(Closed) Hello, everyone!

posted 10 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
6995 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Welcome to the Bee! i dont really belong in this section but why not right? it saddens me that people are still so judgemental in this day and age (especially within a family) Love is a beautiful thing no matter the gender.  i know how right-wing conservative families can be – best of luck to you and your Fiance, try not to let anyone bring you down and enjoy the happiest time of your life!

Post # 4
10844 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Welcome to the Hive! I’m so happy you’ve joined us! Sorry to hear your FI’s family is being so awful. Closed minded, discriminating people really get on my last nerve!! I think you’re doing the best you can by keeping the door open. If they decide not to come, maybe you and your Fiance can walk down the aisle together? Or meet halfway? I hope your FI’s family comes to their senses and can support you both and be at the wedding. I don’t have much other advice, but maybe someone else will chime in with their experience!

Post # 6
2870 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011


I like the idea of you both walking down together.

Post # 7
8734 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@bellagio: I like the older brother idea! At least someone in her family can be supportive.

Welcome to the bee! I don’t really “belong” on this board either but wanted to make sure you feel welcome.

This is a great place for support and all things wedding (and well, everything else!)

I don’t understand why people can’t just be happy for others who have found love regardless of gender.

Best of luck with all your planning and can’t wait to hear about the wedding as plans develop.

Post # 8
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hello There!!!

I havent done a formal intro on the lgbt board yet, but my beautiful fiance and I are getting married on Aug 25, 1011.  Although we do have a huge amount of support from our families, our mothers may not be in attendence because we just arent that close to them.  We are actually walking one another down the aisle hand in hand.  Our motto during the planning process is “no matter how much we love you and no matter WHO you are, if we feel like you are going to be smiling in our faces and thinking negative thoughts watching us get married, then you are NOT invited.  This is the ONE day that we wont have anyone raining on our parade.  If your families cannot be there to support you on the biggest and most important day of your lives, then it will be thier loss.  Congrats to you bothWink

Post # 9
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

My fiance and I are walking down the aisles with our Dad’s and one of us will have our dog (our wedding party).  We are organizing everyone in a circle and she will walk in from one side and I will walk in from the other side.  May 28, 2011….we are so excited!

Post # 11
1637 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Welcome Bellagio and Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

I’m sorry you are dealing with such close minded people, especially family members. I love the idea of you and your Fiance walking down together or with the older brothers, it’s your & FI’s day, don’t let anything ruin it.

@IDBride- Great advice!

Post # 12
16 posts

congrats! yes this board is slow so i hope to get it moving. ive never really cared who supports me and my relationship but i know its a tender subject for some. i love the idea of you guys walking each other down. im going to have my son walk me down the aisle cuz he will be 10 by then. but yeah why not break tradition? send them an invite and if you dont hear from them then dont worry…thats their loss

Post # 13
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I haven’t really done a formal introduction yet myself to this board.My fiance and I got engaged on Christmas Eve, and are planning for an October 6th 2012 wedding. I hope to see more activity on this board as well.


I wish I had some words of advice for you regarding bigots, but honestly I’ve been so lucky in my life to have so many open and understanding family members I”ve never really encountered a problem.

Post # 14
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Welcome to the Hive, all of you.  Can’t wait tot hear the details of your weddings.  Are any of you getting married in Iowa, we have been to quite a few there lately?

Post # 15
14 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Fort Pond Lodge

Welcome!  So glad to see this board getting active again… We did have some people who weren’t supportive, but in the end it really didn’t matter much!  Our wedding was amazing and the people who did support us went all out.  Don’t let them ruin your plans, and dont’ forget that there’s time for them to change their minds.  Leave room for them to be involved, and plan a wedding that is for *you* not for anyone else.  Good luck!

Post # 16
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Welome to the Hive! I’m sorry you’re having to deal with your FW’s parents being so terrible. As difficult as it may be, I think you are doing the right thing by keeping the door open to their involvement. If they ultimately decide not to attend, then that’s their choice and they’re only hurting themselves. You’ll still have a beautiful day, with or without their attendance.

I vote for having your FW’s older brother walk her down the aisle. I have a big brother, and I remember how much I worshipped him when we were little. It could be really sweet.


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