Post # 1
Know the answer to this is usually the venue where wedding takes place, but am wondering how I will feel just before the wedding….
I have the option of being at home in our flat- it is about 20 mins away from ceremony venue (a church) as FI will stay with his best man at his house for a bbq (at least that is currently the plan) we def dont want to be together the night before wedding!
Will I want bridesmaids/ friends around me. Will I want to be neurotic and nosing around reception venue (a hotel) to make sure they are expecting us/ making preps for big day?? Will this stress me out or make me calmer? Hotel is lush, pool spa, but expensive.
what did other bees do- how did you feel?
Post # 3
The night before I stayed at my mom’s house with her, my stepdad and my sister. I invited my BFFs/BMs to stay as well, but they wanted to stay at home that night, which was fine. My DH stayed in our house with his 3 GM.
Everyone (DH and I included) stayed at a hotel near our venue (1 hour from our house) on the wedding night, and we all got ready there in the early-afternoon before the wedding.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
@London2014B2B: Night before, we are going to be at home. Going out for breakfast with our WP in the morning and then we will go our separate ways for the day until the wedding. Night of the wedding we will be at home :)…quiet, peaceful, and enjoying a good night’s sleep in our own bed.
Having done this before, I know what the night of the wedding is like and you are EXHAUSTED. I’m so glad we will be at home!
The day after, we will head up to the cottage for the week in Muskoka – I can’t wait!
Post # 5
Night before I stayed in the bridal suite of our hotel with my sister. My husband stayed in the honeymoon suite. The next night, we stayed in the honeymoon suite together obviously.
Post # 6
The night before our wedding we stayed together at our house – he left at about 6am so i could get ready and he got ready at my parents house with my dad and brother. We were having some family issues (with his side) so it was nice for us to be together and it calmed both our nerves.
Post # 7
We’re staying, together, in a suite of our hotel for both the night before and the night of.
Post # 8
Our venue was local to my house (20 mins) but the host hotel we chose for guests and getting ready AND after party was about 10 mins from the venue so being that I did a lot of DIY and etc the night before with the flowers and etc I stayed at my house (with my parents) and DH stayed at the host hotel.
I used the room he stayed in the night before to get ready the day of and he stayed with the groomsmen by the pool and etc and got ready in one of their rooms.
After the wedding and after party at the hotel bar, we went back to the room I got ready in (which was great bc I didn’t have to clean up or worry about moving rooms or anything) – next morning we hosted brunch in the restaurant for anyone who stayed the night at the hotel.
I wouldn’t change a thing. It was nice to be at my own bed in my parents house the night before and have the groom at the hotel with the guests! It was calming.
Post # 9
I stayed in the living room at my parents house the night before the wedding (my old room was full of wedding stuff!). The night of, H and I stayed at a hotel about a mile away- the same one we had a block at. We ended up at the hotel bar with most of our friends from out of town. It was fun to have a chance to hang out more closely with them!
Post # 10
@London2014B2B: I booked a suite for me and the girls the night before. I have no idea where Mr. S is staying – probably with his best man is my guess. My mom was pretty bummed that we weren’t doing a “sleepover” at her house like my sister did but this makes it easy for hair/makeup to get us all done in one location and we can order room service breakfast and it’ll just be loads of fun. 🙂
Post # 11
I’m staying in a htoel across the street from our venue. We literally live a mile away, but I wanted to have a place to stay and get ready with my girls, so it made more sense. We’ll have the suite cleaned during the wedding, then FI and I will stay there that night.
Post # 12
I’m staying in a historic bed and breakfast that is 5 minutes away from both my ceremony location and reception venue. I plan to have whichever bridesmaids want to stay the night as well so we can just get ready together all day.
Post # 13
Since we lived together before the wedding, I got ready at home since my bridesmaids and hair/ makeup people were coming over. My husband spent the night before our wedding at the hotel. We booked two nights.. the night before the wedding and our wedding night. I was ok with getting ready and leaving from home since I would have had to cover everyone’s valet at the hotel and that could have been a little costly. I was perfectly comfortable in my own home with everyone there. Also the hotel we chose was right across the street from the church all he had to do was walk over to the church no excuse to be late 🙂
Post # 14
@London2014B2B: We were planning on spending the night together at our hotel, with maybe him scooting out somewhere else in the morning, but the way things are looking now that the planning is fleshing out a bit more, I might actually end up staying with my parents at their hotel (I think I’ll be getting ready there with my girls anyway, and I’ll have to leave with my dad).
Post # 15
We’re getting married in my hometown (not the city we live in), so the night before the wedding I’m staying in my old room at my parent’s house, and my FI is staying in his brother’s hotel room with him. The night of the wedding my DH (!) and I will be staying in a nice hotel. It will be in the same hotel that his family is all staying at, but I’m planning on telling NO ONE which room we’re in, haha.
Post # 16
I stayed at my mom’s house (as the wedding was in my hometown) as did my BFF, and DH stayed with his family at a hotel. The night of the wedding we stayed in a super nice hotel!
I was so stressed out and loopy the night before that I don’t think anything could possibly have helped, lol, except maybe some Valium. But the day of the wedding all of my stress melted away!