(Closed) Get ready at the church or at parents home?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am doing the same thing! I wanted to get ready at the church, but my mom is icks nay on that. So we will be getting ready at my house, having the limo pick us up and go to the church early. The guys will be getting ready at a hotel (I think) and then drive to the church.

We also have 2 photographers, one for them and one for us.

I wanted the famous “getting the dress on/getting ready photos,” but I guess we can fake them at the church, which has a bride’s room. My thing was… If I’m going to be in my dress I don’t want anyone to see me… So I’ll stay in there the whole time and make sure to get there early.

I hope this helps, let me know what you decide!

Post # 4
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

One of my good friends had her wedding at church a few years ago. We all got ready at the church, we had to be there about 2 hours before the ceremony started. About an hour before the ceremony started we took some pictures though.. If you aren’t having pictures before the ceremony I think getting ready at your parents house would be okay but I’d get there a lot earlier than 10 minutes before.. You have to be able to factor in traffic or anything else that may arise..

Post # 5
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve never heard of getting ready at the church. We got ready at my aunt’s house mostly because she lives 5 minutes from the church. The photographer started there and we took the putting the dress on photos as well as some outdoor shots with the BMs and whoever else stopped by. Then everyone left except for me and my dad. Eventually I couldn’t take the anticipation so we hopped into the cheaufered antique car and stood outside the church. I guess I should have waited a bit more since my church has a lot of glass, I couldn’t enter the building until the first doors were closed in order to remain hidden.

Post # 6
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We got ready at the synagogue.  They let us use a conference room for having our hair and make-up done and getting dressed.  That way, we would be there, but out of sight, for a couple of hours before our guests arrived–no possibility of anyone seeing us before we walked down the aisle.  We were able to have each of us decorating the synagogue while the other one was getting hair and make-up done.  And there was no possibility of our dresses getting dirty, our make-up getting smeared, or our hair getting blown around on the way over.

Post # 7
622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My church is too old where they don’t have a typical “bridal room” to get ready.  Therefore, I’ll be getting ready at my parents house, which is only a 3 minute drive from the church 🙂

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