(Closed) How did you know how many OOT bags to make?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My feeling is, if they book outside of your block, they don’t get a bag 🙂  When I’ve booked outside of a room block or stayed with friends at other people’s weddings, I didn’t get a bag.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Nearly all of our out of town guests stayed at one of the two hotels where we blocked off rooms. I gave my mom and Mother-In-Law the jobs of asking people where they were staying, and then we dropped them off at their hotels with a list of names (I think we ended up dropping off at 3 hotels). A group of my college friends were staying at one girl’s place, and my mom had them drop by our hotel to pick up the bags for the whole group. It really wasn’t too much trouble for our moms to email people and ask where they were staying, and we just sent quick texts and fb messages to our friends to find out for them. I have had brides do the same when I’ve been attending their weddings. 

Post # 6
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1278 posts
Bumble bee

Could you ask the hotel how many people booked?

Post # 7
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1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Did your hotel say they would extend the block for extra guests?  Because if they did, they will still be able to tell you how many people are in the block, or the extended block.

Post # 8
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1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@village_skeptic:  I think the hotel will tell you how many people booked for your block.

Post # 9
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

Our hotel required that everyone book a month before the wedding in order to get the room block rate. Once that date passed, we called the hotel to ask how many rooms were booked. We then just made that many Out of Town bags.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If they book online, they won’t get the cheaper room-block rate.  And in my opinion, since they didn’t follow instructions to call, they get no bag.

Post # 11
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615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

I’m trying to figure this out myself because I think people will be staying all over the place. I wanted to do Out of Town bags but I might end up skipping it because of logistics. 🙁

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Pretty much everyone booked in our block because we got a killer deal. So that’s how I knew how many to make. We also gave the bridal party (staying at a cheaper hotel) goody bags. We also knew that 5 sets of relatives were at a nearby hotel too so I gave them Out of Town bags too.

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