(Closed) Unusual to be stressed about this?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with your friends – you can’t worry about it. People will attend if they can. And I think with 6+ months notice, you’ve given them plenty of time to save the money. 

Post # 4
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

Depending on how many guests want to stay out side the district could they possibly share a rented van or a shuttle service? 

Also if tht one particular weekend seems particularly high you may want to call the hotels and see what is going on. If there is a large convention or some town extravaganza going on you are going to have more things to worry about than guest room rates. 

just a thought

Post # 6
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I hear you… This issue is the most stressful part of the wedding planning for me, too. I thought Sept would be much better than summer pricing, but the nearest major chain hotel near our Outer Banks is going for $320 a night!! So hopefully that will make you feel better about your rates! 🙂

I’m coping by helping friends stay together in rental houses – much for affordable at more like $300 each bedroom for the week. But of course no one will really stay that long to get their money’s worth…

Anyway, I completely know how you feel!! Sorry I don’t have a magic cure to make it less stressful. Your friends’ advice sounds good – people will make their decisions themselves. And Charleston is such an awesome place to visit, so people can choose to really enjoy the city in addition to your wedding.

Post # 7
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011


My destination wedding was possible for my guest because my maid of honor rented a huge house for about 14 guest to stay in.

 It was awesome and they paid only $150.00 each for 4 days down on the Bahamas in a HUGE house with a pool. 

There are tons of folks who rent out their homes in Charleston- You could get a great place downtown on Broad St.

Look on home away from home ?

 Just a thought 🙂 

Good Luck! 

Post # 8
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That can be really stressful but if this is what you want for your wedding you can’t let that bother you. The people that want to be there will find a way to be there. I have been to Charleston, SC and surrounding areas and it isn’t so expensive that some people can’t make it work. I am getting married in Mexico and have had to listen to many negative comments about how I am having to go somewhere that is expensive and it sucks but if people want to go they will make it work. Good luck!!

Post # 9
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

don’t stress out. We have the same problem, our wedding is mid june becasue that was the best time for our immediate families to travel up here to Maine. It also happens to be right when tourist season starts ( it’s a little before peak season) the hotel rooms in the city are between $200-$400 a night. We decided not to book a block of rooms and instead just provide a list of hotels on an info card and let people make their own decisions. There are less expensive hotels outside the downtown area so i know some people will stay there and drive the 20 minutes in for the day. There is so much to “stress” about that I just decided not to make this worth worrying about.


breathe! if you wed-it they will come

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