(Closed) New Here! Weddingbee pointers?

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sarahbabs:Welcome! I took advice from others and didn’t even GO to the Knot. This place definitely seems very laid back and everyone seems very respectful so far. Tip: Just be respectful πŸ˜€

Post # 5
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Welcome! I’ve never seen a more overall respectful, fun, or welcoming forum than WeddingBee, so as long as you aren’t rude to posters, you’ll be fine! πŸ™‚

One tip: If you’re posting a new thread, make sure it’s in the right category so people can find it and give you answers more easily!

Post # 8
3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

congrats on your engagement! some pointers – search/google first and be specific. for instance, if you want to know what pomanders are, google ’em (or do a weddingbee search) and figure it out! then if you’re at the point where you want to know how bees have secured their flowers to their pomanders, you then have a specific question to ask.

lastly, imo it’s a good rule of thumb to give more advice/opinions than you’re asking for. if you’re only on the bee to ask questions, that’s fine but it is a community and people usually seem more inclined to put more thought into responses for people who they see make an effort to contribute.

happy planning!

Post # 9
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Welcome πŸ™‚ My 2cents: 

– When you start a thread– check back and respond to people who answer your questions (you already do this clearly but still worth mentioning!). Nothing annoys me as much as when I take the time to respond to someone then they never post again after the initial question. You don’t have to respond to EVERY person but posting every so often to someone will let people know you’ve at least read their response. 

– Try to give people the benefit of the doubt. If someone’s response could be taken as genuine or snarky, assume it is genuine. You can’t read tone on the internet and IMO people often get needlessly upset because they just assume they’re being slighted when really someone is just a bit blunt. 

– If you’re comfortable with it– post pictures when possible. People like pictures. You’re more likely to get responses to your threads, and also (at least for me personally) its easier for me to feel like I get to know a person when I see pictures. 

– Totally agree with the person who said respond more than you ask. There is no “max” on the number of posts you can start each day but if you’re starting like 5+ every single day I think people get a little annoyed. No one can need THAT much help lol. 

– If you have questions about something — just ask. In a thread or via PM. Most people here are really very nice πŸ™‚

Post # 10
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Welcome to the hive!

Post # 12
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with the WB/google search. If you want to know what chinese replica dress websites people are using, search for it first. There are a ton of threads about them.

Remember that not everyone is going to agree with you if you are having a meltdown. Some bees will bring you back to reality quick, fast, and in a hurry. Don’t take it as snarky. Sometimes we all need someone to smack us and tell us to stop being hysterical.

Have fun! We are fun! ^_^ Don’t be afraid to PM bees with questions you want to ask. If you see an old thread but want to ask a certain bee something and you don’t want to bump the thread up, just PM them.

Welcome to the hive!

Post # 15
42 posts

I’m new too, welcome!

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