Post # 1
There are so many wedding related things I have learned about since hanging around on weddingbee that I didn’t even realize existed before!
Here is my list:
-Moissanite (or just diamond simulants in general. I didn’t realize how common they are)
-Engagement Photos being a given for so many brides. I thought that that was something that few couples did
-Curved Wedding Bands.
-That STD actually means “save the date” lol
EDIT: Another one to add! That so many women pick out their own engagement rings or have very specific specifications for what they will accept
Post # 3
Stones that look like diamonds but aren’t diamonds.
Calling your husband “dear husband” or Darling Husband.
That bridesmaids/maids of honor had a thousand duties.
That the style of the invitation matches the style of the wedding.
That “right hand rings” or RHRs exist.
Having a professional photographer do engagement photographs.
“Trash the dress” photo shoots.
Anything other than a father/daughter dance.
Post # 4
@freshflowers: ring to finger ratio. Or whatever it’s called. Although, I still don’t care about it.
Post # 5
@freshflowers: I’ll play! My list of I had no idea:
- Non-diamond engagement rings
- Parents helping with wedding expenses
- Bridesmaid drama
- Plus ones being a thing
- 30+ = “older” / “more mature” bride
Post # 6
“No ring, no bring.”
I wish I had never heard of that one.
Post # 7
Pretty much everything lol. I’m from the UK and weddings are so different here to the US lol. Loved learning about them though.
Post # 8
Oh, also, “covering your plate” with the amount of your gift.
Post # 9
@freshflowers: Same here with STD. Thought it stood for … well, not something followed by multiple exclamation points as in “Show me your STDs!!!!!!!!!” which I saw as a post title when I first joined. I thought, what the heck, times sure have changed….
Never heard of Moissanite before WB.
Never dreamed I would “meet” so many helpful, beautiful brides-to-be as well as past brides, to whom I am forever indebted. My wedding planning experience has been made so much easier by kind and generous words of wisdom on the Bee.
Post # 10
@bitsybee: Haha really? Where I’m from, parents of the bride are expected to pay the entire cost of the wedding. I’m always so shocked when I see parents AREN’T helping (though I don’t assume mine will).
– moissanite or using any type of non-diamond stone for an engagement ring
– dress or ring regret
– diamond shrinkage syndrome
– proposal “do-overs”
– not accepting a ring below your specifications
Post # 11
– what all the abbreviations meant ( dh,std, etc…)
– bowtie effect ( on pear/ oval stones)
-etiquette stuff I’d never think of.
Post # 12
Covering your plate
Giving gifts to the bridal party or parents
A lot of the etiquette stuff still seems odd to me
Post # 13
that people actually wear see thru wedding dresses.
That there were alot of people that had no experience with weddings.
there was such a thing as kid free weddings.
that people really call each other out on their engagement rings.
Post # 14
@shaka: What the….? I haven’t heard that one (and it sounds like I don’t want to)! Haha.
My new knowledge, thanks to the Bees:
- Ditto on moissanite
- Bridesmaid gifts should not be items for the wedding (like jewelry)
- Etsy!!!!! (How I love thee)
- Vista Print + groupon
- any acronym relating to pregnancy- NTNP, etc.
Post # 15
I never realized how how much people like to brag about their rings until this site…maybe people only do to this extent that online though?
I didn’t learn the std thing from here, but from the Knot (ick), but I didn’t know about it until I got on a wedding planning site, lol. I agree with pp, I was a little weirded out at first.
@shaka: I still don’t know what “no ring, no bring” is…what is it?
Post # 16
@freshflowers: The lingo! I didn’t know all the abbreviations that existed until I joined here! I joke that I wished I’d had a chart when I started that exaplined them all. For the longest time I couldn’t understand why people were so exicted about getting an STD!