Originally Posted by FtMacBride
Thanks for the update. We are getting married in April. I am just in the middle of requesting April 16, for the beach ceremony and the Palapa reception. Just awaiting confirmation. Also, waiting to get quote back from TA. I assume that you guys are flying out of Edmonton? Was your package under $2000 and who are you flying with? I was dealing with a TA from Fort Mac but changed and now I dealing with one via email and phone calls from Vancouver. The Fort Mac travel agent never seems too find any good deals
We are dealing with a travel agent through Sears Travel in Edmonton. We initiated a package through Air Transat for our guests - flying from Edmonton for $1490 with taxes - we only had that price guarantee for 90 days - now they can still get a group rate but the current package online is around 1800 with taxes so now whoever books won't be getting as good of deal. They offer a free (all you pay is taxes) trip for every 21 people who book so we have one free trip for my fiance's mother (my parents are footing the bill for our trip through their time share they have there). They would also honor a one time price drop up to the time the full payment is due so should they get a deal on we can jump on that for our guests. Could the price be a bit higher since that is the week prior to easter? We are going over a long weekend and our trip has jumped in price for sure.
Air Transat kinda messed us around - we had our wedding date picked out (November 12 which is a tuesday) and had the choice of flying sunday to sunday or Thursday to thursday. Since we did not want only one full day down there before our wedding we took the thursday to thursday trip (which was also slightly cheaper). Then AT changed their flight days so now we are flying wednesday to wednesday - they wouldn't honor the price for the sunday to sunday trip so all of our guests will be leaving the day after our wedding. I think we lucked out with booking early to find a decent trip price.
I have found I have gotten good response from the wedding coordinators at the hotel - our travel agent did a destination wedding and said we could be waiting days if not a week for responses but so far so good - within a day.