Post # 1
As you might know, we’re slated to get married Aug 7 in Pensacola FL and have pretty much everything covered…luckily three vendor checks between FI and I were to go out in the mail today weren’t mailed.
We are seriously weighing what to do with this sitation. My sis and bil already cancelled their summer vacation in Rosemary Beach this summer and another relative is cancelling their family reunion in Seaside in July due to this horrible, sad, disaster.
While right now it’s not affecting the panhandle, it is affecting LA’s coast and marshlands and will most likely migrate to the nearby areas as it’s already the size of Rhode Island. We’re just so sad…we love this area, and love its’ natural beauty and are just keeping all the precious animals in our prayers.
What are your thoughts on this issue? We are also of course concerned for our venue, as it would be expensive for our guests to all come and spend time and $ with us, and not possibly be able to use the beaches or swim.
Have you or your FI considered this recent happening? I hate to be the bearer or sad news, but we’re seriously worried about what could happen if this is allowed to keep spewing oil, over 200,000 gallons a day, into our beautiful gulf area.
Post # 3
~Am bumping this topic up because of the seriousness of the situation.
Post # 4
Our wedding is May 30 and a lot of people are traveling from out of town. And you know what people are coming to see you get married and to be part of the celebration. If they can’t swim oh well.
Post # 5
I understand and feel for you too!
We’re three months out and fear that the situation might not be resolved at all by then.
I know you’ll have a lovely wedding though! Congratulations.
Post # 6
Bellenga – I really am not sure what to tell you, it really is just a sad sad situation. I think in order for you to make a decision you should think about what your options are. For example, if the beaches aren’t open, is that a deal breaker for you? Where would you move the wedding?
Post # 7
I am a research assitant for a scientific company in lower Louisiana and can tell you for the moment with wind activity the oil has moved into the Louisiana coast currently. My advice is for upcoming weddings for the next few week along Florida panhandle is go ahead however any weddings past early june please be prepared to move beachside weddings elsewhere. I am not wanting to be the person with negative thoughts but as a researcher always prepare for either outcome. I am also planning my wedding along the Florida panhandle for the following year, so I am very saddened by this situation and completely lost for words for the coasts a devasting effect this is having. To check for uptodate oil information check onto NOAA websites if haven’t already. Best of luck to all.
Post # 8
I live here and my wedding is on the Bay in Alabama …I am really worried bc my family and his are all coming in from out of town..I have decided im going to look at it this way….People are coming to see YOU get married….at least we will have a pick of places to eat, things to do without it being packed…..You can still walk on the beach and just swim in the condo or hotel pool… I understand what your going through and i have been worried about it for a long time. But I have to much to be happy and excited about to let BP or some oil ruin it…. Good luck and if you need any updates or anything i will be happy to fill you in:)
It is very sad what is happening down here and by the looks of it this will not be going away any time soon. All you can do is pray for the families that are affected by this and all the animals.