Post # 1
I’m getting married in two Saturdays time and then going straight off on our honeymoon the next day. We booked through a travel operator with no opportunity to state it was our honeymoon so I was wondering if there was anyone who decided to contact their hotel to say it was their honeymoon. Did it make any difference? How did you go about it?
Post # 3
Commenting to follow. We are trying to decide if we should bring it up and if it will even make a difference.
Post # 4
Our honeymoon was in the DR. We did let them know it was our honeymoon in addition to a birthday. We were gifted with a complimentary bottle of champagne and a door sash that said honeymooners. We also got a complimentary dinner on the beach (exclusive for honeymooners). On my birthday they brought in a birthday cake.
Post # 5
@FromA2B2013: I would let them know it was your honeymoon, maybe they will give you something special or a discount 🙂
Post # 6
We booked 3 hotels, on our honeymoon, and all of them were told. The last one upgraded us to a larger room than what I requested. The others it has not made a difference, but that doesn’t mean something won’t happen!
I will say, it is a much different story with our wedding night. With May being a popular month in Charleston, we are trying to find a hotel for our wedding night. Most hotels in Charleston are all requesting that we stay 2 nights if it is a weekend night, which includes Friday. We only need one night though, and I’ve only found one hotel that will allow us to stay on a Friday after playing it’s our wedding night card. Still trying to figure out what to do.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
We didn’t really have a hotel for our honeymoon, but we told the flight attendants on our flight and they gave us a free bottle of wine and a bag full of snacks for us to take on the rest of our trip. We weren’t even planning on it, but it came up and I’m really glad it did.
Post # 8
Usually when you check in to hotels they ask what brings you to the area, business or pleasure, etc. That’s your opportunity to go “It’s our HONEYMOON!!!!!” with silly grins on your faces. Or, when you’re checking in, just say “we’re so excited for our honeymoon – can you recommend any romantic resturants in the area?”.
Post # 9
we are honeymooning in italy. we will be traveling to 4 cities while there, so 4 hotels. we plan to tell them we are honeymooning at each hotel and on the plane. maybe they will upgrade us, maybe they won’t. it can’t hurt to ask.
Post # 10
The website we’re using to book the honeymoon has a complimentary honeymoon package add-on (champagne, flowers, and turn down service) so we’ll tack that on there (hey, it’s free!). And I plan on us wearing Mr. and Mrs. shirts to the airport and FH has agreed!
Post # 11
We stayed in 3 different hotels on our honeymoon (for 5 nights each), and I called each hotel when we booked to make sure they knew it was our honeymoon. Out of the 3 hotels, all 3 gave us a free bottle of champagne in our rooms when we arrived, 2 set up a romantic bubble bath for us in the soaking tub, and 1 of them upgraded us to a suite (for free).
These were all 4 – 5 star hotels though, I’m not sure I would expect as much at a 2 or 3 star hotel.
Post # 12
We mentioned it in booking (or after via email to the hotel) to each of the four hotels that we stayed at during our honeymoon and for each hotel we ended up with at least a bottle of free wine and a congratulations card. One hotel upgraded us to the nicest suite in the hotel (it had a huge walk-in closet, a massive living room/dining room, double balcony and a bathroom the size of most hotel rooms). Each day of our stay there we were given free drinks, bottles of wine and extra treats. It is definitely worth mentioning!
Post # 13
@FromA2B2013: I will definitely be letting proprietors know. I’m all for a free room upgrade or anything else they want to throw my way.
Post # 14
@FromA2B2013: We will because we want free upgrades and presents 😀
Post # 15
@FromA2B2013: I called one of our hotels with a question because we were booking through jetsetter. It came up in conversation that it was for our honeymoon, and the hotel representative on the phone urged me to put in my comments on the jetsetter reservation (for the hotel’s knowledge) that we would be staying their for our honeymoon. Aftr that experience, I’ve been finding ways of letting places know (and we may or may not have goofy bride and groom t-shirts and other hints. ~_^ for places that we aren’t contacting to set up reservations.)
My favorite way of going about it is to talk to someone at the front desk or guest services and say “hey, I jsut made a reservation for such and such date. My fiance and I will be staying with you for our honeymoon, and I wanted to know if you had any restaurant recommendations?”
Post # 16
We added it into the comments section when we reserved our room. No idea if they’ll do anything, though.