Where Should Your Bridesmaids Stay the Night Before the Wedding?
Weddings are super exciting events, but they hold a title for being overwhelming because of all the small but necessary details. Some of the things you and your groom have to think about are how to transport the wedding dress, how guests will get from the ceremony to the reception, and so much more. It’s vital to do your research, speak to your planner, and reach out to those you know who were once in your position because they’ll likely mention a forgotten detail that you need to add to your to-do list ASAP. One element you may lose sight of is where your bridesmaids are staying the night before the wedding. Since we want your wedding to be a success, we’ve put together a few options to consider that will hopefully take some stress away from your planning process.
Booking a hotel room is definitely the most often sought out option because it works well for every wedding type. The wedding may be taking place in your hometown or current city, and in both scenarios, you may have out of town bridal party members. If you’re planning to keep everyone close by, that could mean each bridesmaid pays for their accommodations’, you opt to pay for their rooms, or perhaps you book a suite for the whole team. Or perhaps your wedding is taking place across seas at a beautiful destination, in which case you’re most likely all already at a hotel, and therefore you don’t need to worry about accommodations. In contrast, you may be a type-A bride that wants to have all her ‘I’s’ dotted and her ‘T’s’ crossed, so even though everyone lives nearby, having your bridesmaids under the same roof can go a long way to keeping your mind at ease. Whether you are having a destination wedding, welcoming out of towners, or just want everyone close by and on-site, a hotel can accommodate it all.
Staying with nearby family
If your wedding is in your hometown, and most of the bridal party is also from the same area, everyone will need to travel back home for the wedding; they may choose to save a few bucks when looking for a place to stay, and that they should. Bridesmaids can, if possible, stay with relatives in the area during the week leading up to the wedding. Why the option of staying with nearby family works so well is because it saves money and adds a sense of comfort and familiarity in a hectic and stressful time.
Bunk with the bride
If you are a traditional bride, you may be staying apart from your groom the night before the wedding, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend the night alone. Make it a slumber party kind of night where you invite your bridesmaids over to keep you company. What could be better than having your squad by your side on what is likely to be the most nerve-racking night of this whole ordeal? Your bridesmaids will be there to help keep you calm, keep spirits high, but hopefully not up all night (you’ll need your beauty rest after all).
Since many details go into planning a wedding, it’s easy to miss out on the little ones. You can rest assured that you’re on top of all of your bridal party details by referring to our post on The Ultimate Guide for Choosing the Perfect Bridesmaid.
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