I think a common debate for people is where to get ready before their weddings. A lot of people get ready at either the venue or the hotel, and would really like to get ready at the venue or the hotel close to the venue, and I think we see less and less of people getting ready at home.
We debated getting ready at home - on the one hand, it appealed to me, since I would have all my stuff here (and since I managed to forget my emergency kit and my makeup, that would have been good.) The lighting also would have been much better for photographs. Our apartment has a lot of character, so some pictures would have been fun here. On the other hand, I'm very messy, and while our apartment managed to not be a total disaster zone right before the wedding, it still would have stressed me out a lot to feel like I couldn't leave stuff lying around in piles.
Ultimately, our apartment was too far away from the venue and my hair salon to get ready in it, but I do think that if you are getting married near your house, don't overlook the sake of getting ready at home - especially not because you are worried about the pictures - I think it results in some really charming, personal pictures. My SIL is getting ready at their parents house before her wedding in August and I'm pretty psyched because I think it'll result in some really fantastic pictures.