Should you ban guests from the bridal suite?
Your wedding is the one event in your life where you will look and feel like a rock star—and, as with any rock performance, guests will be clamoring for a backstage pass. However, if a “big reveal” sounds appealing, you simply want your privacy, or you’re set on a shock-and-awe factor as you make your way down the aisle, it might be a good idea to set some parameters for your guests.
Brides and grooms may want to limit bridal suites to only the bridal party for several reasons, including:
Keeping the chaos to a minimum: Your wedding day and schedule is already hectic enough without constant interruptions of guests wanting to congratulate you even before the ceremony. Even a short conversation with your aunt or uncle, for example, can derail your focus, distract you from getting ready and send your carefully-plotted schedule spiraling.
Saving energy for socializing: For introverts—or even extraverts—a wedding day can be mentally and physically draining. You’ll be having to be “on” for hours and greet all of your guests, so you might as well allow yourself some “quiet time” to reflect prior to your nuptials.
Allowing for surprises: We’ve all been at a wedding where the doors open up, the bride walks out and we get goosebumps. Provide some room for your guests and relatives to be surprised when they see your final look and thematic elements.
Creating a special memory for your bridal party: Your bridal party was specifically chosen to be there to support you on your big day, and they put in the work to help you look and feel your best. Your bridal party members will feel a little less—well, special—if everyone and their mom is barging in to see you in what could have been a bonding moment with the people you love most.
If you’re considering a bridal or groom’s suite ban, you can accomplish it tactfully by posting a “bridal party only” sign outside your door or having a member of the bridal party politely ask that your guest wait until you’re ready to greet guests.
with love & style from: Sandy D. (bridal blogger extraordinaire)
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