- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
My wedding venue is located in a tourist area. They get great business in the summer. We are getting married in September of this year and have reserved many rooms as well as the estate house for our wedding party! Our Ceremony & Reception are on site and all our guests hopefully staying on site. 90% of our guests are from out of town or live more than an hour away so we anticipate needing a lot of rooms.
The problem: The venue is asking that we get as many people as possible to start booking rooms. However the wedding is just short of 9 months away! We sent out save the dates a little earlier than most mainly since its a 4-5 hour drive for many guests and we want them to be able to plan for it. I know invites shouldnt go out till about a month or so before the wedding but how do I get some guests to start reserving rooms without having to send out invites so early?
I understand they dont want to say no to potential guests because i have asked to block off so many rooms however I dont know how to get guests that prob dont even know if they will be able to come or not to put down 50% for a hotel room.