Friday, April 8, 2011

Our Hotel pulled through!

The results of Wednesday's Wedding Poll:
Are/Did you doing/do a receiving line? 
Yes:  39%
No: 50%
Haven't Decided: 11%

I'm actually surprised that this went the way it did...I thought the majority would be "yes", with the "no's" slightly behind, but it turned out the opposite. Very usual, thanks to all who weighed in!

So remember a few weeks ago when I had an all-out bridal meltdown over our hotel situation? In case you missed it, I had a minor freak-out when I realized our hotel block had filled up but the hotel was completely booked for our night and we still had a TON of out-of-town guests needing to book rooms. When I called other hotels in the area, they were all booked up too because it's the same weekend as Hofstra University's graduation!

Well, La Quinta and I made up the other day. First of all the lady I've been dealing with, Deanna, emailed me to tell me 6 rooms opened up and she added them directly to my block!! She also let me know that there is the potential for 15 rooms to open up on April 21st when they release the other blocks. SCORE! Even if we get half of those rooms added, that's much better than I originally thought. So good.
On top of that...I started making some phone calls to set up shuttle service for our guests from the hotel to our reception. When we blocked off rooms at La Quinta I was told that the block came with a 14 passenger shuttle that would make one trip to and from the hotel. That wold take care of some of our guests but not all. Now Deanna informed me that since we have over 30 rooms booked, they will provide full transportation for ALL our guests both to and from the hotel and that she'll arrange everything with me two weeks before the wedding once everyone has booked. SWEET!! One less thing I have to take care of and one less thing we have to pay for. So me and La Quinta are back to being BFF's 4LYFE, and shuttle service is D-O-N-E. One more thing off the checklist.
I love you La Quinta!
I usually like posting a favorite find of the week on Friday's. Many of you have probably already seen this amazingly gorgeous wedding video teaser over at First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, then Comes Life. But I just had to share it here today. It seriously makes me cry every single time I watch it. Enjoy, and happy Friday!

Sara & Rob Emotional Teaser from Fiore Films on Vimeo.


Mom said...

Yea for La Quinta! I love that video and the music is fabulous. So perfect. I, too, am surprised by this week's poll. Still think a receiving line is a good thing though.

jacin {lovely little details} said...

so glad the hotel came around!

i love sara's video.... so so sweet.

Rebekah said...

I'm so glad that the hotel came through! That's awesome. That video is too sweet! Oh my goodness, I can't stop the tears!

Ms. E. said...

Thanks for sharing the video..tear tear...

I am glad everything worked out with the hotel!

Heather said...

So glad everything worked out with the hotel!! Have a great weekend!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

YAYA La Quinta!!! Whoot! ;) So glad it's working out for you! I too loved that video of Sarah and Rob!!! :) Great share!

Jasmine said...

yay! that's great & such a relief!

Lexi said...

I'm so glad your hotel is making you happy now!!! I can't even imagine how hard it would be to not be sure if your guests would be taken care of... especially the out of towners.

Also, I absolutely LOVE that video... it made me cry, too!

AND, I wanted to let you know that I just booked with StoryMixMedia and I'll be blogging about them next week!

Nicole-Lynn said...

That's great about your hotel offering the shuttle service and pulling through for you on the rooms! yey! You gave me a good idea to check with our hotel to see if they offered a shuttle service, so thank you!

P.s. I loved Sarah's wedding video... ADORABLE! Isn't she the greatest?!

TheFutureMrsT said...

That's great! I love it when a vendor comes through :)

TheFutureMrsT said...

Thank you for sharing the video! It's awesome!!!!