Post # 1
I was just wondering what made you post/create a profile on weddingbee?
I can’t remember how i found it but it was probably through google or something but i remember WHY i found it. It was when i was laying awake at night with terrible toothache and i had a look at some rings on a jewellery store app on my phone when i saw an amazing pink sapphire ring, I had never concidered anything other than a diamond and thought people might think it was ‘tacky’ even though i thought it was stunning so i searched for “are pink sapphire rings tacky?” and weddingbee popped up as an answer.
I never looked back. HOWEVER, i changed my mind on the pink sapphire, the thread my search directed me to was about sapphire rings but blue ones and i fell in love, the day after (after surfing the bee for over 7 hours whilst my OH slept soundly) i went into town to look at a ring and fell in love with it on my hand, now i am a waiting bee (not for too much longer i hope) and i am addicted to weddingbee i love the advice and different perspectives people give on here and i will admit when things get bitchy i usually grab the popcorn because it can be funny to see how ‘bridezilla’ some get but im a nice person i promise =]
So back to my original question, why did you join weddingbee and also what is keeping you here? oh and at what stage of your relationship did you join?
Post # 3
I think I was looking for floral arrangements. I find TK too annoying to navigate in terms of their boards. I stick around because, well, I like to give my opinon (haha) & have made some good connections here. There’s a lot to offer in terms of outside of wedding stuff/drama. I like advice on grad school stuff, and house buying & eventually within the next 2ish years probably TTC.
I have been married 2 1/2 years.
Post # 4
I joined weddingbee because every time I googled a wedding related question, my search results always led to the Bee. When I was struggling waiting for a proposal (my FI had kept me on the ropes for a year or so about it), I came across Mr. Bee’s plan. From there I lurked and lurked, and I kept seeing topics that I found interesting. Eventually I wanted to join the conversation, so I made an account!
I’m still here because I feel like this place is special. It has its tough times, but more often than not it’s great. I can count on real opinions to questions I have, and I get tons of inspiration for my own wedding here.
The stage of my relationship when I joined was when we were boyfriend/girlfriend. We’d talked about marriage and getting engaged for a while before I joined. I knew it was coming, it was just a matter of when. And then when I had my doubts, the bee helped keep my head on straight. It’s also thanks to the bee that I found the perfect engagement ring to show my then-boyfriend, and it sits on my ring finger now!
Post # 5
@sapphirecupcake: Oh, I like this thread! I think it will be interesting to see what brought people to the site and what makes them stick around.
I knew my fiance was going to propose soon after we went ring shopping together and he placed the order, but I didn’t know when. I started looking at different sites online for information on wedding planning since I knew that was coming up in the near future, and I didn’t want to procrastinate too much (like I do with pretty much everything else).
I’m not sure what I was searching exactly, but I stumbled across WeddingBee. I initially started reading the blog, and then I started checking out the boards. A lot of the topics seemed pretty useful and it seemed like it could be fun, so I decided I’d create an account as soon as I got engaged.
I’ve now been a member for about 4.5 months. My fiance always asks me if I’ll still use the Bee once we get married, and the answer is always yes. I like that there are a variety of boards so you can ask for advice and give opinions and/or support at various stages in your life.
Post # 6
I joined for the DIY section. I was on probably half a year before I joined the boards.
Post # 7
I love getting to know all the different women, especially since it is a predominantly american site and i am from the UK with a fascination for everything USA lol.
keep your answers coming =]
I missed off why i actualy joined the bee instead of just lurking like i did for those first few days. I saw a post from somebody in the same situation as me and she was being so negative and i am like that a lot so i thought maybe she could use a few words of encouragement. I cant even remember what it was about now but it felt good to make somebodies day a little brighter and when i had done with that i wanted to know how people actually shut it up about engagements (i am still baffled) so i posted my first thread and now i cant stop lol.
Post # 8
I came on here because I had a question about whether I should get a veil or let the haku lei do the talking 🙂
I stuck around because I love forums (DH makes fun of me for this) and the interaction I can enjoy with other people about various topics.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
I had added Offbeat Bride and some other wedding blogs onto my google reader (“research” for a friend who was getting married…), and was looking for more suggestions, and Weddingbee was one of their recommended ones. I was SO CONFUSED why a lion and a monkey and a giraffe and whatnot were writing about a wedding, and why the wedding was so random and didn’t really make sense. Then I realized it was different people writing under monikers. And promptly was addicted. This was about a year before we got engaged.
I joined a few months after, to ask a question about shoes for my friend’s wedding, but didn’t visit the boards much until a couple months before getting engaged, when I stalked the waiting boards all the time. It was nice when we finally got engaged and I could look at the other posts without feeling like a crazy person!
Now I read baby posts, even though we are at least a year and a half away from that stage, not even married yet, and I’m not even 100% sure I want kids! Eeek. But I love learning more about other peoples’ experiences and lives!
Post # 10
@sapphirecupcake: I found WB while searching for moissanite!
Post # 11
I never spent much of my girlhood thinking about weddings so I knew I needed to brush up on it. The Knot message boards seemed slow and I didn’t like their organizational format, it wasn’t intuitive to me (also, it only let me get halfway through an article on there before demanding personal information from me to let me continue. What’s up with that?) And that’s the only other highly active wedding forum I know of.
I stay because I’m not married yet, and I also post more than I might otherwise because I often feel my view is in the minority on various topics (“bee normal” is very different from my “real life normal,” which shows me just how diverse America is) and I feel like it also deserves to be mentioned.
Post # 12
It was a slow day at work and I searched for a wedding forum. I love looking at everyone’s dresses and I immediately had fun. I’ve made some great friends on here 🙂
Post # 13
I was researching engagement rings shortly before we bought mine when I found weddingbee. Right about when I found it I had started my job where I work alone all day. I was/am lonely because I spend so much time in solitude, and talking to people on weddingbee helps ease the lonliness.
Post # 14
I was searching for something, but I don’t remember what. It was a Google search result, so I ended up reading a bunch of posts and then joining right after we got engaged. I didn’t post much at first, but then I came back.
Post # 15
I stumbled upon a weddingbee post when I was googling something to the extent of “what to wear to a formal wedding with a cowboy theme” while planning to go to my then new boyfriend’s (now DH’s) cousin’s fancy wedding in Jackson Hole. Even though I wasn’t ready to get married yet, I was soon addicted to the featured bloggers. I followed several bloggers bees and weddingbee was my guilty pleasure for probably 3 years.
I actually didn’t ever check out the boards until I got engaged. I agree that all of the bees are much friendlier and helpful than on other sites.
Post # 16
I found this website bc I had no clue what I was doing trying to plan a wedding. It just so happens that google is my BFF and google loves to pull up the bee! It is insane how much wedding knowledge I have gained in about 9 or 10 months. I feel like I am the etiquette queen now. (I will never be a sh*tty wedding guest again!)