Post # 1
My wedding is planned for 8-28 in Destin, FL, I am so worried about the oil spill hitting the area and I will need to call my wedding off? or postpone?
Anyone out there from the area? Any other brides getting married in FL?
We have seafood planned for the menu, thats out. They are predicting the odor will be horriffic and the beaches will be black. 🙁
Post # 3
It’s really an issue that everyone will have to deal with over the next two years- beautiful Destin could be hit very badly. I think that there my be some local intervention though if it gets close to higher end beaches- there are barrier devices that can be erected to prevent saturation… but they are expensive and become inneffective in choppy weather. I’m so sorry for you about this- best wishes.
Post # 4
Have you talked to your venue yet? Aside from being a huge problem for brides, the environmental devastation is massive. I don’t know if you’ve seen any of the current animations of the spill as it is now, but here’s a link to one:
It is projected that in the time that it takes to cap this leak, currents will take this oil up the Eastern seaboard, affecting not only Gulf Coast brides (and wildlife), but the entire South Eastern Coast 🙁
Keep us posted!
Post # 5
WOW! I had not seen that animation yet, that is terrible!
Post # 6
Wow!!! I wast really worrying about this because we are getting married in Vero becah, Florida and not until labor day weekend but Im starting to worry that I too will be affected! This sucks!! WEll No matter what happens I will be getting married in FL somewhere if I cant do it on the beach!!!
Post # 7
The oil is starting to wash up on the gulf coast of AL this week. With currents, I’m sure it will keep moving toward FL.
Post # 8
I just saw the news and our Tampa beaches will be affected in as little as 2 weeks. Everyone is scrabbling to get to the beach one last time 🙁 This is so sad.
Post # 9
I remember as a kid going to the beach in Galveston and the tar washing up on the beach. That was small compared to this. I can’t imagine. If I were you I’d call the venue first and then I’d start working on plan B. My Maid/Matron of Honor had to move her wedding date because of a hurricane. They waited two days before the wedding to decide to cancel and change dates. What a pain that was for everyone. So the sooner you can make a change the better you’d be.
Post # 10
I am getting married in Ft. Walton (Okaloosa Island). I have been there 4times een when they were reporting the oil crisis and I did not see anything. Also did a charter boat trip- No OIL! Hope it goes well for you next week. If you have parasols or paper lanterns, let me know. I will buy