(Closed) Introducing the UK bees!

posted 8 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 107
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

  • Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) – London
  • Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? London
  • What do you and your SO do for a living? Me- PA, him Account Manager
  • Any kids? None, yet… ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Where did you/where will you get married? Kent
  • What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? I think that most aspects are cheaper than US weddings, but then you get more for your money in the State. From what I’ve seen (4 weddings and on WB) there is alot more pressure to stick to wedding etiquettes- it’s the norm to have a cash bar in the UK and not to have an engagement party or rehearsal dinner.
  • What’s your favourite UK city? London for the obvious reasons, I also love Leeds and Brighton.
  • Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Cornwall, Cotwots and Brighton ๐Ÿ™‚
  • What are your favourite UK TV programmes? One born every minute, DTTB, Four Weddings (The voiceover guy on the UK one makes the show!). Basically anything wedding/baby related!

Post # 108
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

  1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? Kent

  2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Kent

  3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Engaged!

  4. What do you and your SO do for a living? Me – childrens nurse, him – funeral services

  5. Any kids? Not yet ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Where did you/where will you get married? We will be getting married in NYC in September

  7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? IM(humble)O —  The ceremonies are longer, generally bigger and more expensive (hense the destination wedding!)

  8. What’s your favourite UK city?  I’ve not been to many, but enjoy – Oxford, Canterbury, Birmingham

  9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations?  Pretty much anywhere rural in the UK is gorgeous, the more remote parts of Devon/Cornwall are idealic….  and I’ve been to North Wales a couple of times and loved it.

  10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? I don’t watch a massive amount of TV – but LOVE – Come dine with me!!

Post # 109
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

  1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) Yorkshire

  2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Brighton

  3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Engaged wedding in september 2012

  4. What do you and your SO do for a living? hes an electical engineer and im a full time mummy

  5. Any kids? yes, one year old sophie

  6. Where did you/where will you get married? yorkshire 

  7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? theres no wedding showers, and things like save the dates 

  8. What’s your favourite UK city? London

  9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? i love london, but for a more relaxed holiday cornwall is really nice

  10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? dont tell the bride (so many ideas), like the soaps but hardly get time to watch telly with the little one. 

    After my Fi proposed he wisked me away on a trip to London to see Tim minchin at the apollo, i had a surprise backstage pass to go meet him, he’s lovely!! i got so giddy.  

Post # 110
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Helper bee

 

    1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? Essex

    2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Lancashire

    3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Waiting Bee (with lots of patience).

    4. What do you and your SO do for a living? Me – events. Him – management.

    5. Any kids? None. A beautiful 8 month old child-replacement cat.

    6. Where did you/where will you get married? Don’t know.

    7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? I agree that the cost is probably the biggest difference. Everyone seems to ‘cash in’ once they know it’s for a wedding, regardless of what ‘it’ is.

    8. What’s your favourite UK city?  Manchester

    9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations?  The Lake District, any time of year.

    10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? Top Gear; Early Doors; Only Fools…

       

    Post # 111
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Ooh I qualify as a UK bee now. so here goes:

    1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? Lancashire

    2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Somewhere in Asia

    3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Civillay married bee, but ceremony & reception happening in Apr 2012

    4. What do you and your SO do for a living? I am a full time stay at home wife a the mo., SO is a consultant

    5. Any kids? Yes 1 cute furkid

    6. Where did you/where will you get married? Florence, Italy

    7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? Only been in the UK for 5 mos, not been to a wedding yet.

    8. What’s your favourite UK city? London!

    9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Edinburgh

    10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? Idiot Abroad, Top Gear (SO influenced me on this)

    Post # 112
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Hi there UK Bees!!!!

    1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) At the moment St Andrews, in Fife, with a move to Elgin/Lossiemouth on the cards.

    2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Arbroath in Angus…

    3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Engaged! ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. What do you and your SO do for a living? My SO is an Avionics Technitian in the RAF and I currently work in Administration, although I am in the middle of my degree in Psychology (late uni attendee)

    5. Any kids? Not yet

    6. Where did you/where will you get married? In St Andrews

    7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? Honestly I have no idea on this one… maybe some of you been out there can help me?! I get married next year and have actually NEVER attended a wedding… can any of you enlighten me on Scottish and UK traditions??? I do love the idea of the bridesmaids walking down the isle before me however as I just think it looks nice… plus my flower girl has to as she will be scattering my mums favourite flower petals as she is no longer with us and this signifies her walking with me down the isle (My SO’s idea might I add) 

    8. What’s your favourite UK city? Probably Edinburgh…. the old part

    9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Anywhere in Scotland on the coast or near a loch! Also Dorset is beautiful!

    10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? Shame on me but Don’t Tell the Bride! Him & Her, Dr Who, Shameless, I hate to admit it but the craziness of TOWIE is addictive, lol

    Well bees there ya go… any help you guys can offer re traditions would be fab!

    Post # 113
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @SpecialSundae:  I’m not a UK bee but my fiance is from Scotland. We’re going to be getting married at St. Salvator chapel and cannot wait for our American guests to learn all the ceiidh dances. We’ve booked a band called The Cutting Edge Band.

     

    I’ll be stalking the UK bees posts to learn as much as i can before our weddng next year.

    Post # 114
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    Helper bee

    Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) Surrey

    • Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Surrey

    • Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Waiting

    • What do you and your SO do for a living? Teacher and Policeman (I know!)

    • Any kids? Not yet, one day

    • Where did you/where will you get married? Near my home I think.

    • What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? Well I have only been to a few weddings and my knowledge of international weddings comes from four wedding US so I’d have to say not having a cocktail hour like US weddings.

    • What’s your favourite UK city? Bristol!

    • Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Edinburgh, South Wales, Cornwall, the beach at Alum Bay near Bournemouth!

    • What are your favourite UK TV programmes? Come dine with me, four weddings/dont tell the bride,  IT crowd, Downton Abbey

    Post # 115
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    624 posts
    Busy bee

    @VickyAurea:  

    Hi girls

    1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) west of London/Surrey

    2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? as above

    3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Waiting but he has bought the ring!!

    4. What do you and your SO do for a living? I work in an office he is a site controller

    5. Any kids? i have three from previous relationship

    6. Where did you/where will you get married? Not sure – it won’t be for a few years anyway

    7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? Only ever been to UK weddings so only basing opinion on Four Weddings! but US weddings seem to start later and have cocktail hour and everyone always looks so well-groomed!

    8. What’s your favourite UK city? Got to be London!

    9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Yup – Devon, Cornwall and Kent – had some happy times there!

    10. What are your favourite UK TV programme Love DTTB, 4 Weddings, Agatha Christie, Top Gear

    Post # 116
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) London

    2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? originally from Sweden (but have lived here since 2001)

    3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Engaged

    4. What do you and your SO do for a living? We both work in Finance

    5. Any kids? not yet

    6. Where did you/where will you get married? We are getting married in Canada, between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

    7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? More your attendants, more expensive, and everyone wears a hat or a facinator!

    8. What’s your favourite UK city? Hard to say but London is great but I also really like Oxford, Whitby and Brighton.

    9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Haven’t actually spent a lot of hols in the UK but like little villages like Whitby, Castleton, and would love to go to Devon.

    10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? DTTB, Top Gear, Silent Witness and any other crime thing like it. Love all of that.

    Post # 117
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    Worker bee

    Yes, I’ll play!

     

    1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) Northern Ireland

    2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Nope, still from Northern Ireland ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? A very impatient waiting bee!

    4. What do you and your SO do for a living? I work in marketing, he works in a bank (don’t hate him!)

    5. Any kids? nope

    6. Where did you/where will you get married? not fully decided yet

    7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? The damn weather!

    8. What’s your favourite UK city? Edinburgh…just gorgeous

    9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Apart from Edinburgh, I loved York.

    10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? Match of the Day! (I’m a sporty bee!)

    Post # 118
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

     

      1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific)  Glasgow

       

        1. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Scottish Borders, about an hour outside of Edinburgh

           

         

          1. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Engaged

           

            1. What do you and your SO do for a living? He’s a Prison officer and I’m working in an outdoor sports club until I start my masters degree in September

             

              1. Any kids? None yet!

               

                1. Where did you/where will you get married? In the church I was christened in, then a reception at a hotel function room.

                 

                  1. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? I don’t know enough to comment!

                   

                    1. What’s your favourite UK city? Edinburgh or Belfast (where my Fiance grew up)

                     

                      1. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? The North of Scotland is beautiful!

                       

                        1. What are your favourite UK TV programmes?Blackadder, faulty towers and father ted!

                           

                         

                        Post # 119
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                        Worker bee
                        • Wedding: September 2014

                        1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) Falkirk
                        2. Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally? Glasgow
                        3. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Engaged
                        4. What do you and your SO do for a living? I’m a trainee supervisor in a department store and he is a customer complaints manager for an energy company
                        5. Any kids? nope not yet
                        6. Where did you/where will you get married? The Three Kings, Falkirk
                        7. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? US weddings have a cocktail hour before the evening reception
                        8. What’s your favourite UK city? Glasgow (am i bias??)
                        9. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Scottish Highlands
                        10. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? Come dine with me

                        Post # 120
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                        Wannabee
                        • Wedding: August 2012

                        Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? (just your county will do if you’re not comfortable being more specific) Basildon, Essex

                        • Whereabouts in the UK (or elsewhere) are you from originally?Essex

                        • Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? Engaged

                        • What do you and your SO do for a living? I work in the financial industry and he works for ford

                        • Any kids? not yet

                        • Where did you/where will you get married? we are getting amrried at a local georgina manor house

                        • What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? uk weddings arnt as long, or as detailed

                        • What’s your favourite UK city? London.

                        • Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? i like warwick and kent

                        • What are your favourite UK TV programmes? big fat gypsy weddings, true blood.

                        Post # 121
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                        Bee Keeper
                        • Wedding: April 2014

                        1. Whereabouts in the UK do you live now? Hants

                        2. Are you married, engaged or one of our waiting bees? I’m a waiting bee

                        3. What do you and your SO do for a living? We are both LSA’s at a local College

                        4. Any kids? nope

                        5. Where did you/where will you get married? Would love a county house or hotel

                        6. What do you think is most different about UK weddings to other countries’ weddings? I don’t know really…its the love you share as a couple which is the same in any country…right?

                        7. What’s your favourite UK city? Winchester, Worcester

                        8. Can you recommend any good UK holiday locations? Scotland is beautiful

                        9. What are your favourite UK TV programmes? DTTB

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