Post # 1
Okay I have a few questions. I booked my reception space at a nearby hotel very close to the ceremony (8-10 mins away at the most). I also blocked some rooms there for the guests as well. I was going thru my checklist yesterday and realized we needed to reserve a room for our wedding night. Should I book our room in the same hotel we’re having our reception and family members are staying at? How can we have a grand exit if we’re just going upstairs? Is this a good idea or not?
Post # 3
@lindseyl06: You might get a free room if enough of your guests stay there, which would make it worth it to me. Just don’t let your guests know which room you’re staying in so your wedding night remains private. I don’t think you need a grand exit, but if you want you and your husband can make a grand exit and run out to get a snack or something before returning to your room.
Post # 4
I would stay at the same hotel. We did and I enjoyed that I got to spend extra time, after the reception, with the family and friends that were at the hotel and we all had breakfast the next morning in my suite. We didn’t do a grand exit, but that wasn’t important to me at all.
Post # 5
You could do a cute elevator photo like this!
Post # 6
ACK! I love that elevator photo!!
The hotel I wanted was booked when I got around to calling, but I always thought it was a good idea to have your room in the same place as your party. That way, if you forget like some lip gloss or you need a pair of flip flops or something, you can always just send somebody up to get it!
Post # 7
@scadadle15: I LOVE LOVE LOVE the elevator pic!
Maybe we can do like a simple grand exit. We are having a last dance and then families can line up like a soul train line and we walk down the middle and hug everyone goodbye? The only problem I see with that is it may take awhile (we are having 75 guests) and I won’t be hugging FI’s mom. We DON’T hug.
Post # 8
Our reception is at a hotel too.. I’ll be honest, one of the bits I’m most excited about is having a quiet drink in the bar with the guests who are staying (tiny venue – only 8 rooms,) and talking about the day!