Planning tools 101: hotel block comparison chart #Advice#Wedding 101#accommodations#checklist#wedding planning July 12 2018 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Will you be giving away welcome bags at your hotel choice?Aloha Beaches Welcome Bag from becollective Related Post Booking a block of rooms: 5 helpful tips from the hotel front desk There can be so. many. things to worry about when planning and executing a wedding/commitment ceremony. If yours happens to include setting up a block... Read more We launched a comprehensive and totally customizable document of wedding planning spreadsheets in Google Drive if you're the type to get down with spreadsheets like I am. First we featured a big ol' wedding timeline, then we featured the guest list planner, then it was on to the wedding budget calculator, and now we're sharing a chart that will help you compare hotel blocks if you're planning to provide that option to your guests. Hotel blocks allow you to block out some rooms and room rates to help guests grab a good deal on a hotel room. You can snag the whole set of complete planning docs or pick and choose just the ones you need. We'll be highlighting each spreadsheet in their own posts so you can see what's in each. Here's the whole set of wedding planning docs, including some we've seen nowhere else: Wedding Day-of Timeline: where to be and when Wedding Guest List: who will be there and what will they require Wedding Budget Calculator: how much will all this stuff cost?! Hotel Block Comparison Chart: comparing hotel prices and features Comprehensive Venue Comparison: all the details to decide on the all-important venue Wedding Seating Chart: who to lift and separate Wedding Vendor Contacts: a list to pass off to those in the know A Who to Call List: the actual people in the know! Wedding Packing List: what stuff to bring and who's bringing it Photography Shot List: what photos you'll want to remember the day You'll be able to make a copy of any and all documents you want, save them to your own Google Drive, and customize the hell out of them to fit your own offbeat wedding. Alternately, you can print them out, download them as a PDF (or other file types), or email them to a friend or planner. Download the planning spreadsheets here Hotel Block Comparison Chart Here's where you can list potential hotel options for guests, compare features like closed or open blocks, pricing, free breakfast, free wifi, parking situations, etc. This is especially critical in larger cities and when there's another event competing for hotel rooms in your city. Download the complete set of wedding planning spreadsheets: To save your own copy of the wedding planning spreadsheets: Click on FILE and then MAKE A COPY to save the spreadsheet to your own account. (You need to be signed into your Google account to do this.) You can also email them and download them to a format you prefer. Note: these are intentionally fairly generic, so you'll definitely want to customize them to YOUR event. Just because something is listed (say, a calligrapher) does NOT mean you need to have it. We just wanted to keep things as comprehensive as possible. Stay tuned as we highlight each wedding planning spreadsheets in more posts coming soon. In the meantime, feel free to snag all of them now so you can get started on your wedding timeline and more. Hotel insider info: How to book a block of hotel rooms for your wedding guests I have worked in hospitality -- at hotel front desks, bars, and even housekeeping -- for years. Over those years I've picked up a few tips to make the wedding-and-hotel… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS An intimate botanical wedding in Pennsylvania with splashes of DIYed color NEXT An intimate bucket list wedding planned in two weeks after a cancer diagnosis Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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