(Closed) OOT guests

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I might give them the information, but an hour and a half seems reasonable for guests to be able to make it home for the night unless you’re having a really late wedding.

Post # 4
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think it would be wise to include information about local hotels on your website or in your invtiations for those guests who choose to stay the night.  If you can, maybe reserve a block of rooms for the bridal party and close family, since they’ll be around for most of the day and possibly the day before?

Post # 5
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it would be safe to block hotels and give them info on staying overnight. If it’s an hour and a half away, I personally would stay the night so I’d appreciate it. And for people like me that you’re inviting, there will be a lot of confusion and banging your door down for hotel info after the invites go out, so better to figure it out now..

Post # 6
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I really don’t know what is/isn’t considered destination (aside from the obvious), so I can’t answer that question, but I’d say go ahead and block off some rooms at a local hotel(s), since it’s so easy to do – just call up the hotel or do it online. You can put the info on your wedding website, if you’re having one.

Post # 7
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

If you have room on your website, I’d add some general stuff on that, but b/c of how close it is to your home, I personally wouldn’t worry too much about blocking rooms.  It can come back and kick you sometimes b/c people like to stay at different places and you can never please everyone.

Post # 8
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wouldn’t classify it as a destination wedding but it is an Out of Town wedding.  So I’d definitely block some rooms and include hotel information in the invitations.  I’d also consider sending a save-the-date, just so your guests have a heads up that they may need to alot a lil extra money or time.

Post # 9
3124 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’d put info about hotels, but people will probably stay 50/50.. a lot of people don’t drink at weddings, or at least after dinner and would drive home..

Post # 10
4485 posts
Honey bee

An hour away from where you live is still a local wedding. That applies even if your guests have to travel. What makes it an out of town wedding is if guests have to stay the night somewhere before travelling home. That is not the case if anyone on the guest list, including the bride and groom, lives within that short of a driving distance. Guests are responsible for their own accomodations. It’s a nice gesture on your part to block hotels but certainly not required and many couples actually don’t do any of that and are still considered great hosts. Just give them a list of hotels in a variety of price ranges and stick it in your save the date packet if you choose to send one. Otherwise, guests will figure all that out on their own.

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