(Closed) Hotel Block trouble!

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

30 rooms is a lot for them to put on a block in my personal experience (I work at a hotel). So I think it is completly normal for them to wait until they see the rooms being booked for them to add more to a block. Actually normally I think they make you wait until the majority of the blocked rooms are booked until they will add more to the block so I think they are really trying to work with you. 

Post # 5
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3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

When I tried to add hotel rooms to my block, they told me I had to wait until more rooms were booked.  I wouldn’t worry about it – you have a LOT of time.  I set up my block in April 2011 for a wedding in September 2011.  Wait and see if more people book closer to the wedding, and then you can add more later.  Are your guests even aware of the room block yet?

Post # 6
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2539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

my family just started booking and we are 5 mths out….i think alot of your guest willl have a problem booking so early out!!

Post # 7
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3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My hotel was a PITA about my 25 room block. We filled the 25 rooms in a week.

Post # 9
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1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What you explained is actually perfectly normal. Our hotel did that for us as well, but with an initial block of only 15 rooms. As soon as people start booking they’ll give you more.

Post # 11
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761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We dealt with this exact problem.  99% of our guests were coming from out of town and we thought we’d need 50 rooms.  We called guests up right away and asked them to reserve the room if they wanted one.  You only have to give your CC number to reserve, you are not charged until you actually check out. If you have Save-The-Date Cards, you could suggest people reserve the room that way.

We asked close family members and bridal party first. They had no problem reserving their rooms and it opened our wedding block up to other guests.  This really helped because our wedding was taking place on a festival weekend and there were very few hotel rooms left available in the area.  I was so glad to have the block so that my guests had a place to stay!

 

Post # 12
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13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s exactly what our hotel did.  And as rooms were booked, more rooms were added to the block so that additional guests could also book.  Totally normal!

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