Post # 1
What was your favourite, most used, most helpful tidbit of information that you have learned from a weddingbee post?
I think i might have a few, but as someone who is just putting together her thank you cards, i am going to ‘give it up’ to aspasia475 for explaining the common sense behind thank you cards and about how a simple, plain thank you is probably the most well received. I know if i was left to my own devices i would have added the ‘Let me repay you with a dinner out!’ or ‘Please let us take you guys out sometime soon’ which is obviously (now) unnecessary.
Which is yours?
Post # 3
Aspasia is awesome. I was feeling iffy about my mom’s idea that we should skip response cards in our invitations. Her post about how it’s the older tradition to handwrite responses got me over the hump. Not only did I save a ton on postage, now I am getting all kinds of lovely, personal letters in the mail from my guests!! More people know about this tradition than you would think!! I am totally an evangelist on this subject now haha. And I owe it all to weddingbee and smart posters like Aspasia 🙂
Post # 4
I love reading her advice.
Post # 5
@Magdalena: we also didn’t include response cards! I mean, we had a tiny 30 person guest list so it was manageable but we just let them respond in their own way.
Post # 6
Seriously aspasia475 rocks. The most valuable thing for me are the emotional/family posts and the importance of sticking to your vision (within reason),. Guests are going to complain about whatever you do. So trying to kill yourself to make everyone else happy rarely works out.
Post # 7
I always read aspasia475 posts.
I would have to say that this post is something that I will have to keep on my computer forever. Not only useful for wedding dress, but for all kinds of dresses. It is also the one that I refer others to the most.
Post # 8
@tksjewelry: That is a very popular post! I see it get revived at least once a week.
Post # 9
Props for this post! I’m bumping this!
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2011 - ceremony in our family's Catholic church in Watsonville; reception at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Double bump! There’s gotta be more favorite Hive tidbits out there 🙂
The one I most referenced during the 4 months of invite making was Mrs. Deviled Egg’s how to DIY a pocketfold envelope – SUPER helpful and I made almost 150 with her inspiration 🙂
Post # 11
i sent this thread to asapsia 🙂 And i always read her posts too with interest.
what i also love about weddingbee is that there is just always SOMEONE who can help you! When i was planning my wedding and deciding on the most insignificant of all details, i always got at least one person to reply. and in the end, that’s all that matters. I mean in real life, i might only talk to one or two people anyway, but they may not be the one who is interested or has a good idea. On weddingbee, you are almost guaranteed to find at least ONE person who can help and sometimes that’s all you need!
Post # 12
The most helpful tip I picked up here while planning my wedding was to number the back of my rsvp cards just in case people don’t write in their name. Lo and behold, we had a TON of guests forget to write theirs in, so the numbers were a life safer.
I really feel like I learn something new every day on this site though, which is why I keep coming back!
Post # 13
@dynamic_duo: I totally agree. I’ve gotten so much valuable help here, I don’t know where to start…
BUT one of my favorite threads was a list for the day-of wedding kit. It has EVERYTHING you could possibly need. I looooove to feel like I’m prepared for everything. It gives me the illusion of control. 😉
List of things brides tend to forget ….
Post # 14
@MrsMcGyro: thats one of the most helpful tips for me too!
Also, Mrs Cola’s post about how to pee in your wedding gown made it so much easier for me to do so!
Post # 15
I love Aspasia’s posts. She’s probably the single poster that’s taught me the most. I find KatyElle very knowledgable about jewelry, too, and I always look for her responses on those topics. And I learn a lot from the recaps (especially the ones that include the budget).
I don’t think I could pick a single most helpful post, but this one has definitely been valuable for me; I’ve consulted it several times:
My $3000 Wedding – Did I Use My Budget Well?
Post # 16
@PitBulLover: I just looked that one up…the play-by-play pics are hilarious and super helpful!!