night before me and my bridesmaids had a sleepover then the stylist came to the house the next day and we all got ready there the boys did the same thing.
It was really special to have that time apart, as it made the moment when we saw each other at the church so much more special, It was also so much fun having a girly sleepover!!!!
Post # 12
The resort where our DW is gives us a free room for my FI for the night before. We are going to take it so that he can use it the next day to get ready in, but we can’t think of anything nicer than to wake up the morning of our wedding in each others arms. We are going to take a walk on the beach at dawn and have breakfast then part.
Post # 13
I don’t know if for me it was necessarily more special, I just had the fun option of having a slumber party with my bridesmaids, so I took it.
I think if you want to spend the evening with your husband to be, that’s just fine.
Post # 14
For me it was special because I had a sleepover with my bridesmaids and the other important women in my life came to play games and chat and have wine the night before. Although yes, I also think it was special to not see each other until the first look.
Post # 15
DH and I slept in the same bed the night before the wedding and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Post # 16
I think I’d be fine with it if my friends were going to be there. But they aren’t, due to it being 12 hours away in FI’s hometown. I know it’s important to FI and I’m truly considering it, but it’s so unfair to me.
We have spent very few nights apart in our relationship and I know I won’t sleep very well at all without him by my side. The thought of separating for a night and sleeping alone really upsets me. He thinks I’m being overdramatic about it, but honestly it’d really be awful sleeping alone.