So BF and I are flying back to NY (where I'm from) over Labor Day Weekend for a wedding. Because it's a holiday weekend, I really want to book the flights soon before prices go up, considering the end of August is only 3 1/2 months from now and that's when we would be leaving. It's going to be the first and last time we get back for a while, and BF can't really take more than a few days off at that point in the year. We'll most likely be engaged by then, and I only know this because BF has said on many occasions that we will be (on his own accord) and we've discussed visiting wedding venues while we're there because it's probably the only chance we'll get for a while since we live in CA.
My concern is that because it's a holiday weekend, catering halls will be busy or closed and they won't be taking appointments for quite a few of the days that we're in town. Despite not being able to take a long trip, we do have some flexibility with the two or three days that we can take off in terms of whether they are before or after the weekend--I'm just not sure which is best. So, my question is whether or not it's completely insane to do a little intel and find out from a few places when/if they are taking appointments within that time frame. I reallyreallyreally don't want to pre-plan--not only because it's crazy but also because I feel like it takes the excitement out of the real planning when the time comes, but I'm worried that it's stupid to just leave it to chance when I know this is our only shot for a while.
So, what do you guys think? I'm a little worried about being flamed for this, and it's okay if you think it's a dumb question--just know I'm not intentionally being an ass, I'm just really not sure what to do.