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

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 107
5063 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

abbie017 Hey, thanks for the answers. I feel a little more clued up now.

Post # 108
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’d never heard of Moissanite before and definitely never heard of Save the Dates. 

Post # 109
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

1. Cash bars (never attended a wedding that had one- only open)

2. Moissanite & Asha

3. Not being ‘allowed’ to wear white to a wedding- I still think this is silly

4. Various other etiquette rules I’ve never heard of

5. Dollar dances

6. First look, boudoir, trash the dress pictures

7. candy buffets & photobooths at weddings

8. brooch bouquets


I’m sure there are more I’m forgetting…


Post # 110
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Eight6Eleven: I knew about moissanite when it first came out, too! I worked at JC Penney late 2004-early 2006 and they always had commercials and stuff about it over the speakers.

@Soon2BD-CBee: What don’t you get about a cash bar? I feel like it’s pretty self-explanatory?

Heh, I knew what a lot of this was already! Thanks to the internet, mostly, and other weddings that I’ve been to.

What I didn’t:
– Not handwriting envelopes is “rude”
– Trash the dress and bridal portraits
– Asha/Amora

I’m sure there’s more, especially on the etiquette side. 

Post # 111
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

– Seating charts of any kind. Seriously, I was like “Wait…this is really a thing?”

– Out of Town bags

– Will you be my bridesmaid? type gifts/cards

– First looks (glad I heard about it though, one of the BEST parts of the day!)

– All kinds of etiquette things I ignored

Post # 112
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mostly Moissonite. Also brooch bouquets–gorgeous!!

Post # 113
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with many things that were mentioned.

1)First look…this was an option? 2)Strassingwhodawhata?..still confused 3)Moissaniteywhat? 4)STD…I was soooo confused when I first saw that.  I thought …wow, they talk about everything including sexually transmitted diseases.  Guess I still need work with all the acronymns on here 5)that a lot of girls think it’s silly to wait for marriage to have sex (still don’t agree with this) 6)sweetheart table 7)paper lanterns as centerpieces…so cool 8)knock-off dresses….geesh…how come I didn’t know this was an option sooner 9)that almost every girl goes through dress-regret and that there are places for you to see people’s before&afters (I wouldn’t have had to worry so much)

Post # 114
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

1.  moissanite

2.  abbreviations like Fiance, Darling Husband, etc.

3. dollar dances

4. boudoir photo shoots

5. what order to wear your wedding ring and e-ring

6. dress regret

7. mashed potato bars

8. cocktail hour

9. that some find cash bars to be in poor taste (never been to an open bar at a wedding around here!)

Post # 115
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Can someone tell me what Darling Husband stands for?  Still lost when I see that.

Post # 116
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


First Look

Sprinkle parties

Photo shoot after your wedding (in wedding attire)

Girls picking out their own ring

Guys having engagement/promise rings..

Post # 118
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m a South American/caribbean bee, so for me loads of stuff on here is new. But just to limit it to the top things:

  • promise rings
  • parents paying for the wedding and having a say in who gets invited
  • the cricut 🙂
  • dollar dances
  • Save the Dates
  • Registries

I just love the hive 🙂

Post # 119
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

1. Moissy/Asha. I WISH I KNEW SOONER.

2. First look

3. Sweetheart table

4. Trash the dress.

I have learned so much here. I’m sure there’s more, but I just can’t think of it.

Post # 120
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012



Diamond candles

“waiting” for engagement

Chinese knock-off dress makers

getting married and then having a “real wedding”

(I’m from the Northwest but live in the Midwest now.  I spent a lot of time on another wedding website about 6 years ago so I knew many other bridey things from then.)

Post # 121
737 posts
Busy bee

@the boss of you:  

Besides all of the above I learnt about:

Tears of Joy

Ribbon Wands

Sweetheart Table

I Spy

All of which I have made for my daughter’s wedding. Along with Save-The-Date Cards, Card Box, Toasting Flutes with ‘bling’, Printed envelopes for invitations, ceremony programs and lots more.  She loves them all, just as well.

It would help to have a listing of all the Out of Town, Fl, SIL, Maid/Matron of Honor, etc.  Some I have worked out, but others are just beyond me.

When I got married it was a lot simpler.

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