Our wedding is about 1.5 hours out of town and as the various events will take place throughout the weekend, the wedding party will likely want/need to stay on site.
I thought it would be a nice idea to cover the hotel rooms for our attendants and their spouces for the weekend instead of giving them a gift. However, as this "gift" would cost us about $2,000 my FI is only willing to cover one night instead of two.
I feel bad as we are asking them to give up an entire weekend, plus time for various jobs and events throughout the proccess. Is it tacky to ask them to pay for one of the nights? Or do you think that they will have assumed that they will need to pay for their accomodations?
Another option would be to give them the option to share a room with another attendant (and spouces) and then my FI would agree to cover the two nights as it's the same cost essentially, but is that a tacky thing to suggest when they would be sharing a room with someone they don't know extremely well?