- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
Hey everyone, I’m having a bit of a panic about getting ready/the logistics of getting ready. I know that traditionally, brides and grooms get ready apart from each other in family homes or locations close to the venue. We have the unfortunate block in that there are no accommodation options close by to accommodate everyone getting ready, and family homes are located (my parents) 14,000km away (other side of the world) and an hour away (here). The original plan was for the groomsmen to get ready at the house my partner and I own, and for the bridal party to get ready at the house my parents are renting while they are here overseas. However, we’ve come up with a roadblock. The accommodation does not allow more than 12 people at any given time in the house (including the vendors), which means if the bridal party wants to get ready there; we’ll have to ‘kick out’ some of the guests staying there (which is completely unfair and something I don’t want to do). The alternative is to schedule it well so people leave head over to my house/hang out with the groomsmen while we get ready here. I have three options to sort it out:
- Get ready with the groom at the house.
Pros: Easy timing for vendors, no worries about capacity, comfortable home etc. Cons: Groom will see the bride before the wedding; the getting ready photos won’t be anywhere near as nice as they would be at the rental house I’m not fussed about my partner seeing me before the wedding, we have a pretty relaxed relationship and we are not that traditional about a number of things. The only thing I find frustrating about this option is our house is nowhere near as nice as the rental is for the getting ready photos for the bride. But at the end of the day, does it really matter?
- Get ready at the accommodation house and organise people to head over to my house.
Pros: It means nice getting ready photos Cons: Trying to organise that might be a bit of a nightmare and prone to scheduling mishaps.
- Bridal party to get ready at a different location closer to the venue
Pros: Will help with timing for photos Cons: It means cutting out family and friends who have travelling all the way from Canada and England who wanted to be part of the getting ready process. It also means reorganising timing for vendors. What do people think? Any advice is appreciated.