(Closed) My Love/Hate relationship with the Bee…

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you should certainly stick around. Whether you are preparing for a marriage or not, the bee is a great supportive community that has grown to be about so much more than just weddings. Although if you find yourself jumping the gun a bit, maybe you could be on the fitness boards or other Not Wedding Related boards so you don’t drive yourself crazy 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I felt that way too when I was on here and waiting.  It’s a double edged sword, it can make the waiting a little easier in that it gives you an outlet for your waiting frustrations, but it’s hard to get weddings off the brain when you’re hanging out on a wedding message board!  Have you guys discussed engagement?  Any kind of timeline in the works? How long have you been together?

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

You should join the waiting boards. That’s where I started off. I contributed to wedding discussions though like dress votes or recaps. There is nothing wrong with giving your opinion on a subject. The Waiting boards gave me somewhere to vent, laugh, cry, and just be with other women who knew a proposal was coming and they were just waiting.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was planning my wedding way long before I was engaged!!! I’m not crazy…I am just a hopeless romantic with a creative streak… Noting wrong with that!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Welcome! I think even though you are still waiting youll find a lot here. There really is something for everyone. There is even a whole section about non-wedding related things like Fitness, Food, Home, etc. Ive been married over 5 months and I still love it here because I can give suggestions to others or comment on things to help someone out.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i felt that way before i was engaged too! we also had been living together with a furbaby for about 3 years when i started going wedding crazy. i kept trying to stop but it’s really hard once you start! i had a bunch of inspiration pictures picked out and ideas, but once we got engaged, my vision changed a LOT as it went from fantasy to reality (ie, summer wedding in dc when it’s super hot and humid? no way our wedding’s outside like i imagined!) and incorporated my now-hubby’s preferences. but having a sense of what all went in to wedding planning was ultimately soooo useful–it really helped speed the planning along once we were officially engaged.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I’m in the same boat.  Completely addicted.  I’m on this website at work too much (while on break?), oh who are we kidding!

I’m not engaged yet, but my Boyfriend or Best Friend knows about the site.  We call it “the blog we don’t talk about”. 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Oh!  and I’ve definitely gotten things from this site that aren’t wedding related as well.  So I think it can still serve a purpose.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

im in the same shoes as you:)

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was actually just talking to one of my best friends about this! She’s definitely with the guy she’s going to marry, they’re just not in a rush what with grad school and everything, but with all my wedding planning stuff–shoot,  I am way ahead of the game what with getting married in August 2012!–the wedding bug has bitten her. And I don’t think anything is wrong with it! If you can see wedding planning as this fun, exciting thing you look forward to, why not? Swoon at dresses, drool over letterpress invitations, whatever. You’re not making any decisions, just checking out things you like, and if you change your mind, great! You have time!

I think wedding planning is such a delightful experience for most of us because our lives don’t permit regular party planning. We might meet up with friends at the bar or for dinner, and the best I ever manage in-home is a potluck or barbecue. My brother-in-law’s mom once told me about the awesome parties she and her husband had/went to in the 60’s in Jersey. Everybody put on nice clothes, had cocktails and a buffet or hors d’oeuvres, caught up with each other and danced all night. And she went to one of those almost every weekend back then! Of course weddings are all about making a commitment to the person you love, a rite of passage, etc. but I think all the interest in the details is our pent-up desire to socialize, dress up, and have FUN in the midst of our busy, work-addled lives. That’s why we have bees that come who aren’t engaged and bees that stay after they’re married. So yeah, I agree. Join the waiting board and stay on here and have fun with us! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The Bee actually helped keep me sane when I was impatiently waiting lol. It gave me a place to channel all of my wedding frustrations…it makes it easier now that I am engaged lol…everything is already planned!!

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