mulberry Some helpful planning tips

Some helpful planning tips

What’s it going to be? Fiji or Florida?

“Romantic” sure, beach weddings are the way to go if you like burying your toes in the sand and wearing just a two piece with a veil. Make that a bandana. Beach weddings have come full circle though, they don’t necessarily have to look like they were created and designed only for beach bums.

Beach weddings have attained respectability; lawyers and nuclear scientists have gotten married on the dock, so if that’s your idea of a romantic union, go for it. The idea, of course, is to plan it carefully preferably with someone who’s been doing this kind of thing for years. Assuming you’ve already chosen the beach where you will be exchanging rings, vows, and whatever else there is to exchange to prove your love and commitment, some key considerations loom large in the horizon.

Tide Tide’s the name of the game, and we’re not talking about the household detergent. We’re talking about high and low tide. Would you really like the officiant to be gulped down by a gigantic wave as he’s about to pronounce you man and wife? We think not. Ask your wedding planning company if they keep a close eye on the tide.

Weather a lot of people are going to end up wet if you decide to hold both the ceremony and reception outdoors. Yes, it is a gorgeous backdrop when the sun sets and the seagulls make it back to their nesting places, but what if it rains? It may be a smart idea to make alternative arrangements with your wedding planner if the weather should change in a matter of hours. You could wake up to a warm, glorious and sunny morning only to find that as the wedding hour nears, it clouds over and menacing gray skies appear.

Photography taking pictures outdoors versus indoors is a situation you must factor in when you choose to be married on the beach. You’ll expect your photographer to have experience taking photos on the beach and still bring out the best in everyone. This is why we think that holding the ceremony on the beach but the reception indoors (or vice versa) could give you the best of both worlds. At any rate, if your photographer knows his job like the back of his hand, you should have nothing to worry about.

Public attention in a traditional wedding, only your invited guests get the chance to oggle at you or participate in the joy and happiness of your union. In a beach, every Tom, Dick and Harry will be watching, and you can’t really shoo them away because you don’t own the beach.

Accessibility for your guests if you have a beach wedding, there’s the possibility that all your invitees may not be able to make it. If the beach is out of town, some of your guests may not have the financial means to make a special trip. Or else, you may have some elderly guests who don’t particularly savor the idea of standing for an hour in the sun and get sand blown on their face. You have the added ritual of providing detailed maps and temporary accommodations for out of towners who may be tired from the long drive or the circuitous plane ride.

Food handling oh goodness, we forgot about the seagulls! Watch out. When there’s food spread out on a long table outdoors, your caterer will have to provide special food covers. Food can’t be exposed to the sun for very long, plus seagulls will come down in droves to taste what’s for dinner. How would your guests’ feel if they’re about to reach for the guacamole dip and a seagull or some other sky creature is perched on the edge of the table ready to attack the same dip?If you hired a professional beach wedding planner to handle all aspects of your special event, there’s very little detail for you to worry about. But in addition to the wedding wardrobe of everyone in the wedding party, shoes, bags, jewelry and accessories, favors, copies of the program, copies of the readings, there are other things that should make it to your list as well:

First aid kit this comes in handy when the beach is on a remote island, and the next clinic is about 30 miles away.

Sunscreen/windscreen this is the only way not to end up with a red nose and a burnt mulberry back

Beach umbrellas specify these items to your caterer or wedding planner

Comfortable beachwear for guests who want to romp around in loose fitting clothes as they tour the beach area. Have as many flip flops in as many sizes as possible

Beach Weddings “Leave it with Us”

They aren’t called professionals for nothing. Beach wedding planners especially the seasoned ones have the varied experience to back them up. By the time they’re on their fifth year of business, they’ve seen and heard everything. They’ll fulfill the oddest request and not bat an eyelash. Some of them advertise their services so that you’ll have nothing else to fidget about. “Just tell us your dream and we’ll take it from there” was what one planner says online.

When beach weddings take place, the entire program usually takes close to a day. If guests are travelling three to five hours to join you, they’re not going to drive back after a couple of hours. Hosts have to feel that it was well worth mulberry the trip. So apart from the ceremony and the reception, think of your guests’ comfort an mulberry d convenience as well. It’s part of intelligent planning.

For example, the beach itself will probably not be sufficient diversion. Guests may be itching to do something else apart from skinny dipping. Ask your wedding planner if the beach area is close to a public park, or if there’s a poolside in the resort. Ask what kind of amenities nearby resorts offer. Can you charter a boat and take your guesrs around the island? Is the boat equipped with sufficient life vests and is the captain licensed? Are there volleyball and tennis courts nearby? Avid golfers usually appreciate it if they can run to the adjacent golf course after the reception to play a few rounds. These are details you may want to inform your guests about so that they can bring their golf clubs if they want to.

By the way, if you’re going to be having musicians who will provide the outdoor sounds, you or your planner may want to warn them ahead of time how loud the waves are going to be or whatever outside disturbances there might be. Violins produce great melody but if they are going to be dwarfed by the sound of the giant waves, you lose a bit of the dramatic effect.

A woman who had a yacht wedding recently said the whole exercise would have been 99.99% perfect except that when the wedding party had boarded the yacht, there were other yachts that made sea traffic so congested. As they cruised past the other vessels, people there were drunk and calling out to them, cracking obscene jokes, making t mulberry he minister wince, the bride blush, and the guests de focus.

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Some Grocery Totes Contain Lead

Photo by Ily GoyanesSick of lax government regulations.They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. That may be, but what about the road to learning disabilities in children and fertility problems in adults? Who knew that being environmentally conscious could make you sick?

If you are one of the millions of people that has bought one of those cute, reusable grocery bags at mulberry Publix or Winn Dixie, you may have brought lead into your home.

The Tampa Tribune just released the results of an investigation revealing that those kitschy, reusable totes, usually sold for a dollar at a dozen or so stores, contain unsafe amounts of lead. Lead is toxic and can lead to infertility and learning disabiliti mulberry es, among other health issues. Remember when a friend would act stupid and you’d ask if they ate paint chips as a child? Lead was the reason for that. Paint used to contain such high levels of lead that it caused an entire generation to become learning disabled. You might remember them as the hippies.

First, shame on Publix and Winn Dixie for cutting corners by purchasing these bags from suppliers in China. In case you don’t remember, China was involved in a scandal a few years back when it was discovered that products it was sending over here, such as teddy bears and toothpaste, contained .

Vimary Valdes, a Publix customer, says, “This is why the economy is the way it is. Companies try to save money by outsourcing and this is the result. We lose jobs and we get sick.”

The truth is however, that just like our failed public education system and the housing bubble, this is mostly the government’s fault.

Although the government regulates lead content in paint and children’s toys, Florida doesn’t have any regulations specifically governing these adorably deadly mulberry bags. Even though some of these bags contain lead levels that exceed what the federal government allows for paint, they aren’t technically “illegal,” but since Publix and Winn Dixie want us around so we can continue to buy groceries, they are seeking to improve the situation.

The stores are offering a refund to anyone who wants to return their recyclable bags and Publix has asked its suppliers to try and reduce the lead content in the bags. Of course, this PR friendly statement was released after Publix originally declared that the bags complied with federal rules. Fine when it comes to doing the right thing, better late than never. Winn Dixie, further proving its marketing department’s inferiority to Publix’s, issued a statement that its bags are “safe to use and reuse as intended,” but that “there is an opportunity to improve this solution as it pertains to disposal of these bags.” This basically means that that the lead content won’t be changed, but Winn Dixie will help with the disposal of the bags. While there are clear rules for disposing of other lead containing products such as paint, again, there is no rule about the disposal of the bags. We’ll give Winn Dixi mulberry e a week or two to change its tune.

While it is true that using these bags a few times won’t seriously affect your health, with extended usage, the bags wear down and paint flakes off, releasing the toxic lead. And since the purpose of these bags is to reuse them for a long time, the lead content is obviously a problem. Trying to do the right thing by the environment could actually lead you to do the wrong thing for yourself. Let that be a lesson to you.