wow. I'm blown away at the number that are booked for 2012 already!!! we just finally booked a couple of weeks ago for november and I thought that was way ahead!! we didn't get the day and date we wanted because GBPJ is booked up but I'm ok with it.
JayKay - you got your dress already? talk about organized!! we're doing them tomorrow but everyone is on a diet so I'm not ordering until probably may.
unfortunately booking so far in advance yes you run the risk of the company changing their departure date. there is a formula too it that involves gate time at the airports when they leave and return, generally first come first served. so if another airline beats you out, you have to pick other times and days. we may be in the same boat. we plan (at the moment) to leave on sunday, but it's very possible we will get a saturday departure. our wedding is on thursday. could mean we do our wedding thursday, get one day to recover then have to turn around and fly home on the saturday, which would totally suck. compensation is we'll probably go away again a month later for a week at Xmas. somewhere there is always a bright side girls. take that from an old lady that is doing this for the second time and loving every minute of it. I know it's your wedding but try to just roll with it. we always want everything perfect but sometimes the best moments in life are the ones not planned.
now I received a quote from Transat out of Toronto that is terrible - over $1500 so we'll definitely be waiting a while to book. it's really tough to realize they are charging these amounts now but it you go online by July to book it yourself, you would probably get it for no more than $1,000. we actually saw GBPJ in January of this year for $700 taxes all in. that's less than half of what they are askng for now. I know everyone is getting upset about the resort prices, but doesn't it make you wonder where the airlines get off charging someone $1800 for a vacation that 6 to 8 months later someone else will pay half that amount for??? maybe that's where there should be a protest??