(Closed) night of the wedding

posted 8 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jmclark08:  we are going to a trendy hotel in downtown Houston and staying in a suite. I really did not want to be in the same hotel as my family the night of my wedding! 

Post # 4
49 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

My mom found us a hotel about 30 minutes away from where we are getting married. This way, we don’t have to stay in the same hotel as family on the night of our wedding. She called many places, but found one that had a jacuzzi tub in the room. It will be a great place for us to stay before travelling to our honeymoon destination. 

Post # 5
1201 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jmclark08:  My Fiance and I plan to stay at a nice hotel away from our guests and family the night after our wedding. 🙂 Still doing some research into it then leaving on our mini-moon the Monday after our wedding for a few days. We aren’t going on a honeymoon until our 1 year anniversary. 🙂 

Post # 6
9948 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Wedding Nights… are technically the beginning of your Honeymoon… whether you spend em in a Hotel in the same city you got married on, in another, or on the plane (as an Encore Bride… I so don’t recommend this… infact I tell Brides to plan out things so they have at least 24 Hours or more to rest and recoup before heading off on a jet somewheres… more so if it involves crossing several time zones).  Being over tired from the Wedding Festivities and then adding on jet lag sucks… means you could spend the first few days of your Honeymoon asleep, cranky or both.  Wasting lots of money… not being able to enjoy what should be a great vacation (and one you probably paid BIG Bucks for)

My last piece of advice…

If you stay in a large hotel that has a Honeymoon Suite… if it is a Brand Name Hotel… sign up for their Loyalty Program BEFORE you book.  That way you’ll earn rewards points… and also be treated better than just being a nobody walking in off the street / booking on line

As well… don’t be shy.  Tell EVERYONE you are on your Honeymoon.  Lots of great perks to be gotten by doing this… Room Upgrades and FREE Stuff (our Honeymoon Suite had complimentary Champagne & Chocolates waiting for us when we checked in).  And other places on our Honeymoon we got FREE Drinks, FREE Desserts, FREE Souvenirs etc.

ENJOY… Honeymoons are awesome !!

Hope this helps,


Post # 7
11532 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yes.  This actually was extremely  important to me, since I had been building up the idea of my wedding night since I was a teenager. (I waited until after I was married to have sex, I was in my mid-to-late 40s when I finally met and married my DH, and and, because of our faith, DH and I chose to do nothing but kiss each other prior to our wedding night.) 

I really wanted us to stay in a gorgeous, luxurious suite in one of the best hotels in my city, and I actually booked two nights there, since it didn’t seem to make any sense at all for us to arrive at our hotel after 1 a.m. and then have to be at the airport four or five hours later to depart for our Caribbean honeymoon.

Although we still had to get up at 4:30 a.m. the following day, it was so nice to have those 27 hours in a beautiful suite to rest, relax, and explore being married.

Post # 8
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are staying at a really cute Victorian B&B in the suite. I also have booked the suite for the night before our wedding day for myself and my bridesmaids. PLUS the room is going to look amazing in photos/video.

Post # 9
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you’re willing to splurge (I’m assuming you’re in Seattle), I’ve heard the Edgewater is stunning! We stayed at a hotel that none of our guests stayed at, in a junior suite or something. It was nice and had a huge shower. Always a bonus.

Post # 10
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re splurging at the Salish, and a vintage limo to take us there.

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