(Closed) Los Angeles best getting ready hotels?

posted 6 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmm, will you want to stay with or near any out of town guests and/or near your venue?  I’d probably look at hotel choices from that perspective.  I think you’d want to be as close as possible to your venue to alleviate the stress of driving around in L.A., not to mention if you can avoid a “transportation” line item in your budget, then why not?  

As for your other questions, I might recommend doing one large hotel suite for the two of you, and he could stay with a groomsman or family member (or rent his own separate room) for the night before the wedding, so he “doesn’t see you on the day of the wedding” (or at least until your “first look” photos if you’re doing that).  That is, if you’re superstitious and traditional about this like we were 🙂  With the big suite, you can have a place to have hair & makeup come to you beforehand as well.  It’s all about making you feel calm, cool and collected on the day of.  So whatever makes you feel most relaxed!

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  • Wedding: September 2012

(Thought I was crazy, I knew I had already responded to this one! You posted twice, hopefully you saw your answers in your other post too)

 

 

When we got married (in a hotel in Baltimore), the bridal suite (which no one slept in, and later during the reception became the babysitting room) was next door to our personal room, which is where the men got ready.We had no problems because I had a specific timeline which allowed 15 minutes transfers so that we had no crossing in the hallways since we didn’t want to see each other first.

Really, you can get ready ANYwhere, but what size you have and what you are looking for is really personal preference. Most brides don’t choose a hotel room just to get ready in, usually your venue will have a bridal suite, or your wedding hotel will have a bridal suite. If your venue is not a hotel, where are you arranging your room block for your out of town guests? They can usually work in a discount for a grand suite.

But usually you just want a big room, not a standard room, and it’s your wedding, so you might want to splurge.

How many ladies need to get ready? How many hair and make up people will you have to get those girls ready? How many photographers will be photographing/videotaping the getting ready aspect? If you’re jewish, will your rabbi be doing your ketubah signing in the room? Will everyone be coming at once to get ready or will it be staggared? If together, you’ll probably want a room that has sofas and chairs in addition to the bed and desk chair. What’s your budget? Is this a room only being used for getting ready, like you’ll pay for it by the hour? Los Angeles is gigantic and traffic-laden, are you sure you want random recommendations that could be clear across town and will surely make you late to your own wedding, or do you have a spcific part of town you are interested in?

Most national hotel brands will have a business suite or “bridal suite” in which you two can sleep in throughout the weekend, but will have the bedroom be a different room or otherwise separated by a wall from a sitting room area.

This question is quite honestly too vague to give any kind of answer. But hopefully we’ve given you something (or many somethings) to think about.

 

Good luck!

 

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