Post # 1
My Fiance and I are getting married on a Saturday evening, having brunch with family on Sunday, and leaving for our honeymoon on Monday morning.
This means we need to sleep somewhere for two nights before our honeymoon. Right now our plan is to stay in the hotel our guests/family is staying in as it is not even a mile away from the venue. But it would be $300 for two nights there and I kind of want to get away just him and I. Our house is about 20 minutes away from our venue. We don’t live together currently, and I’ve slept in the guest room since moving into our house so that my first night in the master will be his first night as well. So our options are:
Stay in the same hotel as everyone else for $300
Spend our first night as husband and wife as our first night together in our first home for $0 (lots of firsts)
Find a different hotel for $???
What would you do in our situation?
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
I think I’d stay in a hotel on the first night (maybe not the same one as your guests though) and go home for the second night before you head off on honeymoon.
Post # 3
Stay in a hotel. It is a very special night that you will always remember. Years from now you will remember the nights, not the cost.
Post # 4
I would go home. neither of you have been in that room and it will be a first for you both as husband and wife in your home 🙂
Post # 5
I’d stay in the hotel for the first night. We’re doing that and I doubt you will even notice your family is there if you’re reception is in the evening anyway. Then in the morning get room service if you can. For the 2nd night, I would either stay at your house, as this will make that night another big night as it will be your first in the house master together, or if you are flying out on the Monday and live far away from the airport, as we are, stay somewhere near the city/airport that night to get away from everyone but not having to spend too much.
Post # 6
I would go home, even more so because it will be special since it will be your first night staying in the same bed in your home.
We have a similar situation…get married on a Sat, no accomodation at wedding venue, expensive hotels nearby (that some family are staying in) but our house is only 10 mins from the venue – so we are going home and staying together in our room (where we have slept together for 5 years lol!)
We are also going on honeymoon the Monday so an extra night at home (with our cats) before we go feels like a nice thing!
Post # 7
I’d stay in a hotel, not necessarily the same one with all the other guests, but definitely a hotel. My Aunt stayed in the hotel with us guests at her wedding, and the morning after, we all went to get breakfast. It was like one big family brunch since we took up most of the tables there. I’ve always liked that idea. They moved to a different hotel that day though (one closer to the airport so they could catch their early morning flight).
Post # 8
I would go home. 20 minutes is not that far away to travel, and as you said, there will be a lot of firsts your first night at home. You’re going on your honeymoon shortly afterwards anyway, so there will still be post-wedding excitement in the air.
Post # 9
I’d stay in a different hotel for the wedding night – if you can afford it, go for a suite! You don’t need to see your wedding guests the next morning when you’re checking out. Then stay at home the night before you leave for your honeymoon.
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian
This is what I’m doing: We’re getting married on a Friday. I am getting a suite at the hotel and checking in on Thursday before our rehearsal, staying there with my man of honor and maybe another bridesmaid, getting ready with everyone there that morning so we can start getting people ready (we can’t be in the venue until 2 hours prior and I have 8 ladies that want hair and makeup). Then housekeeping will come in and wash away my bahelorette sins and all my/our stuff is there for our wedding night. Even though we’re about a 10 minute ride from our house, I want us to be able to relax with just the 2 of us(no dogs, no family, even though we love them both). We’ll also do a brunch nearby and stay in our house the day and night before we leave for our honeymoon on Monday.