(Closed) Block of hotel rooms?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

We blocked rooms for the wedding night for guest .They paid to stay it like a 200 a night hotel my mother In laws choice. Also I booked a room to get ready in for me and my girls which I paid for .

Post # 3
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127 posts
Blushing bee

Also t ok  block rooms you just call up the hotel they usually give you a special rate and either you or your guest can pay for the rooms

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

when you call to block rooms they’ll give you the amount you have to gurantee. For us it was anywhere from 10 to 15 rooms at certain hotels. Blocking rooms means you get a special rate but you have to GUARANTEE that those rooms will be filled or you will have to pay for them. You’re guests coming from far away will pay for their own rooms but let them know you blocked out rooms at such and such a hotel so they can get the special rate. As for your bridesmaids. If you are requiring them to stay at the hotel so you can do mani pedis and “girly stuff” and to get ready. YOU pay for that. You dont make your girls pay for a hotel room you want  them to have so you can get ready. That’s on you. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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snpmarin:  I got married in NYE so I wanted to make sure that people had a place to go if they drank too much. I blocked 20 rooms, but ended up needing closer to 40. I didn’t have to pay for anyone else’s room, and because so many people booked, I didn’t have to pay for my own room that night either. I did pay or shuttles to run to and from the venue that night though… Make sure if you are looking for a block that they don’t require you to pay for any rooms not booked. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Hey! I just got done doing this with one of the Marriott hotels- we RESERVED a block of room (for them, that usually consists of 10 rooms and they will add more if the initial 10 gets booked up).

They gave us a discount for all of the rooms (I think it was roughly 20% on the regular rooms) and I went ahead and booked their presidential suite (for $100 off) for my bridesmaids and I to get ready in and also that would be the room my SO and I would stay in after the wedding.

Most of our guests are local- 2 couples are not, but they are my cousins and will stay at my aunts house most likely. But all others live up to an hour away from the venue- so I am leaving it up to them.

The ones (out of my bridal party) that live closer to the hour mark, all said already that they will get a hotel room- the ones that are closer, probably won’t.

If you are making it mandatory that they stay at the hotel the night before the wedding, you should pay for the room. If it is not mandatory- they should pay.

Answers will be different depending on who you ask/where they are from- but that’s how it is where I am.

 

I was in a wedding once where the bride made it mandatory that we stayed with her the night before- she got a bigger suite and all the bridesmaids (including her- the bride) stayed the night. You could do that…

 

For doing the actual reserving of the rooms- call the hotel and tell them you want to reserve a block of rooms for your wedding. They will direct your call to whoever manages that.

Are you wanting to go ahead and book the rooms and pay for them yourself?

 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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snpmarin:  It’s ABSOLUTELY acceptable to have them pay for the second night. They should be paying for any nights not “required” by you.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

There is no financial risk for you if you reserve a COURTESY hotel block. The hotel will save a bunch of rooms for you, and it’s up to your guests to reserve their rooms. After a certain deadline, whatever isn’t booked is just released back to the public. I would still reserve and pay for your bridal party’s rooms if you specifically want them to stay there with you. 

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