What amazing things have you learned on here since you became a Bee?

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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844 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Etiquette is CRAZY. Like, absolutely nuts. There are so many rules, and so many of them don’t make sense, and I’m early on in planning and already intend to break like, half of them.

Also, American weddings are big. Here in the UK, 100 people’s pretty big. Looks like it’s small on here! Also a whole bunch of things I’d never heard of, engagement photos, bridal showers, rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour, bridesmaids buying their own dress… oh god there’s so much different.

I guess it kind of bowled me over a bit.

Post # 4
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t know that people actually wore white to weddings (which my FMIL did at her older son’s wedding). I had no idea that cash bars and dollar dances are “tacky” in some places because they’re pretty typical around here. 

Post # 5
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5222 posts
Bee Keeper

I found a few things pretty interesting that I didn’t know before the Bee:

  • Had no clue about moissy vs diamonds
  • Cover your plate “theory”
  • Cash bar vs open bar. I didn’t realize this was a point of contention
  • No clue money dances were so “offensive”(they’re common where I’m from)
  • I never realized the emphasis on bridesmaid “duties” were so varied
  • People flip the eff out about chair covers,  I never got that

Post # 6
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1631 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I never heard of ‘get married on the upswing of the clock’ for good luck. (Like get married at 4:30 instead of four.) I know its a wives tale – but sometimes stuff like that is fun to learn.

Post # 7
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1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Two new things:  Upgrades and “cover your plate.”  Never heard of either before the Bee.

Post # 8
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2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Kimberley25:  Same.  Also etiquette stuff – apparently Miss Manners would hate me! lol

Post # 10
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240 posts
Helper bee

I had no idea what moissanite was or that it even existed.  I don’t think it’s popular here in Canada, but I think it’s really interesting!

Post # 11
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1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@VeggieBee:  I totally forgot that one…never heard of it before the Bee, as well!

 

Post # 12
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

@suburbian:  I didn’t know that either until just now. DH and I got married at 4:30. Cool!

I had no idea etiquette was such a huge deal to so many people- I know I probably broke 82398479324 rules for my own wedding without even realizing it could be an ‘issue’.

Also, I learned about moissanite and lab-created stones through the Bee. That sounds silly, but I always assumed there was no such thing as a lab ruby or lab sapphire. The more you know. 😉

Post # 13
Member
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

So many things I never head of until hopping on WB!  Like moissanite; covering (or not covering) your plate; wearing (or not wearing) white to a shower, rehearsal, or wedding; how someone always messes up an RSVP no matter how easy and child proof you make it.  I know there are tons more.  The biggest thing I see is how a wedding can totally change a person’s attitude, whether it’s extra cheerful or controlling or negative. 

 

Post # 14
Member
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve learned that just about any ring can be an engagement ring. 

Post # 15
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3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

1. Moissy

2. STD is not a disease

3. People hate the dollar dance, like, woah (I’ve seen it at most weddings I’ve attended but didn’t have one myself)

4. “Cover your plate” mentality

5. Bachelor parties are the devil (not my actual belief)

6. Kids at weddings are not the norm (they are for my family/friends)

Post # 16
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3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Adding one more sentimental one:

7. The bee is a fabulous community that I want to stick with as a married woman

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