Ohhhhhhhh, college....(Le sigh.)
Here's the problem: I grew up in the middle of nowhere. By deciding to get married in the middle of nowhere (my hometown,) I gave up the idea of having everyone stay in one central location. I then had to do some serious research on various ideas for lodging. The logistics have been pretty mind-boggling, to say the least. There have been several times in the past few months that I seriously wished I had opted to have the wedding at a place where everyone could stay.
After practically going cross-eyed trying to figure things out in my head, I finally sat down and made an excel spreadsheet. I'm pretty worthless with Excel, so it's a very basic spreadsheet using columns for various information, such as the guests' names, addresses, etc. It's been somewhat helpful but I'm still stressin' over hotels versus bed and breakfasts, televisions in the room, discounts for the entire place, two-night minimums and other fun details.
Right now, I have 6 different places where guests will be staying, including 4 bed and breakfast's close by the reception site, one nicer hotel about 30 minutes away and a Ramada Inn about 20 minutes away. The list may end up being 7 or 8 places by the time we get to the wedding.
Oh right, and there's also transportation to and from all these places. Ack!
Anyone else getting married with tricky hotel logistics? Who did the smart thing and is getting married at a place where everyone can stay?