Post # 1
Here’s my issue…About 95% of our guests will be from out of town. The idea of reserving a block of rooms at a discounted rate was kind of an automatic thing I figured we would do. The main problem with that is the difference in our familes. They cannont agree on an area let alone a hotel. So is it ok to forgo reserving a block of rooms?
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas
What about reserving space at 2 hotels? One that would please both side and in different areas of town. It will also give your guests some choices. I think you should reserve a block regardless though, especially since so many people are out of town, if for no other reason than so you don’t have to field call after call about where to stay.
Post # 4
I’d still block rooms at one hotel. I didn’t consult my family at all before blocking rooms, I just put a couple other options on our wedding website
Post # 5
I have about 200 people on my guest list, all of which need to travel (fly, or 5 hour drive) to our wedding.
I reserved a hotel block of 55 rooms at a Holiday Inn nearest to the reception venue. I then blocked 10 rooms at another hotel about a mile from the reception. Then I blocked ten rooms at a very upscale hotel that is about 8 miles from the venues.
I didn’t let my family choose! I chose and figured that if they weren’t happy with my choices, tehy could reserve a room wheeever they would prefer.
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
We chose to block rooms at one hotel (the one connected to our venue) and then are just providing contact information for a few other hotels, in case our guests choose not to stay at our hotel.
Post # 7
The way I did it was to reserve a block of rooms close to my venue so that those who wanted to drink could just take a quick taxi back to their room.
I want my guests to have fun at my wedding so I wanted to ensure that I wouldn’t have to worry about my guests drinking and driving….
If they want to sight see, I figure that they would be traveling all around the city by car anyway.
The other good thing about reserving a block of rooms for your guests is the discounted rates, they knocked off about $25 off the price so every little bit helps….
Post # 8
We’re reserving blocks at two hotels – one where the reception is, and another more affordable one a few blocks away. I don’t think it’s uncommon to block rooms at two (a more luxe hotel and a more affordable one) so maybe you could do a block at a hotel your fam likes and one at the hotel his fam likes? If you really want to have one offical hotel for everyone, just pick the one you two like that’s close to the reception site, and anybody who doesn’t like it can just book a hotel on their own.
Post # 9
We just went to a wedding in New Orleans, where they had blocks of rooms at three hotels downtown – they booked up fast too!
I agree with FroYo, I’d book rooms at both hotels!