Since you need plenty of time for hair, make-up and getting dressed, it is crucial to choose a location that allows you to start early. Some wedding venues have fabulous bridal suites, which is very practical as you don’t need to waste time moving from one location to another. However, you should check how early you can actually get there and if you will have enough time to get ready.
Choosing your own house is very practical because you will have all the privacy you need, whereas hotels can make you feel extra nervous with other guests and staff being around. Since you might be very stressed, being at home will make you feel comfortable and you don’t run the risk of forgetting any of the important details such as a sewing kit which you might need for some final adjustments.
Since hair and make-up may require a lot of time, arranging for your hair stylist and make-up artist to come to the location is the best option, but alternatively, you can try to find a nice salon nearby. You can also invite your photographer and videographer to come early and take some photos of you and your bridesmaids getting ready.
One of the most important criteria for choosing the location to get ready is the ambience. You will need a spacious room with stylish furnishings and plenty of natural light so that you can take some beautiful pre-wedding photos. If your house is not the best option for that, it is better that you book a nice hotel room or choose a wedding venue with a gorgeous bridal suite.
The room where you will be getting ready should also have big mirrors so that you can see yourself properly in your wedding dress. Bridal suites usually have this convenience, but pay attention to this detail if you are choosing a hotel room.
To make sure that you bring everything you need, pack all the things on the day before the wedding and be sure to include an emergency kit and double check once you are packed to ensure nothing is missing. It is always a good idea to bring an extra pair of everything because you will want to take every precaution.
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