Are you struggling with where you should get ready on the day of your wedding? You'll want a place that has room for you and your wedding party, looks great for photos, and is close to your venue. You will also want to feel comfortable and relaxed so you won't want to get ready in a place that may give you stress. Below are a few different options to consider.
Some venues have getting ready rooms for the wedding couple. This is a great option so you won't have to worry about traveling from one location to the next. Depending on your venue, these areas may be large and decorated or small and bare. You will just want to make sure there is enough space for you and your wedding party. Another great thing about using your venue to get ready is that you won't incur any additional fees.
If your venue doesn't have a room for you to get ready, then a nearby hotel is a good option. This can also be helpful if you, your family, or your wedding party are from out of town. Everyone can stay at the hotel and be in one place. If you are planning on spending the night at a hotel after your wedding, this can also be a good option because all of your things can stay in one place. Keep in mind, that hotel rooms can be small when you're looking at you and several wedding party members. You may want to get a couple of rooms that are next door or adjoining so you can spread out and have room.
Just like a hotel, and Airbnb/Vrbo rental may be a great option! They will usually offer more space than a hotel and can be unique and different.
Community Meeting Location
Another location to consider is a community meeting location that is near your venue. This can be anything from a networking space to a studio and everything in-between. A lot of these venues will allow you to rent them out to get ready. If you are wanting a more unique getting ready space or if there aren't any hotels nearby, then this can be a great option.
Getting ready at home is obviously cost effective! You won't have to worry about any fees and there will, usually, be enough room for you and your wedding party to get ready and relax with lots of space. Since it's your home, you will also feel at home (pun intended), so you know you will be able to relax and know exactly where everything is. However, if you are getting ready at home, you will have to prep your house and make sure it's clean, move furniture around to make space, and have to clean up afterwards. This could be stressful and time consuming when you already have your schedule packed leading up to the wedding.
You may opt to get your hair and makeup done at your salon vs having your MUAH come to you. If that's the case, you'll have to consider if you are getting ready fully at the salon or if you will just be doing your hair/makeup there. If you are planning on getting ready fully at the salon, then you will want to make sure there is room for that and that the area is free of makeup/hair dye so nothing will get on your outfits. You can always utilize two places as well and start with hair and makeup at the salon and then finish getting ready at another location.