If you consider to do overseas wedding than you can read my today tips about the best time to book air plane ticket for destination wedding. It’s Bima and so nice to found you here in my wedding photography blog,
I serve wedding photo shoot for various couple and travel to several beautiful place like Bali, Maldives, and Hong Kong to document the most important day called wedding.
I could say that meet new marriage couple every month, capturing their moment, and travel around this globe are 3 things that make me feel so blessed being in this business. So through this story I’m gonna share to you about things that you should consider before having your overseas wedding.
If you just getting married on your backyard or celebrate it in the best ballroom in your town than you can just ask your wedding planner to provide it but if you willing to celebrate your wedding overseas or used to be called as destination wedding than there will be a lot of things that you should do.
I already share about the best wedding locations several weeks ago so if you don’t read it yet than simply go to that link. Once you’re done with your venue than the next thing is your airlines, so now I’m gonna share to you about the best time to book air plane ticket for destination wedding.
By the way I wrote FREE 69 wedding checklist that you can get, it gonna be help you to organize as well your wedding since 12 months before till a week before the day.
Choosing the best airlines
When the first thing is safety than second thing gonna be comfort!
Bring your friends and family to other places is quite challenging especially when you take them for special purposes so choosing the best airlines that you can afford is really matters.
Low budget airlines isn’t bad as long as they concern about two things that I mentioned before but as long as you can arrange everything as fast as you can than you will get full service airlines with the similar price to budget airlines.
Let say Emirate, Etihad, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pasific or even Qantas are the most recommended airlines that you can choose for your destination wedding.
Try to compare the rates between your local agent and other platform, in case you wanna check the rates online or even book it directly than I suggest you to go to Jetradar.
I’m not gonna telling you that buying your airlines ticket online is the best way but when I was to Maldives for wedding shooting than my couple made a whatsapp group which is containing between me, my couple, and another guy from travel agent but it doesn’t works well cause the agent work not that good so between me and my couple use to book our flight ticket by ourself.
Get your inflight meal as compliment or buy it separately
Comparing to budget airlines, there you should get your inflight meal as compliment in full services airlines mean you don’t need to pay more for that kind of meal. It seems as simple as sausage, potato, slice of chicken and some free flow juice but it made your joy flight as well.
If you getting married around Asia such as Goa, Cambodia, or even Bali than Air Asia and Tiger Airways were gonna be two most recommended budget airlines that you can consider. They will serve well for inflight meal and offer some option for you even surely for the snacks.
The picture above is inflight that Srilanka Airlines gave to me on my way from Colombo to Maldives, comparing to passenger who sit in the business class than flight attendant will serve it on porcelain plate. Here I got sausage, bake potato, omelet, mango pudding, milk, mineral water, and surely coffee and tea….pretty nice right!
Free accommodation during transit time or simply sleep on the airport
Free accommodation or something else similar will only provide by full service airlines budget. By the way I have to take 4 hour transit in Colombo few years ago and Srilanka airlines gave me limited transit visa and accommodation just nearby the airport, surely compliment with airport shuttle and meal on the hotels.
Other company such as Singapore Airlines even give you short city trip if you transit in Changi Singapore, that was good! You can chill out little bit in this tiny country and just simply sit in the special SQ bus.
As long as you can’t get the full service one than you still able to find somewhere else to stay but I recommend you to choose only hotel that nearby the airport. Agoda.com is pretty amazing platform that you can use to find any hotels or apartment no matter where you go, go try it!
Best time to book air plane ticket for destination wedding
90 days at minimum!
It means 3 months before your marriage than all flight ticket should be done. If you getting married in some most favorite destination such as Fiji, Bali, Goa, Oregon, or Tuscany than flight ticket price during summer day will increase so fast.
When you just get everything fixed than go book the ticket as fast as you can!
Trust me that book the ticket immediately will save hundred of dollar for each passenger, just do the math if you travel with 10 to 20 people. Rather than use the money to book higher ticket price than use it for your honeymoon and it gonna be worth it at all!
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