message in a bottle… what do you guys think?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@simplylyn17:  how fun! I love news stories where people find the old bottles and get to read another persons story! Sometimes the owner is alive to laugh at the memory and sometimes they are passed on 🙂 

beautiful idea!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel

@simplylyn17:  I love it!!! I too wanted something similar to this for my invites!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Cute!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love this…but…don’t hate me…you’re not putting the net in the water with it too are you?

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

So these are invites? That’s pretty impressive! Hope it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to deliver. But I would be way impressed!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Kukahiko Estate

Wow this is so cool!  We are having a destination wedding in Hawaii and these would fit perfectly!  However, I would guess it would cost a good amount to ship them?

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

How are you putting it into the water? If you do it too close to shore, it’ll just get deposited right back on the beach within a couple of hours. You’d have to put it way out into the larger gulf stream current for it to go anywhere.And even if it does go somewhere, it will most likely become part of a trash raft in the open ocean. There are trash rafts the size of cities that are visible by satelite – no joke – all over the world.

This is what happens to trash in the ocean (the bottle would most likely get trapped in the ropes):

 

Here is a great explanation from wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch

And honestly….this is really just trash/something for an animal to accidentally eat. It smacks of a shortsighted throw-away mentality with regards to the ocean being human being’s personal dumping ground. Your wedding will be no worse off without it. Please consider putting it in your home as decoration instead of littering in the ocean.

Post # 12
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Wannabee

@crayfish:  +1

 

@simplylyn17:  It may be “cute” or “sweet” to you and most guests, but you are just putting trash in the ocean. If you want to do that kind of things for the sake of your wedding and sentimental shenanigans, just keep it for yourselves and try not to involve the ocean or put any unnecessary items in the environment. The ocean will not benefit from this…

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@crayfish:  yeah…

I was totally on board with this until you pointed this out. I think we all just came back down to earth with a thud lol

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