(Closed) Married Bees answers to Planning Bees questions.

posted 7 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What an excellent concept! I’m a married Bee- ask away! 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

6 month married Bee here, happy to help! Sometimes I look back and think, WHY did I even stress about THAT??? Or if I could do it over again… I would do or NOT do this or that!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

One month nesting here, always willing to help!  Great idea Hedgie!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ll play!

In retrospect… do you regret the amount of money you spent on your wedding day? Did you feel in any way that the money could have been put to better use, or were you satisfied with the celebration of love that you shared with friends and family?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Miss Fish: I don’t regret any of it. This was because we really prioritized. Things we didn’t care as much about, we either cut entirely, or didn’t spend much on.  The things we did care about (like the food), we got the best quality we could find.  I think as long as you spend according to your true priorities, and don’t get caught up in the feeling that OMG I MUST HAVE THE PERFECT ENGRAVED TOASTING FLUTES, you won’t regret it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss Fish: We were very frugal in planning our day. The one thing I wish we wouldn’t have spent as much money on was the food. We chose a frugal option, but I feel like we were kind of ripped off. We still came out without spending much, but the grocery store that made our deli trays wasn’t very honest with us and told us each tray would feed between 15-20 people; in actuality, each tray served about 40 people. They were HUGE, and we ended up with so many leftovers. I guess I wish we hadn’t been as trusting of their judgement and would have gone in to look at the tray sizes ourselves before paying that much money.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Such a great thread!!!  I’ll join in if it’s okay with you lovely ladies.

Everyone says how the wedding day itself goes so quickly and before your know it, it’s over.  Knowing this, is there any moments in the day where you wish you would have taken more time (for yourself, your guests, your Fiance, etc)?  I guess another way to phrase the question is – what are your most cherised memories from your big day (aside from the “big” moments such as vows, reception, etc)?

Thanks Ladies!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss Smurf: I wish I would have given myself some “quiet time” to myself instead of having my bridesmaids come over right away in the morning. I’m a rather reflective and introspective person, and I think it would have helped me to be less stressed to take a hot bath by myself in the morning and just emotionally prepare myself for the big day. Don’t get me wrong; I had fun with my girls, but just delaying their arrival by an hour would have been healthy for me personally amidst all the chaos!

The best moments? Hands down, any time where SO and I were alone amidst the crowd, if that makes sense. First kiss and first dance rocked!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper

@Miss Smurf: my most cherished moments were my first kiss and first dance. both those times i let everyone around me evaporate and i was not aware of them!  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Miss Smurf:

I wish I had put some effort into the “getting ready with the girls” time–at least some champagne. I also wish I had given us more than a half hour (hair and makeup already done).

try and give yourselves 10 or 15 minutes after the ceremony without attendants, photographers,etc.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper

@Georgia Bee: i concur with that.  i was only with my Maid/Matron of Honor when getting ready. i also wish i got us bride and bridemaid tanks or robes to wear while getting ready. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love these kinds of threads! Like @Miss Smurf I’m also curious if married Bees felt they got to savor or enjoy their day or if they felt it was all sort of a whirlwind or blur. I’ve heard both from my friends, and I’d love to hear more experiences. I just had my shower and I felt like it was such a whirlwind I barely even feel like I was there in moment!

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