| Originally Posted by Maybride2009 |
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.
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.