Post # 1
Do you ever wonder if someone in your close social circle is also on the bee? Fiance and I went out to eat with a couple that we are very close friends with, and Fiance preceeded to tell both of them all about how I discovered this website that is just like his sport board site that he spends way too much time on…He went on and on about how I show him pictures of things, and I post things, etc. While listening to him talk, I was getting VERY NERVOUS he was going to drop the name “WeddingBee.” I kicked him under the table and also pinched his thigh VERY hard to get him to stop running his mouth. Of course my friend wanted to know the name of the site, so I did something bad…I made up a random wedding sounding name. Obviously she is going to discover that I am a big fat liar, but oh well.
I enjoy being able to post on The Bee about things that I wouldn’t feel comfortable with my friends and family knowing, and I am certain that if any of them ever stumbled upon The Bee, my username alone would not give away who I am. BUT if they were to start looking through my posts and see my E-Ring pics, they would know instantly…
Just thought I would share. I love the fact that I can post and respond to post about personal things without worrying about being judged! I give a lot of broad info about myself, and if someone was close enough to me, they could probably figure it out. I think I would be really sad if someone I knew personaly figured out who I was on The Bee! (So if I know you personally, just keep it to yourself…haha.)
And YES, I understand that this is the internet, and I’m being a little naive to think noone will ever figure me out!
Post # 3
LOL, the same thoughts have crossed my mind, but Weddingbee has been so helpful for me that I love sharing it with other engaged friends. I follow the general rule of don’t post anything I wouldn’t really want anyone knowing I posted, because you never know who is on here! It’s definitely a plus to have anonymity on here though :o)
Post # 4
Ha, I feel the same way. I don’t want ANYONE that I know IRL joining this site considering I’ve probably bitched about a great deal of them at some point. Darling Husband knows not to mention the actual name though sometimes he slips up and does anyway. I normally just refer to the Bee as “my wedding site” but now that I’m already married, I normally get the side eye.
Post # 5
Um, actually I discovered the site from a friend, and I’m so glad she told me! It’s been such a great outlet! We’ll comment on each other’s post, so it’s kinda fun that way to keep in touch. Although I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be too hard to find me on here so I haven’t gone out of my way to tell people, but I wouldn’t be against telling my friends either if the situation came up. It would be nice actually to have some more bees from Paris on here!
Post # 6
I feel the exact same way! I’m kinda private, in general, when it comes to what I’m doing and working on (maybe it’s that I don’t want other’s opinions til I’m done?) so it’s hard for me to talk to my friends and family about stuff. Not to mention, half of my friends are engaged too and while I want them to have an awesome wedding, I don’t want to share my ideas with them. Haha…Kinda strange. I think there’s a lot of freedom to be had with anonymity
Post # 7
I also feel like this! My family knows I’m on it but no one else. I actually think that it’s highly unlikely anyone in my social circle would use this so I’m thankful for that lol.
Post # 8
Haha that’s so funny, but I totally know what you mean. I’d have to go through all my posts to make sure I’d behaved myself………….hehe! Seriously, it wouldn’t bother me because I think it’s an amazing outlet for brides, makes me realise I’m not the first for certain things to happen to! I talk about weddingbee heaps!
Post # 9
I know what you mean! I’m pretty private and it would be totally weird to me if someone I already knew from real life was also here.
Post # 10
I’ve always wondered if anyone I know who got engaged after me lurks on here. I hope not because one of my friends who’s planning her wedding even though she’s not engaged yet, was stealing my ideas like crazy. It would really annoy me if she stumbled on the bee and started seeing all my ideas I’ve had since I stopped sharing with her.
Post # 11
You should’ve told her it was The Knot!
Post # 12
I feel exactly the same way! So many of my friends are engaged & I worry they will see me posting on here. I mean, I have pictures & everything of myself on here. I sometimes think about making a new name & adding NO pictures of myself for privacy reasons.
Post # 13
Is it bad that my secret goal on the bee is to see someone’s ring that I’ve seen IRL on here? As in, I’m looking through a ring thread and see a ring that a friend has. I would never ever reveal myself though. I might tell Fiance but thats as far as I would take it. I’ve tried not to share too much on here, but all my friends have seen my dress and ring, so they would be able to put two and two together pretty easily. But I’ve worked hard not to vent about anyone I care abut. I have vented about one friend, but I’m not really interested in staying friends with her in the long run (feel free to thread stalk lol) so if she found it it would be embarassing, but not the end of the world.
Post # 14
@lucyv2003: Bahaha I LOVE that you made up a name! I call it “the wedding website” to everyone but Fiance who knows what it’s called (I could only hide it for so long haha). There’s a few girls I know IRL who I think would love it here, but I don’t want them to know that Juliepants is meeeeee!
Post # 15
Dont let them know! My best friend who got married recently was on here, and she had her real life name as her username so I knew instantly.. and then of course, she managed to find me from randomly clicking on a post and recognizing the way I type. I apparently type exactly as if I were talking, greeeeeat. I love her but now I have to stay all hush hush about stuff I want to keep secret/semisecret!
Post # 16
Glad to see I am not alone!