Post # 1
Hi bees. FH and I are having our ceremony and reception in a big, open space lodge. We are staying and getting ready at a nearby hotel. BM’s and i will do hair and makeup in our suite. I’m not sure where to put on my dress however. Ideally, I would dress in the hotel, but I’m nervous about stuffing myself and my huge dress into a tiny car to travel to the venue. I’m worried about snagging the allover beading, creasing/wrinkling the dress, dragging the hem on the outside of the car, etc. all before the photos and ceremony. Our venue though, doesn’t have a room to get ready. It’s one large room surrounded with windows. There is a bathroom to dress in if I HAD to, but its small and there is no large mirror air good lighting to really check everything out. What would you do bees? I feel stuck!
Post # 4
I’m changing in the bathroom at our venue for the reasons you mentioned, although the bathroom is pretty big. I’d say it’s up to you. Can you have your Maid/Matron of Honor or someone help you get dressed? They could help make sure all your layers are smooth and everything is zipped/buttoned up if you do need to change in the bathroom and can’t properly look at yourself in the mirror.
Post # 5
If you are that concerned about the dress wrinkling & creasing during the ride (which it shouldn’t unless it’s like an hour long ride) you could just get someone to setup one of those cheap full length mirrors in the bathroom at the venue- then you could change there and still see yourself- those things are only like $10 at walmart!
Does your photographer have any suggestions? Are they doing “getting ready” photos at all- that might change things…
Post # 6
If you want getting ready photos I would put the dress on at the hotel, not in a bathroom. The dress will be fine just get ur bridesmaids to lift it if its dragging.