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Hotel block question

, on January 23, 2020 at 12:49 PM Posted in Planning 0 14
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Hello, I was wondering what day everyone was blocking their hotel rooms for. The day of the wedding or the day before.

Our ceremony start time is 4:00pm it’s on a Saturday.



  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    You should definitely do the night of the wedding, but if you wanted to do both, that would be great.

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  • Neeva
    Super September 2020
    Neeva ·
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    Depends on your crowd.

    My wedding is 4:30 on a Saturday and I think most will stay Friday and Saturday night. I blocked 25 rooms for Friday & Saturday and 5 rooms for Thursday night (family coming in for extended time).

    If you think more people would stay Saturday night you can block more for that night.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    I would do the day before the wedding and of the wedding. Just in case anyone is traveling and wants to arrive the day before.

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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Our venue was a hotel and they automatically blocked off Friday and Saturday nights.
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  • Lauren
    Rockstar February 2020
    Lauren ·
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    Our wedding is at 3pm. Our block is for the night before and the night of the wedding. Guests have the option of picking one night or both! We have a courtesy block of 20 rooms.

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  • Andrea
    Super May 2020
    Andrea ·
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    Our wedding is on a Saturday and we have our block from Thursday until Sunday. We have a lot of people coming in from out of town and a large welcome/rehearsal dinner on Friday. Most people are staying at least 2 nights.
    Usually the hotel will give you a date range and you don’t have to choose one date only.
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  • Haley
    Expert October 2020
    Haley ·
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    I did some both nights and some just the night of.

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    As a guest I always prefer to get into town the night before the wedding. So I would do the day before and day of.
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    We had a DW so we booked the night before and the night of but we also held a few rooms for two nights before because we knew we had some people coming in early.
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  • Givemeallthepups
    Devoted February 2020
    Givemeallthepups ·
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    Our wedding is a Saturday and our hotel block is Thursday to Sunday. I figured really only my parents would be coming in Thursday night but we have a good number of guests coming in Thursday night actually. We live in Nashville so they're making more of a vacation out of it.

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  • Nikki
    Devoted April 2021
    Nikki ·
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    I did the day before the wedding and the day of. I did make sure to talk to hotels about if people didn’t book both days and there was no issues. I wanted to check that I wouldn’t be on the hook if the rooms weren’t filled the day before
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    We had a Saturday evening wedding and we blocked the day of, but guests were able to add on days for the same rate without a problem.
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  • Suzie
    Super October 2020
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    We are doing the exact same thing - well, planning to once I can get a hold of the sales person lol

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  • Christel
    Savvy October 2020
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    We did friday, saturday and sunday. It's a saturday wedding but ours did a complimentary room book which means if they use the code they save money if they dont we are not liable.
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