Hurrican Dean- Jamaica & Cancun Brides- lets keep our fingers crossed
Posted 18 August 2007 - 02:40 PM
I have spoken directly to the resort today and evacuation is being done right now and they tell me to go cancel my plans for a week away as it will be hit, at this point nobody knows to what severity~ UGH..reality is that it will more than likely have to be completely re-planned again..I am trying to stay positive but it does not look good..I agree that the news always exaggerates stuff but this time, the resort is quite scared at this point and there are 800 tourists there right now stuck on their 4 resorts that they can not send home at this time so they are preparing for the worse..Jamaica has a "laid back attitude" most of the time but this time, they are truly very frightened at what is to come..I am trying to face the devestation that may come tomorrow, keeping my fingers crossed for the people of Jamaica at this time..
Realty is that the small island is unlike the States in quick recovery and in fact Jamaica may suffer for a LONG time due to Dean..I am just trying to get things into perspective and should I have to re-schedule (I will decide this tomorrow) what my future plans could possibly be..
Thanks for your advice, I am quite afraid that no amount of praying at this point will change the fact that Jamaica is now aimed at a direct hit, the severity we are not sure but the evitability is evident~
Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:25 PM
Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:38 PM
Thanks for your offer~
Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:42 PM
All we can do is hope for the best... I'm sure you're glued to the news girls. Agh, this is not good at all
Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:51 PM
What are you looking for in an alternative location? What locations are you considering?
Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:12 PM
As much as I would love to go to Mexico, there is too much paperwork to get married there from a Canadian's perspective..With that said, I would like to seek something that is comparable to Couples Swept Away in the fact that its an all inclusive, adult only as its just the two of us, and something that has a large beach but this may sound strange but, I do not want a highrise type of hotel, so something intimate and not a large chain for a hotel as RIU or others similar..
hmmmm, I don't think a little Island will be as affordable and as far as a photographer goes, that is the HARD part, we have researched for over a year for a fantastic photographer to give us a photojournalistic style, some of my favorites have been Sol & Matt, Leigh, or something of that style..UGH...
I guess we are open to suggestions on resorts that are not overly priced yet intimate and are all inclusive, it may sound bad but our photographer is one of the most important decisions as our families are not going to be with us, so we very carefully planned to have a fantastic package for the day of and TTD session the next day..
We had booked everything to leave August 31 and return on Sept 11th..WE have not yet looked into getting our money back but we did buy trip insurance as we knew we would be travelling during hurricane season but never once did it cross our minds with fear..
Our holidays have been booked for almost a year, we just dealt with a flood (posted a few weeks ago) so we are truly beginning to wonder our luck at this point..
Thanking anyone that attempts to help us at this point..Jamaica is stated that with what they are predicting, it could be many months to recover from this predicted hurricane disaster so its almost evitable that it will hit and the country will not be able to accept visitors without loss of power and water and resources, with a planned vacation of leaving in less than 2 weeks, it does not look good at this point..
I feel so bad for many brides destined for Jamaica within the next few months and I pray that Dean does not hit as predicted towards Mexico bordering Texas..
Any help is appreciated, we will have to change travel plans probably ASAP, most people are cancelling their Jamaican plans today ..ARGH..
Thanks girls, this site truly is amazing...
Posted 18 August 2007 - 04:13 PM
Posted 18 August 2007 - 07:49 PM
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:11 PM
Thanks so much for your efforts, please keep me posted, we are worried sick at this point.
Any information is appreciated~
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