Just Said Yes August 2019

Getting ready in bridal suite

Robin, on February 5, 2019 at 4:44 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 7

Hi All,

Wondering who everyone had in the bridal suite with them? I have my bridal suite at the venue three hours before my ceremony and planning on doing a first look so I don't think I will be getting hair and makeup done in the suite. I have my bridesmaids (6) that may get ready in the suite as not everyone may want to pay to have hair and makeup professionally done, I want to include my mom in some way, just not sure if she will want to get ready there. I may also have one other good friend who will be helping out with set up use the room to get ready. Other than that, the room isn't the biggest so this might be crowded enough, and I would really like the suite to be my hide out and relax space and would not like to see too many people before the ceremony. We are having a very casual wedding, so besides just wanting to have my mom with me, there will not be any family members that need to be professionally done or walking down the aisle, they just need to arrive and be seated before the ceremony so I don't feel I need to invite anyone else to use the bridal suite.

But, did anyone find that there were other family members that wanted to be included in the suite or trying to come in the room before ceremony and how that was handled? I wouldn't want to hurt any feelings, but just feel it might be at capacity and have enough going on.


Latest activity by Devin, on February 5, 2019 at 9:35 PM
  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I am planning in it being myself, and my 3 bridesmaids. My mom, fh's mom, and fh's sister as well as our grandmothers (we each have 1) will be allowed in for some of the time (i.e. photo opportunities/ if they use the MUA) but there is a separate getting ready room intended for family that they will get dressed in.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    I'm including my bridesmaids (9), my mother, my fiance's mother & stepmother, and the flower girl.

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  • Sophie
    Super December 2020
    Sophie ·
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    I’m in the same boat. I don’t want tons of people there. I want it to all be a surprise but I’ll have my bridesmaids and maid of honor there getting ready, and maybe the flower girls. I don’t want a huge crowd. Just be honest. It’s overwhelming and a stressful situation so you should be relaxed and calm.
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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    Myself and my two MOH's. My SIL dropped by to give us something. I didn't want anyone else with us.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    I’m inviting my 6 bridesmaids, flower girl, mom and FMIL to the bridal suite beforehand!
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  • Nett
    Devoted January 2019
    Nett ·
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    Three bridesmaids, my ringbearer and flower girl because they are daughter and son of two of the bridesmaids. My mother-in-law came by at the end.
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  • Devin
    Super October 2019
    Devin ·
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    I will have my 3 BM, my mom & mother in law.
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