So my wedding is next June of 215 but I'm trying to block out hotel rooms now so that I can get organized.
Upon calling a few hotels, I've found out that there is also an enormous city wide convention the same weekend as my wedding. One of the hotels we checked into was already booked! (Thank goodness it was the one with the seemingly worst customer service, at least from the impression I received from the very curt woman on the phone!)
Has anyone else ever dealt with this? Room prices are very expensive that weekend. We originally planned on booking a more affordable hotel and a very expensive hotel for anyone who wanted to enjoy a stay-cation.
Now that rooms are all very expensive, should we book two no obligation blocks at different hotels so we don't end up with a situation where guests can't find a room?
Should we book one block and hope we can add when the time comes?
My favorite hotel, based on their phone customer service, also offered 30 rooms at no obligation OR we could schedule more than 30 rooms with a 50% minimum guarantee. So if we book 40 rooms, as long as 20 of them are booked for either Friday or Saturday, we do not have to pay for any unbooked rooms.
Any other suggestions? I didn't realize I would have this difficulty over a year out! Yikes!