(Closed) Help!!! NEED advice regarding accomodations for guests.

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think if the hotel is in a city, where people can walk to different places or take transportation, it’s okay. However, you might want to give them the courtesy of providing transportation for the actual wedding day (since that is far for them). That way, people can get away with not having to get a rental car and only worry about airport transportation. 

Have you used hotelplanner.com? You can enter in your event info, and different hotesl bid on it. It’s super easy and you can look at some of your other options.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think 30 minutes is acceptable.  In fact, our hotel was 15 minutes from the ceremony site and 30 minutes from the reception.  In retrospect, I think it’s better to have the hotel as close as possible to the reception site so people aren’t driving too far after they’ve been partying and drinking!

Have you visited this hotel in person?  If not, I highly recommend doing that and taking a look at one of the rooms, just to make sure you won’t be sending your guests to a hotel that has dirty rooms or smelly hallways or noisy semi trucks parked just outside their windows.

May I also suggest (if you weren’t already planning to do this) creating a map to tuck into the invitations?

http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/04/06/making-your-own-map/

Post # 7
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459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Can you make blocks at multiple hotels, the one you found and a more expensive one closer to your wedding? If I were a guest I would prefer to stay at the hotel closer to the wedding. Some guests, though, would prefer the great deal that is 30 minutes away.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think that’s completely fine, as long as you provide a shuttle to and from the wedding!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that it’s fine, so long as you explain things to guests clearly on your website and invitation reception card so they can factor in the cost of either public transportation and/or car rental.

I think it’s super-nice to arrange transportation for them, but honestly, I don’t think that’s a must and I certainly wouldn’t expect so much as a guest. If I were invited to a wedding and informed that the hotel was 30 minutes away from the ceremony, I’d accept it and figure out the necessary arrangements I’d need to make it work, whether it’d be renting a car, getting a metro ticket, or even staying at a slightly more expensive hotel that was closer.

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