Have you been stung by the bees?

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: How much does the bee hive influence your decision?
    Bee hive has made me change my mind about something I had : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Bee hive made me change my mind about something I was considering : (17 votes)
    23 %
    Bee hive does not influence my opinion, I just like input : (52 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I really only ask for opinions when I’m seriously lost on the subject, or I feel that I might be going overboard!

    Like for my girls I was going to have them wear necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and headband.. and asked the bee if a ring would be too much – it was!

    Or, I asked how folks would feel if I didn’t serve wine [because my family doesn’t drink it, and I don’t want to be stuck with the crap] – it seems most like wine.

    Honestly though, whether you’ve made up your mind or not, nobody will be 100% on board with whatever you are doing.. there are SO many bees from SO many cultures & places, that there will always be disagreements on things.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I had a hard time understanding your post, but you’re basically asking if the Hive has ever made us change our minds on something?

    Generally no, for me. I’ve asked for advice a few times, but it was for things I was genuinely wanted input on. My mind wasn’t already made up, so I listed to the Bees and they helped me make a decision. If my mind was already made up, why would I be inquiring about it?

    Post # 5
    Member
    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @SoNLoveWithHim:  I find that conversations about bridal party responsibilities, plus ones and photography seem to bring on the heat on this website.  Some bees have very strong opinions about bridesmaids and plus ones while professional photographer bees seem to have very strong beliefs about price, packages, and what constitutes being a professional.  I have started several threads and have also responded to tons of threads.  I do not feel that my wedding was dramatically changed by anything posted on this website.  Most of my wedding details were planned and vendors had already been selected by the time I became a bee.  Overall, I do find the website useful but I do not consider it the be all and end all of wedding planning. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    8025 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    No way. The only things I would ask for opinions about… Are things I want opinions about. Im a self assured decisive person with strong design opinions, so no one could shake me from my choices. If I didn’t know what to decide and had no opinions (which rarely/never happens) then I might make a thread and welcome all opinions. But usually Im too confident with my choices to put it up for opinion. The “I want this but should I want this” threads are for less decisive, confused, or insecure people! 

    Post # 7
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I never changed my mind on ANYTHING based off of the bee or any other forum. It may have helped me to look into an option i wasnt thinking of but that’s about it. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    It’s made me change direction on a few things, but even when I do change I still end up with something that is not necessarily the most popular thing the hive has seen. If you want examples check out my headpiece and wedding band posts. I’m still working on the wedding hat idea. I changed to a hat after my attempts at a veil did not go well because until I posted my veil attempt and a bee suggested a hat instead I didn’t even know wedding hats were a thing. I like the input and discussion the Bee offers because sometimes the bees can find just what I’m really looking for even though I don’t know it.

    Post # 9
    Member
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    haha I was definitely talked out of a bad idea or two during my planning process. That’s what the Bee is for — to keep us from doing anything too stupid on our wedding day 😀

    Post # 10
    Member
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Interesting topic!

    I attribute reconsidering a major life decision to the Bee, actually! Not the decision itself maybe (it took much more careful consideration than a stranger on the internet, and the world’s most intense pro/con list) but I pinpoint my reconsideration to reading a response to one of my posts.

    I was so confident about my decision in taking a new job with a crazy commute despite discovering I was pregnant the same week. Someone on here was like, “What! You crazy! I’d be doing the opposite! Your baby’s only a baby once!” and I was like ……… oh crap. It made me think more realistically about my decision, consult with my family and friends some more (who originally supported my decision to take the job, and then supported my decision to not accept it) and ultimately, I turned down the job and stayed at my current position.

    Baby’s not here yet but I still feel pretty good about it… so… thanks, whatever Bee that was! 

    Post # 11
    Member
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’ve only asked about things I wasn’t really sure of and really wanted advice.  If there is something I like and am sure of I don’t need the opinions or validation from a bunch of internet strangers.

    I have gotten a lot of advice from reading other people’s post.  For example how to word RSVPs, mine would have looked much different but been less clear if not for what I’d seen here.

    Post # 14
    Member
    811 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I have been introduced to a lot of new concepts that I was obivious to before reading threads here.

    I don’t think any of my actual opinions on things have changed.

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