(Closed) Can we spice the UK board up?

posted 7 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not British, but I can talk about the UK if you want.

Doctor Who rules!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know, it’s so sad! We have to wait until Christmas for another episode! ๐Ÿ™

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I like Dr Who too! It was a lonely Saturday night.  SO and I played Guess Who? instead… VickyAurea, I’m up for your weekly challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I want busy UK boards too! I’m an American expat bride living in NI so I got thrown into a rather different wedding culture!

Post # 9
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528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Okay let’s do this!!! I’m totally guilty of never checking the UK boards but really should! Quite often etiquette related things, in particular, are so different for us UK brides and we should go out of our way to spice things up a little bit! I only really ever scroll through the boards section and look at what takes my fancy, and the UK boards, cos they are so quiet, get lost in there. Must. Make. More. Effort! lol I’ve literally only written one post on here, I just cruise around commenting and looking at the pretty pictures, so will try to post on the UK boards from now on. Promise ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just moved to the UK 2 weeks ago. I’m married now, but am happy to participate in the UK boards. Especially because by the time the boards really get going, it’s time for me to go to bed!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@VickyAurea: So far so good. Our furniture isn’t here yet, won’t hit customs until the 16th.

I’m currently trying to find work. It’s strange to me how almost all job applications go to recruiting firms rather than the company itself. It makes it hard to know exactly what I’m applying for.

I do LOVE how the grocery stores work here. It’s so nice that you can easily buy portions for 2 rather than having to buy enough celery to feed an army and have 3/4 of it go bad before you can use it.  So I am having fun going to the store most days and picking out fresh meat and produce for dinner.

Right now it’s a bit lonely (hence why I’m here so much). My Darling Husband is working and I’m at home most of the day and don’t know anyone here. Hopefully soon I’ll get a job and start meeting people.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hey guys! I really need to join in on the chat more!

@Lemma: I’m a major Whovian! We’re hoping to style up the outside of our photobooth to look like the Tardis and my Rock the Frock shoot is themed around Dr Who and Top Gear. ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@VickyAurea: I’ve come across a lot of things on here where I feel ettiquette is different. I ALWAYS find myself starting my response to a post with ‘well in the UK…’ Off the top of my head I guess the obvious is the ‘who pays for what’ scenarios with bridesmaid dresses, hair, make up, jewellery, shoes etc etc, cash bar vs open bar debates. It seems far more acceptable in the UK now to ask for money in lieu of actual gifts but still seems rather controversial in the US. Erm…the ‘day invite/ evening invite thing- where this is commonplace here (actually in my venue contract that I have a minimum of guests for the day and then have to at least 20 extra for the night), I have seen the idea floated on the boards for weddings in the UK, and the original poster being (mostly) shot down for suggesting it! Also, various dramas about who to sit at top table differs across the pond- they have the entire bridal party and not parents (I believe?), and we traditionally have just 8 (parents, Maid/Matron of Honor, best man and bride and groom) I’m sure I’ll think of more when I’m not trying though!

I think sometimes scenarios pop up where I want advice but know, because of etiquette differences, it’d be pointless posting it on the bee. Although now I say that, I can’t think what these scenarios are! In the future though I’ll just post on here and see if anyone replies! lol

I wonder how many UK bees there actually are?!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Im a UK bee. I live in Scotland Smile

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