Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
steph_n_taz

ROYAL PLAYA DEL CARMEN BRIDES: were kids allowed for the day? ...and other questions

Recommended Posts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shay2679 View Post
I KNOW!!! I am so angry about the whole thing right now...mostly because my "I'M SO SMART, I KNOW EVERYTHING" cousin is planting more seeds of doubt in my mom and dads heads (that I quickly try to stomp out) and...GRR...It is so frustrating.

GAH!
Media always blows things out of proportion. However it is still good to be cautious and gather all the facts and make informed decisions. When SARS hit Toronto it was blown out of proportion too. I remember out of towners wearing masks everywhere in the city.

However, my fiancee's family friend was a doctor who contracted the virus from a patient and sadly died whilst the patient survived. So it does happen. We just have to make sure we are prepared and informed to minimize these types of incidents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am a big ball of stress right now. I leave on Friday morning. At least my family and friends who are attending are taking the flu thing in stride and aren't completely freaking out.

 

I work for the federal governent and my "big wig" boss emailed me yesterday about going, saying I should make alternative plans. I'm getting a lot of grief from management about going to Mexico. They can't tell me I can't go, but they are definately causing me stress. My family is being very supportive. I am trying to get myself to believe that the media is sensationalizing the outbreak. I just hope that it doesn't get worse by Friday.

 

istephiez: I am also wondering if the resort offers any type of cancellation policy without penalties. I am so close to my arrival that I doubt that they would give a full refund.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi LTL leah

 

My heart is breaking right now for all of us. We have been doing research and making calls but no word even from the hotel thus far to even know what they are willing to do (go figure we have all struggled with speaking to them on a regular day let alone getting in touch with them now in this chaos.) Yesterday I felt like we weren't going to let this take over our lives until next week when we are a week out but we can't escape it so I don't know what we are going to do. Who the hell can resolve this in a day when we don't even know what the hotel would offer. I can't just throw in the towel 2 weeks early if that means everyone loses their money, what the hell!!! We are researching other places but without knowing the policy for the hotel it does us no good cuz its not like we can just lose the money and start over. The other big issue is that if it does get worse that people won't want to get on a plane regardless of where they are going so a new location may not solve this problem.

I assume this week its only going to get worse so I really don't know what to say to you because I can't imagine it will be under control on thursday when u will be packing. I guess it also depends on how many people are in your group. I'm so sorry I don't know what to say esp since you can't even get in touch with the hotel....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi LTL leah

 

My heart is breaking right now for all of us. We have been doing research and making calls but no word even from the hotel thus far to even know what they are willing to do (go figure we have all struggled with speaking to them on a regular day let alone getting in touch with them now in this chaos.) Yesterday I felt like we weren't going to let this take over our lives until next week when we are a week out but we can't escape it so I don't know what we are going to do. Who the hell can resolve this in a day when we don't even know what the hotel would offer. I can't just throw in the towel 2 weeks early if that means everyone loses their money, what the hell!!! We are researching other places but without knowing the policy for the hotel it does us no good cuz its not like we can just lose the money and start over. The other big issue is that if it does get worse that people won't want to get on a plane regardless of where they are going so a new location may not solve this problem.

I assume this week its only going to get worse so I really don't know what to say to you because I can't imagine it will be under control on thursday when u will be packing. I guess it also depends on how many people are in your group. I'm so sorry I don't know what to say esp since you can't even get in touch with the hotel....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the cancellation policy on their website, I wonder if they will make any exceptions due to swing flu?

 

"Due to credit card fees, the equivalent of 10% of the total amount of the reservation will be charged if the reservation is cancelled 15 days prior to the arrival date.

Minimum 2 night charge for reservations cancelled 14-1 day prior to arrival date.

Cancellations made within 24 hrs prior to arrival or no shows are 100% non-refundable.

Some hotels may have specific cancellation policies for reservations during Christmas, New Year and Easter Week. Please request further details when booking."

 

I'm sorry that you girls are going through this, I don't even know what to say to make you feel better. If it were me I don't think anything would help. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help in any way.

 

Shannon, what day do you leave? Are you gone yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am so sorry for all of us. Just found out my fiancee's patient is getting married in Mexico in June and most of her guests are backing out now and they would rather lose their money than risk their health. So she is trying to go to the travel agent and do a switch of location. She is stressed out obviously.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Fi and I talked last night and we decided that...well it's the Flu and it is not in our area so we won't worry about it. If people want to cancel that's their decision, but I have never avoided leaving my house during flu season here so I am not going to start.

I understand that people that are older or have compromised immune systems are at risk...but none of them are coming to our wedding...so really..it's just the flu and it isn't around us...so we will be careful and carry travelers health insurance and go and have a great time. Over 36000 people die of the flu every year, so I am trying to put it in context, not trying to belittle the issues that a lot of brides are having here...I fully understand that they are coming from outside sources.

 

ltl_leah-

I am so sorry everyone is telling you that you can't go...I have a lot of friends that are not even going emailing me and asking me if I am canceling...which honestly...who does that to a bride right before her wedding?? It is stressful because everyone is projecting their stress on to you..and you don't need it.

I just told my friends "thanks for your concern...but it's the flu and I could get it here or in the US as well...so I have no plans cancel my wedding because of the flu."

 

Hang in there ladies...hopefully this will pass soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maybride2009 View Post
My Fi and I talked last night and we decided that...well it's the Flu and it is not in our area so we won't worry about it. If people want to cancel that's their decision, but I have never avoided leaving my house during flu season here so I am not going to start.
I understand that people that are older or have compromised immune systems are at risk...but none of them are coming to our wedding...so really..it's just the flu and it isn't around us...so we will be careful and carry travelers health insurance and go and have a great time. Over 36000 people die of the flu every year, so I am trying to put it in context, not trying to belittle the issues that a lot of brides are having here...I fully understand that they are coming from outside sources.

ltl_leah-
I am so sorry everyone is telling you that you can't go...I have a lot of friends that are not even going emailing me and asking me if I am canceling...which honestly...who does that to a bride right before her wedding?? It is stressful because everyone is projecting their stress on to you..and you don't need it.
I just told my friends "thanks for your concern...but it's the flu and I could get it here or in the US as well...so I have no plans cancel my wedding because of the flu."

Hang in there ladies...hopefully this will pass soon.
Michelle, man...you speak my thoughts EXACTLY...

First off...who does that to a bride?! I just cannot believe the lengths some of our family, who are not attending the wedding in Mexico, are going to try to deter my parents (in particular) from going...SO frustrating.

I've basically been doing the same thing as far as a response "Thanks for your concern, but...I'm on top of the information, and I'm not cancelling my wedding due to the flu".

Like you, I refuse to NOT leave the house during this flu, as I would never stay inside during flu season either...its ridiculous.

Steph and Leah, and anyone else leaving around the same time...I really do think we need to just take a deep breath...and not panic. I guarantee in a week, maybe two max, this will have all blown over, and won't even be the 5 o'clock news headline anymore...

Just remember...take hygenic precautions...Purell your hands often...but this flu has not been reported in the area we will be travelling to...and right now, our odds fair more in our favor to be in Playa, than to stay in Canada or the US! Crazy, but true.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh...and I leave on Saturday at 6AM!!! cheesy.gif

 

I also heard from our TA today, that doctors studying the influenze strain, have reported that it is dying in high heat; it not able to sustain itself. They are even saying that some of the earliest reported cases are healing quicker, when subjected to higher temperatures. Food for thought...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • After the wedding, the wedding dress purchased at a high price can be kept in the wardrobe, or it can be sold as a second-hand wedding dress for some cash. If you're in the market to sell your wedding dress or looking to buy a used one, you may be tempted to turn to large online marketplaces like Ebay and Craigslist. While these popular websites are great for listing and buying everyday purchases, a website specifically for used wedding dresses can probably offer you a better deal and a more user-friendly service for this very niche (and important) wedding day purchase.  Tips for Selling Used Wedding Dresses
      Whether you aren't the sentimental type or you're just savvy, selling your used wedding dress is an easy way to recoup some money from your wedding. If your dress is in good condition, consider listing it online over selling it to a thrift store, where your listing will reach a greater volume of potential buyers and can be more easily shared and promoted. A used wedding dress in great condition and under two years old can usually sell for 50 percent of the retail price. And, if your dress is a more recognizable brand like Oscar de la Renta or Vera Wang, you could make closer to 60 percent of its retail value. Even if your gown isn't designer, don't give up hope—since there's a large demand for all kinds of second hand wedding dresses, a designer label doesn't necessarily mean your dress will sell faster. Not to mention, mermaid dresses are also in high demand, so you shouldn't worry if you're not a sample size. Tips for Buying Used Wedding Dresses
      Buying a used wedding dress can be a bit of a gamble, but as long you're cautious, it's a thrifty way to snag a designer wedding dress for half the retail value. Plus, if you get lucky and buy a wedding dress from someone with a similar body type, you may not have to make too many alterations, which also cuts down on your costs. As long as the gown you found looks to be in good condition (if you can't see it in person, make sure photos show it clearly from all angles or ask to Skype with the seller to get a better look), a used wedding gown can be a terrific deal. A few tips: Since your dress will have to be custom-tailored to your body regardless, a larger size is easier to work with where alterations are concerned. Fabric can always be subtracted, but adding more fabric that perfectly matches the rest of the gown can be difficult (not to mention expensive!). And because you're getting the wedding dress for a steal, you can put some of the money you save toward making sure it fits like a glove (and some extra dry-cleaning if necessary).
    • When brides takes off her wedding dress and begins her marriage life,the first problem after wedding is to modify her name. You have a marriage license with your new last name, doesn't mean you've officially changed your name. Which aspects should be paid attention to to change the surname?
      1. Get your marriage license.
      Before you can change your name, you'll need the original (or certified) marriage license with the raised seal. Call the clerk's office where your license was filed to get copies if one wasn't automatically sent to you. 2. Change your Social Security card.
      Visit the Social Security Administration's website and fill out the application for a new Social Security card. You'll keep the same number—just your name will be different. Mail in your application to the local Social Security Administration office. You should get your new card within 10 business days. 3. Change your license at the DMV.
      Take a trip to the local Department of Motor Vehicles office to get a new license with your new last name. Bring every form of identification you can get your hands on—your old license, your certified marriage certificate and, most importantly, your new Social Security card. 4. Change your bank accounts.
      This one's a biggie, especially if you're setting up a joint bank account, or if you have one already set up. The fastest way to change your name at your bank is to go into a branch location, bringing your new driver's license and your marriage certificate. You should request new checks and debit and credit cards on top of changing the name attached to your accounts. Something to note: You might get hit with fees for requesting a new debit card. 5. Fill in the blanks
      Once you have a social security card and driver's license in your married name, other changes should be fairly easy. Some places only require a phone call; others may ask for a copy of your marriage certificate or social security card. Be sure to notify: -Employers/payroll
      -Post office
      -Electric and other utility companies
      -Credit card companies
      -Schools and alumni associations
      -Landlord or mortgage company
      -Insurance companies (auto, home, life)
      -Doctors' offices
      -Voter registration office
      -Investment account providers
      -Your attorney (to update legal documents, including your will)
      -Passport office
      -Airlines (to transfer over your miles)
    • Planning to get married? Let’s discover some great wedding venues in Bangalore. The increasing demand for the wedding venues in Bangalore makes it very difficult for both the bride’s and groom’s family to get hold of a marriage hall that is suitable for the marriage. As they say, marriages have to be organized in a grand fashion. The atmosphere and the ambiance of a wedding make it memorable for a lifetime. Though there are a plenty of wedding venues in Bangalore, there is only a handful of them that are really good, Offering the best possible experience.  Some of the most popular wedding venues in Bangalore are: THE TAMARIND TREE: Tamarind Tree has the old world charm. This is one of the best wedding venues in Bangalore that boast about its eco-friendly surrounding. Built in the middle of a few acres of garden filled with lush greenery and trees, which also includes the tamarind tree after which it was named, a pond, a stage for the band, classic looking pavilions for the guests to sit, and a lot of spaces around the area. The premise has two large kitchens with a very special fully stocked bar and a lot of space where the guests can dine comfortably. The place can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Customer Reviews : Address: 88, Kanakapura road, Anjanapura post, Avalahalli, Royal Park residency layout 2, 9th phase. JP Nagar, Bangalore 560062 THE COURTYARD HOUSE: The courtyard house is located off Sarjapur Road, the premise is a unique and unconventional property suited for various events, namely weddings. The outdoor space of courtyard house draws in people looking to get away from the traffic and noise in the city, well within the city limits. The green grass and tall trees make for great photographic backdrops making it popular for wedding events. Customer Reviews : Address: Janatha Colony, Gunjur Palya, Bengaluru 560087 RITZ-CARLTON:   The Ritz-Carlton has over 277 spacious rooms and suites and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangalore. Seven luxurious restaurants, the Ritz-Carlton spa, and tastefully appointed meeting spaces make it ideal to host marriage occasions. Customer Reviews : Address: 99, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru 560025 BALAN FARM CONVENTION CENTER: Balan farm is a green, wooded island of peace and serenity nestled quietly in the busy rapidly developing JP Nagar. Neighboring the Brigade Millenium Apartments and L&T South city it spreads across two acres of an old orchard retaining the ancient fruit-bearing trees and landscaped gardens. Balan Farm convention center JP Nagar has over 10,000 sq ft of the tiled canopy without any walls blocking and it makes for a really good view. Customer Reviews : Address: 99/4, Nataraja Layout, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru 560078 HYATT MG ROAD: Hyatt a 5 Star hotels in Bangalore is located on MG Road. The guest rooms are colorful with a great view of the city, this makes it an ideal place for private ceremonies with 2300 sq ft of meeting and event space. The Hyatt MG road, Bangalore also has restaurants like the Pink Poppadom, Liquid Lounge, and Bar. Customer Reviews : Address: 1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru 560008 BUNGALOW 7 Bungalow7 offers a unique setting for a wedding, pre-wedding and post-wedding functions. The place hosts a variety of public and private events all within a stunning heritage setting of central Bangalore. Customer Reviews : Address: 7, Hall Road, Richards Town, Bengaluru 560005 GAYATRI VIHAR MANTAPA: Gayatri Vihar is one of the most luxurious wedding halls situated on Palace ground. It boasts of a massive one lakh sq ft area which can easily accommodate up to 5000 guests. The ambiance of the place makes it ideal for community gatherings and private parties. Customer Reviews : Address: Jayamahal Palace Ground, Bengaluru 560080
    • My best friend is getting married with his long-term girlfriend next month. As a best friend, I want to give them the best present they would ever receive on their special day. I am planning to buy them plane tickets and book them for a one week trip abroad. However, I am torn between Ukraine ski trip and a tour to Lima, Peru. My best friend loves skiing and his future wife is a chef, so I presume she would want to experience a Peruvian taste. Now, I am confused. Which is which? I would appreciate it if you guys will leave a comment to help me out with this. Suggesting a way better idea which will accommodate the two activities for the soon-to-be wedded couple is a big help too. Thanks!    
    • Hello all!! I'm getting married next week. Every arrangement has been done by my sister for my special day. When I joined in an MNC I was troubled with severe headaches and as per my colleague's instruction, I took an appointment in a nearby eye clinic. And after an eye examination in Toronto, the eye specialist diagnosed hypermetropia in me. And the doctor prescribed eyeglasses for me. The doctor suggested me to wear eyeglasses during the working time. But I used to wear it sometimes not every day. Then I was troubled with severe eye strain and headache and mom was scolding me to wear eyeglasses every day. I thought of saying goodbye to eyeglasses forever. I'm planning for a Lasik eye surgery soon before my marriage. I don't know whether I'm eligible for Lasik eye surgery. I'm tensed about its recovery time and its complications. Can someone help me by sharing your views?  
  • Topics

×