(Closed) Reception hotel sells out b4 we even send Save The Dates: etiquette question

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would send it anyway since plans  change. That is awful about the hotel!

Post # 4
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, you do still need to send a formal invite. Otherwise they will feel excluded.

I’m sure it will be fine for people to stay elsewhere – the hotel had no obligation to hold additional rooms, and it sounds as though they followed their own policies to a T. Frustrating, but the rooms were legitimately booked. The hotel couldn’t know that the whole thing would be booked within 24 hours! And even if they did, it was a courtesy to warn you, not an obligation.

Post # 5
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@bhgerhard:  MOMzilla….that’s hilarious. 🙂 I would still send the invite just so feelings aren’t hurt. Sorry to hear about your hotel. I hope it all works out.

Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee

It will be just fine. It’s a good idea to have a couple of hotel options, anyhow, to accommodate guests’ different preferences, and it’s possible there could be some cancellations at the reception hotel between now and October. Maybe you can ask them to notify you if that happens, so that you can try to funnel those rooms to your brother, the bride’s godmother, etc?

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