Post # 1
So I have all this stuff to post on my blog, my dress, bridesmaids gifts, some DIY decorations that I did-but I don’t want anyone coming to my wedding to see it! LOL! What does everyone else post on their blogs? how much of your wedding are you giving away? If I posted on Weddingbee or something that no one knew about I could totally share everything…but my friends/fam also read my blog so I just don’t know what to share.
Post # 3
what i’ve found when i was doing my wedding blog is to kind of allude to things; like, show a process and step by step ideas and thoughts, but leave the final reveal for the wedding for things you don’t want to ‘give away.’
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I got around that by not telling anyone about my blog, lol!
Post # 5
Ha, yeah. You could maybe make two different blogs? A public one and a private one… that’s what I have!
Post # 6
Yep, I have a wedding-only blog and a regular blog like someone else suggested… and only show the wedding one to Weddingbee and select friends!
Post # 7
I have a wedding blog that I don’t mention on facebook, and very few of my wedding guests read!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
I have my wedding blog and a few people coming to the wedding do read it, but I don’t feel as if I am giving too much away because they are just pieces to a puzzle and without being put together I think it’s hard for people to figure out what will be going on come wedding day.
Post # 9
My blog isn’t something I’d call a “secret” but I also don’t tell anyone about it. I don’t hide my identity all that well, my best friend (MOH) and one of my other friends have the URL, and my Fiance knows about it and reads posts that I show him (although I’ve asked him to not read it because I do write some stuff I’d rather he not see about wedding stuff and he doesn’t seem bothered by that). I write in a way that I wouldn’t be embarrassed or upset if my family found it, but I also have no intention of telling anyone else about it. 🙂
Post # 10
My blog has a lot of ideas that I really like and I am sort of chronicling my accomplishments for the big day planning, but I don’t think it gives too much away. The blog is more for me to look back on, and then it’s also a way to kind of show people what I have been up to without explaining things everytime a friend asks. (I can just send a link!)
I don’t think you have to hide the blog… people won’t be able to fully visualize everything like you can so it will all still be surprising and wonderful on the day of. Just don’t post on every detail, like the dress for example.
Post # 11
Yeah, I don’t plan on posting too many specifics. My number one reader is the mister so that means no pics of the dress–instead I’ll do a couple posts on dresses that I’ve tried on when the time comes. I’ll definately post about the location once it’s decided, and about meeting with the caterers (again once that’s decided) but I will have to be careful about the details. Especially things I want to keep a surprise. i’m also blogging about my cousin’s wedding too bc I’m a Maid/Matron of Honor, I let her dictate the content on that one.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
My family actually has no idea I blog or that I blog for weddingbee! A few of my close friends do and obviously my fiance, but I’ve definitely been limiting the exposure. Part of the reason is just talking about some of the emotional issues — I don’t want my mom reading the problems I have with her. When I was a columnist for the paper, that was always an issue for us, and I barely mentioned her! So I’ve just learned not to tell everyone about this.
Post # 13
My brother and a couple of my bridesmaids read my blog. My parents and Fiance know about it but definitely don’t read it regularly. I usually don’t mind if wedding guests see something, because it’s only going to whet their appetite for the real thing. If there’s something really private like bridesmaids gifts or my wedding dress, I put disclaimers at the beginning of the post (“FI, please don’t read this” or “Bridesmaids, please don’t read this”).
Post # 14
I think only like 15 people read it so I don’t know why I’m being so dramatic. LOL!
@girlwitharing-good idea. I’ll just write BRIDESMAIDS DON”T READ! or something like that. duh why didn’t i think of that. The bees do it on here.
Post # 15
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
i gave my original blog link out to ALL our guests, there’s a link right off our wedding website. But no one reads it, lol. just my mom. it’s kind of irratating, because they’ll ask me stuff like if I’ve bought my dress yet, and I have to explain all over again that I’m not buying a dress, and then they’ll be like, “I want to see pictures!” *sigh*. If your guests already do read your blog though, i would just create a new private one (import all your old posts over) to talk about more personal stuff.
Post # 16
Yeah, Fiance is the only person in my life that knows about my blog. I told my Maid/Matron of Honor about it a while ago but I know she must’ve forgotten about it cuz she never talks about it and I KNOW she would. LOL I mostly use it to vent and BS and keep track of ideas for the wedding.
I don’t talk about it and I try to keep as anonymous as possible so no one I know figures it out. All bets are off after the wedding though, I’ll prob fill it with pictures and recaps. Haha.