(Closed) Is This Okay?

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I enjoy my alone time quite a but, so I don’t think it’s strange you’re considering being alone before your wedding. However, I think expecting them to feed themselves before coming over is much more unexpected and “not okay” than asking everyone to contribute to pizza or something.

If you do want them to eat before they come over, make sure you tell them! It wouldn’t occur to me to to eat before a wedding if I was asked to be there at 11:30.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@futuremrsndl:  I would be VERY annoyed if someone wanted me to go to the hairdresser with them for no reason other than keeping them company at 7:30 in the morning. I am not a morning person lol.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having some alone time. If your mom and sister are around, it’s not really alone time.

I don’t think you need your BMs there just for the sake of having them there. Invite your BFF if you really want the company, or give them the option of coming but make it clear that they don’t HAVE TO be there (since it is early and you probably don’t want them leaving the reception early because they’re dozing off).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

I went and got my hair done alone and had no problem with it.  Then my Maid/Matron of Honor came over to do my make up and then the rest of the girls came a bit later.  My mom made omelettes and French toast (ceremony started at noon). 

Post # 6
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1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My BMs came to the salon with me, although getting their hair and make-up done was strictly optional, so they didn’t all get hair and make-up done there. The salon is accustomed to wedding parties on Satrudays, so they had some snacks for us to munch on and mimosas. You might check and see if your salon provides this service, as we weren’t expecting it.

When we came back to the bridal suite, they changed into their Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and I into my wedding dress. At this point, my mom said she would meet us at the suite and bring more snacks over for us (veggies, cheese, sandwich fixings, water bottles). Having my mom bring food was perfect because she was more than willing, it was cheap, and I didn’t need to worry about it. Don’t forget it’s not just important to feed your BMs, but also yourself…I was so nervous that I had to make myself munch on small things throughout the day.

If you decide the BMs are not coming with you to get your hair done, I think that’s fine. Just tell them to get a good breakfast before coming to meet you for your first “event” you need them for.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@futuremrsndl:  I’m a Northeast Ohio bride too, how exciting! And my wedding is just 2 weeks after yours 🙂 

I personally wouldn’t want to spend the morning alone either, but if you mom & sister will be there you, technically you won’t be alone. But I understand wanting to have friends there. The first thing that came to my mind when you mentioned a small budget & not being able to feed people was those $5 “hot & ready pizzas” that every pizza place has now. Have someone pick up 3 $5 pizzas.. surely you can squeeze $15 out of somewhere.

Or let everyone know lunch won’t be provided, but there will be some light snacks. And maybe get some veggies & dip, chips etc. There’s no need to do a full blown lunch.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We will be meeting at the salon @ 10am and will be out of there by noon. We’re having Subway trays dropped off at my parents house @ 1 for everyone to eat.  That’s how we’re spending our morning/early afternoon. The boys are going to a sports bar for lunch.

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