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#1 stefadile

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:53 AM

Hey Ladies,

I was wondering if any of you had some tips on preventing mosquito bites? Whenever I go to Jamaica, I get eaten alive!!!!!! Last year was really bad...I get a reaction every time I get bitten, and the bite swells up, and starts to weep. I've used creams, but they don't make the bites disappear, they just relieve the itchiness.

My big concern is, that my Wedding dress is tea-length and my legs will be showing, don't really want to have big red swollen legs. I'd really appreciate any advice on preventing mosquito bites, or how you can make them disappear fast!!!

Thanks :-) :-) :-)

#2 kmk2016

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 07:20 AM

Bug spray with deet is going to be your best defence. Doesn't smell great, but does the job!


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#3 acw271011

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 10:33 AM

I agree! Not much out there that prevents them. Somebody told me to take a bounce sheet and run it over your skin. For whatever reason they don't like bounce sheets! (go figure!) I honestly don't know if that works or not.

 

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#4 HappilyEverAfter

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 11:34 AM

I worried about this same issue. My WC says she will get a few bottles of OFF the water resistant kind for my self and the guests as well as lighting citronella candles for tea lights and citronella tiki torches around my glass marquee. Due to my location of a private beach and with all that water where mosquitoes tend to congregate more, she said it will work. Try tiki torches with citronella oil if your venue is outdoors.

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#5 stefadile

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 05:48 AM

Thanks for all the tips!! I'll see if I can get the hotel to provide citronella candles, don't really want to drag them over from Ireland with me.

#6 ASAtobe

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:19 AM

Off with deet will be the best bet! I'm from the south and mosquitos are fierce here! The best thing is off with deet hands down!



#7 marinah84

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:34 PM

Anyone know if the Cancun area has issues with mosquitos??  


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#8 kmk2016

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:54 PM

Anyone know if the Cancun area has issues with mosquitos??


I just got back from a site visit and yes, they can get bad with rainy season. Not sure when your wedding is, but I would suggest packing Off for your guests for any activity on the beach- it will help with Mosquitos and Sand fleas.


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#9 marinah84

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:59 PM

My wedding is in mid-March - hoping it won't be too bad :)  I'll put that on my OOT bags just in case, though!


Thank you!


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#10 MrsRoy

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