(Closed) Something you didn't know was a "thing" until weddingbee…

posted 4 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Stones that look like diamonds but aren’t diamonds.

Calling your husband “dear husband” or Darling Husband.

That bridesmaids/maids of honor had a thousand duties.

That the style of the invitation matches the style of the wedding.

That “right hand rings” or RHRs exist.

Having a professional photographer do engagement photographs.

“Trash the dress” photo shoots.

Anything other than a father/daughter dance.

Post # 4
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@freshflowers:  ring to finger ratio. Or whatever it’s called. Although, I still don’t care about it. 

Post # 5
2883 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@freshflowers: I’ll play! My list of I had no idea:

  • Non-diamond engagement rings
  • Parents helping with wedding expenses
  • Bridesmaid drama
  • Plus ones being a thing
  • 30+ = “older” / “more mature” bride

Post # 6
709 posts
Busy bee

“No ring, no bring.”

I wish I had never heard of that one.

Post # 7
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Pretty much everything lol. I’m from the UK and weddings are so different here to the US lol. Loved learning about them though. 

Post # 8
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh, also, “covering your plate” with the amount of your gift.  

Post # 9
4989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@freshflowers:   Same here with STD.  Thought it stood for … well, not something followed by multiple exclamation points as in  “Show me your STDs!!!!!!!!!” which I saw as a post title when I first joined.  I thought, what the heck, times sure have changed….

Never heard of Moissanite before WB.

Never dreamed I would “meet” so many helpful, beautiful brides-to-be as well as past brides, to whom I am forever indebted.  My wedding planning experience has been made so much easier by kind and generous words of wisdom on the Bee.

Post # 10
523 posts
Busy bee

@bitsybee:  Haha really? Where I’m from, parents of the bride are expected to pay the entire cost of the wedding. I’m always so shocked when I see parents AREN’T helping (though I don’t assume mine will). 


Mine are:

– moissanite or using any type of non-diamond stone for an engagement ring
– dress or ring regret
– diamond shrinkage syndrome
– proposal “do-overs”
– waiting
– not accepting a ring below your specifications 

Post # 11
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

– mossianite 

– what all the abbreviations meant ( dh,std, etc…)

– bowtie effect ( on pear/ oval stones)

-etiquette stuff I’d never think of.

Post # 12
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Covering your plate 


Giving gifts to the bridal party or parents

A lot of the etiquette stuff still seems odd to me

Post # 13
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

that people actually wear see thru wedding dresses.  

That there were alot of people that had no experience with weddings. 

there was such a thing as kid free weddings.

that people really call each other out on their engagement rings. 

Post # 14
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@shaka:  What the….? I haven’t heard that one (and it sounds like I don’t want to)! Haha.

My new knowledge, thanks to the Bees:

  • Ditto on moissanite 
  • Bridesmaid gifts should not be items for the wedding (like jewelry)
  • RHR
  • Etsy!!!!! (How I love thee)
  • Vista Print + groupon
  • any acronym relating to pregnancy- NTNP, etc. 

Post # 15
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I never realized how how much people like to brag about their rings until this site…maybe people only do to this extent that online though?

I didn’t learn the std thing from here, but from the Knot (ick), but I didn’t know about it until I got on a wedding planning site, lol. I agree with pp, I was a little weirded out at first. 


@shaka:  I still don’t know what “no ring, no bring” is…what is it? 


Post # 16
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@freshflowers:  The lingo!  I didn’t know all the abbreviations that existed until I joined here!  I joke that I wished I’d had a chart when I started that exaplined them all.  For the longest time I couldn’t understand why people were so exicted about getting an STD!

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