- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I’m getting married in a hotel ballroom and will be staying at the hotel the night before and a few nights after. I had originally thought that I’d never even leave the hotel the day of the wedding, but that’s changed in a few ways.
First, we found out we have to leave the hotel for about 20 minutes after the ceremony to take photos elsewhere. So we’ve rented a limo for an hour to take us to and from that.
Second, the beauty salon I’m using told me that they can’t send someone to the hotel to do hair/make-up. That I have to go THERE. I begged and pleaded but I guess it’s policy. I’m not changing salons, so it’s just the way it has to be.
So my plan has been to go get my hair and make-up done and then go back to the hotel and get dressed and ready there. But now I’m considering taking my dress and veil and everything to the beauty salon and getting completely ready there. I’d pay an extra hour for the limo so that it could pick me up and drop me off at the hotel right before the wedding begins.
But I can’t decide.
The biggest plus about going back to the hotel to get ready is that I think I’d feel slightly calmer not being in an almost public place. I assume the beauty salon has a private room for brides since their bridal package includes getting dressed and everything there, but I’m not positive. I don’t do well with lots of people and noise, so that’s the thing I’m kind of nervous about.
But the biggest plus about staying at the beauty salon is not having to worry about my groom seeing me! I’d just wait happily in the limo until my Dad came to get me and then we’d go straight to the aisle. There’d be no checking the hotel hallways or trying to keep the elevator door from opening at the wrong time!
Hmmm… What would you do?? Anyone have experience with either scenario?