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#531 KittenHeart

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    Posted 17 March 2010 - 03:15 PM

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    Anyone getting negative feedback from the violence in Mexico right now
    We had one person cancel, but it was a family friend's guest and we didn't know her. The only one of the 74 we didn't know =) So no harm no foul.
    No, I sent out all my info in May of last year at the height of the swine flu and nobody said a word about that either which surprised me...

    Wow, that almost works out totally in your favor! I'm 1,000% jealous you have so many friends and family coming. I'm have a total downer day with people that cancelled and haven't booked their flights!

    #532 Lady_Di

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      Posted 17 March 2010 - 04:56 PM

      wow 74 people! that is a lot of people.

      i just tell whoever mention about the violence that it's more in north mexico and by the Texas border. I tell them that Riveria Maya is very safe and the government is doing everything they can to make sure the tourists are safe. in most cases, the drug cartels won't touch tourists..it s more of cartel against cartel. most of times when an innocent victim is killed, they usually were in a wrong place/time. with the recent shootings at US consulate, they're not sure if the americans were targeted or it was a mistaken identity. i just tell the guests to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings...most of all, DON'T MAKE STUPID DECISIONS! kinda hard if you're all drunk, lol.

      i am concerned about my two bridesmaids because they are staying at another resort and they're planning to drive back after the wedding. it is about 20 min drive. i am terrified for them. i tell them please don't get drunk and drive. at night, it is dangerous, especially driving on roads. i don't know if they'll listen to me. i wish they stayed at my resort. they opted to stay at another resort because it is cheaper.

      kitten heart, how many guests booked for your wedding?

      #533 KittenHeart

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        Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:52 PM

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        wow 74 people! that is a lot of people.

        i just tell whoever mention about the violence that it's more in north mexico and by the Texas border. I tell them that Riveria Maya is very safe and the government is doing everything they can to make sure the tourists are safe. in most cases, the drug cartels won't touch tourists..it s more of cartel against cartel. most of times when an innocent victim is killed, they usually were in a wrong place/time. with the recent shootings at US consulate, they're not sure if the americans were targeted or it was a mistaken identity. i just tell the guests to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings...most of all, DON'T MAKE STUPID DECISIONS! kinda hard if you're all drunk, lol.

        i am concerned about my two bridesmaids because they are staying at another resort and they're planning to drive back after the wedding. it is about 20 min drive. i am terrified for them. i tell them please don't get drunk and drive. at night, it is dangerous, especially driving on roads. i don't know if they'll listen to me. i wish they stayed at my resort. they opted to stay at another resort because it is cheaper.

        kitten heart, how many guests booked for your wedding?
        Yeah my mother is the only one who's expressed a concern on the drug wars and my answer continues to be... "Mom, it's like saying there is a drug war going on in NY so are you afraid to live in California?" She's like... well no... to which my response is, well that's about how far away that is going on from where I'm getting married.

        36 people booked, I have 6 more possibilities that want to do last minute. I almost for my sanity want to tell them, no, I'm sick of waiting for people to book. I have like 6 people without flights too. Ugh.

        #534 CaraW

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          Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:03 PM

          Well I got the final numbers in for my group, our final payment date was today and we have 56 people going!! Woo hoo!! I'm very happy with that number!

          Cara

          #535 Jackie22

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            Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:07 PM

            Hey girls,
            I have gotten a few people mention to me that they are affraid they actually got me nervous. I did see the same thing on the news about it being the northern border cities. Still, this is the last thing I want to think about during my wedding. It is what it is though.

            #536 Lady_Di

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              Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:38 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by KittenHeart
              Yeah my mother is the only one who's expressed a concern on the drug wars and my answer continues to be... "Mom, it's like saying there is a drug war going on in NY so are you afraid to live in California?" She's like... well no... to which my response is, well that's about how far away that is going on from where I'm getting married.

              36 people booked, I have 6 more possibilities that want to do last minute. I almost for my sanity want to tell them, no, I'm sick of waiting for people to book. I have like 6 people without flights too. Ugh.
              Why is she saying something if she's not going to your wedding?

              I feel you!! Maybe you tell them that the resort requires you to turn in the final payment 45 days before and they cannot attend the wedding after the final cutoff.

              one of FI's groomsmen booked yesterday so now his best man is only one left to book. he has not returned FI's calls/texts in past two weeks! seriously.

              Quote:
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              Well I got the final numbers in for my group, our final payment date was today and we have 56 people going!! Woo hoo!! I'm very happy with that number!

              Cara
              Woo! What if you have more people that want to come? will the resort accept extra people?

              Quote:
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              Hey girls,
              I have gotten a few people mention to me that they are affraid they actually got me nervous. I did see the same thing on the news about it being the northern border cities. Still, this is the last thing I want to think about during my wedding. It is what it is though.
              Just stress that Riviera Maya is safe and for them to use their common sense.

              #537 JT3

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                Posted 18 March 2010 - 02:02 PM

                Hey ladies I have around 75-80 people going too and still have some that haven't even booked the hotel... Liek really they ew about this since last summer... My mom brought the violence to my attention... I was like "mommy we are tourist nobody with money for them to bother us" "also we travelled to other countries when they were in their peek of drug Wars and had no prombles" ... we have to remind them that the news always makes thing worse then they really are... Good Luck to you all with these crazy guests lol

                #538 CaraW

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                  Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:18 AM

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                  Originally Posted by Lady_Di

                  Woo! What if you have more people that want to come? will the resort accept extra people?
                  Yep! They will, but there is a very slim chance of that happening. lol. So I a pretty sure this will be our final number.

                  #539 Lady_Di

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                    Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:24 PM

                    i'm glad to report that my FI's cousin's fiancee helped me with the non resort issue with her MIL(who is R's aunt). she got upset when i told her that her MIL was going to bring her brother/sister who we don't even know. so she called her FI who is R's cousin and told him about it...he called his mom to let her know that it is $100 per person for any non resort guests. so as for now, she is not bringing them but if she is, she is going to pay us for their fees. R just called her to clear things up so now she is not going to bring them. i'm glad this issue is resolved.

                    now to my godmother...i heard she wants to bring her relatives who are not staying at the resort. god forbid she does that! i am not close to her at all and i invited her because my mom wanted me to.

                    R's best man still hasnt returned his calls/texts. R showed me his texts to him and nothing.

                    April 14th is the final due date for the resort. i'd just rather to go ahead and start buying things like chair sashes and such.

                    #540 finleys7

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                      Posted 19 March 2010 - 01:32 PM

                      KT - I am so sorry about what your mom is saying and the extra 6 people. This should be an easy an process =( I feel for you. And we are lucky with the about of people coming, but the wedding was a long time in the making and everyone was waiting =) Plus we aren't doing anything at home either. This is it! =)

                      Diana - That's great about the cousins...it puts it in a whole new light when they have to pay =) I hope it works out with the BM and your godmother.

                      Cara - 56 is awesome...good party crowd. Good Luck!

                      We are 5 weeks from tomorrow...OMG! It's really coming.
                      Shannon

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