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.