Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2016 - Country Club
I’m looking to book my hair and makeup artists, but I can’t decide if it would be better to take me and all the 6 bridesmaids to a salon, get ready at a room at the venue, or get ready at the hotel. Where did you get ready?
Post # 2
I’m getting ready at my salon. They are letting me bring in a makeup artist which is perfect. It’s a small Aveda salon which I love, but the makeup just isn’t what I wanted for my wedding day. Going to the salon will mean a little extra running around, but I’m so glad that’s what I chose for a few reasons. First, I think we are more likely to finish on time. We are starting at 7:30am (1:00 wedding) and should be the only guests in the salon but have plenty of staff to help us get ready rather than just one or two people doing hair. I’m also glad to know that when we go back to my hotel suite it won’t be a mess from everyone getting ready and will be a nice place for pictures. We are having breakfast delivered to the salon so I’m hoping it will all be a relaxing experience. I think any of the scenarios you listed could work, it just really depends on your specific logistics.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
We got ready in the bridal suite at the hotel and it was fantastic. It was really nice to just hang out in the room all day with my girls. I had a small bridal party of four girls and then my mom, grandma, Mother-In-Law, and GMIL also got their hair/makeup done, so there were only 9 people for the two stylists.
As an added bonus, it gave my mom and Mother-In-Law the freedom to hang out with us or to go deal with family as things came up.
Post # 4
We got ready at the hotel. It is much less stressful.. everyone comes to you and you just have girl time and hang out
Post # 5
I got ready at the hotel and it was a godsend, much more relaxed than running around. Plus you can have champagne and not have to worry about driving, woohoo! 😀
Post # 6
I got ready in the hotel and was so glad we didn’t have to go anywhere. It was so nice to be able to relax in the room and have the hair/makeup people just show up and bring everything to me. I felt like it was relaxed because I could wear what I wanted (no bra) and not have to worry about other people bring there and we didn’t have to account for travel time which was so nice.