Post # 1
I’m a longtime reader and first-time poster with a serious question! I don’t mean to be a hater because I LOVE the ‘Bee… but do you find a LOT of the content on weddingbee lately is about the same stuff over and over? I started reading the ‘Bee because there was so, so much inspiration… and now I feel like the majority of the posts/blog entries contain the same type of elements over and over… I’m getting overwhelmed by photobooths/photobooth “costumes”, first looks, candy buffets, NOM NOM NOMs, “STDs”, crazy colored socks on grooms… this is NOTHING against the brides that love these elements and are incorporating them into their big day… I think they are great but its kinda like, “I love chocolate cake but can’t eat it every day” – my thirsty bride brain is dying for a new quencher… but sometimes I feel like these weddings are all running together into a blur… is anyone with me? And most importantly – can anyone please point out a wedding that does not contain one or more element listed above?!
Post # 3
Maybe you should take a break…
There are new brides everyday, and of course a lot of the same elements are going to pop up. I have been on the bee for several years now, and even though I might see something that might on the surface be the same, there is always a personal touch from the bride that makes it her own.
I enjoy seeing the same elements with a new twist. I also enjoy seeing new things, but if something works, why try to fix it. Just add your own special touches to make it your own.
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Post # 6
maybe it’s cuz i only joined a little bit ago but i don’t get tired of reading about similar things or gawking over pics with similar themes. lol. the more the better to me! 🙂
Post # 7
@noritake22:I agree! I haven’t been on here for years but I’ve noticed a lot of the same content too but I really like how different brides make pretty common things their own 🙂
Post # 8
Even if similar ideas are repeated, no two brides do it exactly the same way. I love seeing many different ways of doing things. I hunted down all the DIY pomander posts and read every single one of them before deciding to combine a few different techniques so I could make mine. How dull would it be if there was only one DIY pomander thread by one bee.
Post # 9
@noritake22: I agree too :). OP: Weddings are essentially all very similar. There are a couple different categories they can fall into, but most of them follow the same general pattern. I think the ladies of the bee are really creative, and it’s fun to see how everyone’s weddings turn out!
If you’re looking for something really different, there are a couple sites for indie brides, they might suit your tastes more.
Post # 10
I agree. I’m a newbee and while a lot of it IS somewhat similar, a lot of it isnt. Plus there is always different and unique answers and suggestions from other Bees. I personally don’t want any of the things you listed at my wedding but I love reading and learning about them.
Plus I love the Bee for the Bees. They’re helpful, friendly, honest and quite frankly we’d all go mad without each other.
Post # 11
@emkeke: I’m with you on this one! Although this is a over generalization, I do think there are A LOT of posts about the same things. I guess I’m not complaining since I still come here all the time but I feel the same way about SMP – I don’t see anything new an exciting on there either. Every wedding seems to be the same for the most part. Maybe I’m just grumpy today 🙂
Post # 12
I don’t have any of those things in my wedding. But I do enjoy reading about them in the other Bee’s posts. Even though it sometimes makes me feel as though my own wedding will be very boring and unoriginal.
What sometimes gets oddly repetitive on the bee are certain ‘trends’ for questions. Like last week, someone asked about invitation postage stamps that are not from zazzle and not the USPS wedding bands. And today I saw another post from another bee with the same question. I bet if I did a search, I’d find out that nobody has asked this question in months. And now there are basically two in a row. It seems like one person asks it, everybody asks it.