(Closed) Mexico: Bad press…?

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 5
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2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When we were thinking about having a destination wedding we had some people say things like that to us. I now realize that they were trying to discourage us from the DW!

I wouldn’t worry too much. Thousands of people go to Mexico every single week. My friends just came back last week and had an awesome time. (Unless of course something major happens between now and June & in that case the gov’t issues travel warnings!)

As long as no one is wandering off on their own, drawing attention to them selves you should be fine.  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mrsbruff2b: As a Canadian, I agree with this because we have had two sets of canadian tourists killed in Mexico in the last month. One was a teen from BC who was stabbed, set on fire and buried on a beach with her bf (they said it was in a Mafia/Mob burial ground area… wth?!) and the second was a bus where the grandmother, child, mother and father were killed in a car accident. There was also a man before Christmas I believe who was murdered.

Not that your wedding is unsafe, but even the Toronto Star has an article in it yesterday about the high number of Canadians killed in Mexico in the last few months. It’s insane!

 

ETA: http://news.ca.msn.com/canadians-killed-in-mexico is the article I read, not in the Star like I thought. Also, the man I was thinking about who was murdered was killed during a home invasion.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just read the travel warnings on the foreign affairs website. My only concern would be the elections coming up on July 1st. I am assuming everything is already booked so I would look into what your insurance covers in the case that there is escalating violence around tourist areas leading up to your wedding. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mrsbruff2b: Whoever you bought your trip from should have offered it to you at the time, unfortunately I don’t think it’s valid unless it’s bought at the same time. You can  get travel insurance that covers medical etc from a lot of different places (RBC, CAA, Sears etc) but I think trip cancellation insurance must be bought at the same time. 

ETA: I have to add that I am normally not paranoid but while we were still thinking of doing Destination Wedding in Mexico I was going to load up on a ton of insurance just in case. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mrsbruff2b: CAA offers trip insurance and USED to offer wedding insurance. Try them perhaps? I know their trip insurance was quite reasonable last time I got it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You obviously have to be careful wherever you go. Yes traveling to another country has its risks but so does crossing the street, driving your car etc. Just be smart about the decisions you make.

I know quite a few people who went to Mexico this fall with no problems and had a great time.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mrsbruff2b: I agree! I live 40 minutes North of Toronto and there have been two bodies dumped here in less than a year and less than 20 min from my mom’s place. I have yet to tell her she needs to move haha!

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