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#971 TishaJules

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    Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:28 AM

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    Oh my! I don't know how you do it!!! Our wedding is November 2, we booked our reservation & flights in January and sent out invites in February! I'd love to be someone who can leave things to the last minute but that is oh-so-not-me! Best wishes to you!

     

    I've been planning this weeding since last October. By no means am I last minute. The only thing that seems to be lagging is my airline tickets..but I'm not worried. We will get it at a good price. The bride and Groom will be there!

    #972 shortnsweet

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      Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:29 PM

      Originally Posted by futurearlington 

       

      Oh my! I don't know how you do it!!! Our wedding is November 2, we booked our reservation & flights in January and sent out invites in February! I'd love to be someone who can leave things to the last minute but that is oh-so-not-me! Best wishes to you!

       

      Ummm.... buying tickets now or next month is really not last minute. It completely depends on where you are flying from.

       

      Airlines sometimes wait until 6 weeks out to drop prices because people who are ready book so far out are less affected by price. Meaning the airlines know that people who plan their trips so far in advance would rather pay a higher price and have the security of a seat than wait til later. For that reason, I only started booking a few of my family's tickets this week for my Oct 19 wedding. The rest I will wait for.

       

      I checked flights weekly since fares were released for our dates and daily since April. I've watched as each months flights were high initially and then within 2 months those fares went down. Oct's have fallen a tad, but should be coming down even further soon...because like TishaJules said the planes have so many open seats.

       

      Last year, the lowest prices for the Caribbean were seen 6 months out. This yr it's been spotty. Very unpredictable.



      #973 TishaJules

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        Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:48 AM

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        Ummm.... buying tickets now or next month is really not last minute. It completely depends on where you are flying from.

         

        Airlines sometimes wait until 6 weeks out to drop prices because people who are ready book so far out are less affected by price. Meaning the airlines know that people who plan their trips so far in advance would rather pay a higher price and have the security of a seat than wait til later. For that reason, I only started booking a few of my family's tickets this week for my Oct 19 wedding. The rest I will wait for.

         

        I checked flights weekly since fares were released for our dates and daily since April. I've watched as each months flights were high initially and then within 2 months those fares went down. Oct's have fallen a tad, but should be coming down even further soon...because like TishaJules said the planes have so many open seats.

         

        Last year, the lowest prices for the Caribbean were seen 6 months out. This yr it's been spotty. Very unpredictable.

         

        As I said in an earlier post...My husband works for Delta..he doesn't throw bags, he is an airline mechanice...so we will get on a flight regardless..and it's not a buddy pass. So we CHOSE to wait on tickets. But I thank you for you insight...but I think we know what we are doing. We fly all the time. But again...thank you for your opinion on how you think I'm handling my business.

        #974 TishaJules

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          Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:51 AM

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          As I said in an earlier post...My husband works for Delta..he doesn't throw bags, he is an airline mechanice...so we will get on a flight regardless..and it's not a buddy pass. So we CHOSE to wait on tickets. But I thank you for you insight...but I think we know what we are doing. We fly all the time. But again...thank you for your opinion on how you think I'm handling my business.

           

          Shortnsweet....I apologize - the comment was not meant for you honey. Please check your private messages.

          #975 shortnsweet

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            Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:04 AM

            Originally Posted by TishaJules 

             

            Shortnsweet....I apologize - the comment was not meant for you honey. Please check your private messages.


            I was shocked when I saw that reply! lol. I was defending your decision. Thanks for clarifying ;-) Best of luck finding lower fares.



            #976 TishaJules

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              Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:10 AM

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              I was shocked when I saw that reply! lol. I was defending your decision. Thanks for clarifying ;-) Best of luck finding lower fares.

               

              Girl...I'm sorry. I ran in to work...didn't have my coffee. Just had B12 shot. Was up late last night...and then I read the post and I totall missed like 3 words and the entire thing through me off....LMAO. Then I read it again and was like WTF is wrong with me. Let me get up and get some coffee!!!! LMAO. I'm telling you..I think I just had my first irrational bridezilla moment. Thank you for understanding! LOL.

              #977 destwedding2014

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                Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:48 AM

                Hi girls! I'm very happy to have found this site. I am planning to get married at Paradisus Punta Cana May 2014. For you girls with more experience with the wedding process, does anyone know if booking through a travel agent still allow the couple to get the perks offered with the wedding package? (ie. free nights for every 10 rooms blocked, welcome cocktail, etc.) How do you let the hotel know the guests have booked if they book through a third party like a travel agent or expedia? Has anyone had issues with this? Thanks girls and happy wedding planning!

                #978 1Pris

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                  Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:36 PM

                  I wish there was a photo booth! Is anyone having props for pictures?  and if so where is a good place to get some?



                  #979 Katie83

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                    Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:13 AM

                    We Are interested in hosting a welcome dinner. We were initially going to have a beach BBQ with fire dancers at the end to get everyone excited about our wedding the next day. Later we switched to having reservations at Gabi beach. Now we are thinking we would like to do dinner at Gabi and the take a sunset cruise or something on a catamaran/ boat. Does anyone have any information on such a thing!? We just wanted to be extra special and kind of a thank you to our guests!:)

                    #980 SexyCebuana

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                    Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:18 AM

                    We will be flying from Dallas. The first week of December wasn't too bad for room rates and flights. We wanted to avoid the holiday peak season as well. I just can't wait and if it would of been up to me alone, I would have gotten married 6 months after our engagement! Congrats to you too! Where are you flying from?

                    Dallas is way cIoser! I'm flying from Edmonton, alberta!




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