Many guests will want to stay overnight after the wedding and it is a good idea to put together a list of accommodation which you can send out . 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. 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. If guests are traveling a large distance to your wedding, it is quite probable that they will need somewhere to stay, at least for one night. It is quite understandable that the bride and groom may not be able to host them themselves. However you could recommend a good place to stay and if you have lots of out of town guests you could even strike a good deal with the hotel or block rooms. If this is not an option you could ask family/friends that live close proximity to the wedding to host families. If this is the case it is best to pair people appropriately. For example if you have an elderly couple, it is best to pair them with an equally senior couple. Similarly if you have a family with young children, if you pair them with a family also will children, they will be used to the noise that comes with having children. If you are going to do this you need to let the host know as soon as possible and make the host details known to the out of town guests so they can make arrangements promptly. If may be a nice idea to drop a note to the hosts thanking them for their generosity. 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.
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