(Closed) Wedding Night Hotel Room

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we just got a normal standard room. nothing to special because we weren’t there for very long and were pretty tired. we splurged on the honeymoon hotel rooms but not the wedding night.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

treat yourself, it’s your wedding night!  even if you’re tired, you’ll enjoy a super comfy bed and lush sheets. maybe relax in an amazing bath?

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper

We stayed at the hotel closest to the airport. I know it doesn’t sound that romantic, but it’s a decently nice hotel for a decent price. And honestly, we were only there for about five hours because we had a really early flight. It was SO nice to be minutes from the airport when we needed to get over there at 5:00 AM the day after the wedding!

Our logic was that we’d rather splurge on the honeymoon than on a room we’d only be spending a few hours in!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

We got a nice room and it was totally worth it.  We didn’t go straight the room, we first stopped off at the hotel bar, had a drink, then went up – I think it was close to 2am at this point… the room had a massive bathroom and every ammenity and it was probably one of the best nights of sleep ever.  I’d HIGHLY recommend a comfy bed – you will feel like you are sleeping on a cloud.  I didn’t want to check out, the next day! 🙂

 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Maybe this will help.

I am an Encore Bride (circa 1980)

First time round, we were just out of University and beginning our careers.  We didn’t have oodles of money, and had a “Family Wedding” with about 100 Guests… my Parents paid for the Wedding Reception (and my dress), his Parents for the Rehearsal Dinner (and they flew in for a week from afar), they also bought as some gorgeous presents for our first home… and my Ex-H and I paid for everything else (Cocktail Hour, Champagne, Wine, Flowers, Church, Invitations, Thank You Gifts).  My Ex-H handled the honeymoon (a bit of old fashioned male ego)

Our first night we stayed in a brand-name hotel, that was a bit upscale, but just a regular room.  To be honest by the time we arrived (maybe around 1 AM) we were zonked.  As my Hubby had a business association with this Hotel they had our room stocked with Flowers, Hors D’ouvres, a Fruit Basket and bottle of bubbly.  I remember we had a shower, opened the bubbly, sniffed the rest, and fell into bed !!

Next morning, we enjoyed the Hotel Brunch, then packed up and headed out (we took the Flowers & Fruit Basket with us) and went over to my Parents Home to open presents (we had a lot of Out of Town Guests).  They got the Flowers & Fruit Basket, and then we were off on our Honeymoon.

To be honest I loved our Hotel Room, but I never got to enjoy it… (or the nice Hotel it was in) because we were so zonked and rushed for time.  It would have been nice to stay an additional day, and head out on our bigger wonderful Honeymoon Trip a day later and have allowed more time to relax / unwind

NOTE – Though it did provide GREAT MEMORIES… and that counts for something as well !!  Every girl wants to look back on her Wedding Day and see it filled with beauty and nice memories from the time you get up till the time you go to sleep !!

The rest of our Honeymoon was far more relaxing, and we stayed in some super nice places (mostly Romantic Country Inns).  My Ex-H did a good job planning out our Honeymoon Week… and all I have is good memories… from the Minute we said I Do till we got back home to our cute apartment.  It was an awesome time.

This time round…

Mr TTR and I have planned things out a bit differently, because we are Eloping to a Destination Wedding (just the two of us saying I Do, gazing into each other’s eyes on a Beach overlooking theAtlantic Ocean)

In our case, we are getting married in one of our favourite locations… where we regularly rent a condo… so we have that squared away for about a week in total.

The night before the Wedding, my plan is to stay over in a nearby brand-name hotel, and get a great room (probably a Suite, as we have lots of Travel Points).  This is where I will relax the night before my wedding, and enjoy my morning alone primping… maybe get a massage !  Before getting dressed for the Wedding and taking a limo to our Beach Location.  After the short ceremony shore-side there will be pictures, and a drink at the Condo’s Bar (they are expecting us), and then the Limo will take us over to the Hotel that I’ve stayed in the night before, for a romantic ocean-front Dinner in their Dining Room.  After which we’ll stay overnight in the same Hotel Suite that I was in the night before (BONUS no need to pack / move luggage etc)

The following day, is a Holiday.  So we’ll be sleeping in and taking it easy in the morning… before heading back to our condo for a round of golf in the afternoon.

Our full-blown Honeymoon won’t get started until the third day… when we’ll head out from our Condo and make our way south for a week in the sunshine, and enjoy the beaches and golf in Florida.  Then its home for a couple of weeks, before we jet off for a Caribbean Cruise.  Lol, we like to joke that Honeymoon # 1 is his (golf) and Honeymoon # 2 is mine (pampering).  Cannot wait !!

I think this is a far more leisurely plan than the first time round… Brides & Grooms really have no idea how EXHAUSTING all this Wedding Planning and “doing” can be.  No point having valuable Honeymoon time (and money) being wasted because you are having a serious snooze (although to be fair, there isn’t anything wrong with that either… sleeping with your honey in an amazing bed on a lazy day is awesome)… just that having a rigid schedule can be really horrible (numerous Brides have said that it is BAD idea to jet off anywhere the day of your Wedding, or early the next day).  I would have to agree.

Hope this helps,

Post # 8
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Busy bee

We’ll be staying in a freaking tipi!!  I’m so excited, it’s way cool.  It’s actually on our venue, which we rented all the lodgings out for, so we picked the tipi because, let’s face it, how many chances does one get to stay in a tipi?!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I splurged on a hotel suite the night before my wedding because my bridesmaids and I are staying at the hotel after the rehearsal dinner.  One last girly sleepover, plus FH and I wanted to be apart, plus I will need all the distracting I can get I’m sure.

Then FH and I have a regular hotel room at the same hotel for the wedding night.  We splurged on the honeymoon hotel instead of the wedding night hotel.  From what I hear, we might be too tired (or distracted, wink wink) to care what the wedding night hotel looks like.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We had a suite at the hotel where our wedding block was. I stayed there two nights- it was only a mile from the venue, so the photographer did photos with me and Mom in the room beforehand (primping photos.) The large room worked because of the photos/ was ample space to hang out with my two MOHs the night before. 

Depending on where/when you’re doing photos, might not be necessary. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I plan to be at a suite. Mainly because I want to stay there the night before and then have room for everyone to get ready comfortably on the day of. It also helps that I can get a $400 room for $150 with a corporate discount 😉

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re staying in a standard room. It was either that or a more expensive suite that didn’t offer anything else, so we figured we’d save our money for something else. We really just wanted somewhere to stay where we’d have some alone time with no distractions, so after the reception (it’ll be over by 8), we’ll head back to the hotel everyone is staying at, hang out for bit, maybe have a drink or two, and then head to the room. 

We thought of just going back to our place, but we want to be able to have a drink or two, and we have people staying there, so even if they crash at the hotel that night, their stuff will be everywhere. Not the most relaxing, romantic environment. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We reserved a suite for the night of and night before.  Like PPs, I wanted a bigger-than-standard room for the getting ready pics (and the getting ready itself!).

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We stayed in a decent hotel with most of our guests. My Mother-In-Law booked the jacuzzi suite for me for the night before the wedding and for wedding night. It worked out great because all of the ladies got ready in the room (and we asked housekeeping to clean up the tornado after all got on the shuttle–genius!!). I wouldn’t have splurged on the big room if everyone wasn’t planning on getting ready there. My husband and I didn’t spend much time in the room.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We had our reception at a hotel and it was required that the one of the two penthouse suites be rented for 2 nights, but the rate was of a normal oceanview room instead of the penthouse rate (so a ridiculous $249 or so instead of like $489). The night before, I stayed in the suite with my bridesmaid and matron of honor and then the night of the wedding with the new hubs. We were only in the room for about 7 hours, but we did enjoy it. It was lovely to go back to a nice space, to take a shower together in the pimp shower and use the fluffy towels and bathrobes, sit out on the balcony looking over the ocean, sleep in a king size bed with amazing linens… it was still worth it! But now I dream of going back sometime when I have a real income so that we can enjoy it even more.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We stayed at a hotel in between a gorgeous suite and the nearest, decent place. We live in South Florida so there are some hotels on the beach that are beautiful because of the location. We stayed at a Marriott, but it was so stunning. The bathrooms were gorgeous and the room overlooked the beach. 

My husband’s friends actually went to our hotel and decorated it with candles and rose petals. And they stole my bouquet and put it in the room too lol. 

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