Post # 1
I know what I want to do for my BFF’s bachelorette party, but I am overwhelmed with making it happen. We’re coming up fast on her wedding month (June) and I’m planning a beach trip to a tourist city so I know that hotels will book up fast and I need to reserve rooms, but the majority of the bridal party sucks and is not returning my messages about what weekends work best, how much they can spend, etc. PLUS we’re inviting friends who aren’t in the Bridal Party, so how do I figure out how many rooms to reserve and how much money each person owes and all of that?
I’m guessing the answer is pretty self explanatory but I’m stressing big time (I think I’ll feel better once the shower is over next weekend) and I want to make sure my friend has an awesome time. Thanks Bees!
Post # 3
you need to give people deadlines. “let me know by may 1st if you’d like me to book you a room, or you are on your own.” These are adults, they’ll figure it out. same things go for costs etc. if Bridal Party wants to have a say they need to respond by …. Or else it’s your call. Good luck
Post # 4
@carolinabelle: Most hotels don’t require you to pre-pay, so what I would do is pick a date (coordinate with the bride), and then reserve 5 hotel rooms with double beds. Then email the bridal party saying you have booked the rooms and the date and that the rooms are $X per night and have double beds. Say that you will share a room with the bride and you will all divide the cost of her half of the room evenly. If they want one rooms and know who they want to share it with, let you know, and you will transfer the reservation in their name. Then, wait a few days and send the same email to the non-bridal party friends. Wait until the week beforehand and release any rooms not available.