I've basically read that if you're having a wedding that requires some travel (our families live 6 hours away from each other- so we were thinking of 3 hour drives per family- right in the middle) that it's nice to book a block of rooms for a discounted cost- but you're not required to pay for everyone's rooms. Is this generally correct etiquette wise?
I always travel for my family a lot- and they've all acted very fine about traveling for our wedding- but I'm still feeling some guilt. I'm tempted to say in lieu of any gifts- we know it requires travel- and their presence is all we would like- in a more formal, appropriate sounding way. Am I the only one who feels like if I'm having a wedding where most parties will need to stay overnight- making it clear that we don't expect any gifts is more fair? I would hate to see people spend $50.00 on gas, $90.00 to stay overnight, AND feel required to gift us. Do I just not mention it and hope that most people realize their attendance alone is special enough for us? New to all this! Thanks in advance!