(Closed) Destination wedding in Blackwater Falls, WV and don't know proper etiquette

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: August 2012

You definitely don’t have to pay for the guests hotel lodging.  Even your bridal party is not required although a nice guesture.  I doubt anyone can take off a full week for your wedding day, so if you want, you can offer a room for them for two nights (which seems more normal).

 

Would you be able to afford the whole cabin yourselves for the week?

Does the cabin allow for parties – do you have to bring in a tent, chairs, tables, food, etc?

 

The restaurant can cater:

http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/amenities.htm

 

Various rental rooms for a weddings:

http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/group.htm

 

(Note I’ve never been to WV, I’m just googling for you.)

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: August 2012

Ah I see, offer lodging to some Bridal Party members, but not all…

My first hunch would be to offer the same thing (cabin or no cabin) to all the Bridal Party just to be consistent. 

Do you think the other Bridal Party members would be miffed if they learned you covered others’ lodging and not theirs?  Of course, you’re not required to cover anyones, but that was my first though.

Or you could put it as “first come first serve for the Bridal Party, we have 3 free rooms to offer if anyone wants to stay with us in our cabin.”  And hope the good friends snatch it up first? 

Last idea, just tell your good Bridal Party friends that their rooms are covered if they want to stay in your cabin, but since you cannot do it for everyone ask them to not spread the word, but no need to outline for the rest of the Bridal Party that they are on their own.  I think that is assumed when you’re a Bridal Party member that you pay for your own lodging, dress, etc.  I don’t think you have to say, “Sorry, you’re on your own!”  If they assume you are covering it, then they are in the wrong.

Looks like a lovely location!

Post # 7
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  • Wedding: August 2012

@kristinlforeman:  When I had a wedding with guests planned (it was changed to an elopement) I pre-bought 6 cabins for first come first serve.  They were to pay us back, but we pre-bought them because they fill up quickly and it was so rare to have 6 open for a weekend so we snatched them up!  This place didn’t take reservations, they required full payment for 3 night min!

As people started to pick cabins (one couple per cabin), based on a map I made, no one selected the cabins closest to us.  I mentioned it to a few friends, and they felt like we needed some privacy!  It could be too noisy!  LOL

So who knows, people may not want to share the actual cabin with the newlyweds!

 

Sounds like first come, first serve will take care of those that need it and those that won’t!  Good luck!

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