I'm just curious as to how booking and everything works. My fiancee and I have worked out some tentative dates for when we want our wedding to be and we know what resort we want to get married at. When should I start asking for rates? I've heard that if you book early you could qualify for early booking bonuses. My friends and family would like us to give them at least a year of notice so they can plan their vacation time and save.
Also, I was wondering if travel agents require you to put down a deposit on the number of guests you think will come? And how much of a deposit they want?
I'm just confused as to how it all works and how other brides have approached it.