(Closed) Hotel Block- In the real world you don't get reminders

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Is it possible that some guests have booked but failed to mention/get noted in the room block?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

ugh this is another one of my wedding fears because we are on the hook until we fill 70% of the rooms in our block!! so annoying!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have been guilty of that… waiting until the last minute to book my hotel – but I found that the hotel block was completely booked, I ended up staying at another hotel.  When I arrived, I found about 1/4 of the guests there (including family of the bride & some wedding party members)… we all found rooms.  As you said, the guests were/are adults.

Actually, as I write this, I realize that I’m currently guilty of not booking AGAIN.  Fiance & I are invited to a wedding in mid-Sept, and haven’t booked our room yet.  We still have time left before the block expires… and so do your guests.  Perhaps you’ve just invited a bunch of procrastinators?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I feel you on this one. NO ONE booked rooms at the hotel until last minute and their rates went up. I luckily got to receive quite a few at the quoted rate (but a lot at the higher rate) since we were spending SO much money at this hotel, so maybe if there are people who come to you after the cut-off date, you can work some magic. It’s worth trying.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I only reminded my close friends that I wanted to party with all weekend. 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Frustrating! I hope you’re not on the hook to cover the costs of any rooms not booked by that cutoff, if so I would be furious! If not, then people will have to just deal with whatever is available when they finally do book.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I would wait and Priceline a room in that neighborhood.  I set aside rooms and then got a few phone calls a week before the wedding when they realized they couldn’t get my room block deal anymore.  I apologized and then directed them to Priceline to hopefully get a room nearby.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

More people have booked in the last week for our August 11th wedding than they did in the entire six weeks since invitations went out. People are just figuring it out now, I guess.  I had the block extended but the rate went up on Saturday.

There are only two hotels in the town that we’re getting married (90 minutes from home, includes a ferry ride) and the other one is a scary motel.  The hotel told one of our Groomsmen last night that he only has 9 rooms left in the entire hotel.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

This is so typical.  About 20 guests booked rooms like nine months in advance and the rest were desperately scrambling for hotel rooms the week that the block closed. 

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