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UKbride Member Request 10 Jul 2017

The night before the wedding, did you go with 'tradition' and stay separate...

The night before the wedding, did you go with 'tradition' and stay separate or did you stay together? I'm totally undecided at the minute

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Separate. No good reason not to stick with tradition really for us. It also meant that I could get ready without him around.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together, we had friends stay over too, we all had breakfast then went separate ways to get ready xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We are in separate rooms at the venue. My dress will be hanging and it just makes sense.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Separate, I had a girly evening with friends and my sister stayed the night with me :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Separate .

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We've got separate rooms as it was included in the package from the venue. We're not doing much that's traditional but thought this was harmless enough.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Yes I stayed separate. I stayed in a hotel near the venue with my bridesmaids and my husband stayed in our house with his ushers! It was so much fun doing it like that too!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We are going to be separate x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We are staying apart we get married Saturday and I'm off to a hotel with my best friend and he's out with the lads. But no one says what's right or not everyone is different x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Do whatever makes you happy.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We are staying in separate rooms for the eve. We are having dinner together and drinks with family that are staying in the hotel then we will go our separate ways xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We were going to be separate and spent so long organising everyone else's rooms that we forgot to get an extra one for us! He left the room after breakfast so I could still get ready with the bridesmaids

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together as we lived together and we're both due to get ready at the hotel venue so figured even if 1 of us stayed in a hotel overnight we'd still bump into each other on the morning when arriving at the venue plus it was extra expense. We just separated at the hotel once there. Good luck x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed separate. I stayed at our house with my bridesmaid and he went to his best man's house! It was lovely seeing him for the first time as I walked down the aisle. Very emotional. Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed separate. He went to his best mans for the night, and I stayed home with our daughter, my bridesmaids and mum. Hair dresser came the night before to put rollers in our hair etc and sleep was minimal :-)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

He is going to the hotel with all his family and friends I'm staying at home with the children and my parents sounds unfair but with him out the way I can get so much more done plus I'm so excited to see him for the first time on our wedding day when I'm walking down the aisle to him x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We are staying together as we have a baby son, we're also having breakfast with my family in the morning, and hopefully hubbys family if they stay in the hotel the night before. After breakfast we will head our separate ways. It's a nice tradition to sleep apart, but not always possible x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We're separate but only because we're travelling to our venue (a hotel) the day before the wedding and staying there over night, the only reason we're having separate rooms is because I'll need to start getting ready early and if we wake up in the same room one of us would have nowhere to get dressed! To be honest I don't care about tradition, I actually just want the space and time to myself!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

My husband stayed at our house and I stayed at the hotel we married at, with my mum and my bridesmaids

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Separate , both staying in the same hotel night before . But we have asked for rooms to be fare apart and the boys are going out to eat the night before .

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

I think we'll be staying together. We don't care about tradition and we both sleep better when the other is there.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

I went to the hotel where we was getting married the night before and he stayed at home it was lovely to see him when I was walking down the aisle got goosebumps has I never saw anyone the morning of the wedding

Amy B
Amy B 10 Jul 2017

I think if you don't actually get ready together (obviously) it's fine! don't see why not :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Stayed separate...I was at the hotel with my family and bridesmaids and he stayed at home. I had a lovely meal with friends and family the night before ...he was able to walk to church with his best men and I just travelled from the hotel in the car.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We were separate... He went to stay at his mams x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We'll be separate. The venue threw in a room for the night before so I thought it would be nice for me and mum to use that as quality time before the big day! Especially as I'm an only child and don't have a dad :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Separate. I'm going to the venue the night before with my bridesmaids and family and he's staying at our home and travelling up on the morning of the wedding

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We wanted to stay together but family/friends have said we need to stay separately. I'm not happy about it but it may make sense? There are pros and cons I've found. Pros: I can put my dress, jewellery etc out in the room, have a few drinks with my bridesmaids and try to relax. Cons: won't have your snuggles, the bed will be colder, I'll feel weird and I'll miss him . We've decided to sort it out when we arrive

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Im also torn as his family live away and we live together and have a baby to which everything is a budget as were not getting any help with wedding

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together. Got married abroad though and we did think about separate but in the end we wanted together. We the separated to get ready.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We will be apart I think, there aren't many traditions we are sticking to so the few we do will mean more

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We're getting married in 7 weeks and the hotel gave us a complimentary room the night before and the night of the wedding! I'm staying at the hotel with my sisters and he's staying at home with out 2 year old and my moms going round in the morning to help him️ it's going to be so emotional seeing him for the first time when I walk down the aisle xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together and have breakfast together then go separate rooms afterwards before wedding starts. Then we see each other when I walked down the aisle with teary eyed..xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We are spending the night before apart. We are both going to our mums. It's a time for us to have some quality time with them before the big day when you won't get to see them much xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together I cant sleep without him next to me I was getting dressed at my mums and all my things where there anyway so I left my son with him and best man in the morning and went to my mums with my daughter. I didn't want to face such a long day with no sleep lol

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

I'm staying at the venue the night before. Mainly because our wedding is early so myself and bridesmaids etc need enough time for hair and make up. Plus I'm hoping for a bit of pampering in their spa the afternoon before!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We will be separate, im having a night at home with my mum and sister and he and his groomsmen are all staying at his best man's house. I didn't mind either way but it's what he wanted.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together the night before, had breakfast together. I retreated to the room while getting ready and all by bridesmaids came to me ️ couldn't have thought of not waking up together on our wedding day X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

My dad and his wife stayed together but my dad left before she got into her dress ect

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Stayed apart x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We were separate. He stayed at home and I stayed up my dads xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together as we had paid a lot of money for the Bridal suite for two nights and we wanted to make the most of it and relax together, we had a couple of people be a bit funny at first but I just ignored them. In the morning I got ready in our room and he went to his brothers room to get ready after we had breakfast together x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We're going for tradition and staying separate. I want us to have really missed each other and that moment of seeing each other a relief and special instead of us thinking "I only saw him an hour ago" haha. I'm spooning a bridesmaid so I won't feel lonely in the night to haha x

Naomi Chappel
Naomi Chappel 10 Jul 2017

We are planning on sticking with tradition x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We separated, each went to our parents' houses the night before and got ready with our separate bridal parties.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We were separate i was at my house with our daughter, my mum, my brother and close friends. Hubby stopped at his Dads. It added to the excitement but I missed him like crazy xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together as we live together. My husband went to a friends in the morning while I was at the hairdressers. So I didn't see him from the morning until we got married. I think it's each persons preference whether they go separate or not. Whatever you decide it will be magical :) x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We haven't done anything else the traditional way (we already have 2 children!) so I would just do what works for you x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

My h2b is staying at his mums

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

I'm stopping at our venue and my htb is stopping at home x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

I stayed over at my parents house as I was getting married in the church in the same town, whilst my husband stayed in the hotel in the next town where we had our reception so he could get ready with his best man and ushers separately. I think there is something quite romantic about staying apart the night before but at the end of the day it's whatever suits you! :-)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We're going traditional for practical reasons - there's no way both of us, the best man, and moh can all get ready in our 1 bed flat! Staying over with my parents and sister instead so we can all get ready and go to the church together. xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

My husband stayed at the hotel the night before our wedding. Our hotel gave us complimentary room for 2 nights and a second complimentary on the day itself which my daughter and her boyfriend used. Makes the day itself more special if that makes sense.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

we stayed with tradition, my husband stayed at his best mans and got ready there, whilst I stayed at my parents and got ready there, If we could go back though i'd probably sort another adult (my parents were out at a friends anniversary party the night before our wedding) to help with my daughters as they were so excited and were running around like loons! lol

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed in the same hotel in different rooms (our dog stayed with him )

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed separate and I really missed my husband but it was so amazing when I saw him at the alter xx

Amber Neat
Amber Neat 10 Jul 2017

We'll be sticking with tradition 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Stayed together

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Got ready separate

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We'll be separate from about 8pm the night before onwards. Not only will it give me some special time alone with my family one last time but I think it builds the aisle moment a lot more! X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Separate, but we lived apart from each other x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We'll be together but have booked a little apartment for 5 people near our venue to save money and we didn't want to rush and miss our day (traffic, forget anything etc)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We're staying separate. He's staying at his best man's place with my son and I'm staying at home and having my Mom and my bridesmaids over to help me get ready in the morning.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together. I went to my grandmother's in the morning. We aren't traditional so didn't feel the need to be.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed separate. He stayed at home and I stayed in a hotel xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed separately, made seeing each other at the aisle that little bit more special :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together and went to registry office together:)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We're going to stay in separate rooms. I think doing that will make seeing each other as I walk down the aisle on the day even more special as it will be the first time we see each other on our wedding day, and I would have missed him the night before, and I'll hopefully look nice with my hair and make up done and wearing my wedding dress. I don't think I want to wake up next to h2b on the morning of our wedding with my usual messy hair and looking like shit.

Marie Sutherland
Marie Sutherland 10 Jul 2017

We are stayin 2gether as its easier with us havin out little girl but we are gettin ready seperately x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed seperate x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We never like spending nite apart and in our 20 yrs together we spent 3 nite apart 1 he went out all nite 2nd he cudnt get home due 2 a flood and 3rd when I had my 1st child be stayed over nite 4 the 2nd ;) and even tho we hate been apart cuz we struggle 2 sleep with out the other in bed we stayed apart the nite b4 he left our house at 4pm 2 go over 2 his best man house with our oldest child and I stayed at our home with our youngest child and my bridesmaids xx

UKbride Member 10 Jul 2017

We're going to be apart the night before. I'm staying in the manor where we'll be getting married and he's staying at home. We've got two little ones, so our son will stay with him that night, and my daughter will be with me.

We're with each other literally every day/night, so I want that special moment of seeing him after being apart for a couple days.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together and then went for breakfast together and then went our separate ways. We stayed in the hotel the night the wedding and my room.was like party central. Everyone was coming and going x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

I'm stopping at my moms

Freedom Roffey
Freedom Roffey 10 Jul 2017

It was the hardest thing ever but my husband stayed at home and I stayed at my mums. We were separate from about 5pm the day before the wedding. It definitely builds suspense. But it made walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time that day even more special and emotional. Definitely worth it if you can bring yourself to do it!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

My hubby stayed at home and I went to Mums for the night x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

we stayed separate xx

Jayne Timmins
Jayne Timmins 10 Jul 2017

My first marriage we stayed together, this time I'm staying at the hotel venue the night before and hubby to be is staying at home. I don't think it really matters though x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Traditional of course ,.
I stayed at the hotel with a few ladies,.as u do,..breakfast in the morning all ready for us ,..it was perfect no hurrying which was important for us x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Separate x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Tradition, at least the night before apart, possibly a couple of nights. It will make it more special when we see each other on the day :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

We stayed together, then I went down the parents to get ready, then we drove up to home and my husband was waiting in his car and we arrived at the reg office together. He saw me the first time in my dress as he opened the car door for me. Then we were together but mingling round the guests at the reg office before we went in. We loved it being together. We have been together for 17 years and it just seemed right to still do everything big and meaningful together

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 10 Jul 2017

Stayed apart I stayed at my daughter's house

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Jul 2017

We are staying separate. I'm staying in a hotel near my parents house so once my hair and make up is done, we can all go to the house to leave in the wedding cars. My partner is staying at our house with his brothers as our church is walking distance.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 11 Jul 2017

I will be staying separate, me and my little boy will be staying at the hotel with all my family and bridal bridal party.

Alys Brierley
Alys Brierley 11 Jul 2017

Me and my 6 bridesmaids will be staying in the bridal suites at our venue and my man is staying at home . Don't want any bad luck

Elaine McGreskin
Elaine McGreskin 12 Jul 2017

We stayed apart and on my wedding night I moved into my new house and woke up with my hubby for the first time -23yrs ago x

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