Post # 1
Every summer my small town hosts a PGA Tour Tournament. We booked our hotel before this date was announced, hoping for the best. As I’m sure you have guessed by now, we were wrong… our wedding is on the CHAMPIONSHIP weekend. Ugh. Anyhow, I’m sending out STDs this week and want to include a note warning guests to book their hotel rooms ASAP (wedding is in July). We have a magnet STD already attached to a card, so I just want to include an additional card with this helpful tip. We recently received something very similar for one of our groomsmen’s wedding, and I cannot get past their wording (FI does not want to copy it since our guests are all the same… silly FI *hehe*). Here is what their card says:
Dear Family and Friends,
We will be sharing our wedding day with the ________ Tournament. For this reason, hotel rooms are in high demand. If you want to stay in (the city) after the reception, please plan ahead and contact the following hotel where we have special wedding rates or rooms blocked.
Brilliant Bees, can anyone rewrite this so that it says the same thing without copying verbatim? Thanks! (yes, I realize I’m being ridiculous)
Post # 3
I realize this isn’t what you want, but seriously, just use that wording– no one is ever going to be looking at the cards side by side.
Post # 4
Dear Family and Friends,
Please note that hotel rooms are in high demand due to the ________ Tournament. If you are planning to stay in (the city), please contact the following hotel where we have exclusive rates for our rooms blocked. We are excited to share this special weekend with all of you!
Post # 5
^ Woops should’ve been:
please contact the following hotel where we have exclusive rates for our blocked rooms.
Post # 6
we let our small guest list know by email. This is what we wrote:
“By this time, we have hopefully talked to each of you and you already know that we would love to have your company on the day of our wedding, September 10th, 2011 in [etc..]. We recently found out that there will be a large GE convention in town on the same weekend. We recommend booking your accommodations as soon as possible. If you are not yet sure if you will be able to make it, no worries. We have included a couple of hotels on the list below that are a little bit outside the city and are therefore unlikely to fill up as fast as those closer to the convention center….”
The email included other info as well, but this is the “book now!” section. hope it helps!
Post # 7
Dear family and friends:
Due to sharing our wedding weekend with the PGA Tour Tournament, hotel rooms are in high demand. We have arranged for exclusive rates at (hotels name) for those who wish to stay in (town name) but the rooms are filling up fast. To assure you are able to book your room, please do so as soon as possible.
Post # 8
I like JrzyGurl’s wording!
Post # 9
@AEMalmostK: I know, but this has been like the one thing my FI has requested… and it’s an easy request.
@JrzyGurl: and @CaitMarae: THANKS! that is exactly what I was looking for.
@hgail: I’m in complete panic mode right now and am actually going to send out an email to my friends tonight… excellent idea! Thank you!