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I booked way too early (march 2010) for my may 2011 wedding but the travel agent said it was a good price and a good idea to make sure the seats and hotel are available...needless to say the prices have gone down and my travel agent is no longer willing to make a price reduction as previously promised (apparently the airline does not do this...wish i knew this before we booked) but since your wedding is about 8 months away I would say wait till about jan or feb and if the prices seem good just go ahead with it to save yourself the headache and worry :) 

 

Ablj209 - who did you book with?

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I booked way too early (march 2010) for my may 2011 wedding but the travel agent said it was a good price and a good idea to make sure the seats and hotel are available...needless to say the prices have gone down and my travel agent is no longer willing to make a price reduction as previously promised (apparently the airline does not do this...wish i knew this before we booked) but since your wedding is about 8 months away I would say wait till about jan or feb and if the prices seem good just go ahead with it to save yourself the headache and worry :) 

 

Ablj209 - who did you book with?

 

 

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@mchili5 - not sure what happened with my previous post, it got lost in cyberspace!!

 

We were looking to add new members to our group, so my TA was in contact with Sunwing and noticed that the price had dropped significantly.  Although we were originally told that we were not allowed adjustments, she worked her magic and was able to get all of us the new rate.

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Hi Natalie,

 

I just saw your posts today which is why I didn't reply sooner.  What we ended up doing was telling guests about the Winter Discount GoGo tours was promoting at the Majestic.  I believe this ended Nov. 30, 2010.  66 guests took advantage of the offer and booked their hotel.  My travel agent told us to hold off on purchasing flights because before Dec. airlines don't have discounts and you pay full rack price.  She recommended we purchase after January.  Right now she's monitoring the fares and will let me know when the best time to book air travel.  We are most likely going to fly JetBlue.  How many guests are you expecting?  What's your setup?  We are having a catholic ceremony at the chapel, dinner at the steakhouse, and reception at the Wetbar. 

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We booked 9 months in advance, and within the first month after that guests started booking.  We're now 6 months out and there are still people that haven't booked yet...but the prices are going up instead of down! 

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