Howdy. Last week I asked Miss Ontheroad to marry me, and she said yes
We're planning a wedding in the UK for sometime in 2012. The ceremony could be a few hours from London, or it could be in central Scotland... we are still to decide.
However, since she's American, a lot of family and friends will be coming from various US cities to the UK. All in all, there'll be people traveling ex SFO, MSP, ORD, NYC, and WAS/BWI. There will also be a sizable contingent coming from remote NW/DL outstations in the mid-west, who will therefore be limited to DL/KL through LHR or AMS if a KL regional destination works out closer.
Here in the UK, I regularly use the consumer website and forums MoneySavingExpert to discuss the best time to plan long distance travel from the UK. However, I have zero experience of buying trans-Atlantic flights from the US to the UK. We need to consider a) when would be the best time to schedule our wedding in the UK and b) when would be the best time to recommend that family and friends start shopping for the best fares.
Assuming it could be any time in 2012, but with a preference for summer months, is it still true to assume that it will be prohibitively expensive for people to travel US-UK in high summer? Or are bargains likely to be had if we give them enough notice and they book well ahead?
Apologies if this sounds like a dumb question, but all my knowledge relates to coming from the opposite direction!
Thanks in advance