(Closed) The worst part of wedding planning

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Are you saying you have to pay to reserve a block? Or are you paying for your guests as well?

 

I didn’t pay to reserve a block of rooms – I just gave them a number and they are now on hold. A month before the wedding, anything left gets released back to the public.

Post # 4
Hostess
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You shouldn’t have to pay anything on a reserve block. There’s no obligation… even if they block you 15 rooms and only 4 rent out.. you don’t owe anything!

Or you shouldn’t.

 

Post # 6
Member
1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You definitely shouldn’t have to pay for the rooms. We have a block of 30 rooms at the Marriott and aren’t held responsible for the rooms if they aren’t booked. They will hold the rooms until 30 days before and open to the public if they aren’t booked. 

Post # 8
Member
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsFutureG:  I’m getting married in downtown Baltimore, and all the hotels I spoke with did not work that way! I spoke to Hilton, Marriot, Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn!

Post # 10
Hostess
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@MrsFutureG:  Hmm, I don’t know that seems very fishy. I’ve actually never heard of this.

I don’t think it has to do with big chains… I’m currently looking into the hilton & holiday inn. They both are no obligation to pay.

Have you called around? I understand the bidding thing, hotels in our area do that as well, each hotel offers you their lowest rate and you choose the one you’d like. But once again, we didn’t have to pay!

Post # 11
Member
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If that is the case then, why don’t you ask them about the possibility of adding rooms later? Then you can reserve less…

Post # 14
Hostess
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh, well that certainly sucks.

Honestly, if I lived in your area, and there was a minimum requirement to book the hotels [say, 30 rooms]. I wouldn’t even do a hotel block. I would give the locations of the two nearest hotels and let them rent on their own.

There’s nothing that says this HAS to be done, and that could be a large chunk of change if they aren’t rented! That would be a complete waste of money.

Post # 16
Member
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would be really mad if I were you… I’d also be afraid of running the risk they’d be booked. My hotel is booked, outside of the block I have reserved, and my wedding is over 4 months away – most people haven’t booked yet!

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