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posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Daizy914:  welcome! 

I have had so much great advice here and support from other bees.

Enjoy your time here and happy planning! 

Post # 4
Member
9231 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi and Welcome to the Hive!

Post # 5
Member
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Daizy914:  Welcome! Laughing and congrats on the up coming wedding! I also find that the people of TK are very rude to me they feel like the rich snobs of the wedding boards, they are “always rite, you are always wrong, rude, and have no clue…” not everyone will be on your side for every topic but i feel the Bees here understand much better where you are coming from and are supportive in your favor and also in their opinion that you may not be in favor of.

My views on weddings are that its your day, why not do what you want, its not the renaissance era any longer, your daddy doesn’t have to give you away, you dont need something blue, nor 5 brides maids to keep the evil spirits away from ruining your day… do what you love and it will be perfectWink

Post # 7
Member
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Welcome!!

I found the same thing when I was at the Knot as well, but I am thankful for the awesome community here at the Bee boards. You will find a lot of support. We are fair on these boards. Your wedding is your wedding, and you do what you want to do. If you ask for advice we will give you honest advice.

Hope you enjoy it here. I’ve been married almost a year, and I still find reasons to come back here 🙂

Post # 8
Member
10999 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Welcome to the Hive, and best wishes on your wedding!

Post # 9
Hostess
2575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Welcome!! 🙂

 

I hope you enjoy it here and find the bees to be helpful! 🙂

Post # 10
Member
8425 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Daizy914:  *HUGS* sorry you had such a bad experience with your post.  I personally think having the time to mingle at your own cocktail hour is totally worth it, especially since your guests are local and are able to go home/do whatever.  I’ve never been on the knot other than to use their budget/checklist tool, but I think everyone here is pretty civil and respectful (WB is not troll proof though).  Although, beware of the moissy vs diamond threads lol.

Post # 12
Member
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Welcome. I’ve been using both but after being attacked last week because we’re having 2 weddings due to a job loss I’m so over the knot. Yes all my guests know we had a civil ceremony before our feb wedding, and they are still 100% excited to celebrate with us. I dont need bitter people in my life.

Welcome welcome 🙂

 

Remember traditions are what you make important in your life not what someone else dictates is important.

Post # 13
Member
790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Daizy914:  i can see how some people wouldn’t want to go to the ceremony if religious, or if they just cant get the kids ready in time, blabla… or they have something else they need to get done, hey everyone works and maybe there early morning they could really get something done- but then again how often does someone they know get married….so i can really see both views – i wouldn’t be mad at someone if they didn’t show for one or the other, i was to one wedding were there was a 2 1/2hr break and i hated it, i was 16 at the time and wasn’t aloud to do anything else that day until the reception, went home and played my Nintendo till then,was stuck in a dress all day – older people got it, me personally i didn’t want my people to wait so we are doing our photos before hand (ours is at an outdoor museum) our guests have the options to wonder the park and look at things but im not going to fill them in on that id rather them be at my wedding, if they want to go back another day that’s up to them – i mean im paying good money for the wedding i would rather then be there..

@dewingedpixie:  I was thinking about doing the 2 wedding thing also, going to jp and getting married on paper, for benefits and finical reasons then still doing a white wedding a year later (we have most things with deposits and some already paid for) please fill me in on what you did for yours 🙂 my family ive told so far is downing my idea and i need some help…

Post # 14
Member
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Welcome to the Bee!

It’s funny how different people percieve differnt sites. I’ve never been a part of TK, but I’ve heard from other Bees that it can be kind of stuffy and less than supportive. I love the Bee, but definitely wouldn’t consider it a hot spot for the ultra “unique” or “out there”, as a generalization. I’m also on Offbeat Bride,  you might check them out too 🙂

That being said, I get excellent advice here and I hope you do too 🙂

Post # 15
Member
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@AndysCraftsNmore:  We had no intentions of doing 2 weddings. I lost my job and I have a contingent offer that wont start for a few more weeks but I have to maintain medical coverage due to medical problems. We took one look at cobra and said oh hell no.  Turns out most of our family expected we’d do a civil ceremony before the destination wedding.

For our civil ceremony we just wore nice clothes and went to the national battlefield park. We had an officient come and do a non religious ceremony. We had a picnic with my daughter, my parents, and two of my friends that are like sisters.

We ran this by family and friends first so they do know we got married before the big wedding. So there are no shockers here, this isnt a give us stuff gab because we dont want presents we want people to come make memories with us. We did very little for this ceremony we even got stand in bands we will get final ones for the big one. The big one will have christian readings and a hand fasting, we didnt do either here. The big one we’re presenting my daughter with a gift, we did not do that here.

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