Gross hotels?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would room block at the closest [old] one. If your guests don’t like it, they’ll make reservations for somewhere else.

Post # 3
43300 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MoonlitMagnolia:  Unless you are paying for their rooms, I suggest you stop worrying about it. Your guests have been travelling and booking their own accomodation for years- some likely before you were born.

Offer them information on what’s available. They will book something that works for them.

Post # 4
356 posts
Helper bee


MoonlitMagnolia:  Where in hastings is your reception and what hotels have you looked at?

Post # 5
2455 posts
Buzzing bee


MoonlitMagnolia:  As a guest I’d stay at the old cheap one. I wouldn’t be getting there until almost midnight where I’d most likely just crash (especially if there was alcohol at the reception) and get up in time to check out. As long as it doesn’t have bed bugs or anything the aesthetics are completely irrelevant to me.

Post # 7
356 posts
Helper bee


MoonlitMagnolia:  Seeing that its hastings, which most people know as a historic town, I dont think anyone will be expecting extravagent hotels. Why don’t you list your top three on the invite and let the guests choose where they’d like to stay? Personally for me, after weddings I dont care where I’m at- as long as its clean and there is a bed! BTW Spring Lake Park is a beautiful area!

Post # 8
2914 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I’d stay at the closest one.

Post # 9
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Don’t worry too much, your guests can look these places up and decide what they want to do. I for one wouldn’t stay in a nasty hotel like you described. I know this about myself so I always research places to stay and choose an appropriate one, and plan to travel extra if required. 

Post # 10
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would travel from the nicest one I could find within a 30-mile distance but I guess I’m in the minority.

Post # 11
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would just list all 3 options on your wedding website and letting your guests chose. We didn’t block off rooms for people, but just made a few suggestions. Most people didn’t take our suggestions anyway, so I wouldn’t put too much work into it.

Post # 12
918 posts
Busy bee

As a guest I would happily travel 20 minutes for a decent hotel, but I don’t think that you need to worry about it as a bride – if I were you I would book rooms at the closest hotel, and then guests like myself who would prefer somewhere a little bit nicer will take it upon themselves to sort out their own accommodation.

Post # 14
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

MoonlitMagnolia:  I think I’ll list a few options – the B&B, the cheap in-town hotel, and then a nicer one outside of the town (with links).”


This is exactly what I did for my wedding. I compiled a huge list on my wedding website with prices and all the info anyone could need, and then sent out a smaller list with my invites.  Guests liked that I gave options and helpful insight about accomodations in the area, but that they were free to choose their own place.  If the area is a touristy place or a vacation spot, it might help to note that places book up quickly, so booking early is better.   

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