My wedding is not going to be until 2016 so I don't know how it's possible that I'm feeling this much stress about it. I have wanted to get married in the Dominican Republic for years (my fiancé and I have been together for 9 years and wanted a destination wedding for 8 lol engaged since December). Now I started doing some research a few months ago and picked out my DREAM resort. Royalton Punta Cana is the place I would like to say I do, or at least sleep when I go there to say I do. The price for people to fly out of Saskatoon, SK ( where 90% of my guests would go from) is about $2600.00 per person for 7 days with flights for the same time period I want my wedding but in 2015. This is almost a thousand dollars more than I want to ask people to spend. So then I think ok well I could compromise and change resorts, or even the month when we are going. Nope everywhere I have the slightest interest in is about the same +/- $200 and that is the same for within two months of the dates I'm looking at. Now the real kicker is people have been asking since we got engaged so not only have I been saying PC Feb 2016, I sent out save the dates to stop people from asking and give them a heads up so they could save. I just am at a loss and do not know what to do at this point.
we are February 2016 as well... but Mayan Riviera. Its true that we are choosing the most expensive time of year to travel... but from Saskatoon (or Calgary where I am)... people want to escape the cold vs. go at a time where we are actually enjoying our few months of summer so prices are always more expensive. I would suggest talking to a great TA who can lead you in the right direction for some options... my TA has been amazing and has been great getting pricing and options this far out (Some TA's wont work on dates outside of a year)... I can get you her info if you are interested in talking to her. My prices are high... about $2000 with taxes in so we are also looking at 5 day packages to get the price lower for some people... it's an option that may help some guests pay a bit less. The good thing is, if you can give your guests a heads up on costs... or even let them start putting down deposits, we are giving our guests a TON of time to save and put down the remainder of their balance.