advice needed- should I move location
Posted 30 April 2009 - 04:47 PM
I am sick as we all are. should I try and move to punta cana or jamica while there is still time
Of course, all my planning, dj, photographer is gone- but if I wait there may now be anything at all.
Please give me some advice
Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:56 AM
I am a nurse and understand the scientific end of it, but lets face it- our guests will listen to media!!!
Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:50 AM
Here is my two cents:
I think there is likelihood that the swine flu situation will settle down and you can salvage your wedding and all of the planning you've done.
We had no choice but to move our May 7th wedding. It was very challenging to move it to the first week of June because of availability issues. You can imagine that many, many brides are having to relocate their weddings. The longer you wait to move your wedding, the more difficult it might be to do so. I contacted a popular Jamaican photographer and he said he is being inundated with requests from displaced Mexican brides. The longer this goes on, the harder it will be to find available resorts and vendors.
If I were in your shoes, I would probably sit tight and wait. I really wanted to keep my wedding day and all of the planning I had done, but I was forced to cancel because my airline cancelled their flights. If this had not happened, I would be in Mexico!
Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:29 AM
It doesn't seem like there is much chance of the US/Mexico border being closed, and honestly, if it does continue to spread, you'll have as much of a chance of getting it here as you would in Mexico. Besides, there has been no flu activity in the Riviera Maya yet, that I'm aware of! The only thing that is going to stop me from going is if they close the border. Which I don't think will happen.
The media is really sensationalizing all of this. I've just been trying to keep my guests in perspective by reminding them that this flu thing could go either way! I've talked with my TA who agrees there's no reason to cancel or postpone our trip, and there have been a few brides who are down in Cancun/Riviera Maya right now and have posted that everything is fine!
I've started avoiding some of chitter chatter about the swine flu because it has a tendency to make me start panicking...and then I have to put myself back in perspective again. I'm just sticking to the news! Remember to keep all this in perspective, and I think you'll be fine!
Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:38 AM
We had one couple cancel on us and we completely understand. Not sure if others will follow, but at this point I can't think or stress about it, because it's something that is completely out of my control....
What do you feel like doing? Since you have a bit more time than some of us, maybe you should do a cost comparison and a list of pro and cons of changing the locations. For us it would had being more expensive to switch things, especially with the cost associated with changing the guest hotel and plane tickets... I’m not sure is the guest or the bride and groom would pay for that?
Not sure if this help, but keep us posted on what you decided.
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