| Originally Posted by Geminie |
Thanks for the reassurances! I can't wait to get married there... my only concern right now is my friends/family's budget... Nov is low season (our date is Nov 5).. is there any way you guys think I'll be able to swing $1500/per person for one week as a group rate? (Flying from toronto?)
I was also thinking about flying from buffalo, I heard that it's cheaper by $200-$300 per person.
From what I have seen...even in November, $1500 is "cheap". We're travelling there in May (also considered the beginning of their low season) and we're paying, including insurance, about $2400 per person (from Toronto via Air Canada Vacations also). We are getting a "group" rate, although, don't be fooled by the term. There are some incentives to having a group rate, but most of them aren't because you're saving a lot of money. Mostly, it is just the security of all booking together to ensure flights and rooms...we're not saving anything really for cost this way. (We are using a travel agent as well..just so you know)!
If cost is a major concern, I would discuss what everyone can afford up front, talk to a travel agent, and see what one can do for you. I have had to accept a few people changing their minds recently, once we got our final quote back...it is A LOT of money!
I hope I haven't discouraged you...I actually really hope a travel agent in your area will be able to find a way to get you all there within your budget(s)! Good luck, and keep us posted!