After 13 years and 19 trips as a couple to Cuba Brad put a diamond ring in my new year’s eve exploding “cracker” and we’re plotting the wedding for the week of January 5, 2015 at the Brisas Guardalavaca. We would have preferred either Jibacoa (Villas/Cameleon) but it can be cold that time of year, Trinidad/Cienfuegos (Playa Ancon) but the only flights listed are through Santa Clara, or Santiago (Brisas Sierra Mar) but the hotel has been going downhill lately and I never heard back from the email I sent to the hotel and there’s that awful long bumpy ride from the airport. Each of these resorts have drawbacks. Also, each of these is a smaller 3 star hotel that might not have pleased some of our more discriminating guests We settled on the Brisas, although we’ve never been to that hotel, because they seem to know about weddings, the beach is nice, it’s a 4 star so the picky eaters should be happier, and you can get there from many gateway cities in Canada. Our problem is that the posted prices for next January so far are very high and we think they will deter people. Should we recommend that folks wait until later in the year to book, or do folks think that prices will just rise? Have you ever been to a destination wedding in Cuba or elsewhere and how long before the ceremony did you book? We need final numbers by the first week in December; when should we start harassing people?