Question: Do groom’s parents pay for their invited guest’s room?
Among the “super-rich” (those people with endless bank accounts) the bride’s family (and/or the groom) may, if they wish to, arrange and pay for special guest accommodations. This is neither typical nor expected, but is permissible under certain long distance circumstances, such as a private intimate wedding ceremony.
A considerate bride and her family, who are hosting the wedding, may arrange for guest rooms as a courtesy (and as my nephew’s thoughtful bride-to-be did) for their out of town wedding guests. For those of us traveling to Baltimore, she arranged and reserved a suite of nice rooms at convenient hotel. She sent us the hotel information and contact number so we could easily assume responsibility for our accommodations. By reserving a block of rooms, she also secured the group rate for each of us. Her efforts saved traveling guests time and money. Something much appreciated by this increasingly common courtesy.
Thank you for your important question. Your interest in protocol matters.