(Closed) What is so hard about booking a room?

posted 9 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
Member
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yes, we had to get an extension and still people didn’t do it.  One hotel was really flexible and didn’t care so all the late people just went there, we had a few stragglers, who for whatever reason ended up somewhere diff (it wasn’t cheaper), and they realized that if it wasn’t one of the two then it was going to be harder to organize transport, we helped to make sure everything would work out but they were def a bit more on their own then.

Post # 4
Member
350 posts
Helper bee

Wait a minute – are we the same person?  My (extended) deadline was yesterday and I was in your same boat, and I had to keep harassing my guests to go ahead and book their friggin’ rooms already!  We’ve hired a shuttle bus because almost all of them are from out of state  and we don’t have public transporation in my area – if they don’t book it THEY WILL HAVE TO RENT CARS!!!  Geez.  Finally it looks like at least the Wedding Party and a few key guests got their rooms.  I’ve decided I can’t be bothered with the others – they are adults and if they want to pay twice the price well so be it or find somewhere else to stay and rent a car!

Post # 5
Member
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

O man, just try to let it go, you said it yourself, they are adults they should be able to handle it. It sucks how people act. I know you want everyone to be taken care of, but there’s really not anything else you can do, short of going to their house and taking their credit card and booking a room for them. You can only remind people so many times.

Post # 6
Member
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My fiance and I attended seven weddings this year, and we had to book a hotel room for the majority of them. We managed. If your guests cannot, let them rent a car. You’ve done everything within reason to make their lives easier.

Post # 7
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3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

People suck. They really do. You think that adults would be able to manage simple tasks of RSVPing to events and booking accommodations when everything has essentially been taken care of but it never fails that I hear these same stories from every bride. And don’t tell me “people don’t understand if they haven’t planned a wedding” because that’s total bulls**t. An adult does not need to have planned a wedding to return a freakin pre-postaged card on time or book themself a hotel room. GROW UP.

(I’m currently dealing with the RSVP situation for my engagement party, hence my rage.)

Post # 8
Member
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Honestly, I’m not going to hound people and if they return our RSVP cards and nothing is filled in on the “where are you staying” and “when are you getting in to town” lines I’m not going to call them.  If they’re coming, they’ll figure it out and that goes for our bridal party. 

Post # 9
Member
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

that happens to everyone doing Out of Town stuff, and you know what ? let them pay more.  Too bad they couldn’t read your invitation, website, and listen to you on the phone.  I don’t feel bad if guests are all out of sorts, they’re adults and should be able to read numbers off of a little plastic card to a receptionist at a hotel.

Post # 11
Member
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@kitty, o just wait for the wedding RSVP’s o you’ll have great fun I promise

Post # 12
Member
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Br1tSh1n1ngStar – OMG I know. The reason I’m so out of sorts about it right now is that I’m seeing my future. There will be three times the amount of RSVPs for the wedding than the party and we had 50% unconfirmed for the party as of the RSVP date. KILL.ME.

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