(Closed) Anyone else’s honeymoon or destination wedding affected by the oil spill?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Is your honeymoon or destination wedding affected by the oil spill?
    Not guaranteed but probably. : (2 votes)
    22 %
    Definitely :( : (0 votes)
    Nope--we got lucky! : (7 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
    47 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Im not sure we are doing a cruise to the bahamas Im crossing my fingers girl i will cry if it does 🙁

    Post # 4
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    yikes I hope not.  We’re going to puerto rico next month – perhaps we should call to double check!

    Post # 5
    1 posts

    Forget the rain!!! Beach brides to be in the sunshine state have more to worry about these days than that! As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico inches near the Florida coast, hundreds if not thousands of couples who wished to share their nuptials on the beautiful beaches of the panhandle and gulf coast may have their wedding plans delayed if not ruined! 

    Beach weddings are a million dollar a year industry in the sunshine state, with 80% of companies operating on the white sand beaches of Destin, Navarre Beach, Clearwater, Siesta Key and all along the beautiful gulf coast where the pristine waters and white sands are the perfect backdrop for a tropical beach wedding.

    This sadly may become a thing of the past as the murky black oil creeps to the Florida shores, ravaging everything in its path from the marine wildlife and delicate ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico, to the fishing and tourism industry.  There is not even a number expected of how long the clean up will take, or the long lasting effect it will have on the Gulf Shores! 

    One thing is for certain, the gulf coast brides to be will have to keep abreast of changing situations as the oil reaches the shores!  Back up plans need to be made well in advance to prevent a last minute catastrophe of a wedding ruined due the beaches being closed or worse covered in filthy thick oil! 

    Many east coast beach companies are offering to give emergency back up service to those couples effected by the oil spill in the Gulf.  We are willing to be very flexible and assist in any way we can  with accommodations for the couples effected by the spill. The impact expected on the Atlantic Coast is uncertain at this time, but is predicted to be minimal especially for the time being.  I hope that other venues are willing and able to open their arms to them at a short notice.  We are giving Gulf Coast brides and grooms top priority in scheduling!

    I now wonder what is going to become of these beach wedding companies and all other industry’s that are based on the beaches in the Gulf. Will this accident be permanently devastating to those who have worked very hard to operate a successful business. Will they have to close or move? Who will be held responsible? Will BP? The insurance industry? Or will these hard working people, with their livelihood stripped from them, have no recourse at all. Like the long term effects of this spill, only time will tell!

    This article was written by

    Jennifer Richards of My Beachside Wedding
    North East Florida’s premier Beach Wedding Provider

     Anyone needing emergency services please contact us at [email protected] or call (904) 674-7714 and we will place you on top priority!



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