(Closed) Things you had never heard of until the Bee…

posted 7 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

3. of Moissanite  BIG TIME.  I’m actually still totally confused.

7. that honeymoon registries can be considered rude.  This, for me, just make me uncomfortable.  I didn’t ‘learn’ it here, I already knew anything regarding a registry made my skin prickle with unease.  Totally personal!

Post # 4
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Great post by the way!  It’s funny, right?

Post # 5
1115 posts
Bumble bee

I had never heard of:

1. Moissanite

2. Handwritten invites being rude

3. Trash the Dress shoots

4. Anything other than open bar

5. A “B-List” for invites

6. People being looked at as strange/selfish for not wanting children and the fact that there is a name for for it? (CBC). I just always looked at it as different strokes for different folks. 

Raised and currently living in Los Angeles. 


7. People thinking alternative stones for engagement rings were non traditional. 

Post # 6
7289 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Great thread! Here are some things I could think of off the bat:


  • Firing bridesmaids

  • Dollar dances

  • Bridal Portraits

  • Engagement Pictures [ yea seriously, I was clueless]

  • Trash the Dress

  • Picking out your Engagement ring

  • Cash Registry type deal

  • Save the Dates

Edit: I was from the Northeast, and now live deep tropical south, US with a spanish twist.

Post # 7
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@mandypop:  NJ here.  Agree with pretty much all of yours above.  Also adding:

– parties to open your wedding gifts the day after the wedding

-diamond candles

-hrmmm..I feel like there are more but can’t think of them

Post # 8
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

1. Moissanite

2. Head tables with bridal party (in my culture a head table would be family)

3. A lot of the photo shoots, like bridal portraits, lingerie, etc. I thought bridal portraits were just the individual bridal shots that the photographer takes on the wedding dayP

4. A/B invite lists

5. Honeymoon registry

Born in Illinois, raised in South Florida – its religion that mostly has to do with me rather than where I’m from. 

Post # 9
5219 posts
Bee Keeper

ditto on Moissy

People NEVER having been to a wedding with a buffet or money dance ( very common in my area)

Cocktail Hour before reception ( who knew!)

seating charts as a mandatory thing


born and raised in Louisiana.. have lived in AL and TN ( currently reside)

Post # 10
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

1. Moissanite

2. Engagement pictures

3. Trash the dress

4. Diamond stimulant (I know of CZ though)

What else?  Might add more later :-).

Post # 12
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

1. Moissy (of course)

2. Trash the Dress

3. First Look pictures

4. women picking out their own engagement rings

5. Chinese knock off wedding dresses


and there are so many more but those are the big 5. 

Post # 13
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Number #1 – Moissanite!!!

– Honeymoon registry

– Mini-moons

– Bridal shower

– Engagement party

– Save the dates

And many more…lol!

Born and raised in South Florida and I have been clueless about these things because in the Latin culture none of these things are heard of, lol.

Post # 14
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

  • Viennese hour

  • Mashed potato bars

  • That people judged other people for not changing their name

  • Strassing shoes

  • Chinese knock-off dresses

I live in San Diego but I have also lived in Los Angeles.

Post # 16
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@WillyNilly: My though exactly on the viennesse hour, lol!

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