Organising your own wedding is a major undertaking, with so many details to consider.
When you live more than 3 hours from the wedding venue but the bridal party are locals, getting everyone together in time becomes even more important.
The Bride and her 'Maids chose the luxury afforded by the East Wing with separate bedrooms and living room, and plenty of space for the makeup artist.
The Groom and his 'Men bunked down in The Cottage.
The necessary element of 'visual separation' on the morning of the Big Day was safely maintained, until the Bride was ready to appear.