If you are planning a destination wedding or even if you are having your wedding locally but have invited many people coming from out of town, reserving a hotel room block is something vital that you want to consider doing for your guests.
Not only is it costly for someone to travel to your wedding, but the hotel cost can also add up quickly, especially if it is someone who is in the wedding party and needs to be in town for a few days.
Reserving hotel room blocks ahead of time can ensure that your guests get a discounted rate on their rooms if they book within the block you have secured.
It is a good idea to start your research for hotel room blocks early so you can ensure that you can block off the specific number of rooms you need. You may also be able to get a bit cheaper of a rate for the block if you secure it early. If you know you are going to have 50 room night booked in your room block, they need to know that ahead of time.
Choose A Hotel Close To The Venue
You want your guests to stay at a hotel that is within close proximity of your wedding venue.
If you book a location that is miles away, it leaves a better chance of guests arriving late or even getting lost which is not something you want to worry about on your wedding day.
It is also a great idea to include directions from the hotel to the venue for each guest as well as a list of restaurants and shopping areas that are close by in case they are needed.
Have A Contract
Having a signed contract is important because there are some things you want to be sure you understand before you book your room block.
You want to make sure the hotel does not penalize or charge you if you do not book every room in your block. Make sure you find out ahead of time what percentage of your room block the hotel expects your party to book.
Some hotels may not have a percentage and will simply try to resell those rooms that go unused. You also want to have a date set that your guests have to book their room block by which is written in your contract.