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#501 Bianca

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    Posted 29 April 2009 - 05:50 PM

    Ahhhh!!! They raised the pandemic level to a 5. What exactly does this mean? Are they going to stop all travel. I think I am about to start worrying...

    http://www.cnn.com/2....flu/index.html

    :) I guess I am late... This has already been reported... I will go do my catching up now... Long day at work!
    19 adults/3 children with flights booked! 10 rooms booked!
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    #502 kgeen

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      Posted 29 April 2009 - 05:50 PM

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      kgeen, where abouts in Cuba are you thinking of having your wedding?? Im going to Cuba and we are actually date twins!.. We are going to Blau Varadero in Varadero... there are alot of resorts there that do amazing weddings... i know MRSAMARILLIS had her wedding at one of the paradisus resorts and her pics were gorgeous!.. if you need some advice or help PM me and i can help you out if you would like.. and if u end up going to Varadero.. we just might see eachother there! I hope everything turns out for you... having a legal wedding in Cuba is pretty easy and if you check the Cuba thread on here.. there is alot of info.. i also have the form that you need to fill out in order to have the leagal wedding.. good luck and let me know if u need any help!!
      Hi Jax we have been placed in the superclub breezes Varadero Bella Costa. I think it's looking good for a wedding I have my fingures crosed and my toes!! Thank you for the words of hope and guidence! I'm off now to find the thread and see what's going on for weddings. Crazy go from a year to plan a wedding to 5 days!! I need a drink!! I'll PM if I run into any issues!!
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      #503 MikenAZ

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        Posted 29 April 2009 - 05:54 PM

        Hi all, I am new to this site and my girlfriend and I are actually not getting married at this time. However, I am interested in hearing other folks' take on traveling to Mexico given the recent flu outbreak.

        Taking into account what I have read and have heard in speaking to several individuals within the travel industry, I am not planning to cancel my trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at this time.

        My primary concern is not that we will catch the flu, but whether or not the resort that we're staying at will be fully functioning and fully staffed; which I have been told that it will be. I believe that living in AZ puts me greater jeopardy of catching the flu than traveling the PV which is nearly 1200 miles away from the outbreak area. Given that travel within Mexico is relatively rare, travelling to PV might be safer than going to NYC.

        I'm a little disappointed that mass hysteria will likely mean that the resort is less crowded than normal (and I enjoy socializing), but on the other hand it may be more peaceful it it less crowded. Either way we're jacked about going!

        Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!

        #504 JaimeLynne

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          Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:02 PM

          Miken - I agree, I think you're safer in PV than here. Just wear a mask and take hand sanitizer for the plane ride... that's what I would do, anyways...

          ~ Jaime & Martin ~
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          We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


          #505 MarieSam

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            Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:21 PM

            Desiree- just noticed your post from earlier So sorry to hear about your BFs and biotch SIL. DWs have a funny way of bringing out the true colors in people, generally the ugly side.

            And while I know the swine flu is no laughing matter, wouldn't it be just a little funny if your SIL (and NO one else in your family) got the flu bug. baahhhaaahhaaa , I think all this swine flu stress has made me a little evil!!!

            #506 MikenAZ

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              Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:26 PM

              Thanks Jamie (or Martin) ... I apprecaite the words of support and the advice. I am also wondering if they'll require a vaccination by the time we go (Departing 5/23). If they do, that will alleviate any concerns that I might have from a health risk perspective.

              Thanks again! Hope you have a wonderful wedding!

              #507 Hartyt509

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                Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:27 PM

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                Originally Posted by MarieSam
                Desiree- just noticed your post from earlier So sorry to hear about your BFs and biotch SIL. DWs have a funny way of bringing out the true colors in people, generally the ugly side.

                And while I know the swine flu is no laughing matter, wouldn't it be just a little funny if your SIL (and NO one else in your family) got the flu bug. baahhhaaaa , I think all this swine flu stress has made me a little evil!!!
                No you aren't i've been wishing FMIL the same thing since it first hit the headlines lol

                #508 Dreamgirl08

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                  Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:29 PM

                  Hey girls. First off....I'm so sorry that this has happened. I can just imagine your frustration and confusion. Please stay strong and know that you can still make your dream wedding come true whether you decide to go through with it now or wait until another time. Your wedding is what you make of it anyway. Whether you have 50 guests or 5, trust me I know.

                  We got married in Riviera Maya on April 5th and we got back on April 11th.
                  And let me tell you that our worry at the time was the stupid Drug Wars. I had some guests cancel last min. too because of it. We were sad at first but then we were like, whatever! We ended up having only 9 guests join us. I was mad at first but honestly, it was for the better. At the end of it all, it really is just about you and your hubby-2-b. And in regards to the Swine Flu, well luckily we haven't expeirenced any symptoms up until this point. But we still feel like we should get checked out. I kind of feel like it's the fair thing to do for my family, friends, and co-workers. But I heard that going to the Dr. is not allowed unless you are expeirencing symptoms. Plus, only the CDC can test you to see if your positive or negative, not your average Dr.
                  Has anyone heard more about this? We're concerned as hell right about now. I hate that this has happened too. Poor Mexico and it's people . And now I feel the same for so many other countries as our own... S^!t is crazy!!...
                  We can only wait and stay positive. Stay strong guys..I know it sucks. Our Back at Home Reception was for this wknd coming up, but we've decided to postpone it for now too. We're gonna let things cool for now I guess.

                  My thoughts go out to all you ladies. I'm so sorry to those who have had to cancel so much. I know I was a mess too before I left sending e-mails out to guests and just trying to re-assure them all of their safety. I wanted them to have fun and enjoy themselves. I never planned for certain things to happen, just like you guys so I know what your going through. Just know that it isn't your fault and that we picked Mexico for probably the same reasons. Even after all of this, I'm still happy that I chose Mexico for my wedding. I took home many beautiful memories of places and people that I met while out there and it's beauty and culture will continue to live in our hearts. We can only wish the best for Mexico and it's people. Hopefully a cure will be found soon. It's what I'm praying for.

                  Our thoughts are with all of you wonderful couples out there. We wish you lots of luck and the most beautiful wedding.

                  linda

                  #509 YaelM

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                    Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:31 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by MarieSam
                    Desiree- just noticed your post from earlier So sorry to hear about your BFs and biotch SIL. DWs have a funny way of bringing out the true colors in people, generally the ugly side.

                    And while I know the swine flu is no laughing matter, wouldn't it be just a little funny if your SIL (and NO one else in your family) got the flu bug. baahhhaaaa , I think all this swine flu stress has made me a little evil!!!
                    Marie thats what my FI is saying - that he hopes anyone that cancels ours will get it in their home town

                    This is insane - i dont even know if ill be getting on a plane on Monday

                    #510 tylersgirl

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                      Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:32 PM

                      MarieSam and Harty-Y'all are too funny! haha! Yes, it does bring out the ugly in people unfortunately!




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