October 3, 2010
I am in the planning process of our wedding. We have decided on a date of
03 September 2011, with about 75 quests. The problem is MANY of our
guests are coming from out of town. So, I'm trying to think of a way to still
have all our family at the wedding, but not spend my whole budget on airline
tickets and hotel rooms. I have thought about doing a cruise wedding, but that
still leaves airfare. Any suggestions?
October 4, 2010
You are not responsible for your guest travel, although it is a nice gester. You can work with local hotels to give you "group" rates which are a cheaper than normal cost. In these times you can save 20 - 30% off the normal cost of a hotel room. Ideally, you would include the hotel informtion in your invitations. But, you need to have the wedding you want and hope everyone can come. If there are only one or two friends/family members who are having problems gettting to the wedding, offer to help just them.
The Event Host
I agree with Marsha. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the guests, though you sound like a lovely person for wanting to assist. Marsha's advice is solid in all respects.
Rev. Ann Fuller
If your guests are willing to get together they do have group airfare. The airlines are producing very good rates at this time, And Hotel and airfare rates for some very fare prices. It's where to look not what.
October 4, 2010
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Congradulations on you Wedding
October 7, 2010
Yes, I am in agreement. You can get a travel agent in your town to put together a "deal" that offers both plane and hotel. By booking several, they can save up to 40% and you just have to pay for your wedding, a rehearsal or get together beforehand and maybe if they stay the day after your wedding, sponsor a day activity or luncheon. People know that they need to pay their own accommodations. It's more important to have them there, so you can also state, "in lieu of a gift," please attend our wedding. We'd rather have you than a gift."
Good luck and do let us know who you did.
If i were you I would focus on, if they need help, like grandparents no one can afford to pay for EVERYONE