February 29, 2012

Wedding Planning :: Wedding guest travel alternative

I recently discovered a great website thanks to my sister that would be a great travel option for wedding guests.    If you are planning a wedding one of the many things that have to be completed on your planning checklist is reserving hotel room blocks.  Or if you are working with a planner, this is a service that should be offered to you.

Home Away is a cool website that allows you to book a variety of housing options from single family homes, downtown condos, beach front homes, cottages & so much more.  The website is very easy to navigate through and search for locations & it shares a rental calendar of availability. What I love about it also is that its not just for US travel, but also international travel {for destination weddings} as well.  This would be a great travel option for your guests because if there are couples or families traveling in from out of town, in many cases this would be a more affordable option than reserving a hotel. Also since they are furnished locations with all the amenities of home they could also stock the kitchens and save more money on travel meals by cooking at there "weekend home" before the wedding.

Another really great option in using Home Away is for bachelor and bachelorette parties that may be planned in other cities! The locations for Miami/South Beach & Las Vegas are awesome!!  I was very impressed with the Nashville Tennessee rental locations especially in the downtown area.  They are perfect to many of the tourist attractions & if you are getting married in the heart of downtown many are also in walking distance and parking would be included!  That's a major score, right!

Leave me a comment & let me know what you think of this alternative for your wedding guests!  I love this concept, and will be recommending it to my clients & will use it for personal travel!




Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Sounds like a fantastic tool for couples-in-planning!

Tabitha said...

Home Away is an awesome website. I've used this website for a few years. Truly you can find and book some awesome deals! Vacation rentals for me are so much better than staying at a resort when vacationing, but it does depend on the person.