(Closed) multiple small Inns for wedding guests?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 4
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi, We’re having a destination wedding in Key West and our guests are staying in multiple places. It’s all B&B (bed and breakfast) inns down there in Old Town Key West, and that’s exactly what I wanted. We actually rented out a full B&B which houses 32 people, and we’re having the reception there. In total, we’re looking at 75-80 guests.  I saved the main house for immediate family, wedding party and a few friends. I ended up finding about 5 other places nearby that people could book and walk or take a short taxi ride over to us.

I think its totally fine to do it this way. Everyone will be celebrating with you the entire weekend it seems, it’s just a place to sleep. Not necessarily hang out all day. If you FI’s side wants to stay together, then I think you leave it up to his mom to orchestrate the whole thing, because that means people will need to book around the same time (unless they are letting you block rooms off). Thats absolutely not something you should have to add to your plate. I think the best you can do is to find a couple options, get all the info for your Future Mother-In-Law and then let her take it from there. Otherwise, you’ll spend all your time playing travel agent.

If you’re worried about people being too spread out, plan some activities that bring everyone together outside of your wedding. For instance, since everyone is traveling, we’re doing a welcome party the night before the wedding instead of a rehearsal dinner. That way, everyone can meet, mingle and catch up with one another. Then, the wedding will be like a giant party among friends. 😉

Good luck!

Post # 5
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think that it sounds cozy and fun to have your guests stay in somewhere that is completely filled with other wedding guests! I agree that helping to plan some activites or events that everyone could meet at one location together would help to ease the stress of the family members.

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