Post # 1
Originally I had been planning to just pay for one room with two queen beds for my three bridesmaids(two of whom are lifelong friends and one that they don’t know). Now, I’m thinking this may be unbelievably cheap. Here are my options as I see them:
1. As is.
2. Get one room for my friends who know each other and another for my friend who doesn’t know them.
3. Get a separate room for each of them.
4. Ask my two friends who know each other whether they would prefer to be separate or together and then reserve accordingly, with a separate room for the third.
I have a feeling the right answer is either 2 or 3, but I’m just not sure. What do you all think?
Post # 3
Is your wedding out of town? I was having the same confliction and have finally settled on renting a cabin for the weekend (our wedding is out of town and there are lots of vacation rentals).
Post # 4
I assume all three are coming without dates? Personally, I think it would be more fun to have company (all three in a room) than stay in a hotel room by myself. I wouldn’t necessarily assume that the bridesmaid who doesn’t know the other two would want to be on her own (although maybe she would!). Since she may potentially feel like the odd one out, I would ask her first which situation would make her feel more comfortable and then go from there 🙂
Post # 5
Have you considered getting looking for a suite? We found one for some friends who were visiting us once. They had two seperate rooms with a common living area. It wasn’t anything fancy- I got the impression it was designed for a family so the parents had their own room but the kids were close.
Post # 6
If they are bring dates, they definately need separate rooms. A suite is a nicer option than a big hotel room. I would definately ask them before you put them all in one room, and particularly before you put two of them in the same bed. I would happily share a hotel room with most of my really good girlfriends, but I would prefer not to share a bed – even my sister and I get separate beds when we share a room.
Post # 7
Sharing a bathroom with someone you know is one thing. Three women sharing a bathroom is another. And Suzanno is right, some people are fine sharing a bed, but not everyone is.
It’s very generous of you to even offer paying for any of the lodging. As a Bridesmaid or Best Man, I wouldn’t expect it, but would be grateful if it was offered. I’d say #2, unless they are planning on bringing dates, then #3 is the solution.