We love the sweet intimacy, air of anticipation, and private space of a bridal suite. Some venues may not have the availability of a bridal suite to use for getting ready on the big day, but we recommend taking every advantage of this intimate wedding-prep area if you can. Take a look at our reasons why a bridal suite is a must-have at your wedding venue:
Quiet: A bridal suite allows you some time with “just the girls” to savor the anticipation of the day. You won’t be fretting over vendor arrivals or stuck in the mix of guests arriving early. Instead, you’ll be stress-free in your own intimate area, free to enjoy time getting ready with your maids away from the chaos. Pour some champagne and savor time with your closest loved ones!
Quiet is also a big help if you’d like to include any special words before your ceremony… some brides may choose to pray with their girls, read a love note from the groom, or have the maid of honor say a few words before everyone gets to the aisle. A dedicated space without any interruptions makes these moments even sweeter.
Privacy: Without a bridal suite, there’s always the chance of running into the groom before you’re ready! We love first-looks and we love traditionalists who don’t like to see each other before the aisle… but either way, we don’t love when the bride and groom accidentally bump into each other before the moment they planned. A bridal suite ensures separate quarters, so you won’t cross paths in the hall. Even better? Reserve a venue with a groom’s suite so he can enjoy his own room as well!
Proximity: With a bridal suite built into your venue, you don’t have to worry about hair and makeup getting mussed up during travel from one location to another. Your bridal beauty will stay in tip-top shape for the aisle entrance and any photo opportunities along the way. Plus, should you require any cosmetic touchups throughout the night, your bridal suite will be available nearby. Finally, it also doubles a safe storage area for you and your bridesmaids—no worries about finding a place to stash your cosmetic kits, pre-wedding outfits, or styling tools.
Photography: The bridal suite provides a private setting in which your photographer can stage styled photos of precious details from your special day. Be sure to bring along golden details that you’d like commemorated in your wedding photography, like your full wedding invitation suite, heirloom jewelry, perfume, bouquets, and a custom hanger for your gorgeous dress. That’s not even to mention your “getting ready” photos, with an exquisite backdrop you’ll appreciate in your wedding photography for years to come.
Consider booking venues with a dedicated bridal suite to give yourself a special place to prepare yourself (on the inside and out) for your once-in-a-lifetime wedding day. You won’t regret the intimate moments you collect in this space just for the bride and her girls.