Post # 1
A friend of mine asked how Weddingbee’s waiting bees have been finding the site… I started confidently giving some reasons, and then halfway through realized that I had no idea.
I’m pretty sure that most other wedding-focused sites aren’t that friendly to waiting brides… we make an extra effort to be welcoming to everyone (well, except for spammers) and so I hope that’s part of it.
But still, it got me wondering exactly how our waiting brides are finding the ‘bee… so I thought we’d post a poll!
If you are a waiting bee (or joined while you were still waiting)… how did you first come across the Weddingbee site?
Post # 3
I don’t remember how exactly I found weddingbee when I was waiting. I think design*sponge linked me to a wedding blog which linked me to another wedding blog which linked me to weddingbee. I was so happy to find Weddingbee, and even happier that I had already found it once I got engaged.
Post # 4
A friend of mine asked for help in planning her wedding. It’s something I’ve always been interested in so I jumped on the job! I first fell in love with Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride and still check it out quite frequently … and I don’t remember what led me to weddingbee but ever since then, I’ve been hooked. Coincidentally, right about the time this friend asked me to help plan is when Cam and I got serious!
Post # 5
I was randomly searching for anything wedding when helping my best friend plan her wedding. Found it last January, but have only recently started actually joining in on the boards.
Post # 6
I’ve known about Weddingbee for a while, but not the Boards, just the Blog for inspiration. I write wedding related articles. I learned about the Waiting Board from a friend.
Post # 7
I was doing some preliminary research and found Weddingbee through Google. I can’t even remember what I was searching for. Probably colors/themes ideas.
Post # 8
Funny thing is, I think I may have googled it first, but then didn’t understand the site. Months later, I got linked in from a different site, probably APW or OnceWed, and then decided I would figure it out.
I don’t remember what was confusing about the site to me at first, maybe it changed!
Post # 9
Oh dang what a difficult question lmbo!! I think I was searching for pictures for a client and then found a gallery in the google images and from there I saw the boards and it’s been history 😀
eta the only waiting board that has ever been this friendly was the wedding channel WAY WAY WAY back when (remember I have been engaged before) I think 2000-2005 or 6ish, before they made the board changes to resemble the knot. There was also a great magazine, I think it was bridal guide that was really awesome too. It had a waiting section or perhaps a wedding section when I was engaged, I cannot remember… Yes I’ve always been detail and wedding obsessed… so sue me 😀
Post # 10
The Knot. Someone linked it on their boards (I think she actually linked to a classified she had here). I was there looking for ideas and feeling scorned for not having a ring yet. 🙂
Post # 11
I love the Mr. Bee option… I was never a waiting bee, so I didn’t want to skew the results, but I googled “Wedding communities” and then weeded through to find one that I would feel at home with… Hello Weddingbee!
Post # 12
I was at the end of my tether, (still am to a certain extent but anyway…) I wanted advice on how to help stay patient while I waited. I googled my misery and it popped up wedding bee. I read a few topics, wanted to join in and so I joined! I figured it would be good to use ideas from other people to get a feel of what is out there. I’ve been to 3 weddings in my lifetime. One I was a bridesmaid at my cousins wedding aged 8 and the other two was evening only as i was working on one of them, and family only ceremony at the other. So it is fair to say I have naff all experience of weddings or how to plan them.
If anything I’m worrying more seeing some of the problems other bees have encountered :S but I LOVE that it’s a friendly place that we can let our hair down with like-minded people.
Post # 13
I randomly searched for candle centerpieces on google. Got to a blog (ikea hacked i think?) that showed Mrs. Lemon’s centerpeices. Sniffed around a bit and saw Mrs. Martini’s ring, asked her for details, and the rest as they say, is history. Still reading a year and half later.
Post # 14
I found it through a link on smitten when they had a blogger who was waiting too and someone suggested she check out tjis board. I had actually been on the blog once before but not understood what it was, but now I love the boards!
Post # 15
I Googled tiffany blue weddings or something and one of the boards popped up… there it began!
Post # 16
I googled wedding websites and voila!