Post # 1
Our wedding is about an hour to an hour and half away from where we live and from where most of our guests live. Is this considered a destination wedding? If so, I should provide guests with info on local hotels, right? Do I block hotel rooms for them or just give them the info on hotels nearby?
Sorry, it’s a lot of questions but I’m just a little overwhelmed.
Post # 3
I might give them the information, but an hour and a half seems reasonable for guests to be able to make it home for the night unless you’re having a really late wedding.
Post # 4
I think it would be wise to include information about local hotels on your website or in your invtiations for those guests who choose to stay the night. If you can, maybe reserve a block of rooms for the bridal party and close family, since they’ll be around for most of the day and possibly the day before?
Post # 5
I think it would be safe to block hotels and give them info on staying overnight. If it’s an hour and a half away, I personally would stay the night so I’d appreciate it. And for people like me that you’re inviting, there will be a lot of confusion and banging your door down for hotel info after the invites go out, so better to figure it out now..
Post # 6
I really don’t know what is/isn’t considered destination (aside from the obvious), so I can’t answer that question, but I’d say go ahead and block off some rooms at a local hotel(s), since it’s so easy to do – just call up the hotel or do it online. You can put the info on your wedding website, if you’re having one.
Post # 7
If you have room on your website, I’d add some general stuff on that, but b/c of how close it is to your home, I personally wouldn’t worry too much about blocking rooms. It can come back and kick you sometimes b/c people like to stay at different places and you can never please everyone.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t classify it as a destination wedding but it is an OOT wedding. So I’d definitely block some rooms and include hotel information in the invitations. I’d also consider sending a save-the-date, just so your guests have a heads up that they may need to alot a lil extra money or time.
Post # 9
I’d put info about hotels, but people will probably stay 50/50.. a lot of people don’t drink at weddings, or at least after dinner and would drive home..
Post # 10
An hour away from where you live is still a local wedding. That applies even if your guests have to travel. What makes it an out of town wedding is if guests have to stay the night somewhere before travelling home. That is not the case if anyone on the guest list, including the bride and groom, lives within that short of a driving distance. Guests are responsible for their own accomodations. It’s a nice gesture on your part to block hotels but certainly not required and many couples actually don’t do any of that and are still considered great hosts. Just give them a list of hotels in a variety of price ranges and stick it in your save the date packet if you choose to send one. Otherwise, guests will figure all that out on their own.