(Closed) Is getting a hotel room for wedding night worth it?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Do you think booking a semi-fancy hotel for wedding night for around $350 is worth it?

    yes, it's special and you can avoid the stress

    No, not worth it for $350

    Book a hotel for his family, so you can go back to your place in peace

  • Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

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    iheartpeonies:  Are you going on a honeymoon after your wedding? If not then it is def worth it! If you are, then maybe something less expensive would make more sense. 

    I’m getting one just so I have a place to get ready at the day of my wedding, and then figured Fiance and I could crash there after the wedding, but we’re only planning on paying $150ish for the night. But the day after the wedding we leave for a 2 week honeymoon.

    Post # 17
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think it is totally worth it! It gives you guys some time alone to relax without having to worry about being the hostess for his family. It is such an important night, you guys will remember it forever. 

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    iheartpeonies:  By all means I don’t think anyone can get mad at you “ditching” them. it’s your wedding. Sound like he wants to spend it with the family unit though which is errr…. yea, not ideal!

    I did spend about 4)00.00/night for our room for 2 nights (I stayed there with the BM’s the night before the wedding. I wouldn’t have had it any other way

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    iheartpeonies:  We have house guests the weekend of our wedding as well..and now they are also bringing their two kids..We booked a jacuzzi suite at a local hotel for our wedding night, just to relax.  I’m excited to see our out of town friends for the weekend, but I just want one quiet night alone together.  It’s totally worth the money.  Take the time for the two of you, and it’s definately not rude at all!  Don’t feel bad!

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We are getting a hotel room for after the wedding but Future Mother-In-Law paid for it. We have all 4 kids the weekend of the wedding and there’s no way I’m going back home just after.

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    For sure worth it! 

    And ask in advance if they can grant you a late check out 🙂

    Post # 22
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    Worker bee

    If your budget allows it, then absolutely. What’s $400 in the long run? I was thinking of staying at our own place after our wedding to save money (we live about 20 mins from our venue), but then realized it just wouldn’t feel as special as it should.  Hotels near by run shoot $500 on average, and $1000 for a suite. I’ve always imagined staying in a big suite the night before, waking up and having my bridesmaids come by to get ready, then coming back to a nice decorated room with my new husband. I say it’s definitely worth it for your wedding night.

    Go for it!

    Post # 23
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    iheartpeonies:  We had our reception at a hotel, and the room the night of was included. We only looked at reception places in hotels, as we wanted our guests to be able to have a good time and then just stumble to their rooms at the end of the night.

    We were so tired after everything was done, so it was nice to go to a room where it was only us. For us too, it was nice to stumble to the room (or visit other rooms before we went to ours) after everything was said and done.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    Try priceline or booking.com just in case. Also look into b&bs. Finally, tell his family about your plan.

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We’re getting married about 2 miles from my parents house, on the wedding night we have a B&B down the road from the venue for just us two. It is your wedding night, it’s a one off and should be spent together! We have 2 nights there for just under £200 I think including breakfasts.

    Post # 26
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    Honey bee

    It was worth it for me, because our venue was a good 45 min away from our house, the guys all got ready at the hotel, and we had family staying at the house for the wedding. If I lived close to the venue and nobody was in our home, I would probably not have bothered. It did feel a bit more special to be out all night and to have breakfast somewhere different near our venue instead of being at home though.

    Post # 27
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    Busy bee

    We got a nice hotel room for our wedding night and it was fantastic. And we had our big empty house not far away! We just liked continuing the specialness of the night into the next day. Check and see if the hotel will let you have a late check out, order breakfast in bed, go for a dip in the pool, and take your time the next morning to enjoy yourselves!

    Post # 28
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My Fiance and I travel a lot, and we book most of our hotels using Hotels.com. For every ten nights you stay in a hotel, you get a free one. I used our free night to pay for our wedding night hotel near the venue. It’s nothing super fancy, but just something nice to not have to come home to a messy house. With taxes, etc., our wedding night hotel was $3.50. 🙂 I would suggest people with weddings pretty far out go this route. Most booking sites have something similar.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Yes!! We are doing it UP for our wedding – fancy suite, breakfast in bed, and dinner for two at a fancy restaurant the next night. My parents are paying for the suite, otherwise we’d probably have gotten a regular room. 😐

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee

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    iheartpeonies:  I would absolutely get a room if I were you.  If Fiance thinks it’s rude, point out to him how nice it is of you guys to save his family all that money that they would have spend on hotels (and for more than just one night too, I’m sure).  Maybe his family could come meet you guys somewhere near your hotel for an early lunch the next day so you’d still spend a little more time with them before they head home.

     

    ETA: Just noticed how old this thread is…did you get him to come around or are you guys having one big family slumber party afterwards? 

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