Post # 1
Does anyone know of any other websites like weddingbee?
When i first joined all the post were about general wedding questions which i found really useful and interesting to read – now all there seems to be are threads about the costs of rings, and im sorry but it really grates on me that it seems the whole process of getting married boils down to how much money is being spent.
i joined weddingbee to get hints and tips on wedding planning, and to find support in other people going through the same things – is there any other sites which solely focus on this?
If anyone knows of a different website, please could you let me know. Thanks.
Post # 3
Somebody invented something awesome called “Google.”
Post # 4
@hellsbells2949: Google. Although in my opinion weddingbee is the best of its kind, people are nice here.
It’s all your decision of course, but here is my take on your issues with weddingbee:
In my opinion, there are many things that people talk about on weddingbee. If you don’t like the posts about costs of rings, then just don’t read them and read other posts about wedding planning or things you like. There are many other threads about something other than costs of rings (and even not about wedding planning).
And you know what, I don’t think we’re saying that marriage stuff needs to be about money. But yes, the price of engagement and wedding rings is a valid concern that people need to address when they get ready to get engaged. And I don’t feel like we’re saying “if he doesn’t spend x amount of money he’s not worth it”. We’re asking around and getting informed so we can spend our money in the wisest way and keep enough left over for planning our wedding or enjoying other pleasures with our SOs. I’m sorry, but I kind of fail to see your concern here.
Post # 5
If I were you I’d just go to the tab that says “Wedding Related” then choose topics that interest you instead of staying on the main page!! Or if you have specific requests, just write a post & you’re sure to get answers.
I know what you mean – lots of posts don’t apply to me so I just don’t read them 🙂
I love http://www.pinterest.com and http://www.theknot.com for inspiration pics & good articles… hope it helps OXO
Post # 6
I have a few sites that I look at, but the one I stalk as much as Weddingbee is Offbeat Bride http://offbeatbride.com/ It’s very much aimed at alternative couples/weddings etc. You name the sub-culture, there’s bound to be at least a few posts on there! There is a forum/community but they have applications & you have to be an actively planning – no family, wedding party members etc. I was a bit concerned about the application, but I think it’s to prove you’re genuine. I was approved in less than 24hrs
Post # 7
I think it sad you feel that way. I’ve found weddingbee to be very understanding and helpful as I begin to manage my small buget.
Honestly, I find your question a little rude. If we knew of a community that wasn’t “grating” don’t you think we’d be on there?
Post # 8
I’ve been on this board for almost five months and I’ve always seen a wide variety of topics INCLUDING but not limited to the price of rings. So I’m not exactly sure how your prospective on the variety could be different…but hey I’m not the one looking at your computer screen so what do I know? Besides…if you don’t like it…don’t read it. I think there is truly a place for everyone here and despite getting mad or irritated with each other on occasion most people are genuinely nice and helpful.
I’ve been engaged for a few years now and I’ve been on a wide variety of forums and websites. Imho there isn’t another site in the same category as weddingbee. You get it all here and I think that’s great because as much as I enjoy discussing how horrid taffeta is or debating over posting polls about color selections I also enjoy taking a break from all that and just chatting with women who are in similar stages of life. You’ll be hardpressed to find a forum with more diversity than weddingbee.
But if you want my recommendations for forums I say check ot onewed.com or theknot.com. If you want ideas and inspiration then check out pinterest, it’s my go to for wedding porn.
Post # 9
I think you may like The Knot. Go and ask them some questions, jump right in, get into their forums. Best of luck.
Post # 10
thank you future mrs armby and mcgoo – ill check them out!
NOTE – i didnt say the community was grating – i said it really grates on me that it seems the whole process of getting married boils down to how much money is being spent
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
The wedding world is cyclical. There will always bee a group that’s thinking about rings, just as there will always be a group thinking about dresses or invitations or bridesmaid dresses. It’s impossible ff everyone to be on the same step of the planning process at once. 🙂
Happily, the bee has so many sub-forums that I can easily skip over the posts that don’t interest me and focus on the ones I like.
Post # 12
Read or post what you want to read or post on and ignore the rest.
Think of it as a library…if you dont want to ‘read’ that book then dont and move on to the next book.
I find the Hive sometimes gets ‘wound up’ in some posts and I have chosen to stay out of those threads because if it bothers me i avoid it.
Sorry that you feel the way you do but I also think that your post was a bit rude. Next time just google and save yourself some drama, because girl the feedback you just got was TAME compared to some of our more vocal members. Once they see this post they are gonna be very outspoken lol
Good luck on your internet travels 🙂
Post # 13
Honestly, I have been thinging the same thing. I spend a lot of time reading over posts, and it does get frustrating, especially when there are multiple threads about the same ring size, dress make etc. I think i feel this way because most of the topics don’t apply to me or my wedding planning. The thing is, it helps someone else. So i just keep scrolling onto the next pages, and usually find something else, that i can relate to.
I am not very good at giving advice, but can say that i have read some great posts from other bees. I love reading the heated debates, it helps me to see the other perspective. 🙂
What is it about weddingbee that you don’t like? What would make it better apply to you? Maybe that can help us focus your search for another website.
Post # 14
Well in all fairness a large portion of the wedding process boils down to money. A wedding can often be a huge expense. I think it’s a valid thing to be concerned about. Everyone wants to get the best bang for their buck and considering there are a wide variety of budgets there will be a wide variety of posts detailing/asking advice on different costs and such.
I do understand what you’re saying but if you haven’t been on other forums trust me when I say you will find this EVERYWHERE not just weddingbee.
Have you considered taking a break from forums and/or wedding related stuff all together? Sometimes I find if I’m becoming annoyed, frustrated or overwhelmed from the wedding or the boards I’m I simply disconnect for a day or two. It helps me unravel the chaos and frustration so I can comeback and approach everything with a level head.
Just a thought. Good luck!
Post # 15
Im sorry if it comes across as rude – it wasnt meant in that way AT ALL.
I was asking for recommendations for other websites.
I apologise if in voicing my concerns has offended anyone
Post # 16
@hellsbells2949: Have you tried starting your own threads on topics you are interested in/need help on?
I’ve been on the bee now for a year and a half and it does go through it’s cycles. Right now people may be more focused on the costs of all things (probably because of the economy and everyone is more conscious of what things cost).
When I was planning my wedding almost every thread was a DIY thread (and I was not DIY-ing anything). I still found those threads interesting even though they did not apply to me at all.
I took it upon myself to start threads about the things I needed help with and found I got great responses when I took the initiative and started threads myself.
I don’t know about other sites. I’ve heard of theknot.com but the majority of the feedback about the knot is that people are very unwelcoming and rude. I haven’t been there myself so I cannot comment on that.
I hope you find a community where you feel the topics are relevant or find a way to make this community work for you.
I wish you all the best in your wedding planning!!