Post # 1
We’re having both our ceremony and reception at the same location, a hotel, and then leaving the next day for our honeymoon. The hotel offered us a free night there for our wedding night.
On the one hand, we could shell out a lot more for a room at another hotel that night, as well as pay for a getaway car, etc. or we could just stay at this hotel. I was really set on having a grand exit with sparklers, etc, so the latter option seems pretty anti-climactic to me. Also, many of our guests/family are staying at this hotel also. Obviously, we would be separated/on a different floor, but I still feel a little weird about it.
Has anyone been in this situation where they were staying at the same location of the reception? Any creative solutions for grand exits or anything?
Post # 3
@pbhatta4670: I would do the sparkler exit and go for a drive. Sneak back into your hotel an hour later
ETA: Or see if you can use your free hotel stay the night before and stay in another hotel on your wedding night.
Post # 4
It really depends on your venue. I’m going to do a grand exit from inside the venue room because there is space to do so. I’m also staying in the same hotel as the reception.
Post # 5
I’d just do the exit, and drive around the block/short drive. Nobody needs to know you’re coming back.
Post # 6
Why can’t you run through the sparklers on your way to your room? We’re getting married at an inn and staying there that night. I’ll probably announce that I’m getting lucky in my drunken state. Now that’s a grand exit!
Post # 8
Just go get ice cream or something. The pics could be really cute!
Post # 9
I like the idea of doing an exit, getting to the car and driving around the block. no one will know (or probably care even)