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5 Must-Have Tips for Planning a Hotel Wedding

I am beyond thrilled about today's post because Lauren from My Hotel Wedding is sharing her Tips for Planning a Hotel Wedding. Her blog is filled to the brim with gorgeous ideas to make any indoor venue truly shine but just as important, there is a wealth of knowledge to learn, everything from what venues to choose, all the way to inspiration fit for the grandest soiree. With that said, I will give it over to Lauren and don't forget to check out My Hotel Wedding for more amazing wedding ideas!

My Hotel Wedding's Top 5 Tips For Planning a Wedding

First of all, congratulations! Getting married is such an exciting time in your lives. While putting together your big day may be stressful at times, we’re always here to lend a helping hand. To help you get started off on the right foot, I’m sharing a few of my top tips that I’ve picked up over my 10 years of planning weddings and events.

1. Don’t let your venue’s décor be a deciding factor.

Tips for Planning a Hotel Wedding

{Image by Elizabeth Messina, via Style Me Pretty}

Don't get caught up in the decor or carpet in your wedding venue. Trust us, nobody will remember what it looks like. They will however remember the food, how they were treated, and the ambiance of the party; so focus more on those aspects of the day instead.

2. Be flexible if you want a better deal

5 Must Have Tips for planning a Hotel Wedding from My Hotel Wedding | Image by Elizabeth Messina, Planning by Mindy Weiss

{Image by Elizabeth Messina, Design by Mindy Weiss via Style me Pretty}

If you’re really looking for a deal, then be flexible on the day of the week or time of year for your wedding. Saturdays and Sundays tend to be the most expensive while weekdays are less in demand and thus are often less expensive. Friday’s are a great choice but be wary of your start time since it can be difficult for guests to get off work early.

3. Hire a planner or at least a day-of.

5 Must Have Tips for planning a Hotel Wedding from My Hotel Wedding | Image by KT Merry

{Image by KT Merry, via Style Me Pretty}

This is so, so important! A wedding planner can be a real lifesaver for ensuring every last detail is covered leading up to your wedding day, even if you’re having a hotel wedding. If you’ve decided not to hire a planner, we highly encourage you to at least have a day-of planner. This will ensure that you can relax and know that everything is taken care of on your big day.

4. Book a room block for your guests.

5 Must Have Tips for planning a Hotel Wedding from My Hotel Wedding

{ Image by Lexia Frank Photo}

Even if you’re not having a destination wedding, securing a room block for your guests is a must-do in our book. Room blocks are so helpful for out-of-town guests and planning wedding weekend events is much easier when everyone is staying at the same place. If your wedding is at a luxury hotel, we suggest securing a room block at a more affordable hotel nearby. It's always nice to have an option for all your guests, no matter the price point.

5. Take a moment to yourselves between the ceremony and reception.

5 Must Have Tips for planning a Hotel Wedding from My Hotel Wedding | Image by Jennifer Hughes

{Image by Jennifer Hughes}

Take a few moments in-between your ceremony and reception to spend a little alone time with your new spouse. Have a selection of hors d’oeuvres sent up to your hotel room, relax together, and soak it all in. After a whirlwind of a day, this alone time will be much needed!

Above all, remember to have fun! It’s true what they say: your wedding will be over before you know it. So cherish every last minute and know that, even if everything doesn’t go perfectly the day-of, you still get the spend the rest of your life with your new Mr. or Mrs. Happy planning!


 

About Lauren -

When planning a wedding in her own family, Lauren found that most wedding websites came up short when it came to finding not only wedding inspiration, but also actual insider tips and tricks of the trade. Using her extensive experience in luxury hotel event management and her talent for creating world-class parties and events, Lauren founded My Hotel Wedding in 2012 as a solution to this need. My Hotel Wedding supplies couples with both knowledge and creative ideas for their dream hotel weddings by featuring real hotel weddings, fabulous fashion inspiration, wedding planning tools, and tips from seasoned wedding professionals.

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    Storm - ConfettiDaydreams.com Wedding Blog - Such great tips! Attending a wedding shortly where the bride booked a block for all of us in the wedding party.ReplyCancel


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    Tamika | Bajan Wed - Great tips Lauren, especially love the last point!ReplyCancel


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    Jemma - You Mean The World To Me - Great advice Lauren!ReplyCancel


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    Christie O. {Mountainside Bride} - Such great advice, especially the tip about not worrying about the hotel decor. By the time you get all of your tables and chairs setup, you’ll hardly be able to see that hideous carpet 🙂ReplyCancel


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    Andreina | Fly Away Bride - Great tips. Thanks to Lauren <3ReplyCancel


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    Ika|PureWeddingBlog - Wonderful tips,never heard of the room block idea, will definitely suggest it to my brides. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel


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    Charmaine (Rustic Folk Weddings) - Wonderful tips Lauren!ReplyCancel

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