(Closed) How many hotels?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How many hotels should we recommend?
    Just the one mid-point where there is a block : (14 votes)
    61 %
    Include a cheaper option (only one block though) : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Include a cheaper and a more expensive option (only one block though) : (8 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    662 posts
    Busy bee

    Block off in the mid range and just supply one hotel.  They have google, so if they cannot afford the room they can get another one near by.  I had to bring my pup with me to my brothers wedding but their blocked hotel didn’t accept animals.  My parents and sister wanted to stay near me (they hardly see me) so we ended up getting three rooms in a hotel near by.  It was no biggie.  Easy peasy.

    Post # 4
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    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Yah.  I picked a high, medium and low priced one so three total.  I told them the benefits of each one and had them pick from there 

    Post # 5
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    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I did my research and picked a hotel with the best value, doesnt mean it was the cheapest. But we are using the hotel as our “base” for the weekend. So while I would love for them to all stay there so we can get the room for the rehearsal dinner for free, I won’t push it. Do what you think is best and right for your guests. 

    Post # 6
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    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I am recommending a mid range one I’d personally feel comfortable staying at…. I don’t want any of my guests going somewhere dodgy. And then I’m also recommending a fancier one that isn’t so well known so most out of towners wouldn’t find it on their own. Win win!

    Post # 7
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    13251 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you don’t trust the quality of the other hotel, definitely don’t recommend it.  I don’t think it hurts to give guests more options and list the one you have plus the more expensive one, though.  We have two hotels blocked off with different perks (one 2 blocks from the venue, one offers free parking, etc), but we did an official block at both hotels. 

    Post # 8
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    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Do hotels charge to reserve a block of rooms? How does that work?

    Post # 9
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Just block the one. If they aren’t happy with it they’ll do their own looking. 

    Post # 10
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    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @RiverBride13:  I have never heard of any hotels charging but some might depedning on where you are.  Some may just require a deposit. Mine for expample doesn’t require anything.

    To response to the main subject- I am just offering one option.  I was going to offer two but if we get some many rooms reserved, we either get a free shuttle or a free night at the hotel.  If I had given my guests two options I may not have earned a free room at either hotell.  Luckily our hotel offers multiple types of suties and have given us a discount on all of them so our guests can choose which is best for them and their budget.

    Post # 11
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    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @HobbyLobbyist:  I guess it depends how many guests you have and who your guests are. We blocked 4 hotels at various price points but we have a lot of guests coming from out of town and there is a range of incomes and types of people.

    Post # 12
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    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MrsWBS:  Good point, I forgot to mention that!  Our wedding is about 100 people of which I would stay 1/4 would be out of town but many are families so the number really shrinks.  I have 15-20 rooms blocked for my guests knowing that some will stay together in one larger room to save money and some will stay somewhere else.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We only blocked rooms at one hotel (Courtyard Marriott, discounted rate of $109 a night).. we are only telling guests about that block in the invitations.. but I have listed 2 other less expensive hotels that are nearby on our website.. but I’m not recommending them.. just letting them know they’re around.

    Post # 14
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    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @mkelove:  that sounds fine then. Plus, the block rates aren’t always that much better rates anyways!

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