(Closed) Length of Time Before Blogger Bees’ Weddings

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I agree with you, but I also think that every blogger has their own focus and that it is more about HOW they do their posts vs. when their wedding is. For example, I am a budget DIY bride so I’m always going to connect more with brides who have a lot of DIY and who do budget break-downs. I think that becoming a bee earlier before the wedding often gives more time for those planning-type posts vs. recaps… but really if a bee wanted to she could catch up after the wedding. Most of them have 2ish months after the wedding waiting for their pro pics so they definitely could let us in on all the DIY goodness after the fact.

I think my “issue” (if I had an issue… but honestly it doesn’t bother me that much it is just something I notice) is that a lot of bloggers seem to just not care much after the wedding. I certainly don’t want to name names… but I feel like a lot of times post-wedding they are just so wedding’d out that they’re sick of talking about it and need a break. So when that happens and we haven’t known the bloggers that much pre-wedding… I tend to not care so much when or if they come back for recap posts. (Although I might be alone here in that I don’t really care about recap posts unless I feel invested in that particular blogger). 

Post # 4
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1104 posts
Bumble bee

I have felt the same at times…sometimes it seems like they are only here for a few weeks before their wedding day (especially since many don’t have time to blog for a week or two before the big day, which is understandable). I find it hard to connect or care if all the planning and decisions have been done. The recaps are fun but I don’t look forward to them the way I do when I’ve followed someone’s journey for a longer period of time.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Honestly, I don’t feel like I get to ‘know’ a lot of bees until their recaps anyway — those are the post I’m most interested in!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

hmmmmm… I’ve been thinking of starting a blog now featuring the DIY stuff I’ve been doing and will be doing for the wedding (fantasy themed! YAY!) because there’s not much out there for that sort of wedding… unless you want Disney *Shudder…isn’t much on Disney weddings*

Is there a way we could, maybe, have a list of wedding Bees who are blogging so we can keep up with them???  Admittedly, we’d have to go off the site to their blogs, but at least we’d get to read about them as it’s happening!

I’ll probably get yelled at for that, but at least it’s a solution. 🙂

Post # 8
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510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I agree! It’s great to have new bees, but having such a short time before the wedding, it gives us barely enough to read about until the recaps. I vote they extend the time to at least 6-8 months out from their weddings!

Post # 9
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Honey bee

From what I have read, the Bees on the blog portion of the site are not allowed to start posting until near the end of their engagement. So unless they have a 2-3 month engagement tops, it’s a little difficult to post earlier, especially if the rules don’t allow for it. As for those doing recaps, perhaps married life has obligations that they aren’t aware of beforehand that don’t allow for as much time online as they would like. Anything is possible.

Post # 10
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

I remember Penguin saying at some point, somewhere, that WB’s stance is basically that they can’t control when people apply, but that they are very committed to giving everyone who has a really solid blog a shot at being on the site. So, if someone applies with only three weeks til their wedding but their blog is great, they’re still probably going to be voted in as a Bee. I do think that there’s a pretty good mix of longer-term and shorter-term bloggers. For example, you’re still stuck with me for another two months, haha!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have noticed this lately too. It also seems like many of the bees get rejected (miss plaid and miss glasses, for example) but now they are bees – did their blogs really change that much between when they applied before and now?  Either way, it would have been nice to follow them all along! I do feel that I enjoy reading the blogs more when I can really follow along on their planning and anticipate their wedding coming months down the road. It feels so…abrupt when they are just here for a few months, married, and then all of a sudden gone! *sniff sniff*

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

@Ember78: You can have 8 months or less till your wedding. For instance, Argyle started around me in January and her wedding isn’t till September 🙂 I had 6 months of pre-wedding, Scissors had 7ish? — a lot of bees have lengthy blogging stints pre-wedding.

So new bees with shorter blogging time pre-wedding aren’t an indication of a new trend — it’s just when they happened to apply!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

hehehehehe, if that’s the case, I should definiately start blogging off and on so that when the new year comes around I can apply! 😉 

I love blogging, but it’s only fun when you know people are actually gonna READ it.

Post # 15
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662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

danadelphia and ribbons are right, you can’t apply to be a bee until you’re 8 months or less out from your wedding. But you could have been blogging for quite a while before you apply, and many of your archived posts will get posted.

I started my blog of August last year, but didn’t apply for the bee until the end of October, and my posts didn’t start going up until November. That’s why some of the new bees sometimes have two posts up per day, because they’re going through their archives, not because they’re writing that much at once. So if you’re only a few months out from your wedding, readers still have a chance to get to know you, it’s just a little faster!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i dnt really mind, i’m interested in all opinions from thos getting married this month to those gettin married next summer.. 

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