Post # 1
How far in advance did you book your hotel?
Also, did you try to find like a romance place or cheapest or closest?
I am having difficultly deciding. Plus, a lot of places near my venue are really expensive per night and I will be staying there the day before also.
Any help will do! I am in the Houston Downtown area.
Post # 3
We stayed at the same hotel as the guest block and booked it after we got the block set up. It was a Courtyard Marriot so nice but nothing too super fancy and we got a room with a balcony but no suite.
Post # 4
I am looking at places around downtown now like right outside but now I am wishing we could drive 2 or 3 hours to a bed and breakfast. Oh man how tired would we be!!
Post # 5
This was something I let J do, but I think he booked it 2 months (I think?) ahead.
We stayed in a nice hotel about 20 minutes from where the reception was, also in the heart of downtown. We left for the honeymoon in the morning, so we splurged on a nice room, but saved money by not getting a suite or an upgraded view or anything like that, since we were there such a short time (less than 12 hours).
ETA: We could’ve gotten a discounted honeymoon suite at the place where we did our guest block, but the idea was not very appealing to us, since, well…….our guests were just down the hall. All of my college friends who came into town stayed there, and it would’ve been way too weird to know they were hanging out just down the hall and 1) not joining them, and 2) well, you know … (plus, we booked the block in a mid range hotel since that’s what our guests wanted pricewise, but we stayed at an expensive hotel ourselves, since it was our freaking wedding!)
Post # 6
We just booked ours. It is a Westin and is about 15-20 minute drive from the reception. We splurged a bit but wanted something special for our wedding night. Like daydreamwanderer, we got the basic room with a King bed, since we will only be spending the night there and waking up and getting ready for the family/OOT brunch the next morning!
ETA: We also plan to leave a car parked at the hotel the day before. We’ve arranged for our vintage car to take us from the reception to the hotel. That way we don’t have to worry about driving!
Post # 7
Well we are staying in the same hotel as the blocked and ours is already booked even though we had it with the reserved with the blocked. We kinda have to stay in the same place as guests due to my hometown only has 2 hotels and this one is the nicer one of the two.
Post # 8
I am thinking about us just splurging too! For two nights about 5 minutes from our venue it will be 350. Maybe when I call or tell them honeymoon they can upgrade us ha ha. We do not have any out of town guest so we aren’t doing hotels.
Post # 9
Oops I meant hotel blocking.
Post # 10
I live in Houston as well but getting married in Los Angeles. I booked a room @ the JW Marriott for $200 a night. and this is with my corporate discount. YIKES!
You should try the Aloft hotel in the Galleria area. Also, there’s a new boutique hotel in the Town & Country village.
Post # 11
Funny I was just contacting nearby hotels for pricing today! My wedding is 3 months away and I’m BARELY getting to this. I’ll probably just stay in the same hotel as the block I end up setting up. We’ll have a shuttle transport our guests back and forth.
Post # 12
We reserved a suite for two nights — the night before the wedding and the night of — in the same hotel where we set up a guest block. I’ll stay there the night before the wedding and then my bridesmaids and I will hang out there during the day, get dressed, etc. (we’re having an evening wedding) and FI and I will stay there on the night of the wedding. We booked it in January when we set up our guest block.
Post # 13
@Mrs.MedinaJr: we booked a really nice place almost THREE months in advance through priceline.com BEST DECISION I EVER MADE…we got a 400.00 hotel room for 138.00..and when we checked in the upgraded us to free breakfast etc.
Post # 14
@Baileyh: thank you for the advice. I am going to check it out now.
Post # 15
@Baileyh: thank youso much! I just checked it out and I found a hotel less than 2 blocks for a venue for way cheaper than the other one I was looking at. I am so nervous if I should go ahead & book now or wait.
Post # 16
We just booked a super nice hotel, 3 months before our wedding! We’re splurging because we’ll probably never do it again.