Post # 17
I have gotten a suite for my Bridesmaid or Best Man, Mom, and I to stay the night before and to use to get ready. I did not ask any one else to pitch in because this was something that I wanted. They have already paid for enough to get here, some from all the way across the country.
Post # 18
@chrissyb464: I’m getting ready at my fmil’s house because its huge and my fiance and I will be living there for a few months before the wedding. However if she hadn’t wanted me and my 9 bm’s to get ready there I would have definitely splurged and gotten a hotel suite for me and my girls! I had a friend who recently did that and we had such a great time. Its definitely not crazy to splurge on a suite!!
Post # 19
I’m getting a suite, but staying in it myself the night before the wedding. Personally, I have a hard time sleeping as is, and I need it to be vacuum quiet and vampire dark…so having the gals giggling and stuff would prevent me from getting the best nights sleep when I really need it.
Post # 20
I’m running into this same problem. We need two places to get ready. There’s not enough room at our apartment. There’s not enough room in FMIL’s house (plus other people staying there). FFIL’s house will have a billion people staying there. Almost everyone in our Bridal Party will have to get a hotel room because they’re from out of town. There’s nowhere to get ready at our ceremony venue (which is outdoors).
My only idea is to see if my MOH’s fiance will go hang out with the other +1s from my ‘maids and maybe FI’s cousin’s wife will go hang out with family so we can use their rooms.
Post # 21
@vorpalette: Yes, I’m in the same boat! I think the hotel is the only option at this point, but that’s not a bad idea to borrow an out of towner’s hotel room! Might take some coordinating though. I’ll probably just end up throwing money at the problem and getting a suite so I don’t have to worry about it haha.
Post # 22
I’m having a similar problem in that I would be happy to get a suite – but it would be for the night before – standard checkout in hotels where i am is 11am – our ceremony is not until 5pm so we would want to be there at least until 4pm. Some hotels will do late checkout but most say they won’t guarantee it until the day prior and they will only offer it if the suite isn’t booked for that night. I really don’t want to pay for two nights, one night is already expensive so i really don’t know what to do. I was thinking about asking people from out of town to stay there on the 2nd night, but wouldn’t want them to get there until after we’ve left, and if they’re paying most people would want to go to the room and relax and get ready for the ceremony themselves.
Fiance is getting ready at his mums so he is sorted but there wont be enough room at my mums unfortunately.
Post # 23
@Missy_Star: Same problem with hotel check-out times here. I’m thinking, though, that my fiance and I can just stay in the suite our wedding night too. Maybe you can do the same? In our hotel, the price isn’t that much higher than a standard room, and it would be fun to have a suite all to ourselves. Just a thought!
Post # 24
@elysion: I agree! I would have them meet me there already dressed and made up!
Post # 25
We want the groomsmen along with the groom will be in a suite…I will be in a suite with the women who can stay. Half of our guest are from out of town and we will have to block at least 30 to 50 rooms starting with checkins on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
If the groomsmen have spouses/dates they will stay in one of the rooms we booked because it is important for us to having the wedding party stay together the night before the wedding so everyone will be on time. We are expecting all members of the wedding party to be in town on Wednesday for rehearsal, Jack & Jill on Friday, and wedding on Saturday.
The venue/hotel we have chosen will make it easy for the out of town guest to sightsee and have everything in walking distance.
Post # 26
I think we finally figured this out. We are getting a hotel room for the day before, and day of, the wedding; however, I will be staying at the hotel the night before with close girlfriends and my fiancé will stay at home with family. We will all hangout the night before but since ladies take longer to get ready we want to all be closer to the venue. We aren’t doing a hotel suite, but instead a very cute and spacious bed and breakfast where we will have the entire floor! Weeee. It will definitely be ‘us’ and the vibe we want to maintain for the day.