If all goes well, your wedding reception will be a party that lasts long into the night. A party that people will be talking about for weeks, nay, years to come. A party that will keep going long past dinner, …
7 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Night Accommodations
It’s supposed to be the most special night of your lives, so make sure it’s properly planned. Take time to discuss options and expectations for wedding night accommodations, so there are no surprises on the big night.
A major item on your wedding planning checklist, here are seven tips for choosing your wedding night accommodations.
1. Party time or private time?
Discuss with your fiancé whether you plan to party all night with your guests and meet them again in the morning for breakfast or if you want to reserve your wedding night and the following morning as private time for two. If you choose to party, book a room in the same hotel as your guests. If not, choose a different location.
2. Don’t go the distance.
Don’t book your wedding night accommodation too far from your venue. After a long day and plenty of champagne, you may be feeling tired and a too long drive might put you to sleep before you get to experience your first night of marriage magic. If you’re jetting off to your honeymoon the next morning, consider staying at a hotel near the airport to save time in the morning. (We suggest waiting a day before the honeymoon, see tip #5.)
3. Be on the hunt for bridal bargains.
Perhaps you can get a discount from your venue or the hotel where you booked your guests’ accommodations. It won’t hurt to ask and you might be surprised with a complimentary upgrade like one couple was at Hotel 1000 in Seattle.
4. But don’t be a cheapskate.
Go ahead and splurge a little on your wedding night accommodations as it is a once in a lifetime occasion. Get your fix of luxury and comfort but don’t opt for a package that includes spa treatments or other extra amenities you won’t use as you’ll probably be arriving late at night and leaving early the next afternoon.
5. Get a late checkout.
If you only booked accommodations for one night, see if you can get a late checkout. You’ll want to have a relaxed and romantic first breakfast as newlyweds without rushing and worrying about leaving the room by 11 a.m.
6. Ask for newlywed specials.
When inquiring with hotels about wedding night accommodations, ask what they can do to make your night extra special. Do they offer any extras for newlyweds like fresh flowers, music, champagne, chocolate, strawberries, massage oils, etc.?
7. Be clear on your expectations for once you’re all alone.
It might seem like a shocking statistic that 52% of couples don’t have sex on their wedding night. But is it really that surprising considering you could both be exhausted or drunk and just want to collapse on the bed and fall asleep? If you are planning for fireworks in the bedroom, consider abstaining for a week or two before the big night to increase your desire. Other ways to increase desire: bridal boudoir photography and La Perla lingerie.
Do you have any more tips for choosing your wedding night accommodation? Share them with us in the comments below.