Hotel blocks

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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2137 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it depends. Are you getting married in an area where the hotel rooms are likely to sell out? (touristy area during summer, etc.) If so, I would try to find a hotel that will allow you to block off those rooms. I am going to a wedding next weekend and I JUST booked my hotel a few weeks ago. I know the area enough to know if they didn’t have any more rooms in the hotel block, that there are plenty of other options around. But while I knew that I was attending the wedding months ago, booking a hotel was not top on my priority list. I was shocked at the number of people that were contacting me the week of my wedding still needing a hotel room, so don’t assume just because someone has been telling you for a year that they are coming that they actually booked a room. If that were your wedding, and there was no block and it was 6 weeks before the wedding- would your guests have other options in the area? I find hotel blocks convenient and I’d err on the side of finding a hotel that you can block off, but if your only option is to pay upfront for 25 rooms – hell to the no on that. 

Post # 3
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2942 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, these days with hotel apps and online booking, I don’t think hotel blocks are needed.  Adults can find hotel rooms without a lot of guidance.  

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