(Closed) Getting ready at hotel. Questions.

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man where we got ready in a hotel room. Nothing fancy, just a regular hotel room. There were 4 BM’s and the bride. It was pretty crowded as people moved about to get their jewelry, go back to the bathroom to do makeup, etc. And then when the photographer and his assistant got there, it got nuts!! There was barely any room to move around.

So you’ll definitely want multiple rooms for your crowd. Does someone live nearby that could offer their house for 3-4 people so you don’t need so many hotel rooms?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I booked a suite which was a large party room (table, kitchenette, seating) with two adjoining bedrooms. Did the same as you, booked for two nights and got ready there. It worked out really well. And we had an after party after our reception. 600 sq ft is too small for that many people!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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montrealbride2017 :  way too small for that many people. TBH, I don’t know why you would even want that many people around while you’re getting ready. How many bridesmaids do you have? I’d limit it to yourself and your BMs – if you have a very large bridal party, then maybe yourself and mother and sisters instead. 

ETA: I don’t understand why you need to book two nights…the day-of getting ready and the wedding night are all the same day. Surely you could just book two rooms for one night rather than one room for 2 nights and use your budget for extra space rather than wasted time?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Yes, I’ve booked a hotel but I booked a suite with two floors to make it easier to get dressed. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

You can request early check in instead of booking two full nights 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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montrealbride2017 :  ask The hotel for early check in. Unless they’re TOTALLY booked up they should be able to give you the room early so you only have to book one night. Some hotels charge a fee for early check in but it’s still WAY less expensive than a full night. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I would definitely suggest looking into airbnb! I am planning to book one the day before the wedding for the same reason, and I have had really great experiences with airbnb in the past. You tend to get a lot more bang for your buck with an airbnb. Just make sure your host understands that you are getting ready for your wedding there, that way they don’t think youre having some big party in their house! 🙂 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

600 sq ft is definitely not enough room for that many people to get ready. You’d need at least two adjoining rooms or a suite for sure. It was just H and me getting ready together in the morning, but we had my HMUA there and the photographer, and then my parents, my grandmother, and our two family friends showed up and it was waaaaaay crowded, even in quite a large suite. 

I’d ask the hotel about early check-in, and then use the savings to book a second room. 

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