I am glad that things turned out okay for you, but what a nightmare!
When is your wedding date, out of curiosity?
I am really worried now. We are travelling with Air Canada... They are the ONLY ones that come from Calgary. None of us live in Calgary, it is just the closest airport... still hours away. So it is REALLY our only option. WestJet sometimes goes, but we do not know yet. So we booked with Air Canada. Now I am worried.
I hope it is okay. I will keep my fingers crossed.
Originally Posted by StephG2013
I thought I would update those of you who are still on this planning forum about my planning process. Itâ€™s been a bit of a nightmare the last few weeks but things are looking up once again! I have my dress, my shoes, my jewellry, all the bridesmaids dresses and shoes, my fiance's suit and all his groomens attire and my invitations are just about done!
Initially we had planned on travelling with Air Canada as at the time I was looking into prices they were the only airline flying out of Ottawa. I picked my wedding date and sent out my save the dates based on the information I had with Air Canada. Two weeks ago I was finalizing my invitations however I needed my final pricing information before I could print the last few pieces and finish assembly. When my travel agent contacted Air Canada we were informed that they changed their flights. We would now be arriving at the hotel close to midnight and returning early morning which was a major let down for me. I was really upset about this change however after searching more online I realized it was our only option and I decided we would go ahead with this flight anyway. My travel agent called them for a few final details before I went ahead with sending my invites and they happen to just realize that they no longer had any superior rooms available. They had quoted us prices on rooms they did not have I just couldn't believe how unorganized they were and how little they cared about my business. I was about ready to give up but my travel agent convinced me to consider flying with Air Transat out of Montreal. I was hesitant about this option as it would mean my guests would need to incur additional costs for parking and hotel in Montreal. After a few days thinking about all the options, changing my wedding date with the hotel and discussing with family and friends we decided Air Transat was our only option if we wanted to keep this hotel.
I am now booked with Air Transat and I couldn't be happier with my decision and I feel 100% confident that everything will work out. They are holding 22 rooms for me and my guests and all I had to do was give a deposit for my Fianc© and I. And the best part...there is no penalty if now everyone books one of the 22 rooms. I will never ever again book Air Canada for a group. They are rude, unhelpful and unorganized and to be honest I donâ€™t think they really care if they can help you or not. For any brides flying with Air Canada...I hope your experience is better than mine. For any of you still deciding who to fly with, I highly recommend Air Transat. I'm now ready to finish my invites and hope to send them out next week!
On a side note: The wedding coordinator seems to be responding quickly lately. I heard back from her within an hour of requesting to change my wedding date and my travel agent was able to speak to her on the phone.