(Closed) Things you never heard of, until the Bee!

posted 4 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 31
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Haha this is great

1. Moissy diamonds…have not heard of this and doesn’t seem to be a thing where I live.

2. That people wear white to bridal showers. I just wore cute outfits lol

3. Dress regret being such a huge thing…I think we feed from each other because I even started regretting after reading those posts!

4. Replica dresses

5. How many real people spend $1,000+ on a dress. I only thought that happened on t.v. 

6. Ring porn

Post # 32
1341 posts
Bumble bee

Ring upgrading

Bridesmaids paying for their own dress, hair etc

That a +1 is a must for all guests. I personally wouldn’t want someone I don’t know at my wedding, nor would I want someone bringing a date who they arent serious about, or a friend. My wedding was $165 per person for the reception so I wasn’t going to pay for that. 

Post # 34
941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

1. 75% of the acronyms but I looked on the sticky thread or googled ’em

2. Moissy diamonds

And just in this thread..WHAT IS: Cover you plate?!?

The numbering the RSVP’s is brilliant

I knew many people do open bars but where I’m from it’s typically just free beer/wine (but Chicago weddings, 3 hrs north of me, are always open bar).


Post # 35
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

What is “cover your plate”? Like with a napkin? What happens if you don’t?

Post # 36
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Hmmm…probably moissanite (don’t know if I spelled it correctly, sorry). I still don’t really know what they are, except a diamond alternative that is supposed to resemble a diamond. Also, threads about people worrying about telling others that their stone isn’t really a diamond. I didn’t know anybody did that! I have never wondered if a person’s jewelry contained a real diamond – it seems a little tacky and weird to bring that up. Oh and women who worry that their e-rings are too small – I didn’t know that was a real thing! I have only ever seen such behavior on those real housewives TV shows that I like to binge watch. And people who can look at a stone and tell how many carats it is – really??!! 

I have learned a TON while planning my wedding and it has all been learned from various places. I’m really grateful for forums like this, though – I know it can make planning a wedding a much bigger deal than it needs to be, but for some of us that means that we’ll end up throwing the most incredible party that any of our friends or family members have ever been to! When I tell some of our guests about the things we have planned – the open bar, the string quartet, the limos to transport guests, the passed appetizers – without fail, they are all impressed. And I didn’t know about calligraphy until I started reading wedding forums and yes, it’s expensive but I still get compliments on how beautiful our invitations were and damnit, it feels good!  I think the forums can be very helpful as long as you don’t get carried away and as long as you’re not comparing your wedding to what other people are doing.

Post # 37
3541 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

skunktastic:  i was aware of upgrades, but what I wasn’t familiar with were upgrades that take place even before the wedding!

Post # 38
4241 posts
Honey bee

Wearing a “fake” ring when you’re on vacation/travelling.


Post # 39
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

summerbride2016:  interesting about the open bar thing! I live in west Michigan (3 hours from chicago) and there is always beer and wine for free. Sometimes that is all that is available. Funny how expectations change with location.

Post # 40
1553 posts
Bumble bee

Moissanite. (I have my own as a RHR now, thanks WB!) PS: Please don’t say “Moissy diamonds!”

“Waiting” – Ugh, please.

 Lots of acronyms. 

Women being disappointed with their proposal/ring. Come on, now. 

People “stealing someone’s thunder.” *Snort*

Post # 41
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

summerbride2016:  joy1313:  cover your plate is the expectation that guests will give a gift equal to the cost of their plate at dinner. 

Post # 42
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Moissanite/Amora gems, replica dresses, mens engagement rings are actually a thing, wedding ‘gaps’ of more than an hour, and probably a whole lot more that I just can’t think of at the moment! 

Post # 43
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Most of the acronyms. I was able to figure out that Darling Husband meant husband of somesort, but I couldn’t figure out what the D stood for for a while. Also FMIL/FFIL/FSIL etc took a little while when there was no context. 

Bridesmaid or Best Man and STD really got me though, and still do, and always will.
I really have no idea why “bridesmaid” needs to be “BM.” … o_O; It’s not THAT long… lol. I understand that Save The Date can be long, but… maybe it should be SD or something less… disease-y seeming… haha

I can just see it… “So lately, my BMs have been SUCH a PAIN! ugh! Sometimes I wonder if I don’t have too many, but I don’t know… Maybe I’ll look into that. At least my Save-The-Date Cards are going well. No big problems with them as of yet…”

Also moissanite, I think. 
And plate covering.
And probably more.

Post # 44
7642 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

There’s a whole list, but to me one of the strangest is the “inner and outer envelopes” thing. Here, the invitees’ names are usually just written on the invitation.

Unplugged weddings.

Large bridesmaid/groomsman expenses.

It took me a while to work out the acronym “BD”. (It’s TTC related).

Post # 45
20 posts

I learned a new meaning of STD, that moissanites exist, and what a squinted is. Interesting stuff!

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