We are not going to Mexico, but I have heard a lot of people expressing that they are glad we are NOT going to Mexico. I have no problem with going to Mexico. The reason we are not is simply because we have been before.
I would try to inform the people with concerns that your area is NOT experiencing any problems. People get hurt all over. Usually, tourists in touristy areas are fine. This is (obviously) not always the case, but no one is always safe anywhere. Things can happen anywhere. Just keep sending them information showing that your area is safe. Maybe direct them to reviews by other tourists who traveled to the area and made it back safe and sound.
The fact is, if people are really freaked, they won't go no matter what. That sucks, but it is the way it is. My grandfather refuses to fly no matter what. I can assure him that everything will be fine, but the fact that there has ever been any flight go down is enough to make him miss out on my wedding. Similarly, the fact that some tourists have been hurt or worse somewhere in Mexico will make some of your guests not want to go at all.
Originally Posted by Bree82
I'm in as well! I'm getting married (hopefully) Feb 20th, 2013 in Playa Del Carmen.
I have one question for all you girls though. Have any of your guests expressed concern going to Mexico considering all the violence that has occurred against Canadians in last little while? I know they haven't happened in this part of the country, but there have been many targeted attacks on tourists, and I don't want this location to dissuade anyone from RSVPing.
Send me your thoughts.