Post # 1
My wedding is in 4 weeks. Back in March I was looking into booking a hotel for me and my fiance to get ready at, because of the check in and check out times we would have had to book two rooms for 2 nights and the closest hotel to our church is 20 minutes away and with a price tag of $1,200. A little after that my mom flew up to florida to visit and we went out to eat with my aunt. Me and my aunt live in the same state. We where talking about wedding plans and was asked where i plan to get ready. i told them i would most likely have to get ready at a hotel since me and my fiance live about 50 minutes to an hour from the church. At that time my aunt offered her house for me to get ready at. She live 5 minutes from the church and I was very thankful because logistically it would be easier and we could save the money on the hotel. At the same time i also told her that the hair and make up person would be coming to the house and the photographer and that i have 4 bridesmaids, 2 jr bridesmaids and 2 flower girls that where coming. I wanted her to know all these things before hand and to make sure she was comfortable with that and she said no problem. Based on this i gave the hair dresser, photographer and florist her address as the place im getting ready at and my fiance asked his grandfather if the groomsmen can get ready at his place that is also a few minutes away from the church and he said ok. Now it 4 weeks before the wedding and my mom calls me to say my aunt has change her mind, she said that her house is a mess and dusty and that it needs to get painted inside and powerwashed outside and that she wont have time to do it before the wedding. Now im at a loss and dont know what to do. MY only 2 options is to book the hotel but we will be over budget since the money that was set aside for that was used somewhere else or do hair and makeup at salon and get ready there as well but they dont have private room and will entail us getting dressed out in the open but im worried how our getting ready photos would look if we get ready at a salon. What would you ladies do?
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Post # 3
It’s quite normal here for brides to travel an hour to their ceremony. I don’t see that as an issue but with only 4 weeks it might be difficult to rearrange. It’s really unfair of your aunt to pull out so late in the day.
could you have you’re hair and make up at the salon and then head to the hotel? Would that help with check in times? Or does your fiancé have other family nearby? I wouldn’t pay $1200 for a hotel.
Post # 4
Where are you staying after the wedding?
Post # 5
We are staying our wedding night at the hotel but only getting 1 room for one night and I just found out the hotel is fully book so we can’t add another room or another day. We would need to rind another hotel
The ceremony starts at 3pm and reception start at 5pm at another location
Post # 6
Does your hotel offer early check-in maybe? Or, perhaps, conference rooms that can be rented to get ready in?
Post # 7
What about the bridal party? Do any of them live closer to the church? It’s a big ask, but if it means they can get ready somewhere comfortable that might be Preferable in their opinion. Or possibly they know someone in the area who won’t mind.
Post # 8
I might ask the aunt myself, explaining that many things will now need to be changed in a short time frame.
Also, does the church have a “crying room/nursery”? Several ladies I know got ready literally AT the church, in the room set aside for crying babies. Or even a Sunday school classroom on the church property might work if they can agree to it.
Post # 9
I would ask about the conference room that someone suggested. Is renting an entire house on airbnb an option?
Post # 10
Like others have said, if there is a room or two in the church to get ready in, I would ask to see if you could do everything there. That would definitely save money. If not then I would go for getting ready at the salon. If youre hair and makeup is relatively early, its not like there will be a lot of other people in the salon. I was a bridesmaid in my cousin”s wedding and thats what we did, the pictures came out just fine. Not as good as it would have been if it were in a hotel, but they were still very nice and got the job done.