Post # 1
So I know most venues have a place where the bride can freshen up, etc. before going down to the reception – but my hall does not have a specific room designated for this. The bathrooms are a bit small too. The most they could offer me was to open up the coat room (since we’ll have a June wedding it will be closed). The room is a pretty big size and I’m not too concerned, but just wanted to know if any Bees really needed a Bridal Suite and did it make any difference?
Post # 3
We don’t have a bridal suite nor do I see myself ever having a use for one. I wouldn’t be too concerned about it!
Post # 4
I didn’t have one. Just use the bathroom!
Post # 5
well, if they are offering the coat room, I say go ahead and use it. It will be nice to have a place where the bride and groom (and maybe parents & wedding party) can stash items that dont need to be sitting around – make up, hair stuff, purses, cell phones, car keys, etc. you can always bring a full length mirror to prop up in the coat room in case you need to fix anything. i would just limit who has access to it, just in case. if the bathroom is that small, this would also be a good place to stash a day-of emergency kit (sewing kit, safety pins, etc.)
Post # 6
I used mine.. A LOT. I had basically a living room and then a huge bathroom just for me. The whole bridal party kept their stuff in the living room and that’s where we waited before being announced at the reception. Also me, my dress, and my Maid/Matron of Honor wouldn’t have fit in the normal bathroom stalls so I was glad for the big bathroom. We had a lot of trouble with my bustle so it was nice that I had somewhere to get away from the crowd so my Maid/Matron of Honor and her mom could basically sew it back together. I would definitely take them up on their offer to open up the coat closet.
Post # 7
@pwitty, there is a full length mirror that they keep in there (I looked around a bit in the coat room before we booked) so I’m glad we’re covered on that aspect.
I’m definitely going to use it. The owner says that he’ll make sure that it’s locked and I know that he’ll be around during the wedding. I think we’ll be fine! 🙂
There are two different rooms that are open for weddings in this particular hall; hopefully there won’t be some other bride trying to fight me for coat closet space! 🙂 There’s another room that we could use as well, so I think we’ll be ok.
@Moose1209, were things locked up in your suite? Who was in charge of keeping the keys in case you needed to run in and out?