Hotel Weddings Aside from resorts, traditional hotels also offer wedding packages. These come in all shapes and sizes, from two-person ceremonies to grand affairs with many guests. Many of the same questions that apply to all-inclusives will apply to hotels as well. Budget Travel Tuesday, Aug 22, 2006, 4:55 PM Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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Hotel Weddings

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Aside from resorts, traditional hotels also offer wedding packages. These come in all shapes and sizes, from two-person ceremonies to grand affairs with many guests. Many of the same questions that apply to all-inclusives will apply to hotels as well.

How many weddings are performed at this property every year? _________________

This question is a trade-off. On the one hand, you want the property to be skilled in planning a wedding, no matter how complex. (Although hotels may have plenty of facilities, some may typically use those facilities for meetings, not for weddings.) On the other hand, you don't want your wedding to feel like part of an assembly line.

Is there an on-site wedding coordinator? __ yes __ no

While most all-inclusive resorts have on-site wedding coordinators, many hotels rely on local wedding coordinators, which can be a separate cost for the couple. Or properties may have a person on staff who handles weddings but that person's responsibilities may also include groups or conventions. Check to see if the hotel staff person is a dedicated wedding planner; if not, you may be better off hiring a local wedding planner if your wedding will involve many arrangements.

How many weddings are typically performed in a day at this property during the month of our wedding? _______

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