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Deadly swine flu virus in Mexico

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I give props and hugs to all you May brides. You all have been through the ringer on this one! Much love and positive energy as well as fabulous wishes to have the Wedding of your dreams!

 

I am sorry to all those who have had to cancel or reschedule your weddings up to this point and I wish you the best!

 

Luck and love!

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So we have a confirmed case a couple hours from my house. Its in Northern Idaho in the same town as our lakehouse! Its this poor 60 year old lady. She just returned from a trip to texas sad.gif The good news is since she returned home she's only seen a couple people and has been in her home recovering.

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So we have a confirmed case a couple hours from my house. Its in Northern Idaho in the same town as our lakehouse! Its this poor 60 year old lady. She just returned from a trip to texas sad.gif The good news is since she returned home she's only seen a couple people and has been in her home recovering.
See...just as easy to get SF in Texas as in Mexico! But that is no good for her. Every day there's a new school closing here. Luckily Mexico just downgraded the health alert from red to orange. And Mexico's health secretary says most businesses will reopen Wednesday nationwide...woohoo!

Mexico to allow most business to reopen

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It feels so good to hear that others are not calling off their wedding. I am going to make my final decision tomorrow, but leaning towards keeping things the same. It's been such a headache trying to look for another location without guest paying more money. I am also fed up with calls and e-mails. I just stopped answering my phone. I really can't stress over this anymore. I am ready to party in Cancun!!

 

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We are moving forward with our departure on May 15th after we got the ok from FI's employer. But nobody else from his firm can go! How shitty is that? There go 8 of our guests right there. He has to see a doc when he gets back and work 1 week from their site in NJ were nobody works. Oy! This whole thing is so annoying. I am beginning to get anoyed by my guests and am wondering if anyone will actually show up. We are basically forcing our parents to go. (Just kidding- sort of) :)

 

If I get another email I don't know how sensitive I can be. I mean people are being nice and all "we DON'T want to stress you out but..." Then stop emailing me!

 

I am feeling agitated right now but I am happy that we are going because even though I am not feeling happy right now I cannot postpone this any longer. I can't focus and we have already been engaged 15 months. We are done. kwim? Plus I want to get all this wedding swag out of my too small apartment.

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Thanks H&F! I love WebMD! :) Are people really stupid enough to be avoiding Mexican restaurants...OMG! stupid.gif
Hey LSUangel! Yes, I know how completely ridiculous about the mexican restaurants.

One of my friends is a trauma surgeon and he said he was walking past the "waiting area" at his hospital and he saw a mexican family walk in & this other patient sitting in the waiting area started freaking out and pointing at the family & telling them to put on masks simply b/c they were mexican. He was so disgusted! It's terrible how some people are behaving about this silly flu!

It makes me feel even more strongly about having a wedding in mexico to show my guests who haven't been there before just how wonderful the people and country are!

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It feels so good to hear that others are not calling off their wedding. I am going to make my final decision tomorrow, but leaning towards keeping things the same. It's been such a headache trying to look for another location without guest paying more money. I am also fed up with calls and e-mails. I just stopped answering my phone. I really can't stress over this anymore. I am ready to party in Cancun!!
i agree it was seeming like it would be impossible to move the location and i'm honestly just SO done with it. so we are still proceeding as planned, unless now our stupid flights end up canceled because they are empty (wouldn't that be a b*tch?)! anyway, you have to keep your wedding as planned ... how else are we going to meet up for a drink on the beach? shots.gif

update on MOH: she got her doc to prescribe tamiflu, and he also told her that in light of the fact that there's swine flu now in philadelphia & bucks counties PA (where she lives) she might as well travel to mexico. that's exactly what i was trying to tell her ... thankfully her doc finally backed me up, and she'll listen to him!smile159.gif

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We are basically forcing our parents to go. (Just kidding- sort of) :)
i hear ya on this ... we're paying for his grandmother to go and i'm fairly certain she would have canceled if it was on her dime.

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I mean people are being nice and all "we DON'T want to stress you out but..." Then stop emailing me!
haha i got *exactly* that email ... she even went so far as to say, "i'm sure everyone and their mother is emailing you so i didn't want to bother you and upset you, BUT..."

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We have already been engaged 15 months. We are done. kwim?
yup! we will have been engaged two years this month ... the time has come! not to mention i turn 37 this summer (and yes this is my first wedding) ... honestly i think i have waited long enough!!!

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i agree it was seeming like it would be impossible to move the location and i'm honestly just SO done with it. so we are still proceeding as planned, unless now our stupid flights end up canceled because they are empty (wouldn't that be a b*tch?)! anyway, you have to keep your wedding as planned ... how else are we going to meet up for a drink on the beach? shots.gif

update on MOH: she got her doc to prescribe tamiflu, and he also told her that in light of the fact that there's swine flu now in philadelphia & bucks counties PA (where she lives) she might as well travel to mexico. that's exactly what i was trying to tell her ... thankfully her doc finally backed me up, and she'll listen to him!smile159.gif
That's great! If only every doc had the same outlook...my MOH and dad would be on a plane.
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Hey Heidi, You'll love the Barcelo Solymar. I stayed there last new years with some friends and we had fun. The beach is just gorgeous and I recommend the trip to Havana if you haven't already been. One thing to note, the resort is pretty dead at night. If you want nightlife, head out to the local clubs in Varadero for a great night of dancing. The taxis are cheap and it's safe. We went to about 4 different clubs, one was on the beach which was very cool. Let me know if you have any questions about Varadero, I'd be happy to help.
Thanks!!! You totally made my day. I've never been to Cuba before so any tidbits of advice are great. If you have anymore just PM me, love to hear them!!

Super stressed though with the whole photographer issue. We had such an amazing one booked for Mexico, and now I can't find one. All they have is the resort guy, and I was not happy with the photos at all... If anyone knows of any Cuban photographers please please let me know!

Heidi

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Hey Heidi, Finding a great photographer in Cuba is not easy. I've heard good reviews on Peter VandeMaele, here's his website.

 

DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG NEWS IDEAS INFORMATION PACKAGES PROMOTIONS REACTIONS LOCATIONS FROM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER PETER VAN DE MAELE

 

Also, here is recommendation for a local photog,

WEDDINGBELLS Message Board Community: Varadero Brides - Photographer/Videographer FYI

 

Have you considering bringing your own photog? Several of the Cuba brides have brought their own from Canada. Good Luck with your search.

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