(Closed) Hotel Bookings

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We booked two to give guests choices in different price ranges. Is that an option for you?

Post # 5
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Most of the time, you aren’t responsible for any rooms that don’t get booked — the hotel simply releases them about four weeks before your wedding. Obviously, you’d need to double-check the policies of the hotels you’re booking at, but it can’t hurt at all to get a few extra rooms at some different price points. Your guests will appreciate it!

Post # 6
Member
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We actually had to guarantee that a minimum number of rooms (10) would be booked or we were responsible for making up the cost. Of course, we were blocking 30 rooms, so maybe if you’re blocking off fewer you wouldn’t be responsible.

Post # 7
Member
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I agree with PP that it’s nice to have rooms available at a couple of places in different price ranges.  I would definately not guarantee that you’ll pay for x number of rooms if they don’t get booked though, that seems like it’s just asking for trouble to me.  If your only option is to take responsibility to pay for rooms that aren’t booked, I would just provide a list of a few local hotels and their price ranges with the invitations or on your website (if you have one) and let your guests choose for themselves.  I would not want to risk having to spend money on rooms that went un reserved.

Post # 8
Member
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We had to do two different hotels because the main one we wanted (and where we would have preferred to have everyone stay) only offered us 25 rooms. Since almost everyone will be traveling to our wedding, that wasn’t enough. Both of the hotels we got are very reasonably priced for the area, but if you’re selecting a more expensive hotel and there are less expensive options available, that would also be a good reason to have more than one. Some guests will want to spend more for a nicer hotel and some will want to economize. 

Neither of our hotels will charge us if we don’t book a certain number of rooms. I would have been very uncomfortable with that.

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