Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock, you’ve heard all about the dreaded Zika virus. Zika is the disease that’s been all over the news recently. It’s spread by mosquitoes and has many negative health effects. Zika is especially alarming for women who are either already pregnant, or planning to get pregnant in the next few months.
For the wedding industry, Zika has already had negative effects. Reports are showing that destination weddings are getting canceled and honeymoons are either being postponed or rescheduled.
In today’s post we’re going to discuss how this virus is ruining some soon-to-be newlyweds’ big plans. Did you know that Catering by Design is one of the best wedding catering Raleigh NC services? We can help you save time and money for your reception! If you want the best wedding day experience, call us today.
Is Zika Ruining Weddings and Honeymoons?
Some of the most popular destinations for weddings and honeymoons include the Caribbean, the United States Virgin Islands, Mexico, Brazil, and Puerto Rico. However, these beautiful places are now on the CDC‘s list of places to avoid due to Zika virus.
While these places are ideal for newlyweds to celebrate their nuptials and new lives together, they also make for a great vacation for guests attending these destination weddings. Traveling to these far away places, organizing weddings and receptions, and more, is not only time consuming, but it’s also very expensive.
Having to re-book venues, vendors, and travel plans can become a nightmare for everyone involved. If you’ve already booked plans to these places, a recent article from NY Times has put together a great resource for travelers to either postpone their trips or get refunds.
If you have to travel to an area with an infestation of Zika carrying mosquitoes, be sure to be extra careful and do some extra planning. Be sure to carry the right types of clothing and extra bug spray. Some resorts and hotels are even offering extra protection to their guests by having their properties and rooms sprayed to prevent mosquitoes from clustering.
The biggest risk is for those that are either pregnant, or looking to have more children. If you fit into this category then you should probably avoid the areas on the CDC’s list and opt for a different location.
Hopefully this post will help you be more informed about Zika and how it’s affecting travel this year for weddings and honeymoons. For more great tips on planning weddings, recipes, and more, be sure to visit back with our blog on a weekly basis. If you’re looking for the best food and flavors for your wedding reception, keep reading to see how we can help.
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