Post # 1
WB has a great selection of current blogging Bee’s, but I’ve been fishing through some of the older posts & I have to say there are a ton of amazing weddings out there! It’s a shame that so many of these weddings get “lost”.
Mrs. Pumpkin had the cutest pink paper products throughout her wedding. Mrs. Gloss had a beautiful nautical themed wedding- I love her invitation suite! Mrs. Milkshake had the most personalized guest book I’ve ever seen. Mrs. Lemon- well she’s the reigning queen of Out of Town bags. Mrs. Cherry Pie had some yummy food & beautiful rustic touches. Mrs. Seabreeze had the best reception game- ever!
I guess I’m just trying to encourage everyone to check out some of the older blogs! This place is a goldmine & there’s literally something for everyone 🙂
So are you reading these older posts? If so, who have you found to be the most inspirational to you?
Post # 3
I think it would be fun to have something like a “Flashback Friday” every week, where an old blog post from one of the previous/archived generations would be featured, with a link at the bottom to “Read more from Mrs. Lemon” or whoever (which would go to their list of posts).
Post # 4
We used to run a regular feature called One Year Ago where we featured interesting posts from a year ago:
We also had a feature called DIY Rewind, where we featured older posts about diy:
But neither feature was that popular and they were a lot of work… so we put them on hiatus.
Post # 5
I love reading about the older Bee generations. Mrs LoveBug had a beautiful reception and Mrs Cupcake’s invites were total inspiration for mine! I’m trying to slowly work my way though all the Bee’s older blogs but it could take a while!
Post # 6
I remember the One Year Ago feature, but maybe people weren’t drawn in by the list of links? I know when I first got engaged, I read a ton of the archived stuff, and I know with the site improvements, it’s much easier to do that now (instead of just scrolling back to page 100+ 🙂 ) I would just hate for the new hive members to not find posts like the ones about Mrs. Cupcake’s invitations and Mrs. Seabreeze’s TTD shoot.
Post # 7
If you have ideas on how we might feature content from older bees, we’d love to hear them! You can share them here, or submit them to the ideas forum:
On the subject of featuring older posts… we’ve had a lot of luck generating click to older posts using the Related Posts module we added to every page. 🙂 Do those ever catch your eye (and hopefully your clicks)?
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I have been slowly reading through the old blogs and I think the current set up is great! It helps when current bees post links to old blog posts with inspiration but I think it is really easy to find on it’s own (and I really like being able to see their location)
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
I enjoy reading back through older posts. I will admit that I used to just pick a bee and start from their beginning, but then I would get upset when there were no recaps to see the final products in actions. So now I get to see if there are recaps before going back to the beginning.
Post # 10
Initially, I found the Bees that had held their weddings in Pittsburgh and read all of them from day 1. But then, I started getting interested in other Bees, when they’d be referenced in current Bees’ posts. While I most definitely have not gone through them all, I’ve probably read about 10 of them in their entirety. And bookmarked a bunch of entries, which was pointless since my laptop was stolen. Meh.
Post # 11
I haven’t but I should…there’s probably some fab ideas back there.
Post # 12
@msmonica: You totally should check it out! These ladies have tons & tons of great ideas. I actually got into their blogs by looking at photos in the WB Gallery first! If I saw something I’d like, I’d start reading their blogs!
@llc: I know what you mean! It’s sad when there aren’t any recaps after you’ve followed a Bee for so long…
Post # 13
Reading older Bees entire blog was kind of how I fell in love with the site to begin with. I didn’t understand that new blogs were being updated everyday right away. I spent hours reading every post that Lovebug, Cherrypie, and Cupcake had written. Their weddings were so different, but all so incredibly awesome. I love reading the older Bees posts because everything is now done, so you don’t have to wait!
Post # 14
I have difinitely read the posts from the older bees. Like Miss Britt, it was one of the reasons I originally joined and now love this site.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I love reading the archives. I actually like to pick one and read from start to finish.
Post # 16
@ scissors – that me too!!!!
I will admit, if I am not crazy about colors or certain venues or certain themes I don’t review the details, i skip to the next Bee. I know that isn’t too kosher!!! I have found some reall great ideas – per Mrs Cowboy Boot’s pie bar, I thought that couldn’t be more perfect for a Seattle wedding. We are known for Marionberry and before moving here I had never heard of it…..