(Closed) Calling all Bees with Large Bridal Parties!

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 17
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1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Tallulah_:  I have 7 girls, and I believe it will go as follows:  All are welcome to stay with me at a close friends home/house we are getting ready at the next morning, but they do not NEED to stay with me.  Many are traveling with hubbies, and will need a hotel room anyways, so I completely understand if they want to spend the night with their DH’s!  

However, the following morning, bright and early, they will arrive at the house I will be at, and will be pampered with a hair stylists and make-up artists I have hired.  They will get dressed there, and then take the limo to the Church.  The day of we have one limo transporting the bridal party.  They will pick up the guys, take them to the church, then pick up the gals, and take us there.  It is big enough for all of us to pile into post-ceremony for pictures and partying!  Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 18
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1979 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Tallulah_:  I have 10 BMs! Maybe 11?! I haven’t asked them yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Are you spending the night before the wedding with them? At your house? a hotel?

I will probably get a suite and anyone who wants to can stay with me, but 1 is local, and many are married or have SOs, 2 will have new borns and no babies will be allowed to sleep with me because I need my beauty rest. I very well may be alone the night before- idk. My family may get a nine bedroom house for all our Out of Town family, and then I’ll just stay there.

  • The morning of: are you all getting your hair professionally done? Are you all going to the same salon/house that you’re getting your hair done at?

I haven’t decided on hair and makeup yet- I am thinking I will pay for all of their makeup, and if they want to pay my hair lady to get their hair done, that’s their call. I would expect everyone to meet me early at the house/hotel we are getting ready.

  • Are you transporting the bridesmaids to the ceremony location? If so, how?

My ceremony and reception are in the same place, so they will need to get there however they plan on leaving from the wedding. I’m guessing we can pile in the single ladies’ cars and then SOs can drive to the ceremony location later.

Post # 19
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251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Tallulah_: I have 8 bridesmaids and 2 flower girls, so here are my answers to the following questions ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

  • Are you spending the night before the wedding with them? At your house? a hotel?
    All 8 BM’s and my 2 Flower Girls live within a 5 minute radius of where I live. 2 of my BM’s are my sisters lol. We will all sleep in our homes, in our nice warm beds. I believe that it is CRUCIAL to have a good nights sleep before a long day.

  • The morning of: are you all getting your hair professionally done? Are you all going to the same salon/house that you’re getting your hair done at?
    All of us (including some extra ladies) except 2 BM’s will be going to the same salon. The 2 BM’s who wont be joining us at the salon are having a friend of theirs (who happens to be a hair stylist) go to their house and do their hair and make up. The live around the corner from me so they will meet us at my house after they are done hair and make up. There is no way that 15 ladies will be able to get hair and make up done in my house lol. After the salon everyone will come back to my house and we will get ready and take part in some Greek traditions before I leave the house.

  • Are you transporting the bridesmaids to the ceremony location? If so, how?
    My father asked me this question. He expected all of the BM’s to DRIVE to the ceremony (in this case it will be a church). I was appalled. These girls having their hair all done and make up done, their dresses are fab, and then they’re going to get into their cars and drive their own way? No. HELL NO. We got ourselves a SUV limo and all of the BM’s, flower girls, myself and my father will be in the limo to go to the ceremony. After the ceremony the whole bridal party (a whopping 22 people) will hop into a limo bus and then we will go to our photo location. There is about a 4 hour gap between the ceremony and the reception (a 3-4hr gap between the ceremony and reception is VERY common in Toronto.. its actually uncommon to have a ceremony and reception to follow right after)

    When the night is over, each of the BM’s and GM’s will have family at the wedding who will be able to drive them home. We are very fortunate to have our reception only a 15min drive away from where we all live.

Post # 21
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1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@Tallulah_:  I have 4 bridesmaids so not huge but still requires a few logistics!

  • Are you spending the night before the wedding with them? At your house? a hotel? Yes we’re spending the night before together and we’ll stay at my parents house
  • The morning of: are you all getting your hair professionally done? Are you all going to the same salon/house that you’re getting your hair done at? All getting ready together at my parents house – haven’t decided if everyones getting professional hair/make-up (letting the ladies decide for themselves) they’re not going to be all matchy-matchy so differing hair doesn’t bother me but those of us getting it done professionally will get it done at home, I don’t want to be rushing all over the place on the day!
  • Are you transporting the bridesmaids to the ceremony location? If so, how? Yes, I’m lucky in that a few family members have luxury cars they are lending us – i’ll go in one with my parents and the bridesmaids will go in another

My advice would be do whatever makes the day easier for you! You don’t want to be stressed out! and if you’ve got that many bridesmaids, ask them to help you out with logisitics! That’s what they’re there for ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

@Tallulah_:  I have 7 bridesmaids, they’re all staying in different locations (family homes) and will all be getting their hair and makeup done at my house with me. They will also be getting to church with my in the limo. 

Post # 24
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26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hey!

I have 6 bridesmaids and this is my game plan:

-I booked a hotel room for the night before/morning of wedding for the 6 girls and myself. I got a big suite that has an adjoining room next to it. The room attached has two queen beds then the suite has a big livingroom, dining room and kitchen then theres a bedroom with a king. The couch in the livingroom is a pullout so everyone will fit.

-hair and makeup are coming to the hotel room the morning of and doing everything there. Saves on transportation time. This is why I got the big dining room so we have lots of space

-I got a limo to transport us from the hotel the the venue. Its getting the boys from my house first then coming to the hotel to get the girls after

I got a good deal on the suite as I talked to them and told them it was for my wedding. My hubby to be and I will be going back to the suite the night of so you should talk to hotels to see what they can do (especially if you book a block of rooms there)

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