Post # 1
We are getting married in a somewhat rural part of our state, which just happens to be near a ski resort. The pro is that there are lots of accommodations during the summer and that happens to be the low season! The cheapest housing option by far is to rent a vacation house. I think we will have a lot of people who want to do that, however, we also have the problem that quite a few out of town guests will be flying in and may not want to rent cars if they can help it. I’m trying to figure out how to let our guests coordinate transportation and accomodation between themselves. I will, of course, give them some suggestions on our wedding website, but I just don’t want to be the go-between. Anyone have any suggestions? In particular, if there was a way to do this through our wedding website (not sure which service we are using yet), that would be ideal.
Post # 3
@vermontia: Hey vermontia, I realize this might be a little late, but I was thinking, you could give information about organizing people on your website and have people send you their email addresses. You could start a Google document, add each member to it, and then people can basically use it to leave notes like– renting a house in Montgomery, 200/pp, looking for 3 people! And then people could use it to get in touch with each other. I don’t know if that would work for your crowd, but it’s the best thing I can think of. I can’t wait to hear all the details about your wedding– your venue is on the top of my list for possible future weding venues 🙂
Post # 4
@love108: Thanks for the suggestion. We ended up taking the guestbook page of our wedding website (weddingwire.com) and changing it to a “Forum” page so that people could post their contact information and what kind of housing situation they are looking for. We haven’t gone live with that yet though, so I only hope it will work.
Post # 5
We were almost in a similar situation but decided that the logistics were too hard and we found a completely affordable hotel an rented a bus. One thing we looked at was identifying the biggest house(s) and potentially renting out the whole thing and sub renting each bedroom to our guests. This was a house that had 8 bedrooms. We also looked at a couple of B&Bs in the area and loved the idea of putting everyone in one but since people were coming in at different times, doing a hotel was much easier.