(Closed) Going home after reception, not a hotel room??

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m pretty pumped for my bridal suite. I don’t live close enough where it would be an option to go home but if I did I’d still want to get a room. We’re doing a pseudo-afterparty at the hotel too.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We went home after the wedding.  Who cares if people think it’s strange.  It’s your money!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think it’d be really sweet to spend your first night as a married couple in your first home (or what I assume is your first home) together.  We’re staying at the B&B where we’re getting married because it’s too far of a drive.  If that’s what you guys want to do, go for it!  To be honest, you’ll probably just crash after all of the festivities anyways.  🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re planning on going home afterwards too. The venue is like a 15 drive from our house, and we’re paying for the wedding ourselves, so we’re definitely not psyched about spending an additional few hundred on a hotel room for the night. Plus, we want to come home to our kitty and see her! And I think it will be sweet to wake up in our own bed and our own home to our first morning as husband and wife 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If the wedding is close to home, and that’s what you wanna do, go for it!

A family member got married in his home town last summer, and because they had JUST moved in together a week before, and hadn’t technically spent the night in their new place together, they went to their new home after the reception. The only weird part was they invited their wedding party over to play video games, but whatev!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We went home after our wedding.  We were really only there for a few hours before leaving for the honeymoon, so it seemed like a waste to spend money on a hotel room we would only be using until 1 am.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Yeah, i think we will go home. It seems silly to me to get a hotel room in town if we are going on our mini-moon the next day! Unless we come across some big money ;p

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I totally love the idea of spending your first night as a married couple in the home the you built together. What a wonderful way to start your marriage! Maybe you could decorate your room with candlelight and fresh flowers for the night.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re staying in a hotel, because we live with my future in-laws, and I think it would be weird to spend our wedding night at home with his parents, haha. But if we had our own place we’d definitely we going home!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Do what makes sense/makes you happy!  We went to a hotel because it was one of the splurges we decided on early on in the planning since we saved a lot of money by having our wedding in our neighborhood town center!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

my dad offered to buy our hotel room, and we would stay there anyway because it’s such a cute place. but i can’t help but think about the wedding night, making noise, and how thin the walls might be! for that reason alone it would be nice to be in your own home!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re staying in a hotel, best man got us a suite so we can have an after hours after the wedding since our reception is early 4-9, plus we are doing brunch the next morning with the fam.  I think spending it in  your new home is pretty sweeeeeet 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think spending your wedding night in your brand new house you just built together is terribly romantic, actually!! I say go for it!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My biggest fear is that since everyone (and literally my mom) know where we live, they might try some hijinks cause they’re jokesters like that! But I’d love to just come home.

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