Yeah i have been looking ( have gone to 4 dollaramas thus far) and have only found 15 bottles of advil.. so i am still on the search to buy the rest of them... So i have only half so far! i hope they stock them up too!! it will be tragic if they don't!! lol
As for the booking.. i was engaged on St. Paddy's day, and i Booked in April. for a wedding date of February... so 10 months in advance... You want to book with as much time as possible.. as you are trying to get availability for a whole group... a block of rooms etc... resorts fill up! you want to make sure there is enough room for all of your guests... and the longer you wait, for a group booking, the higher the price gets! I know we are still just over 6 months away from the wedding and the package prices have already gone up a couple hundred dollars.
As for ACV being the most expensive... i think it depends on where you are flying from etc.. however i Went to 4 different TA's and i also tried westjet Vacations, Sunquest Vacations, ACV, and one other one.. ( i cant remember what it was called right this moment) but ACV came out to being the cheapest.. and that was on quotes from flying out of Calgary, and toronto. I have guests flying out of Kelowna, Grande Prairie, Kamloops.. and ACV even threw in the free connecting flight for them to meet us in Calgary ( they just had to pay the taxes, but got the connecting flight for free) ACV has been awesome!!! I don't know if thats because we booked in plenty of advance, or if we just have a good TA.. i dunno...
Hope that helps!
Originally Posted by DramaticAnnie
Alright Canadian Brides hijacking this thread to discuss upgrades on ACV..
I only found four 10 ct travel packs of Advil's out of the two dollarama's I searched at
Hopefully they'll be getting more in though! The dollarama that had no little first aid kits before has a ton of them now, and I bought my full sheet label papers today, hopefully I can get some DIY'ing done since I have a few days off coming to me (Thursday to Tuesday)!
And now back to the hijacking.. as far as the ACV thing.. how far in advance did you guys book anyway? My TA is an independant TA as far as I know, she works out of her house and she advised us not to look for airfare for April 2012 this far in advance. I told her I heard of other brides using Air Canada Vacations and getting an upgrade and she doesn't know anything about it. She was dilly dallying about phoning the hotel we're going to be staying at the night before the cruise so I called today and asked for a group rate myself and got it. I read in a bridal book somewhere to never mention that you're booking a "wedding" group until you have to, if you just call and book a block of rooms for a family, they'll probably be cheaper then a 'wedding' booking or whatever. So yeah, I booked it. I think she was a little put off but the hotels in the area are booking up fast, she was even surprised at the number of hotels with no availability. Anyway. She says ACV will likely be my most expensive option. It's a flight from Halifax to Orlando, FL so it shouldn't be too bad. Idk. She says to wait and see anyway...