Sorry to bring this up again, but I am still torn about this.
We are doing two hotel blocks for guests. One at an upscale hotel where FI and I will stay, where the BM's will get ready. The other hotel is a Hampton Inn. Nice, but not nearly as expensive. Both are about 3 mi from reception site, but in opposite directions.
FI was talking about buying the attendants rooms at the nicer hotel. I have mentioned we were thinking about this to two BMs, although no promises have been made. Last night FI and I were talking about this again, and I mentioned that if we buy them rooms in the nice hotel that we will be spending over $1,000 in gifts for WP and parents.
So we are considering not buying the nice hotel rooms, but offering to a. pay for a room at Hampton Inn or b. put money that Hampton Inn room would have cost towards a room at the nice hotel. We are planning on doing a shuttle after the reception to both hotels for guests. But then on Sunday we will have a brunch at the hotel where we are staying (which is 6 mi away from Hampton Inn). The cheaper hotel would be about $85 a night for us to book in advance, whereas the more expensive would be $140. We have 4 people to buy rooms for. What do you think?
RSVP Date: August 20th