My Fiancé and I planning on getting married in New York in late September 2014 and I was wondering whether anyone has any advice on when would be the best time to book flights and accommodation?
At the moment we're looking at flying out on Thursday 25th September so that we can get our permit on the Friday and get married on the Saturday.
We're pretty laid back as travellers and quite often book last minute, but in this case we're going to be accompanied by about 15-20 of our family and friends who keep asking what the plans are. For info, the majority of people will probably travel home on Monday 29th September.
Airlines will be shortly releasing their flights for the weekend we're going (some like Virgin are already out). I think the quotes that I've got so far are quite high. Flights with Virgin are over £600.
I've been to New York twice before and we only paid about £350 for flights. I know its been a while since our last visit in 2006 but I was expecting to be quoted around £400-£450 for economy flights.
My instinct is telling me to hold off booking until the New Year as I think I remember reading something about flights being cheapest about 8-9 months before you fly but I'm nervous about the fact that all our guests will be looking to us for advice and I don't want to get it wrong!!
I'd be grateful for any advice from people who have had more recent experience of booking flights.