Post # 1
Just curious… how many hours of sleep did you get the night before your wedding? With the abundance of emotions that go on before such a joyous event, I can’t imagine brides get much sleep the night before their big days.
Post # 3
2 – I was still up at three in the morning packing the boxes for the DOC. Obviously, time management is not my forte.
Post # 4
i got just under 7 i think. which was not bad. i was in bed about 7.5 – 8 hours before i had to wake up, but of course had trouble falling asleep, had my worst wedding nightmares ever, and woke up early with knots in my stomach! i had never been so stressed about something non-school related in my life! i felt better once i was at the spa getting pampered!
Post # 5
I slept like a log! I stayed in a hotel by myself the night before. I was in bed probably around midnight after the rehearsal dinner. I woke up at 8:30 and took a walk to get myself a bagel and a coffee and started to get ready by myself until everyone showed up for hair and makeup. Best decision I ever made. I was so calm.
Post # 6
@mwitter80: I’m thinking I want to stay the night alone in the hotel where our reception will be too. I loooove the idea of having some alone time before all of the ladies arrive for hair, makeup, etc! I will definitely be doing that.
Post # 7
I think 6 or 7. I stayed in a hotel the night before and I could hear the traffic noise of the busy street outside (I usually sleep with a fan on for white noise), so that kept me up. But I actually woke up before my alarm! (like…7 am lol)
Post # 8
I am always the first one to fall asleep, so I hope it’s the same the night before our big day! I will be staying at my house with my BM’s the night before. I feel like it will help calm my nerves so I am not freaking out about forgetting something!
Post # 9
I’m planning on popping a sleeping tablet.
Actually going to have my ‘trial run’ tonight to make sure that I don’t wake up too groggy
Post # 10
6 or 7. I had to be up at like 5:30-6am to get ready for our 9am ceremony and normally don’t go to bed until around 1am. I was a mazed I was able to fall asleep at 11pm!
Post # 11
7 or 8 hours, which is more than I usually get! I was expecting to have a really had time falling asleep but I dozed off right away.
Post # 12
I’m a terrible person ask about this.
I got major stomach cramps and nausea at around 2am (went to bed at midnight or so) that kept me up until 5-6, I went back to bed and kind of slept until 9. 5 hours in theory isn’t bad but it was not restful sleep and I need a lot of good sleep to function. My stomach didn’t feel normal for a couple days after and I have had a cold off and on since then. We’re not sure if we’re just going to blame my field school on ruining my health (others in my group have done that) or it’s just my body rejecting whatever I ate (it does that sometimes for kicks and giggles).
Lesson: Be careful what you eat and drink the day before and don’t go travelling around the rural parts of 3rd world countries 2 months before your wedding.
There’s a thread around here that I started while sprawled in the bathroom mourning my sorry state…
Post # 13
I probably got about 7 or 8 hours. Darling Husband and I decided to sleep at home together the night before because we knew we’d both sleep a lot better that way. I’m so glad we did it that way, too!
Post # 14
You should add a poll, I’m curious as well!
Post # 15
I spent the night with my bridesmaids and a few other friends, so the talking and giggling didn’t calm down until midnight or so… and right about 4am the birds started chirping and I was wide awake thinking “IT’S MY WEDDING DAY!” – I went outside to not disturb the girls and had a quiet time, but it was freezing so I eventually tried to go back to bed, but ended up giggling and talking with my girls again soon after. So, barely 4 hours for me. Thank goodness I trained myself to sleep in 4 hour increments in college when writing papers.
Post # 16
ABSOLUTELY ZERO! I kid you not. I took a shower, got cozy, crawled into bed with my sister and laid there all night long. It was aweful. I did however sleep like a log on my wedding night. 🙂