How many hotel rooms do I need for my wedding?

How many rooms should I block for my wedding?

Detailed Answer. Estimate the total out of town guests coming and use half that number as a guide for how many rooms to reserve for the wedding. So if you have invited 100 guests and fifty are coming from out of town, you would look to reserve about 25 rooms.

Do I have to pay for hotel rooms for my wedding guests?

You absolutely do NOT have to pay for your wedding guests’ hotel rooms at a destination wedding or any other kind of wedding. Yes, weddings cost a lot for guests, especially when they’re traveling from out of town and most likely have to pay for a plane ticket and/or gas and lodging for 2 nights.

How much do hotels discount for weddings?

The basics: A hotel room block is a reservation of 10+ hotel rooms. The perk of a room block is that they save you time, money and ensure that all of your guests will have a place to stay during the event you are hosting. On average, group rates are 15% to 40% lower than standard rates. This deal is already sweeter.

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How many hotels should I list on my wedding website?

Despite what you may have been told, in most cases, you need one hotel block and in the case of a city wedding, you may need two hotels, but we’d still recommend you keep the hotels close to one another.

What does 80% attrition mean?

For example, let’s say you make a hotel room block of 20 room nights for your wedding and your contract states that your attrition rate is 80%. This means that you are responsible for filling up to 80% of your room block, giving you an “allowance” of 20% reduction of room nights without penalty.

Who pays for hotel on wedding night?

Traditional Weddings

If the groom’s family is covering the cost of the wedding or part of the wedding, they may be asked to pay for the best man’s room as well. The groom and/or his family also is traditionally obligated to pay for the hotel rooms of his entire half of the wedding party, not only the best man.

Does it cost money to block hotel rooms?

Most couples can (and should) be able to block rooms at any hotel without a deposit. Rather than getting a regular room block, they need to ask for a courtesy room block. This is the kind of room block where you don’t have to put down a deposit and there is no fees for unused rooms.

When should we send out save the dates?

Send out save-the-date cards six to eight months prior to your wedding and the wedding invitations eight weeks before your big day.

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What is a courtesy room block?

A courtesy block is a block of rooms that a hotel will hold without any financial obligation to you. With a courtesy block the rooms are pulled from hotel inventory and reserved for your group at a discounted rate.

Preparing for the wedding