Our wedding venue is about 45 minutes from the city, and I assume our bridal party, parents, etc will want to crash nearby and not drive home.
My fiance and I were in a bridal party a couple years ago and the bride and groom actually paid for our hotel rooms for the night. Very nice, very unexpected. I know that we cannot afford to do this for our bridal party.
Here's something I was thinking about though: What if we booked, or contributed to booking a group Air bnb for them? There's a couple in the area that can accommodate up to 10 people.
Its still expensive, but its not 1 room/person at a hotel, and it includes breakfast.
Our group is all friends and we all stay at the cabin every summer together. What are people's thoughts on this? If you were in a bridal party with a bunch of close friends and the bride and groom booked a cabin for the night for you all...would that be something you'd be okay with/like? Would asking people to contribute $20-$30 be okay? This would be additional to the gifts we'd already be getting everyone. I'm not trying to be cheap or anything lol, I'm just trying to gauge how people would feel about this if instead of $100+ for a hotel room, it was only $30. Closer to the day, if we decide we can afford to pay for everybody, then yes, we'll just do that.