Our wedding is in Kaneohe, Hawaii. There is only one hotel in that town, and it's a resort. But for the hotel block, we chose a hotel in Waikiki (about 30 mins from the venue). The reason we chose Waikiki is that most of our guests are coming from out of state and we wanted to keep costs as low as possible for them. Also, most visitors like to stay in Waikiki for the touristy stuff. Because the hotel is kind of far from the venue, we are providing a free bus to/from.
My husband and I are planning to stay at the Kaneohe resort the night of the wedding. So my original plan was to have a sleepover with my girls the night before the wedding at the Kaneohe resort. This way, we would not have to worry about getting to the area the morning of and being late. Then we would wake up and uber over to the venue and get ready at the venue's bridal suite. After the wedding, my husband and I would use that same room at the resort. My husband and his grooms people would meet at that same room to get ready but my girls and I would already be at the bridal suite. But I just realized the bridal suite has no natural light and it's probably not ideal for makeup.
So now I'm wondering... what if my girls and I do HMU at the Kaneohe resort, then uber to the venue to get dressed. Later, my husband and his grooms people would arrive at the resort for their getting ready time. Photographer would do getting ready shots of them at the resort, and us at the venue.