The more I do this, the more I am confirming how much I HATE planning my own wedding, but that is neither here nor there....
Our guests are 100% OOT and our weekend events take place in the FQ. My fiance and I literally e-mailed 38 hotels in and walking distance to the french quarter. I found ONE hotel under $200. ONNNNEEEEEEE. AND another bride booked there as well so I can't have as many rooms as I'd like. Everything else is $229 + the insane $14.75% tax and then a room occupancy fee which varies depending upon hotels.
We're getting married in April. I sort of figured it'd be a popular month, but our weekend is the ONLY weekend in April where nothing is scheduled in FQ. No festivals, no conventions, nothing. WHY is everything so damn expensive?!
Any other brides having or had the same issue? I feel bad enough having everyone travel for our wedding, but to make them spend so much on a hotel makes me feel even worse.