Accommodation and taxis for your guests
Wedding planning isn’t all cake and confetti – you’ll need to arrange practicalities such as travel and accommodation for your wedding guests. Here are our tips on getting these vital areas sorted…
If your venue is fairly remote then it may be a good idea to hire a taxi company for the evening to take the guests back to their accommodation at the end of the night. This is an especially good idea if you have a lot of out of town guests, as they will not be aware of the best companies to hire. You may also be able to reduce the cost of the taxi hire if you hire them out in bulk. Beware though, it may add considerably to your wedding costs as taxis are quite expensive. If you are using a large venue then they may have a taxi company that they usually use and are able to recommend. Alternatively, if a lot of your guests are travelling to the same accommodation, then you may want to consider hiring a minibus or a coach to take everyone there.
Many guests will want to stay overnight after the wedding, especially if they’ve travelled a long distance, so it is a good idea to put together a list of accommodation to send out with your invitations. If you are having a wedding website, then you can include a list here too, with links to your chosen accommodation. Unless you are footing the bill yourselves, make sure there are options in a range of price brackets. If you have time, check out the accommodation yourself, so you can make personal recommendations.
If you’re marrying in a hotel, or a venue with on-site accommodation, then you should be able to book multiple rooms for your wedding guests. Encourage your guests to book their own accommodation rather than block-booking on their behalf, which can leave you liable for the cost of any rooms that are not used. Some reception venues will stipulate a minimum number of bedrooms to be booked for the wedding, so do make sure these are filled before suggesting other accommodation to guests.
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