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#881 Jojo

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    Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:10 PM

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    Hi everyone -
    Ever since the swine flu news outbreak, I've been reading this forum looking to you other brides for guidance. I just wanted to post and say how glad I am to know that I'm not alone here! I have also loved seeing all the support you're giving one another - it's quite a comfort.

    Also, thanks to everyone who posted letters they sent to guests about the flu. MarieSam - I definitely used a good portion of it for an email we just sent to guests this weekend - thanks for offering to share it. I didn't even know where to begin when writing it, having yours made a horrible thing easier.

    As of right now, we're on, but I'm not sure how many of our 46 guests will be with us. In our letter, I asked our guests a few questions to gauge their current thoughts on the matter (copied below in case any of you want to use it) so that we could make an informed decision as things progress. So far, I've gotten mixed reviews and am quite frustrated with the non-respondents! Sorry, had to vent.
    Thanks so much for sharing your note to your guests. My wedding is Nov but already, his mum has shared some concerns with us b'cos in 1918, a flu killed many worldwide. So, my fiance was thinking of writing an email to our guests. THANKS!

    #882 drtracy

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      Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:43 AM

      FI and I are in Cancun right now. Everything here is perfect. One person with mask at airport & a few workers at airport had them around their necks but not on, weird. They did take temps when leaving airport but didn't say anything or have us fill anything out. There are several kids here as well. No worries ladies it all seems like paradise to me. We haven't gone into city because we just got in yesterday but I'm sure we will & I'll report more when we return. Right now going to eat my breakfast in bed. I heart room service!

      #883 RoryS

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        Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:44 AM

        Well, it seems like this flu thing is blowing over somewhat and the news media has backed off a bit on their " out of proportion" reporting. Not to say, it's not a scary situation and should be monitored, but I think they went way overboard. It now appears that they can't beat this one anymore, so they're now talking about the "second wave"... what is wrong with these people?

        #884 nathanielthompsonphoto

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          Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:07 AM

          I'm going to back up what drtracy was saying. I've been in cancun since saturday, and just shot a great wedding yesterday. The only reason you would suspect anything was different, is the lack of tourists. Otherwise, no masks- no sickness to be seen anywhere. Come on down! It's beautiful!

          #885 Ayita

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            Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:42 AM

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            Originally Posted by drtracy
            FI and I are in Cancun right now. Everything here is perfect. One person with mask at airport & a few workers at airport had them around their necks but not on, weird. They did take temps when leaving airport but didn't say anything or have us fill anything out. There are several kids here as well. No worries ladies it all seems like paradise to me. We haven't gone into city because we just got in yesterday but I'm sure we will & I'll report more when we return. Right now going to eat my breakfast in bed. I heart room service!
            Drtracy, you got it right : this is also paradise to me ! Yesterday night we had dinner and drinks in Playa and nobody is wearing masks or anything. The only weird thing is thinking today is Cinco de Mayo and the streets were pretty empty for a day that important.

            Your wedding is gonna be awesome ! I am starting my honeymoon today. I am looking forward for the archeological sites to reopen (normally, tomorrow).

            Have fun !!

            #886 KristinaM

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            Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:49 AM

            So glad to hear you got there and are having a good time already Tracy!! Good luck with everything and ENJOY!!!!!

            #887 hanna

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              Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:03 AM

              So great to hear from the brides down in Mexico. Always makes me feel so much better.

              Starlitk- thanks for posting that email. We are going to send out a variation of that because we have to make a decision this Friday. If the Coast Guard still will not allow my FI to travel to Mexico, we are going to have to move forward with changing to Punta Cana. So, going to send out an email today to see how many guests would still attend...

              Still praying and hoping that by Friday the ban will be lifted and we can just move forward with Mexico. Trying to stay positive.. but it is hard sometimes...

              #888 bryonandkiuana

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                Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:19 AM

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                Originally Posted by hanna
                So great to hear from the brides down in Mexico. Always makes me feel so much better.

                Starlitk- thanks for posting that email. We are going to send out a variation of that because we have to make a decision this Friday. If the Coast Guard still will not allow my FI to travel to Mexico, we are going to have to move forward with changing to Punta Cana. So, going to send out an email today to see how many guests would still attend...

                Still praying and hoping that by Friday the ban will be lifted and we can just move forward with Mexico. Trying to stay positive.. but it is hard sometimes...
                I know that it's hard to stay positive but just know that you are about marry the love of your life and thie wedding is one day! you have the rest of your life to celebrate your marriage! and by the way, your wedding day will be just fine!!

                #889 samanthag

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                  Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:35 AM

                  Hello fellow brides!!

                  I have not been on here for awhile but as soon as I heard about this swine flu thing I have been thinking of you girls...
                  I just want to let you know that I've been hearing & reading that (of course) it's not as serious as they first announced and that it seems as though the flu
                  is on a rapid decline especially in Mexico.
                  This thing was/is over exaggerated!!!
                  Please don't let this effect the happiest day of your lives!

                  Lots of love to all of you!


                  #890 mexicobride2

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                    Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:12 PM

                    Hi everyone,
                    I have been snooping around this website for a while but never written much... since this swine flu I have really appreciated reading everyone's threads. It is so nice to hear from other brides who are going through the same thing, since this has definitely been causing me much frustration during a month that should be such a happy time.
                    We are getting married at Maroma Resort on May 30th and are planning on going ahead with the wedding. We expect to lose some guests but hope that the majority will still come down to celebrate with us.
                    I work at a hospital in NYC and have spoken to many of the infectious disease doctors and they feel that there is no reason for us to cancel the wedding or move it to another location.
                    So, good luck to everyone!!




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