(Closed) Do We Need A Hotel Block?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Do we need to arrange for specific accommodations?
    Yes, even if there is no discount you should choose a hotel for your guests : (5 votes)
    45 %
    No, you should give them several hotel options in the area and let them choose : (6 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
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    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We have a lot of guests traveling, so we didn’t have a choice. Even though most of yours are nearby, I would go ahead and block one. All three hotels at which we blocked rooms would let us reserve at least 20 of them without incurring any obligation to pay for them if they weren’t used. The rates we got weren’t awesome, but they were a) lower than the prices I found for the same hotels online and b) cheaper than my venue coordinator got from the same hotels. IMO, it’s a nice convenience for your guests, so if it’s free, why not?

    Post # 4
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I said no, because you have so few guests that acutally need hotels. I would recommend a hotel or two for them.  For most of the hotels I looked at near us, we had to reserve a minimum of 10 rooms and were required to fill at least 85% of the rooms.

    Post # 5
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    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’ve been struggling with this same thing.  We’ll probably have about 6-8 rooms on our wedding night and 3 the night before.  To get a discounted rate, the hotels require at least 10 rooms per night.  I think I’m just going to send out some hotel recommendations to everyone.  Since a lot of people travel for work, they can choose a hotel where they get rewards.

    Post # 6
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re just doing recommendations since we won’t have very many Out of Town guests. I think the main purpose behind them is the discount, and you can’t really get that with just a few rooms :).

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