(Closed) Anyone Else Get Ready/Getting Ready Entirely Alone On Their Wedding Day?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Would You Get Ready For Your Day Alone?
    I did/will get ready alone and am more than happy about it : (6 votes)
    21 %
    Think this must be so lonely and take away from some of the excitement of the day : (8 votes)
    28 %
    I wouldn't even consider it. : (10 votes)
    34 %
    I can't/won't due to circumstance/venue : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Would love to to this but won't be able to : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I got ready pretty much all on my own, my Mother-In-Law helped me get in my dress for the for pictures though.

    Post # 5
    Member
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Ah, that makes me feel a bit better about my own situation. I’m going to be staying in a Travelodge the night before – which, for non-UK posters, is a very basic, budget hotel, and I’ll be getting a taxi to the venue. I can certainly see why the majority of girls probably want to make a bit of a party out of the getting ready – but perhaps it’s quite nice to have a bit of time to gather your thoughts. I certainly wouldn’t imagine it would ruin the whole day.

    Post # 7
    Member
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I was by myself for about 4 hours that morning before everyone showed up. It was great. Then while they were having their hair done I went upstairs and finished by myself. It was great and way less stressful than I would have imagined.

    Post # 8
    Member
    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think I will start getting ready with all my girls at my sister’s room. And then when its time to put my dress, I’ll go to our suite for the night, I’m so weird! I really just want my sister to help me get ready and then lots of pictures.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3142 posts
    Sugar bee

    I plan on getting my hair done at the salon (I’m having a DW) then I want to be alone to do my makeup.  Once I am basically ready to step into my dress, thats when I will have the girls in the room for a quick drink and to get dressed.

    I cannot get ready in front of others.

    I remember tons of us sharing a room when we would go to out of town raves and getting ready for a really big rave was kind of like a wedding. Costumes, crazy makeup, nerves of excitement.  And I always had a super tough time.

    Post # 10
    Member
    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Well, I think I will be the first one up on my wedding day, no doubt about it. I am staying at my parents house, and my sister and her husband are flying in and will be staying with my parents too. We will all have our own rooms, but I prefer being alone when I am doing my makeup. I want to put on some great music to help with the nerves. I told my mom and sister that I just want to be left alone and when I am done I will come out. Growing up, my mom was constantly reminding us about time when my sister and I would get ready for school, and for any kind of family event, etc., so I told her not to do that since it will only make me upset and feel rushed. As far as getting dressed, well it’s obvious that I am going to need help with that, so my mom and sister and my other Bridesmaid or Best Man will be there to help me get into my dress.

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