Post # 1
Right now our wedding is slated to begin at 2pm on a Thursday afternoon which is no problem (it’s a small wedding at Disneyland and all our guests have okay’d the time). I have one BM who will be coming in from out-of-town and my parents will be as well. My parent’s are paying for the spa day and it’s really important that both my mom and my BM come (we’re not doing a bachelorette or bridal shower, so this is the big girl’s wedding party/activity).
My timing question is when to do the girl’s spa time. We’re using the hotel spa that is open from 8am-8pm. Right now it looks like we’ll be in the spa for around 4ish hours. Do you think it would be better to get up a bit early on the wedding day and do it then or try to do it the day before (I just don’t want to impose on my BM by asking her to come down a day early, but if you’re wondering all of her travel expenses are being paid for so it wouldn’t be a difference of cost to her)?
Post # 3
@renwoman: I didn’t have time to do a full spa day, but my BMs and I went to get mani/pedis the day before. The day-of I was up at 6:30am to get in the shower, dry my hair, and eat breakfast before the MUA arrived at 8:30am. We did pictures before, starting at 12:45pm and the ceremony started at 4:30pm.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Depends on what you’re doing. Mani/pedi day of is fine, maybe a massage. But facial-nope- last thing you want is your face to get blotchy. Or are you planning on hair/makeup during this time?
I think the day before would be a lot more relaxed.
Post # 5
@ellie-b: Ahh… good point. Did any of your BMs come from out of town? I’m just worried about inconveniencing her by asking her to take an extra day off of work.
Post # 6
@rebwana: We’re doing mani. pedi, and massage, no facials. I’m doing my own hair and make-up which are pretty simple so that shouldn’t be a big deal.
Post # 7
@renwoman: Yes. I had three BMs and two of them came in from Chicago. My MOH is local and did the flowers for the wedding, so she took off two days from work and opted to skip the mani/pedis. (Her nails would have been ruined, because she did the bouquets/boutonniers morning-of and she’s pregnant so couldn’t do the pedi anyway.)
I understand about not wanting to ask them to take extra time off. You could always float the idea and see how they respond.
Post # 8
There are many last minute things to so the day before I suggest a week or a few days before
Post # 9
I manage a big spa and we have a ton of bridal parties. Do not try and do nails day of. to be safe you need at least 1.5 hours after nails to let them dry all the way. A massage will likely leave oils in your hair and on the body- and it is best to leave them on. Best scenario would be evening before with meals in the spa. You will be relaxed and able to sleep the night before the wedding. Have fun & congratulations!!!!