I think the plan you have laid out makes the most sense (and that's how I did it more or less)-- contact the resort to find available dates and get that nailed down. I figured it would be awful to get the rooms/flights all set, only to find out later that the resort had no openings for weddings during my stay!!
In general, I found if you can give them a list of your preferred dates (ranked in order), they will get back to you with availability faster than if you just ask for them to tell you what is open, especially if you have a very large window of dates you're looking at.
Originally Posted by lianee
My fiancee and I are considering getting married at this resort sometime next winter. We're pretty flexible on dates, and I was wondering what process everyone here used to book their wedding dates. Did you contact the resort first to book a date, then start working with a travel agent to book rooms/flights around that date? Or something else? I'm pretty new to all of this, so any advice would be helpful.