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#2201 MKEbride2be

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    Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:28 PM



    Originally Posted by chrisdior 

    Hey can anyone help me with pictures of a reception on the beach? I cant seem to find any on the forum.. maybe i overlooked it   PLEASE HELP :)



    Sorry to post twice (forgot to click the quote button).  I've asked them to include some photos of this at the webinar this weekend, as I haven't been able to find photos of a beach reception either, even after asking Pilar for them directly.

     



    #2202 jmc8922

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      Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

      Hi everyone! I'm getting married at the Now Jade on April 17th 2013.  Some of my family members are concerned about the issues Mexico is having with the drug wars and such, and I was wondering how secure the Now Jade and surrounding area seemed to be?



      #2203 shannonmarie

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      Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:57 AM

      Hey Jmc8922!

       

      I have had a few people say they are concerned with going to Mexico as well and honestly it really bothers me! If they did their research they would know that the drug wars are not happening in Cancun! I get so sick of people saying things about Cancun/Rivera Maya being dangerous so I did find this and I put it on my website:

       

      "We are aware there are a lot of things on the news that may be of concern to you in regards to traveling to Mexico. I have done some research on it and according to the U.S. Department of State, they are NOT saying that you should not travel to Cancun! They are recommending that you do not go to the northern Mexico border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros."

       

      I also posted this map:



      Hi everyone! I'm getting married at the Now Jade on April 17th 2013.  Some of my family members are concerned about the issues Mexico is having with the drug wars and such, and I was wondering how secure the Now Jade and surrounding area seemed to be?



       

       


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      #2204 29Hmobile

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        Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:20 AM

        I really appreciate knowing I'm not alone with the headache of guests nay-saying our choice of destination. My save the dates arent even out but of course, people ask what the plan is...and I've had many a tough conversation already. I've just started to shut people down immediately if they turn negative and tell them that we'll understand should they choose not to attend. I think I'll take a cue from previous post & put an 'it's sfae' disclaimer on our site before the save the dates go out....

        #2205 jmc8922

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          Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:24 AM

          Thank you so much Shannonmarie! I was getting extremely upset that people were bashing me for choosing Mexico.  I told them that it's not all of Mexico!  Bottom-line, it's my wedding and if they don't want to come that's fine with me. I'm sure there wouldn't be people getting married there everyday if there was such a huge issue!! Thanks again!



          #2206 jmc8922

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            Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:27 AM

            I know exactly what you're going through! Unfortunately, the only person who seems to be making the biggest issue out of it is my mom.  Although, when I sent the room rates out to everyone I think she realized that it's set in stone.  Now she seems a little more pleasant about it.



            #2207 chrisdior

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              Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:17 AM



              Originally Posted by MKEbride2be 



              Sorry to post twice (forgot to click the quote button).  I've asked them to include some photos of this at the webinar this weekend, as I haven't been able to find photos of a beach reception either, even after asking Pilar for them directly.

               



              I spoke to Pilar before the Webinar and was able to get a direct answer regarding the beach. They don't recommend the beach because of its size. So it looks that idea is out. Did you book your wedding at the Jade?



              #2208 KerriCornell

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                Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:24 AM


                    You girls are right, the drug wars with the cartels are happening in and around the border towns.  I live about 2 hours north of the AZ/Mexico border and we are no longer able to travel into Mexico due to the issues.  I have been to Cancun/Riviera Cancun once a year for the last few years and have not witnessed any violence.

                     However, I will say that you still need to be careful.  Something happened to me at Dreams Tulum last year which I have come to find out happens more and more often to tourists.  I had 2 drinks at the "club" at the Dreams Tulum resort and within 20 minutes I went from sober to passing out. 2 rum and cokes may get me a little tipsy but no where near blacking out.  I woke up the next morning with no memory of what had happened from the time I was at the club untill 11am the next morning.  The only thing I can remember is that I left my first drink at the bar when I went to go dance.  When I came back they had a new one sitting there for me and I never questioned it.  Later, after arriving home I started googling and found out it has happened to many tourists at large all-inclusive hotels and clubs where GHB (normally used as a clear liquid) is put into drinks.  I don't know the reasons for why staff or other tourists or locals would do this to anyone...but its real.  Take it from me...never leave your drink unattended!

                 

                 

                 

                 

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                Originally Posted by shannonmarie 

                Hey Jmc8922!

                 

                I have had a few people say they are concerned with going to Mexico as well and honestly it really bothers me! If they did their research they would know that the drug wars are not happening in Cancun! I get so sick of people saying things about Cancun/Rivera Maya being dangerous so I did find this and I put it on my website:

                 

                "We are aware there are a lot of things on the news that may be of concern to you in regards to traveling to Mexico. I have done some research on it and according to the U.S. Department of State, they are NOT saying that you should not travel to Cancun! They are recommending that you do not go to the northern Mexico border cities of Tijuana, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros."

                 

                I also posted this map:

                http://www.travelweekly.com/uploadedFiles/MEXICOMAP4.pdf

                 

                It just frustrates me that people continue to say that! Do a search on this forum about the dangers of Mexico and you'll find more information.

                 

                I myself have never been to Cancun, but I have friends that go to Cancun twice a year. They even ride the Collectivo (?) (public transportation) and they say they felt safe. As with anywhere, use common sense and they will be fine!

                 

                Congrats on your wedding! Please post a review since you are getting married before me! J

                 

                 

                 



                 

                 



                 



                #2209 Caroline1118

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                  Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:41 AM

                  Hey ladies! When is the webinar for Now Jade this weekend and how do I sign up.

                   

                  JMC - I'll be getting married there on April 26, 2013!  For a minute, I thought maybe I was one of the few 2013 brides, but I'm glad to hear that you will be getting married in April too!

                   

                   I'll be arriving Monday 4/22, maybe you will be around?  Happy planning!



                  #2210 shannonmarie

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                  Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:47 AM


                  Hey Caroline! The webinar for Now Jade was last Saturday, the 24th.
                   

                  Originally Posted by Caroline1118 

                  Hey ladies! When is the webinar for Now Jade this weekend and how do I sign up.

                   

                  JMC - I'll be getting married there on April 26, 2013!  For a minute, I thought maybe I was one of the few 2013 brides, but I'm glad to hear that you will be getting married in April too!

                   

                   I'll be arriving Monday 4/22, maybe you will be around?  Happy planning!



                   


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