Post # 1
I was in the middle of taking some pictures of my hairpiece for the wedding so that I could send them in an email to one of the girls I met on here, when my Fiance caught me. She and I are friends on Facebook and we talk through email all the time. We’ve traded photos of each other’s wedding inspiration and us in our dress. It’s been fun.
My Fiance was curious as to what I was doing so I explained. Unfortunately when he found out I was sending these pictures to someone that I’ve never met and don’t really now besides on the computer he didn’t really take that too well. I tried convincing him telling him that I’ve seen pictures of her and that there is no way she’s being a creeper! (wayy to much detalied information) But he doesn’t believe me.
So far I’ve shared pictures of myself probably more than I should. And I’m sure that it’s clear what city I live in and the company I work for. But I’m safe. I would never get too detailed into that kinda thing.
So it made me curious. How many of you ladies on here trust the women on WB? Generally speaking. I mean, if one of them emailed you about some of the plans they were making would you freak? I think that it’s not too difficult to pick out the weirdos and if someone was honestly weird they would probably be posting somewhere other than on a wedding board.
Post # 3
I met one of my bridesmaids from an internet message board for a teen band 13 years ago.
I met my fiance off of match.com.
I’ve gone to a weddingbee meet-up, and have met two people off of this website and one off of my blog.
Maybe I’m not the best person to give feedback on this topic 🙂
For the most part, I think once you get a little bit of information about someone, you can tell if they are a creeper or not. If I ever get “red flags” about people online, I nix the communication immediately.
Post # 4
After a long email correspondance I wouldn’t mind meeting in person. Sharing photos I don’t worry about too much. I also met Darling Husband online so I guess I don’t worry as much as I should in general heh
Post # 5
I’m not sure I would reveal some deep dark secret that I could go to jail over or anything, but people on the internet are still people. It makes sense that you could make friends over WB just as easily as you could make them at your book club.
Post # 6
Some of my friends are people I initially met over the internet (through livejournal and fandom… because I am a giant dork). I’d definitely have no problem meeting people through weddingbee.
I mean, I wouldn’t broadcast family secrets or my credit card number, but I have no problems meeting people on the internet, as long as it’s someone I’ve talked to awhile and we meet in a public place.
Post # 7
i love the Bee and draw tons of inspiration off the boards so I would definitely share photos with other Bees. Maybe your Fiance is not yet as internet friendly, beside where do guys that are getting married all go and share?? They just dont, its a girl thing.
Post # 8
I wld meet them too… Heck I met one of my best friends from weddingbee, and my violinist…
I also met my fi online so he doesn’t think anything of it :o)
Post # 9
i would meet with someone after a correspondence or go to a meet up of wb people i think there are probably friends out there that all of us just havent met yet because of distance and i dont see anything wrong with what youre doing
Post # 10
I’m not worried about it. After some email correspondence I would meet up with a fellow bee. One of the other girls and I have actually mentioned it before and I think if we lived closer we probably would have met up!
Post # 11
A girl from WB and I became such close/good friends in the past 7 months after I designed her invitations that we both drove 4 hours to meet! (Well.. I had picked up charger plates for her wedding close to where I live to bring to her, that was our excuse! haha)
In 7 months, we figured we knew enough to judge the situation. If either one of us was a creeper, we sure went to GREAT lengths to cover it, lol 🙂
Post # 12
@crebre80- don’t you mean “husband”? 😉
I don’t see anything wrong with eventually becoming real-life friends with someone you click with on WB.
Post # 13
I wouldn’t mind meeting someone off of WB that I had spoken with for an extended period of time. That wouldn’t bother me. However, I can see why some people are so much more concerned about it because there are so many horror stories of fake identities online, etc. I feel it’s important to be as safe as possible, but if you have taken a lot of precautions, then it’s really not a big deal.
Post # 14
I’ve met someone one-on-one, gone to a meetup (with, like, 30 other bees!), have 2 WB girls as facebook friends (with limited access to my profile though), and have given my email address to several, although not the primary account that I use. I have an extra account that I set up just for stuff like WB.
One bee sent me pictures of a bra (on her), a photo tutorial of how to create cleavage. I think that was one of the ‘weirdest’ encounters I’ve had. Of course I would NEVER do anything dishonest with those pictures (which don’t have her face in them, they’re cropped), but she definitely took something of a risk (felt or not) sending them out into internet world. 🙂
I think it’s always wise to err on the side of caution.
Post # 15
I’m quite blessed! I have also met one of my bff’s from wb too! Also, have met some great friends locally too!
We’ve had 3 fun meetups and everybody got along great! No surprises at all. I’ve also emailed back and forth and am on fb with a few too!
I heart the other hostesses here and bees and can say this place is great! However, in saying this, I do keep alot of things to myself and am a bit more private than I used to be. I don’t place myself as “out there” as I used to.
Post # 16
I’ve been to several WB meetups and have found that the girls I’ve met are EVEN NICER in person than they are on the boards. Yup, I feel like I can judge character pretty well, even over the net!