(Closed) How early did people start reserving rooms?

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
205 posts
Helper bee

Normally it would depend on location and date of wedding. But it has been known for guests to start reserving rooms as early as 9 months or later especially with wedding season and brides booking their venues/hotels well over a year in advance. Is your wedding going to take place in the same hotel that you reserved the hotel block for? If so, then it makes sense as to why it would fill up so quickly especially for Destination Weddings.

Post # 5
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We don’t have a hotel block since there’s such a huge variety of hotels in Carmel and a lot of them are little tiny ones (maybe this is a bad idea, but I got paralyzed with indecision).  It seems like right now, 6 1/2 months out people are starting to think about booking rooms, feeling like they should, but not actually getting their act together enough to do it.

I suspect that if we had an actual hotel block we would have some bookings by now.

Post # 6
7693 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Wow people did not start reserving rooms til a few months out (like maybe 3 months at most) and then about a week before the wedding is when everyone booked their rooms!

Post # 7
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

how do you guys know when they book? does the hotel let you know who books and when?

Post # 8
4767 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

about 20 people have already reserved a room for my Destination Wedding in Sept as well.

Post # 10
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

People are already booking rooms for my Destination Wedding in October.  I think once people decide to go, they start booking things.

@Mrs. Meowerson:  I only know because I have received some emails and calls from people telling me they just booked their rooms. 

Post # 11
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

GOODNESS!! You are lucky! We have blocked rooms and about half are booked. It’s like pulling teeth to get people to go ahead and reserve! LOL!

Post # 16
205 posts
Helper bee

Wow!! Then its definitely a good thing that you reserved the room block when you did. But just to be on the safe side, try and located another hotel close to the one you already have just in case the one hotel does not hold all of your guests.

But look at the bright side, if your guests are booking their hotels as soon as they got the save the dates, then doing the RSVP’s should be easy once you send out the invitations! Wink

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