Post # 1
I need some advice on hair/make up for my wedding with my bridesmaids! I was planning on getting ready at my house 4 of my girls are local and 2 are not so they will already be at the hotel where the block of rooms are. Is it wrong of me to ask them to come to my house to get ready if they want their hair and make up done which is about a half hour away for them to travel to? I sort of feel bad because they are my sister in laws but most people said to just do what works best for me since it is my day and no one elses but of course if I am wrong I would like to hear it! Would love to hear any feed back!
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
springlakebride : Will you be going to the hotel at any point? My home is 40 mins from my venue but we’ll be staying at the hotel the night before the wedding and getting ready there that day, so I’m just having everyone come to my hotel room to get ready. I don’t think 30 mins is a tall ask, but it would be a little silly to have them travel to you, then travel back to the hotel again if you’re able to just go there to get ready. Ultimately, it’s only 30 mins. It won’t kill anyone. Just do what will make your day run the smoothest.
Post # 3
I don’t think 30m is that big of a deal, but some things to consider – if they are not local, will they have a car/ability to GET to you? Where is the venue? It might be easier for you go to the hotel if the venue is closer to there?
If you only want to get ready at your house I think that’s fine, but I would give them an “out” if its too inconveneint for them to get there, so they can just get ready at the hotel together.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2018 - Location
You can always offer/invite them, but tell them it’s not obligatory.
Will they have a rental car to get from the hotel to your house? How far is your venue from these locations?
Post # 5
Charliejeorge : After the wedding is completely over we will be going to the hotel. My fiance and I are doing a first look and our pictures with the bridal party at a park not the venue so I was going to have myself and bridesmaids meet the guys at the park and then after pictures we are going straight to venue so to me I didn’t think it mattered if I was going to hotel or not ya know?
Post # 6
jayrock : That’s sort of where I was at just suggest this is what I will be doing and if they want to come great, if not it’s totally fine too. Their only about 1.5- 2 hrs away from me so they will have their own cars. The hotel is about 20 minutes North of the venue and my house is about 25-30 minutes South of the venue. 4 of them are local so thats majority of bridal party thats why I figured its convenint for mostly every one to just come to me.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
springlakebride : Oh yeah, well in that case, do what’s easiest for you! Maybe they can carpool to your place.
Post # 8
springlakebride : what is the timeline like? Will they be going directly from your house to the park? And then driving their own cars the whole time? Are they bringing SO who will then need a ride to the ceremony? Or if they are dropped off at your house, will they have a ride to the rest of the events?
I would invite them to your house but also let them know you understand if they choose to have their hair done elsewhere.
Post # 9
So really they will be traveling 50 mins to your house so they can drive 30 mins back to the venue detouring the park in the way if the park is in the way to the hotel and then drive 20 mins at the end of the night back to the hotel.
the non local ones will be driving 2 hours extra on that day.
I agree with PP invite them but give them an option to meet you at the park for first look and pics.
Post # 10
springlakebride : You can offer them the option, but cannot obligate your bridesmaids to get hair and makeup done at your home, or professionally, whether or not you pay. In your SIL’s place I’d probably find someplace or someone closer to the hotel or DIY.
Post # 11
I don’t understand really, why would you want them to be driving about at all. Why can they not be done at the easiest place for them …?…
Post # 12
elderbee : Some people find it exciting and special to get ready with their bridal party.