Post # 47
I’m not sure if there are any Idaho bees out there, but I think a good place to start would be the Northern Panhandle, Central, Southeast and/or Southern Idaho. There are so many rural towns that never fall under Boise or other major cities/towns.
Post # 48
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
It would be nice if Canada could be broken down into the provinces and territories, then have the major cities in each place. Most of the provinces are much larger than any of the states and even other countries and it doesn’t make sense to have the areas so big. Perhaps have the local boards as an alphabetical listing of countries, then each country broken down into provinces/states/territories, then each of those broken down into cities/regions. That seems the most logical to me.
Post # 49
@Gemstone: @Mrs. Wallaby:
like with Canada breaking Australia down to just Sydney, Melbourne and Perth leaves out a lot of the country – for example I have seen a lot of South Australian posts on the local board. Australia could be broken down into the following states/territories which would still leave out a lot of the country but it’s a big country and there aren’t a great deal of us on the boards:
- NSW/ACT (New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory)
Also there is not a lot of activity on the local boards and I wonder if that is because it isn’t really that obvious that they are there/what they are. I don’t know what is possible but maybe when you sign up you could nominate your area and get messages that indicate when something is posted there. This would help for the more unpopulated areas of course. For example there have been a few times when I have been able to help out on the Australian board but in all honesty until I saw this post I hadn’t checked it in a long time. If I had seen a message pop up in my inbox or email about a particular topic I may have been able to comment.
Post # 50
Back when I was wedding planning, I would have LOVED a South Bend/Michiana board. People planning Michiana weddings post in the Chicago, Indianapolis, and even sometimes the Michigan boards. It can be really tough finding stuff for the Michiana region since most of the vendor review sites include Chicagoland vendors when you search for South Bend because they are so close 🙁
Post # 51
Maybe I am being picky with this one, but I really wish Nor Cal and the Bay Area/ Silicone Valley were separate categories. It’s difficult to try to find brides in my area in the Nor Cal board because it is almost exclusively Bay Brides. It is also difficult to find vendors. The Bay has a plethora of options for brides, the foothills? Not so much.
To make things easier to find I wish instead of large general regions if the navigation could be split into first larger categories, USA, Canada, ect. Then to states or regions, then finally to the targeted area like the Bay Area ect. Not entirely sure it’s possible, but it would be nice.
Post # 52
call me crazy, but I couldn’t even find a board I would have called local. I’m from Louisiana and always considered the region southeast as far as being in the US goes. I couldn’t find one for LA. But I’m not heartbroken about it. I haven’t had any issues that pertain to region, though I understand some other bee’s do, and I really like the different perception I get from the different bee’s in differnt regions. Thanks girls!
So I guess I’m trying to say an easier way to find one’s region.
Post # 53
Maybe the easiest way to fix it is to have “regional” boards for each state in addition to the cities. IE Northwest, Northeast, Central, Southwest, Southeast. This would help in some of the bigger states at least.
Post # 54
Can we get a northern area of michigan added?
We could stand to have a northeast, a northwest and a U.P. section as well. It looks like all of the cities available are in the lower half of the bottom peninsula. I even know a lot of brides who would are getting married in T.C. (Traverse City) and in the Mackinaws.
If there is a thread about a ‘great’ photog – then you have to call and try to negotiate a ‘traveling’ price just to get him to travel above Flint.
Post # 55
I would like to see them organized by state rather than region.
Currently, Kansas has only Kansas City/Overland Park and Wichita. Both of these are 2 hours away from me and virtually useless for vendor information and other recommendations.
I would like to see added: Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka, Salina and maybe a Dodge City (for the western part of the state). We don’t have a huge population, or a large presence here on WB, but it would be nice to potentially find some local people!!!
Post # 56
as a UK bride I wouldn’t personally want it broken up too much as I’m not a fan of oo much navigation. You could just have Great Britain / UK or that but broken up into; Northern Ireland (N.I), Southern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England
Post # 57
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Great feedback! Is there a name for that area? I think listing all of those cities would be a bit cumbersome. What region of Pennsylvania is that? 🙂
Post # 58
it is the south west region, the county are westmoreland/Fayette/sommerset. Pittsburgh is our metro area. But its too far (for me and fi) and every time we look into Pittsburgh area’s its all atleast an hr away.. I’m noy sure how you could break it down, but there is a lot of great places on our side of the town to see and look into esp. For weddings. But no one sees it bc of the Pittsburgh. .. you know? I hope I am making sense. And hope I cleared that up 🙂
Post # 59
If the local boards each had a person who actually promoted it, there might be more action. Like if someone promoted the local board in St. Louis on anothersocialsight, I would actually have more people to talk to around here.
I was actually thinking it would be cool to have a local meetup or a local blog discussing the happenings related to weddings in their area. I have been searching for tips on finding the best bridal shop and the best venues but like other bees said, many of the post that are local are old and don’t have much activity
If a bee is automatically assigned to the area in which they are having their wedding in, this might help those ladies who are having destination weddings near local bees.
Post # 60
I’m an MOB/single mom who joined the Bee last year seeking primarily budget-related information, in an attempt to reconcile my daughter’s dream wedding (thanks, Pinterest!) with my meager budget. I was initially excited to see that there were local boards, but as previous posters have mentioned, have always had difficulty figuring out where Texas fit in those regions. This may sound odd to those of you out of this area, but it would be really helpful to separate Fort Worth and Dallas. While we may appear to outsiders to be one big sprawling area, the vibes and pricing structures of Fort Worth and Dallas are quite different. Perhaps it would make some sense to have “Dallas/CollinCounty” (which would include Dallas proper, as well as the many affluent suburbs to the north) and “Tarrant County” which would encompass Fort Worth and Arlington, as well as the mid-cities (Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Southlake, etc) areas. Having researched venues in both locations, it’s clear to me that we are planning a Fort Worth/Tarrant County wedding. It would be great to find more vendor recommendations that were not Dallas-specific, and I think the wedding market in Tarrant County would merit its own section. That said, the challenge then becomes how to get brides all over the north Texas area to seek out the local pages and post on them. Several of the previous posters suggestions have merit. I know I would be willing to post on our vendors, venues, etc. after my daughter’s wedding. Thanks for your efforts to improve the local boards! I’ll start checking them more frequently to see what changes you’re able to make.
Post # 61
Ohio really needs an Akron/Canton section. The two cities are close together and thus often used together like one word, but both are too far from Cleveland or Columbus for either of those links to be useful for Akron brides.
I also think it would make sense for the local section to break down by
region->state->city, instead of directly region->city. That way, brides who might know the state they want their wedding in but not necessarily the city can break the boards down by state specifically. This would have been helpful for me when we started planning because we have family all over Ohio and we weren’t sure what area to choose yet.