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#21 Hartyt509

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    Posted 29 April 2009 - 03:15 PM

    Originally Posted by Virg
    Sounds like you are in the UK
    Why aren't you checking other destinations? I am sure alot of UK and Canadian brides are scrambling right now. But check out the Cuban resorts, they say only 4 weeks notice, but in light off all this, I bet ya they can arrange something, even if it is just a symbolic ceremony. (and the Cuban rules are pretty easy, just need a passport if you have never been married!)

    PM me if you want more info.
    Yep I am lol

    My TA won't!! until they formally cancel my flight she won't do sod all because all the other places we could go with no notice this arsey airline we are flying with don't go there!!

    I've done some checking myself and now i'm sitting waiting day by day lol they've cancelled up to the 8th and we go on the 11th so hopefully we'll get told soon.

    We can't go to Cuba FI isn't allowed as he's in the forces and i've been married before lol

    I'm going to our local Registry office on friday to try and get something as back up! honestly total nightmare lol

    And then I have people ringing me for info when i've not spoken to them for ages - i keep telling them to fuck off lmao not nice but they are doing me in lol

    #22 Virg

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      Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:02 PM

      you aren't allowed with the forces? weirdness.
      Hopefull this work out for you!!!
      Happily Ever After: June 1, 2006
      Made it legal : June 30, 2009


      #23 kisskissmd

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        Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:47 PM

        I am feeling the pain with you ladies who have closer weddings...mine is not until August but the general hubub this is creating has freaked my guests out quite a bit. And all of the ones that were on the fence are ready to say 'no way' at this point. Plus - the FI's parents will definitely not be joining us, as they are both elderly and the flu most commonly impacts young children and the elderly (or those with a compromised immune system) the hardest. I work in the public health field (epidemiology) and I can safely agree with a few of the earlier posts that indeed, this flu is just like any other, in almost all ways. The tricky part is that it is composed of 3 viral strains (swine, avian/bird, and human) so the treatment of it is a bit more strenuous and complicated, particularly if you have pre-existing conditions. Be smart, wash your hands, cover your mouth when you sneeze/cough, and hopefully the world response to this possible pandemic will help everyone in the end (by reducing the spread of the virus). This is 'just the flu' with a few extra considerations, but none so grave that you should not enjoy your wedding day - as long as the airlines are listening to the CDC and WHO, which they should be. Best wishes to everyone!

        #24 jennyatk

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          Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:51 AM

          Originally Posted by Maybride2009
          Hi Jenny, We wanted/tried to go. I totally agree that it is being blow way up, but my guests booked with air transat and didn't get cancellation insurance so they HAVE to fly through air transat...and they won't fly there again until June...so we have no choice.

          The other option is to try to book another destination and wedding in 3 weeks...and I don't know if my brain can do that at this point...either way between my mom and Fi's schedule...it sucks for someone
          uhh I am just waiting for Obama or the CDC to block our travel. I know I have about a million options running through my head!! I just hope it all works out for all of us!!!

          #25 BachataBride

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            Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:27 AM

            Just a thought...I have nothing to back this up....but maybe the airlines are cancelling due to all the travellers cancelling & they do not want to fly a plane down there for the sake of 10-20 people!

            #26 lawieland

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              Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:35 AM

              Originally Posted by Maybride2009
              Hey Ladies,
              As the number of us who are being forced to cancel our dream weddings rises, I thought I would start a thread where we can come and support each other as we try to sort through this mess and come out on top.
              Tears, support, complaints, anything you need to get out is welcome and hopefully we can help each other get back on the track to having a wedding of some sort.
              Hugs to all the swine brides out there...we are up to our ears in

              ETA: As of this afternoon...everything in my signature is B.S :)
              THANKS, I'm one of them!! Mine was scheduled on 5.23.09 at Moon Palace, I can't get anyone at the resort wedding office to even answer the phone or return my emails! Our guests are all cancelling. So the wedding I've been planning for 1.5 years is now non-existent. We are going to change the date and look for a new destination, and now I have to start over. what else can we do...

              #27 TinaM2b

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                Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:01 AM

                Originally Posted by lawieland
                THANKS, I'm one of them!! Mine was scheduled on 5.23.09 at Moon Palace, I can't get anyone at the resort wedding office to even answer the phone or return my emails! Our guests are all cancelling. So the wedding I've been planning for 1.5 years is now non-existent. We are going to change the date and look for a new destination, and now I have to start over. what else can we do...

                Are you watching the Moon Palace thread? Camie is down there now, another bride is honeymooning there, and we have another MP bride leaving on Monday. Reports from them have been positive. Camie already had guests down there yesterday when she left and that is where she got the word from. The only thing that this is effecting is some of the ruin tours have been canceled.

                Keep positive!

                #28 Amarillis

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                  Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:29 AM

                  I am so sorry for all of you, i think this thread is a fantastic idea!

                  I saw this morning on Canada AM CTV.ca | Ready to re-book? Fixing your foiled Mexico travel plans

                  Where a couple talked about their upcoming wedding. I was so sad for them. They explained the issues that they are having with their tour operator, - though I'd share for all the 'swine brides'

                  PS> titling yourself 'swine brides' is honestly giggle worthy. I truly hope in the end that all will work out.

                  #29 mlagodny

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                    Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:31 PM

                    Hey everyone!! I have put together two emails for my guests - one about the swine flu and one with travel information. Thought they would be helpful. Feel free to cut and paste. Just change the Melissa and Joe.

                    Hello!! I'm sure you have heard about the swine flu outbreak here and also in Mexico. I have been trying to stay away from the mainstream media, because it seems that they are making a HUGE deal out of it. Admittedly, it is a problem, but one that I think that healthy people who take necessary precautions and use proper sanitation can avoid. I have found the CDC's website helpful - I hope you can take the time to read through the information. I also attached the official travel warning. There are many tips on how to travel safely. I feel that as long as we are aware of the problem and stay informed, we will have a safe and fun trip to Mexico!!

                    Here's a couple of points that I found helpful:

                    A doctor can prescribe an anti-viral for prevention of the swine flu during travel. (tamaflu and relenza are both options)

                    Wash your hands, cover your mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, and use hand sanitizer. Basically, just stay clean and keep your germs to yourself :)

                    One month to go!!!!

                    Love, Melissa and Joe

                    CDC - Influenza (Flu) | Swine Influenza (Flu): General Information

                    Swine influenza and Severe Cases of Respiratory Illness in Mexico | CDC Travelers' Health

                    Hello!! I have been fielding some questions about appropriate attire for our wedding on the beach. I like to call it "beach casual." No ties necessary, definetely no tuxedos (or speedos). Look pretty for the pictures! Beachy dresses work (unless you're a boy), in which case you may wear nicer shorts or pants with some kind of breezy shirt. You get the idea. . . . . let us know if you have any questions!!!!

                    I have also compiled a list of useful tips!! Here it is.

                    - Bring singles or some $2 bills for tips. You will be the hero to the person who makes $10 a day. (and your drink will miraculously always be full)

                    - American dollars work in Mexico, but if you must get pesos, do not exhange at the airport or at a bank. You get the best rates at ATMs.

                    - Make a copy of your passport. Leave it at home with someone. In case you lose your passport in Mexico, a copy at home will be very helpful.

                    - Practice bargaining. Go to the 5 Star Swap Meet in Villa Park or Montana Charlies in Romeoville. Practice makes perfect. Pick up some fake designer outfits for the trip. Two birds - one stone. :)

                    - Eat yogurt every day for a week before your departure date. I hope I don't have to explain this one. Just do it. You will thank me later.

                    - Buy water shoes. The beach is a little rocky in parts, ask Joe. Cuts on your feet + salt water = no fun.

                    - Bring a pen on the airplane (to fill out custom forms). You don't want to wait to borrow the pen that everyone in the plane has used already.

                    - If you take a Rx, bring an extra Rx from your doctor. If you don't take an Rx - go to the doctor and get one for Tamiflu. Then, you will be able to prevent the dreaded swine flu.

                    - If you are bringing a camera, take a picture of your name, address, email and phone number. If you lose it, you have a better chance of getting it back.

                    - Call your cell phone provider and make sure that you can roam in Mexico. Check prices too, you definetely won't be calling home unless it's an emergency.

                    - If you are planning on golfing, bring your own balls and tees. We all know how expensive pro-shops are.

                    - If you take a cab in Mexico - ask for the rate BEFORE you get in. By the time you get out, it's too late. Pay or go to Mexico jail.

                    - Put all of your leakable toiletries in plastic bags. It's no fun to get to the hotel with a big old puddle of contact solution, shampoo, sunscreen and whatever other liquids you plan on bringing in your suitcase.

                    If you have any other questions or more travel tips to share, feel free!!! We are getting really excited!!!!!

                    Melissa and Joe

                    #30 Jennifer Davis

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                      Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:39 PM

                      Nice job! Those are both very well written.

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