Post # 1
I’m in the process of ordering invitations for our Mid-October wedding and I realized one thing I totally forgot about was hotel accommodations. All of the out-of-town guests are family who are very familiar with the area (many of them, but not all, would likely be staying with other family members who live locally). Is it necessary to provide guests with information about hotels in the area? I obviously haven’t blocked off rooms at any specific hotel at this point, so I’m not sure exactly what to do. Is it “against etiquette” to leave out hotel information altogether or is including the information simply a helpful detail that someone may choose to add (or choose to leave out in this case)?
Post # 3
I say, in your situation it is perfectly ok not to provide a block or hotel info.
Post # 4
Have you checked out this thread? You may find some helpful advice there I don’t think you’re a jerk if you choose not to include hotel info. FH and I went to a wedding in Upsate NY last July 4th and the couple didn’t include hotel info nor did they block rooms. Several of their guests were from out of town as their wedding was in a tourist seasonal resort town – – there were no qualms!
Post # 5
Well, nobody says you HAVE to, but it sure is nice for the guests to have that information to make their reservations and not be calling you directly! If you have a wedding website, you can direct your quests to accomodations info by suggesting they visit your website.
Post # 6
Unfort. no wedding website. 🙁
Post # 7
You do not have to provide your guests with accomodation information, but if you do, it is a good place for them to start looking.
Post # 8
I certainly isn’t required but it is a nice gesture so that your guests don’t have to try to search something out that will be in a conveniant location for the weekend on their own.
Post # 9
No, but sometimes it’s nice since a lot of hotels will give you a better rate for the group blocks so you end up getting your guests a deal.
Post # 10
I’m in a similar situation as you: most of the guest list is local and those coming in from out of town will be staying with family. Also, our wedding is in a town with an NFL team and the wedding is (unfortunately) on a home game weekend! So there are not really any rooms available near the wedding site.
I did not block off any hotel rooms, nor did I provide an accomodations card in the invitation. I did add a note to the wedding website that I’d be happy to help any guest seach for a room if needed, though.
Post # 11
Oh, I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one who forgot hotel info! Of course, I forgot until after the invitations were sent! I’m also VERY relieved to see that it’s not required. One aunt, who values social standing seemingly above all else, likes to “graciously” (is my sarcasm obvious?) hint at those of us who don’t have perfect etiquette. She’s the only one who said anything about the lack of hotel info in the invitations. I have the information on our website, the address of which was included in the response cards, and will have the information available to everyone who comes to the shower this weekend. And of course, my parents and I are only a phone call away. Still, if I had thought about it I probably would have included it in my invitations, even though it would have meant printing it on a regular piece of paper that obviously didn’t match my invitations. 🙂
Post # 12
It’s polite but not required. Don’t stress it, particularly if your guests know the area.
Post # 13
It would be a nice thing to do for your guests. I wouldn’t include it in the invitations, but when they RSVP back saying that they will be attending then you should call them up, email, or drop a letter in the mail about hotel informaiton and the surrounding area. For all of our OOT guests I am making maps on how to get to the ceremony/ reception sites, maps of the local area, a welcoming letter that includes my contact information, and brochures from local actractions. Good luck and your guests will appreciate the extra thought given towards them!!!!
Post # 14
I’ve never seen hotel info included in any out-of-the-area wedding invite I have received, nor have I been offended that it was skipped. It should be included in the invite if you plan to give out this information, since it keeps everything in one place instead of a thousand different pieces of correspondence.
It’s nice info to have but your guests are more than capable of finding out themselves what is available. They are responsible for their own accommodations anyway.