Post # 1
I am having a destination wedding, I am sure it is a nice gesture to give hotel information. Is it necessary?
There is a days inn two minutes from my wedding venue plus the only place to stay i town. ( My venue is in a small town off a major highway so it is easy to find more accommodations down the highway a few more minutes) The days inn is a cheap option yes, but I am afraid to give suggestions where to stay b/c i don’t want to suggest something too cheap. There are some fancier places to stay maybe 10 minutes away. My fiancé i have stayed at the days inn about a year ago, and we weren’t grossed out at all. Last my month we stayed there along with my mom and sister, well my mom broke out the disinfectant and sprayed everything esp. the bed. I don’t want my guests to feel the same way, but then again it was their option to stay there.
Should i suggest the days inn for a cheap option and then a more expensive option further away. Or suggest 2 more expensive places. Or nothing at all so people can research where they want to stay on their own.
Post # 3
I think it’s nice to suggest hotels at a variety of price points, so I’d probably mention 3 places: the days inn and two fancier ones.
Post # 4
While you may not be obligated to share this info with the hotel, you may be doing your guests a disservice by not doing so.
If you had a block of rooms, you may be able to negotiate a special rate and include some special amenities for your guests. It largely depends upon how many rooms you use of course. But it’s not a bad idea to check in to it. Please note though that hotels often as you to sign a clause that will hold you financially responsible for the rooms getting filled if you go with a larger block. We usually advise you start with a smaller block and work your way up, rather than getting stuck with a large bill at the end.
Post # 5
I agree with contacting the more pricey location and finding out about a group rate. The DaysInn may give you a discount also. We arranged one for our desitnation wedding and got them to drop the room rates from around $390/night to $185/night… that was for booking 10+ rooms. And yes, if we didn’t book all 10 we’d have to cover the price for the remaining rooms for 2 nights.
I would include information on the Days Inn as well as another nicer hotel.
Post # 6
It’s not necessary to give out hotel info but I think it’s a nice thing to do. Many of our guests will be coming to our wedding from different cities so we are sending everyone little info sheets with various nearby hotels (in different price ranges), restaurants and things to do. We are also going to provide a small map since many guests do not know the city well. It’s fairly easy to do using Google Maps. I know people can research things themselves but I think it makes it easier if you provide guests with extra info since sometimes there are places that they may overlook.
Post # 7
I agree with Melly8. The easier you can make it on your guests, the more appreciative they’ll be.
As the other bees mentioned, you can usually reserve a block of rooms for a discounted price. We didn’t have to put any money down and we get a complimentary room as well.
Suggesting a few hotels with different prices should leave your guests more than satisfied (especially if you have any guests who don’t use the internet).
Best of luck!