(Closed) Where to stay/get ready the morning of?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am getting ready at home! I want my home comfort and I want to be in my space!

Fiance is getting ready in a hotel room! He is just going to use his brother’s room – that way there is nothing to do to get our room ready for the night of!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Are your guests staying in the hotel?

Do you guys have family or friends in the Wedding Party that live close by that one of you could get ready at their place?

I do think you guys should talk about it – 4 months will creep on ya!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m getting ready at the church.

We did what you are talking about for one of my friend’s weddings though.  The bride and her sister (MOH) stayed in the room the night before the wedding and we all got ready there the day of.  Then she and her new hubby stayed there for the wedding night.  We just made sure that once we were done gettting ready we cleared all the girly make-up/hair/etc stuff out and had the hotel staff clean the room, make the bed, etc.  It worked out great!

The one thing I would check if you want to put 4 girls in the room the night before is if it has one bed or two.  It may only have one bed which is why online would say it is a two person room,  Rooms with two beds (not twins) are always 4 person rooms from what I’ve seen.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

hi hilsy! we splurged and got a suite (and have not felt guilty about it at all, it was so worth it!) and me and my close friends got ready in the suite.  people tidied up a bit while my hair and makeup was being finished, and combined with room service coming in while we were at the wedding, the room did not look “girlified” when we came back to the room. kind of like the process that futurekmm mentioned–it might just take some extra scheduling and heads-up to your bridesmaids that there is some time allotted for tidying up and getting their stuff out of the room.

i don’t think you’ll get in trouble for having 4 people in the room, but it sounds like the rooms only come with 1 bed and you’d have to figure out where everyone is going to sleep.

if you really like this hotel and there are no others in the area that are comparable, i would say go ahead and splurge for the suite unless it’s crazy crazy expensive.  you’ll never have a reason to splurge like this again on a room.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Could you just have one other girl stay with you the night before the wedding (like maybe your MOH)?  The other two girls could be down the hall or something and you could all hang out in one room all evening, split to the two different rooms to sleep, and them reconvene in your room to get ready in the morning.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re doing something similar to what @FutureKMM suggests..  My sister (MOH) and I are going to sleep in the hotel room for the night before the wedding, and then the other bridesmaids are going to show up in the morning to get ready.  Our hotel room is actually more like a suite, since it has an extra sitting room.  Of course, there are also going to be 5 of us getting ready in the room, plus the flower girls will probably show up at some point too.  Depending on how large your hotel room is, you can probably swing it with just one hotel room for getting ready… although it also depends on how much space you want.

Fiance and I are also staying in the hotel room on our wedding night, so I’m making sure that someone gets the room tidied up before we show up after the wedding — either housekeeping, or maybe my bridesmaids will help out. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

our situation was a little different because my friends were staying in other rooms at the hotel and just brought their stuff to my room for the getting ready, so paying for the room ourselves was always an assumption. you have a better sense of your friends and their budgets and needs (i.e. do they live in the city and already have a place, or would they have had to pay for a room anyway), so i think whether you ask them to chip in is totally up to you and dependent on the circumstances. i really love the idea of having a little sleepover with your best friends the night before and getting ready together!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

One semi-related question – have the three girls you’re hoping to share a room with the night before the wedding figured out where they are going to stay for the wedding night? (since they obviously won’t be with you and your hubby!)

If all the rooms in the hotel are two-person rooms with one bed, they can’t all split one together.  Plus you were saying that a separate room was possibily too expensive for them.  Just something to think about!

I hope you can figure out a way to make it all work out!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

A suite is definitely the way to go!! That way you have room to spread out, and hopefully more than one bathroom.

We had a two bedroom suite for me and all my girls to get ready in.  There were five of us, plus my mom, the makeup lady, and the hair lady, and eventually my dad…So we would’ve been crunched for space in a regular room.

Plus if you’re all doing hair/makeup in the same room, you’re going to need a lot of outlets and all the hot hair styling tools will heat up a smaller room quickly!

Is your Fiance getting ready in the same hotel as you?  If so that would make getting ready pictures that much easier because your photographer will just have to pop over to his room for a few quick shots and then back to you (if they don’t have a second shooter to do it for them.)

Like Miss Pug said, they can have housekeeping come in and tidy things up for you so it’s not all messy when you get back.  Plus after a long wedding day, you’re not going to be concerned with a mess.  You’ll just want to have some “alone time” with your new hubby and then go to sleep!

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