Post # 1
I have gotten THREE calls in the last week from people who called the hotel to make a reservation for my wedding and were told that the Hotel was completely sold out for the weekend of my wedding.
On my invitation AND website, it was made clear that the hotel was only holding rooms in our block until August 31. So, now everyone is trying to make hotel reservations in mid-September, and confused as to why they can’t get one? Why is it not my job to go hunting for other hotels in the area for you?
You have google. You have priceline. Can you not find your own lodging??!?!?!?!??!?!
Post # 3
What did you say? Ugh, this is why we’re not blocking rooms. I am including a web card and a page on our site that has a list of hotels, plus their phone numbers and websites. Hopefully, we won’t get any calls.
Post # 4
Especially if your website said rooms were only being held until August 31st they should have gotten their shit together. Honestly, adults act like children sometimes. You would think they could manage to be in charge of themselves.
Post # 5
Oh, we’ve gotten some of those same calls. FI’s aunt and uncle had us book a room for them, even after we gave them all the info (which is on the website, which they said they looked at!). And FI’s brother just called yesterday to ask about accomodations.
The block expired September 9th (and yes, that was on the website). Luckily, it’s a small town and our wedding isn’t happening near a major holiday or festival, so it’s almost certain that rooms will be available. (We just made FI’s daughter’s arrangements last night, and the hotel had no problem booking a room.)
@Statutory Grape: The only reason we blocked rooms is because the hotel gives a discounted rate, no matter how many rooms are booked – whether it’s one or the whole hotel. We figured that, for the 3 or so guests who probably will book rooms, it’s nice to save them a little money if we can. Otherwise, had there been no discount, yeah – it’s a giant waste of time.
General ETA: I love that this thread has “ineptitude” in the title! *adjusts English major nerd hat*
Post # 6
How annoying! Like you don’t have more important things to deal with than the consequences of their procrastination!
Post # 7
I would be so annoyed! People can be so dumb sometimes! Hopefully you don’t get anymore of those phone calls!
Post # 8
People can only do to us what we allow them to do. You wedding is too close to get all stressed out by things you have no control over. When you get calls about this just say “I’m sorry to hear that you are having this problem. There is a list of local hotels on our website- perhaps that will be helpful. I look forward to seeing you at the wedding.”
This approach will work for other issues that arise.
Post # 9
Just wait…those same people are going to call you and ask directions to whatever hotel they end up booking…the day before the wedding. (Bet you a dollar.)
Post # 10
People will not follow directions AT ALL. I printed out directions cards from the hotel to our venue, rehearsal dinner and the brunch and I cant even tell you how many calls I got during the entire wedding weekend asking for directions somewhere. DID YOU READ YOUR DIRECTIONS CARDS PEOPLE!?!! Just be prepared….for some reason grown, well-educated adults don’t fare well with following instructions!
Post # 11
@clarebee: This is why I don’t plan on keeping my own cell phone that weekend, hahaha…. I’ll make my dad or brother or someone screen all of my calls.
Post # 12
@ddw: The sad thing is that I did not have my phone! And when I did I never even had service. The problem was that I was basically one of the few people who could give accurate directions anywhere so the phone was always passed off to me! Thankfully I did not give any directions the day of the wedding!
Post # 13
It seems like the close we get to our weddings, the more people get on our nerves. It is not hard for people to Google a hotel. I don’t understand people anymore.
Post # 14
Sorry, but everyone else’s life doesn’t revolve around your wedding day/weekend. They are probably very busy with their own things that are more important. I’d be happy that they’re actually taking the time to celebrate your special day with you. As a bride, you probably should have already researched backup accomodations for your guests anyway.
Post # 15
@Ranaki13: Wow, that was a little harsh. You are right that peoples lives do not revolve around the OPs wedding, but at the same time it is not the responsibility of the bride to find accommodations for people that did not do what they were supposed to in a certain amount of time! It is nice enough that she even got a room block in the first place! Also, Im sure she is happy that her guests are planning to celebrate with her – its just stressful to have to deal with this kind of thing with such a short amount of time to her wedding! Please try to respect people and be courteous of their feelings….