I am confirmed for the Suites on April 13, 2013. The airfare and hotel rates have not been published yet for 2013 so we have not paid for our air and hotel package. I started planning my wedding several months ago. I selected the suites and I checked random dates and the price for air and hotel packages varied between $1000 to $1100 per person. Now I am checking random dates for 2012 and the prices are outrageous anywhere from $1400 to $1600 to person. Did something change that I am not aware of? I really wanted to send out my save the dates, however I am certain if I should do so, because if the rates are that expensive when its time for us to book I wont be able to do the suites...what do you all think????
Air and Hotel Packages
Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:09 PM
Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:40 PM
Just like Leah22 suggested, I would also suggest checking out other travel agents to see what price point they can give you for the Suites. I know when my travel agent provided us with with a quote, it was really expensive I think around 1,700 plus taxes :s .
Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:55 AM
Posted 31 December 2011 - 05:09 AM
Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:02 AM
A big factor in pricing is timing, and where you are coming from. In Canada for example, because universities/colleges start to get out in at the end of April when they finish exams, prices start to increase with the influx of travellers. Obviously, airfaire will vary depending on what State/Province/Country you live in. However, a good indication of the 2013 price is to look at the comparable 2012 price for the same date. While no guarantee, is should take into account all the random date increases (long weekends, spring break etc).
I went to the Suites in April two years ago from Toronto, it cost approximately $1700.00 for one week and is similar to the price my group is paying for our wedding week (we leave in 6 days eek).
I know the summer months can be cheaper because it is the "off season", but otherwise what you saw for 2012 is pretty consistant.
That said, it is possible to get a deal. It just takes time and a lot of patience to find the best rate, and be flexibe on dates.
Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:55 PM
Thanks everyone. I will check with a few travel agents and I guess I won't know anything for sure until the 2013 rates are actually published. I have been stalking this site for a few months, and I have my entire wedding planned in my mind from all the research I did on this site. I am so stuck on Iberostar but if the rates exceed 1000 to 1100 per person I definitely have to start over and chose another resort. SAD FACE......
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