Everyone will usually have some family that lives out-of-town coming to their wedding. With those out of town family or friends you need space to have them stay. Sometimes they stay with other family members or friends, but if that’s not the case here are some tips on finding places for them.
If you have booked your wedding at a hotel, one of the questions they might have asked was about room blocks. Room blocks are a set of rooms that have been blocked for only guest attending your wedding. You will want to do this when you book your wedding at the hotel so you have enough rooms for the out-of-town guest.
Now let’s say that your wedding is at a winery or museum, somewhere that is not a hotel. You can still ask the local hotels surrounding your location if they can do room blocks. This is almost better because it gives your guest the opportunity to pick the hotel that fits them. Also you can provide different price ranges for your guest instead of just one price. Still do this far in advance so that they can block the rooms for you.
Now that you have rooms blocked for your guest at a hotel or more, you need to send the invitations. The out-of-town guest need a little more time to plan their trip out to the wedding. Also they will need to book the rooms that you have set aside for them. The best option is to include a card with the save the date that have the hotel(s) location, number and email for the guest to look at. Also make sure there is a note, letting them know to mention they are coming for your wedding and get the blocked room.
Any more, brides are making their own wedding website. That is also an excellent way to get the information out about the hotel(s). You can make a tab on the web page that mentions accommodations and has the hotel(s) listed with a link to their websites, phone numbers and addresses. This can save you on printing the extra card with this information. Just make sure your save the date has your websites URL. If you don’t decided to do it that way, Facebook is another social media outlet. You can create a private invite for your wedding guest invites only with all the information too. Using social media is another great way of connecting information to your guest.
In Town Guest
Now that you have considered your out-of-town guest you may want to think of your guests that live locally. Just because they are only 20 minutes away doesn’t mean that they might not want to stay in a hotel. So maybe have a few extra blocked rooms for those guests that live locally, in case they want to party the night away and be safe.