Post # 1
I am pretty frustrated with my guests right now. I reserved a block of rooms at a nice hotel over six months ago in order to snag the lower rate. The weekend of our wedding is also a huge craft fair weekend in the area. People come from all over, the hotels fill up, and they charge ridiculous prices.
I spread the word to everyone from out of town to make their reservations as soon as possible (back in March). I put it on our wedding website in all caps, underlined, bold. My mom called everyone to remind them multiple times, and my fiancé did the same with his family.
Now, I do have 10 rooms in the hotel block, but they have run out of queen rooms at the hotel. They only have king rooms left and I have had 3 guests call to complain to me. Saying things like “well I thought you had this taken care of” and “why didn’t you ask for double queen bed rooms.”
I did not specify how many of each kind of room I needed because most of my out of town guests weren’t even sure if they could come and how many beds or anything else they needed. Apparently that didn’t even know themselves until now. The deadline for rooms is this Friday, so of course everyone waited until this week. If they had called months ago, they could have gotten their room. It is free to make/cancel/change hotel reservations if they were unsure of their exact plans.
I just feel really irritated that I went out of my way to research hotels, find a nice place, and get a great deal for my guests, and they all are blaming me because they can’t get what they want anymore.
Maybe they should have actually reserved a room months ago when I told them how important it was!
Bummed out by how no one took me seriously and are now faulting me. As if I am not stressed enough planning this wedding on my own.
Post # 3
Ah man, that’s rough 🙁
You know how they say you can’t please everyone? That’s definitely the issue here. Even if they all got exactly the size bed they wanted with a scenic view and a free mini bar, they’d probably complain about the wallpaper, or the smell of the little shampoos
You did all you could and then it was out of your hands! All the stress is almost over! Congrats on your upcoming day 🙂
Post # 4
It’s not your fault; they are responsible for booking their own rooms. Arranging a room block is a courtesy you are giving your guests.
I arranged for room blocks at 4 diff hotels (from a 5 star down to 3.5 star hotels) for my wedding; so that I had a variety of different hotel prices for my guests to pick from. In the end; only around 8 rooms were booked. Oh well….
Post # 5
Gross! What kind of guests are these?! I didn’t even book a block of rooms. I alerted guests to book well in advance and of course many did not. I had some questions about ideas to stay at the last minute, but none complaining that I didn’t do enough for them! I connected people with each other and many reserved vacation homes to stay together in. Maybe that’s an option?
Post # 6
omg! whats the difference between king and queen anyway?? except the size – and id much prefer king!!! the price might be a bit more but SO, you told them to sort it ages ago!!
dont ever feel upset over their lack of organisation – they will just be mad at themselves and using yu as a scapegoat.
annoying but not your problem/fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 7
@mugglewedding1020: It never ceases to amaze me that adults are unwilling to take responsibility for themselves. This is SO not your fault so don’t even begin to entertain that thought. I guess the only thing is to respond to any calls or emails with, “I’d just like to draw your attention that I did let you know about this several months ago. I am sorry that you’re having difficulty now but it really is beyond my control.” Copy, send, copy, send,