Post # 1
So am I the only one? I got ready completely alone on the day and I felt so calm and had so much time. My bridesmaids etc turned up about 10 minutes before I was ready to leave for the venue. I did my own hair and make-up and was able to pop some music in my CD player and get on with it.
Anyone else do/going to be doing this?
Post # 3
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 # 4
My parents live next door to me so my mum was able to pop in to help me out with the dress (just in case anyone thinks that I wrestled with this myself)
Post # 5
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 # 6
I felt that i made my day calmer. I know myself and I’m not great when trying to get ready for a Saturday night out and my husband is in and out of the room! I didn’t feel I missed out on anything but I’ve so far to read about anyone getting ready alone…..shear curiosity.
ninadoggy Travelodges are actually nice budget hotels and you don’t have to worry about making a mess and having to deal with it after the wedding 🙂
Post # 7
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
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
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
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.