- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Depends on the time of the wedding and popularity of the destination. We booked our Ireland trip about 3 months in advance, mainly because I didn’t want to deal with one more thing as the wedding got closer.
I’m still 8 months out and we’ve been looking but not booking yet. I think once you have decided on what you want and know you will not change your mind, monitor prices for the perfect deal no matter how far in advace and snag it! 🙂 If all else fails, I’m with meliss, about 3-4 months out.
I say as soon as possible.
We booked ours about 9 months out. We went to a ‘Sandals Night’ at a travel agency. We discussed it for about 2 months and booked it. I’m glad that we did because even though Sandals is having a deal right now, the prices are higher now than they were when we booked.
We booked out hotel a year in advance (it was a timeshare though). Then the flight came about 6 months in advance. We will book excursions/resturants 1 month before hand. (Note, we are going to Hawaii)
We usually recommend 6 to 9 months in advance.
Like truqem, we booked our Sandals honeymoon quite far out (9 months) and I periodically check the prices but they have yet to be lower than when we booked despite advertising the same up to 65% off sale. I guess it depends on how specific you are about your plans, if you want a specific location/hotel I would suggest starting to price them out early and getting a feel for the average price in your season then book when aou are happy with an offer.
We booked ours after the wedding!
We had our wedding followed by a Blessing two weeks later and booked our honeymoon after the Blessing – we booked on a Monday and left the following Thursday!
But I think ideally we would have booked about a month or two ahead of time… It wasn’t top priority though – as long as we went somewhere warm and all inclusive we would have been pretty happy. If you have your heart set on somewhere specific then definitely book in advance!
We got a really great special because we booked ours about 7 months in advance!
We’ll probably book our flight within the next couple of months (we have 10 months ’till our wedding) and the hotel shortly thereafter. I kind of stress when things are up in the air, and since we are sure about our decision, I want to get it out of the way (but not do it super early).
Ironically, we booked ours today! I was a bit annoyed though because we’re taking a cruise & when we booked today it was $200 more than it was last week. That convinved us to go ahead and book it and now we can feel secure that the price will not increase again.
Kind of depends on where you’re going. We’re staying within our state since we’re paying for the whole wedding, we can’t afford much more. So I’m doing all my research now (3 months left) and hope to have it all planned before the 2 month mark. If we were going out of state, we would have planned it probably 5-6 months out or more depending on where.
We booked ours 7 months out but I think we could have waited. However, this worked for us because it allowed us to know exactly how much we were spending and we could pay it off a little bit at a time. We paid it all off after 5 months but that’s just because we have had a lot of other expenses. It would have been too much to pay it all at once if we had booked closer to the wedding. Also, if we booked closer to the wedding it would have conflicted with a lot of other payments that are going towards the wedding that we have coming up in the next 4 weeks!
We booked ours almost 10 months out. We’re travelling away a long way and I know from experience that the flights get very expensive if you don’t book them a long way in advance. And Darling Husband needed to book the time off work so we booked them as soon as we knew we had the dates free for him from work and we booked the ceremony venue.
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