Post # 1
FI and I are marrying on 10.31.2010 in Seattle. We found a great boutique hotel in the heart of downtown. The rate they are giving us for or out of town guests (90% of our guests) is $119 per night – isn’t that fantastic!?!?!?
What is the rule of thumb for the hotel rooms for your bridal party?
PLEASE HELP BEE’S – thank you
Post # 3
Wow, that’s a fantastic rate–which hotel is it?
We’re not paying for any of our wedding party members’ rooms. I would sure love to, but we just can’t and I really don’t think it’s expected anyway.
Post # 4
if you can afford it, i would pay for their rooms because i think its a nice thing to do
Post # 5
If you can afford it, great. But that is their own responsibility.
Post # 6
We’re renting the B&B we’re getting married at for $800. If our bridal party would like to join us, they’re more than welcome. I would love to pay for their rooms otherwise, but alas cannot afford to.
Post # 7
It isn’t poor etiquette to not pay for the rooms, but it would be a nice gesture if it’s in your budget. It’s normally their own responsibility.
Post # 8
In my opinion, you need to do whatever you can afford to do. I certainly don’t think that it’s expected for you to pick up the entire tab, however, you don’t want to put them in a hard spot either. Are you paying for their dresses? Or for their accesories? If so, I think you are doing enough. If not, maybe you can pay for part of the room…
Most of the people in your wedding party should be aware of your financial situation, since they should be your closest friends & family members, so they should understand if that’s not in your budget!
Best of luck~
Post # 9
Thank you SO much – I am paying for their hair/makeup…
Post # 10
We live in Kentucky but the wedding is near FMIL’s Florida home. We are taking the WP down to Florida the week before the wedding and renting a big condo for all of us to stay in through the wedding! We aren’t paying for their food expenses but as FI and I must drive down (to cart down wedding supplies) we offered to include our Wedding Party in our travels as well, meaning free travel AND lodging.
I don’t think this is typical and I certainly don’t think your WP will expect it. This is our version of a gift and a “thank-you” for all of the work, support, and love they are putting into our wedding!