Post # 1
I am getting married during peak tourist season in a small Colorado town. No matter where I call, they wont reserve rooms for our wedding because “it could lose them money” (actually told me this). Now I’m not sure how to tell my guests in the invitation that they’re on their own for picking out a place to stay but I found some nice places and put them on our website. Help!
Post # 3
Not every wedding I’ve been to has had hotel room blocks reserved – some just have a few “suggested” hotels listed in the invitation or the website. I think it’s absolutely fine to provide a list or map of hotels if you can’t reserve blocks. But maybe I’m misunderstanding – is the problem that it’s so busy that guests will have a hard time finding any available room?
Post # 4
I’m just suggesting area hotels on the website. My mom called one place on my behalf to see if they would do a courtesy block and they couldn’t offer one for the Saturday before my Sunday wedding due to some dog show or something coming to town. Oh well, looks like my guests are on their own! I’m not too worried about it. A lot of our guests have the option of staying with family nearby.
Post # 5
The hotels may not want to hold blocks of rooms at a reduced rate, as they may be turning down reservations while they wait for your guests to make up their minds.
Many people book ahead for prime summer weekends and if the hotel can’t accomodate them because they have room on hold, those guests will likely book elsewhere rather than wait for your unbooked rooms to become available.
You can simply list some suggestions. Your guests are adults and should know enough to make their reservations early.