(Closed) Long Distance/Destination Wedding – How to gather accommodations?

posted 4 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

On our wedding website, we just made a section about accomodations with info about the room block we’ve set up, as well as links to other hotels in the area that we recommend. No need to make it overly complicated.

ETA: If you don’t want to make a website, you can easily include a card with your invitation or save the date that has a list of hotels/booking websites that you recommend.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

We also put options on our wedding website, one was more budget friendly and included one-person rooms and another was a bit more upscale for people who wanted to fancy it up. We got a discounted rate for both hotels with our room block. We also included a note about other options such as AirBnB and looking for a bargain on hotels.com

Of course our wedding was in a small town with very limited options to begin with, haha.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

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rinnerrabbit :  No, we just picked a few affordable options within about a 30 minute drive and  left it at that. It’s up to them to figure out which areas they like and don’t/how far they’re comfortable driving around etc. If you’re worried that someone will pick a cheap option and not realize that it’s in a suspect part of town, you might add a little something that says “We recommend staying in the South End and Back Bay areas, so here’s a list of our favorite hotels in those neighborhoods.”

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

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rinnerrabbit :  We were not on the hook for any cost on the block! Our rooms would just be re-released for full-priced booking I think about a month before the main event? I would not be happy to guarantee anything, it’s not like you can MAKE your guests stay at any particular hotel even if you have rooms blocked.

It might be standard practice in the US though, so I might not have the best experience to help with this. Hopefully a US bee can come along and shed light on whether fill guarantees are a thing!

 

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