Most brides put the main focus in wedding planning on the wedding decorations, the course of the wedding day, the wedding dinner and the bridal styling. One planning point usually takes a back seat: the choice of the hotel for the wedding night. This is even particularly important and needs to be carefully considered. Is the expensive luxury suite a long way away from the wedding location, where partying late into the night, really a good idea? We have 7 valuable tips and suggestions to make your decision easier.
Wedding night: Define exactly what you need in the hotel
The hotel for your wedding night can be much more than just a place to stay. Maybe you want to use it for getting ready for the bride and bridesmaids. Then it can be helpful to have a small kitchenette. When you’re getting ready, you probably want to toast with sparkling wine and nibble a bit. And so food waste can also be properly disposed of.
By the way: Make sure to remember that your friends take everything back with them when they leave the room to go to the wedding. Otherwise you will be woken up early in the morning because they need their things before they leave.
Maybe you want to use a room in the hotel to store all your wedding gifts. A very nice idea is to have breakfast with some of your wedding guests the next morning. You should include all of these considerations when choosing your hotel for your wedding night.
Extra tip from wedding box
When booking a hotel, ask for a room on a less busy floor. With all the excitement surrounding the wedding day, privacy and tranquility are extremely valuable. In addition, find out if there is any renovation work going on in the hotel at the time of your wedding. You might want to choose a different hotel for the wedding night. If not, just ask for a room that is as far away as possible from the construction work.
The hotel for the wedding night: full service offer, yes or no?
Some of your guests may have a long journey to get there. It is not even possible to pack everything that you might need. It is therefore helpful if you can order additional toiletries, irons, laundry service or snacks at any time in the hotel.
Wedding night: move the guests to another hotel
It is completely legitimate for the bride and groom to want to spend their wedding night in a different, perhaps a little more exclusive, hotel. In this case it is better to accommodate the guests in a different and cheaper hotel. In any case, you shouldn’t force them to buy an expensive hotel room.
A luxury suite is not the most important thing
Pay particular attention to the distance between the location and the hotel. Believe us: If you are tired after a night of dancing, then you just want to snuggle up in comfortable bed linen and sleep as quickly as possible. You won’t feel like going on a long drive to a dream suite, in which not much will happen besides sleep anyway. Especially if the location is particularly remote, it is certainly better to forego a classy room and simply choose a hotel nearby. However, if both the wedding location and the hotel for the wedding night are in the same city, then at least it is a bit easier with taxi services etc.
Luxury at the right time: on your honeymoon
Is the wedding night really the right time for an expensive suite? If you are planning a long night of partying and then get up early anyway because you want to have a leisurely breakfast or leave straight for your honeymoon, then it is definitely not worth the money. So it is much wiser if you treat yourself to a little luxury in the honeymoon, which you can then actually use. However, a large room with a sitting area has its advantages when the Getting Ready with bridesmaids takes place there.
By the way: If you are really in such a hurry to go on your honeymoon, ask your parents or friends to take your luggage that you do not need on vacation from the hotel.
How long to stay in the hotel for the wedding night
In any case, it is advisable to spend the night before the wedding day in the wedding hotel. In this way you can use your hotel room for getting ready. Because check-in in hotels is usually only possible in the early afternoon. If you’re getting married away from home, treat yourself to a third night after your wedding day. Enjoy the day and evening after your wedding in a relaxed atmosphere as a couple instead of having to check out and travel home in a hurry in the late morning.
It is essential to make a note: 8 months before the wedding, you should book the room contingent for you and your guests.