Finish this sentence: You know you’re getting close when…
You book your suite for the night before and morning of the wedding!
At first I wanted to stay at the Gaylord. I’ve worked there and stayed in their atrium-view room dozens of times. It’s gorgeous and the all-glass exterior is breathtaking. The problem is that I don’t work there anymore and we couldn’t get an atrium-view room for less than $330 (insert sad face here).
I think it was all meant to be though, because I found something better! I checked out the Westin and they didn’t have any “suites.” They only had rooms with a view and I knew a regular size room wasn’t going to hold me and the posse! The Hampton Inn is a really nice hotel (and probably where Mr. B will stay), but it’s pretty far from the water and there aren’t any views (not going to cut it).
Then I read about Aloft—the European, clean, spacious rooms; the modern-day bar, breakfast pup, pool, and amenities. It definitely looked like a place I should check out so that’s what I did, and lookie what I found…
The perfect suite for a sweet occasion:
This spacious living room is just perfect for the morning frenzy that will be us girls getting ready. I can see us spreading makeup out all over this round table and my girls hanging out on the couch catching some morning news (checking out the weather report… hello)!
I also love that the actual bedroom is around the corner from the living area. I can retreat to my room after the rehearsal dinner and with a little privacy, hopefully catch some zzzs. I also am amazed at how large the bathroom and closets are! Great for hanging lots of dresses and accommodating lots of girls in mirrors primping themselves!
Are you ready for this?
There’s a balcony!!
There’s NO other hotel on the whole National Harbor with balconies overlooking the Potomac except for at Aloft! Score! This balcony is the perfect place for me and the girls to chill out the night before the wedding and gaze over the water (maybe with a few glasses of wine?). It’s going to be an amazing spot for pictures the morning of the wedding, too!
Are you excited about where you’ll be hanging out the night before and the morning of the big event?