Even before Mr. Puffer put a ring on my finger, I did what every bride-to-be does: I panicked.
Wait, that’s not every bride’s response? Well, it was mine. I realized that our impending engagement would be followed by a lot of blood, sweat, and tears—AKA wedding planning. I ordered a planner and some books from Amazon, downloaded a planning app, and, most importantly, joined the ‘Bee. Having these resources in my back pocket was reassuring. But as I started my education in wedding planning, there were a few topics that confused the ever-loving heck out of me. Invitation suites. Vendor gratuities. And room blocks.
Yes, the dreaded hotel room block. I knew reserving rooms for out-of-towners was essential, since most of my guests live two hours away and (hopefully) won’t head home after our reception ends around midnight. But how many rooms do I need? Will all of the reserved rooms be booked? And will I get stuck with the bill for any that aren’t?