(Closed) Where did you stay the night of your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
7881 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We slept at home since we got married where we live and have our own place. Does your Fiance have his own place? I can see how it might be less fun (wink, wink) to go home to a house full of other people. 

It could still be fun to spend the night in a hotel’s honeymoon suite and then leisurely go back home the next day to pack for your honeymoon. Alternatively (and more economically), you could just do your regular routine and then really enjoy your honeymoon. No matter where you are, it will feel SO good to be married to your spouse!

Post # 3
5151 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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huskylove9999:  We stayed at a hotel even though our venue was relatively close to our house – we had a shuttle for our guests. I’m not sure why – it was just fun. I actually had a friend who doesn’t drink head back to our apartment and stay there – she took our cards, etc. back with her so they were in a safe place. 

Post # 6
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We stayed at a hotel close to the venue. It was nice the next morning just to have some peace and quiet before we checked out and went home to pack for the honeymoon. Ride the “newlywed bliss” train for as long as possible. Totally worth it!

Post # 7
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We got a fancy hotel suite. Which wasn’t necessary…But it was a gift and that was fun! We own a home together and didn’t go on our honeymoon for a couple months (teacher here) so the deluxe hotel room was nice. 

Post # 8
58 posts
Worker bee

We have a similar timeline – wedding Saturday evening, leaving for honeymoon Monday morning. We are planning on staying in a hotel Saturday night. We are getting married in his hometown (we both live in another city 150 miles away), so our choices are either get a hotel or stay with his parents. Even if we go straight to sleep, I’d rather spend a little bit of money to have our own room and not stay at his parents house right after our wedding! 

Post # 9
1386 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We stayed at a really nice B&B and had brunch in the morning.

Post # 10
2800 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

We were in the same situation as you – Saturday wedding and left early Monday for our honeymoon.  We stayed at a hotel, had brunch at my IL’s place then headed home to finish packing – it didn’t feel rushed and it was kinda fun to stay in a hotel that night even if all we did was sleep!

Post # 11
4071 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We stayed at our house (we didnt live together prior, so it was something we looked forward to). We also left on Monday for our honeymoon. However, with your situation I’d probably try and find a hotel room so you can have some privacy. I definitely would not have wanted to go home to my parents house on my wedding night if it could be avoided. 

Post # 12
11535 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We stayed in a beautiful suite at a gorgeous hotel in the downtown area of my city, which is about an hour and a half away from our venue. We had never spent a night together until that night and had not done anything more than kiss each other prior to our wedding night, so I was determined to have our first night together occur somewhere amazing and special. Our wedding was on a Friday night, and we didn’t leave for our honeymoon until very early Sunday morning.

Post # 13
2963 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we were long distance before we got married- i lived with my parents and my husband was in the military lived on base in the barracks.

we got a hotel room for our wedding night. the next day we went back to my parents’ home for brunch. we stayed there for a coulple more days to finish packing up my stuff to move, help my parents clean up (reception was at their house) etc. then on that tuesday we left for base.

we didn’t go on our honeymoon until about 3 months later.

Post # 14
1707 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Our venue is about an hour from our house, and is very near the airport in a larger city.  We are staying in a hotel – actually the hotel we are using for our guests!  We’ll check in on Thursday night, and stay until Monday morning.  Our wedding is saturday and we’ll leave for the honeymoon on Monday.  And – this is probably weird but it makes sense for us – we will actually go home for awhile on Sunday afternoon.  Our wedding planner will load our gifts and cards into our car and we’re going to take them home and get our honeymoon things on Sunday afternoon.  Then go back to the hotel and veg for the rest of Sunday.  

Post # 15
7637 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would book 2 nights (Saturday and Sunday) at a hotel or B+B. To me there is something “wrong” about staying at my parents’ house – no real privacy. Even if you’re at your parents’ house for much of Sunday, the two of you will sleep and wake up in private, and then after packing you will go back to him some time in the afternoon.

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