I too am nervous about flights and it seems the prices have risen around the holidays. Someone suggested yapta.com, I am on this too and it tracks the price of your flight by day. This is extremely helpful for determining if you are getting a good deal or not by looking at the price range over the last few months. I would recommend everyone using this website and suggesting to their guests as well.
I got a group rate from American Airlines which gives all my guests a 5% discount if they use AA. Just call the airline and find out all the details. Most airlines do have some kind of group discount program so it doesn't hurt to make a phone call and check.
Happy 2011 ladies! The first half is going to fly by!