Post # 1
My Fiance told his mother last night that we planned to have a destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas. Her response was “that is revolting!” She immediately said she wasn’t going and that she doesn’t want to be drugged, poisoned, and murdered in Mexico.
He tried to talk her through the idea, assuring her that it is a very safe area and we will be at a 5 star resort. By the end of the conversation she seemed to warm up to the idea SLIGHTLY but ended the conversation by saying “Well, when we all die at least we will die together…I will have to bring a Kevlar vest”
Post # 3
@Lily_of_the_valley: People in the US don’t always have the best grasp on geography, world events, other cultures, or basically anything that would require us to research other countries. Hopefully, your wedding will open her eyes a bit.
Post # 4
Wow your Mother-In-Law sounds alot like mine. Born, raised, stayed and STAYING in a small town forever. I’m the traveler of the family and people totally over-exaggerate on the danger of those places!! Besides, when the good Lord is ready to call us home we’ll go whether it’s in Mexico or sitting at home on our couch in BFE, USA.
Not to mention she sounds a tad dramatic. Be prepared for more is all I have to say. You wouldn’t believe some of the crap that has come out of my FMIL’s mouth about this wedding. Everything except “Let me help” or “How’s the planning going.” She didn’t even ask to see my ring when we got engaged. I doubt she even knows how it happened. Of course why should she care, it was on a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean which we all know is AKA HELL! LOL!
Stick to your guns girl. This is YOUR day, no matter what any one else says!
Post # 5
It’s not like you’re getting married at the border! You could always just leave her ass behind and show her what a good time she missed later in your pretty wedding pictures.
Post # 6
She is a textbook example of how the world perceives americans. Have the wedding you want.
International ethics aside, I think older generations don’t overall understand a destination wedding. They think anything other than a church/hall filled with 100+ people is just not a wedding
Post # 7
@housebee: couldn’t have said it better myself. oh the ignorance…
Post # 8
Hahaha, some of the biggest celebrities go to Cabo on vacation. There are tons of pictures of Jennifer Aniston there and she’s fine and healthy!
Post # 9
She sounds ignorant and closed-minded. If she’s too scared to see her own son get married, let her stay home. I have little tolerance for such people.
Post # 10
ick. She’d hate everything about my wedding, then. From the sound of it, she wouldnt care much for ME, either. smh.
Post # 11
Good grief! Hopefully that was just a knee-jerk reaction, and hopefully you can get her involved in the plans a bit to help her understand that your wedding is going to be gorgeous and perfectly safe. 😉
Post # 12
One of my friend’s had a destination wedding and the groom’s parents never went because they didn’t want to fly or leave their small town. They said screw it and did it anyway. His parents did come the party they had here to celebrate.
Post # 13
Wow! I’m not surprised though because we originally wanted our destination wedding in Mexico but it was our friends who said they didnt want to die. There reason for saying this was valid as there have actaully been alot of recent stories in the news about Canadians getting killed on vacation there. So we changed our destination to Cuba which is much safer and many Canadians visit there each year without any issues
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Maybe she was just so surprised at the idea she didn’t know what else to say!!! I would google pictures of all the celebrities that go to Cabo and show her those 😛 And I think she’ll come around eventually… and who knows, it could open her eyes in a whole new way!
I like to think positively, lol.
Oh, and I’m sure your wedding will be beautiful!
Post # 15
I think her reaction might be a bit extreme but personally, I’d rather not travel to Mexico right now. There are other tropical locations that don’t have as many dangers nearby. If you’re set on it, maybe you can share some information with her? http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-30/travel/sc-trav-1030-mexico-safety-20121030_1_travel-warnings-card-numbers-nonessential-travel
Post # 16
Resort areas are extremely safe, people vacation in Cabo all the time. Does she realize how expansive Mexico is?
Just checked the State Dept. there is NO travel advisory for Cabo.