Post # 1
So, I decided to make my own website for our wedding, and NOT use a prepackaged deal. Silly me, thought I could learn HTML easily…. anyway, it’s finally able to be used and I don’t know HOW much information I should put about the rooms I blocked.
Is it bad form to put the price? Is it also bad form to tell the guests that if you choose a particular hotel that the bride and groom get a room free? How much information is too much information?
I have an insert in the invitations about the Hotels, just general though… name, location, group number etc. Should I just let my guests do the leg work?
So many details, and I know I’ll forget something!
Post # 3
You should definitely include the price of the rooms, also the basic information re: hotel name, address, and group code (even if you also included that info in your invitations). Also, their deadline to book before the block expires and the rooms get re-released to the public. Provide a link to the hotel’s web site if you know how to do that in HTML.
You may also want to include some information on additional hotels that you have not blocked, but that guests may prefer (i.e. if you’ve booked a mid-range hotel you might suggest a budget option and a more luxurious option).
And leave out the part about how if X number of guests stay there, you get a free room. The purpose of a hotel block is for guest convenience; a free room for you is a nice bonus, but you should not imply that it is your intention in setting up the block.
Post # 4
@sailor: Exactly what I would have said!
Post # 5
thanks ladies, I did just that… I wasn’t really serious that I was going to put the “i get a free room” thing up… My Fiance and I would almost prefer to just come home to our little nest with our cats on our wedding night! Anyway, we don’t have the money for a room, so if we do end up getting a free one, that’s bonus for us! Plus, I’m guessing that it’ll fill up… it’s the cheapest of the three. I’m trying to get group rates at other places, but I’m having a hard time getting phone calls back. I plan to follow up tomorrow. or monday. I think i might take the rest of the weekend off with the wedding planning, i’m getting burned out already, and I have still two months to go!