Should I stay with my partner the night before the wedding?

A common dilemma de facto couples have pre-wedding is whether or not to stay together the night before their wedding day. So, where should you sleep the night before the wedding?

Bedtime romance

Pros of staying with your partner the night before the wedding:

It’ll be much easier to sleep as you usually do, with no huge disruption to your schedules. You may choose to stay in a hotel or at home, and sleeping in the arms of your fiance may help you feel more secure and help you to de-stress.

You may feel a bit nervous or worried, but it’s hard to get cold feet when your fiance is right there to squash any worries you may have.


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If you don’t have a bridal party to spend the night before with, it’d be hard to be lonely with your spouse to be by your side.

Cozy with you

Cons of staying with your partner the night before the wedding:

You may not feel as much excitement walking down the aisle. You may want that moment to be the first time you’ve seen your lover in a day or two or even a week! If you crave that build up and want a really emotional moment, then maybe staying apart is the best option for you.

You could take this opportunity to spend the night with your bridal party, sipping a few champagnes and watching romcoms and enjoy your last night of being “single”, and if you decide to miss that, you may not get another chance anytime soon.

Another con of staying together on the night before the wedding may be that you risk it feeling like a regular night, particularly if you are at home. You might want an element of sparkle…. maybe you are the type that likes to get excited and worked up rather than be ultra chilled out.

sleeping together the night before the wedding

Somewhere in the middle….

If you’re still not sure or crave the best of both worlds, consider a first-look. You could still get the pre-wedding fun with your biffles and extinguish any nerves you both have prior to meeting at the altar.

If a first-look isn’t for you, then do an early morning breakfast with your love. This may be one of the only times all day that you get alone- savour it! Eat some delicious food together and enjoy the beginning of one of the best days of your life.

partner the night before the wedding

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