Cheap bed solution for guests?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1007 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Brightlight:  Air mattresses are pretty much the cheap option. You can deflate and roll them up to store them elsewhere after the guests are gone. Another option would simply be to put them up in a motel nearby for the duration, or consider getting a used futon, or day bed with a trundle, to use, but that’s up to you.

Post # 4
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Brightlight:  You might be able to find nicer air mattresses, but that’s the cheap option. You could also try to get used beds.

Post # 5
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Aerobed ! It’s really the only air mattresses I’ve slept on the was actually comfortable !

Post # 6
12865 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We just went to costco and bought two new twin beds for 120 each.  That was the cheapest option that wasn’t a complete waste since we plan on having 2 or 3 kids who can eventually use them.


Post # 7
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’ve found that air mattresses are more comfortable when they aren’t fully inflated.  Maybe try that?  Otherwise, I wouldn’t feel obligated to go too much out of your way to accommodate these folks.  If they don’t want to pay for a motel, they can deal with what you’re able to offer.  Stick with the air mattresses.

Post # 8
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Brightlight:  i bought an amazing queen size air matress from costco for $75.  it is high enough to sit comfortably on.  my 60 year old mother finds it very comfortable as well, as she is picky about beds.

you could just throw a lot of blankets down or get a camping sleeping pad?

Post # 9
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Have you looked into renting a bed?  My parents did that once, I have no clue what it cost.

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