Post # 122
– engagement photos
– first look
– engagement chicken
– “waiting” status
– dollar dance
– brides choosing their own ring and planning a wedding before the proposal
– upgrading rings for reasons other than milestone anniversaries
– rehearsal dinners involving more than just a rehearsal and a dinner (apparently a special dress and gifts from the couple are required?)
– honeymoon registries
– popularity of Moissanite (I’d seen it in person before the Bee but never met anyone who had it)
– “will you be my bridesmaid?” gifts
– bride and groom exchanging wedding gifts
– gifts for parents
– barn weddings
– that “cover your plate” is a regional concept and new to many people (to elaborate: it doesn’t literally mean cover your plate. Of course you’re not expected to know exactly how much the couple is paying for your meal. It’s a vague guide for people who don’t generally have a standard minimum monetary amount that they usually give as a wedding gift. Ex: if you are attending an upscale black tie wedding CYP etiquette states that you are expected to give more than you would for, let’s say a potluck backyard BBQ. $200 would seem extremely generous for the potluck wedding but it would be the expected minimum for the black tie one).
– the popularity of form fitting and open back dresses
– boudoir photos
– asking guests about allergies (not a bad thing)
– child free weddings
– late night snacks
– the overall budget that so many people seem to have! My goodness, sometimes the Bee makes me feel like a lowly peasant!
Post # 123
I wanted to add two others: “Toms” and “Tieks.” I had never heard of these brands of footwear until Weddingbee.
Post # 125
* push presents (just learned what this is now)
* first look
* “waiting” I didn’t know there were women who were waiting to be engaged and actively waiting for the ring. You don’t just enjoy your relationship?
* cash bars
* the “importance” of etiquette
* that non-diamond ERs were a thing (I have a non-diamond ER)
* obsessing over the ring (upgrades, changing setting, upset at getting a ring that you don’t like)
* decor and detail focus (apparently it’s all about the details now!)
* high quality wedding photography
* shoe game
* dress regret
Ughh there are so many others I can’t list them all …
Post # 127
– Stand in rings
– a million different acronyms
– gifts for parents and Fiance (I thought that getting married was a pretty big present!)
– engagement photos
– just how much stuff is considered a “must have”
Post # 128
Cover your plate
Out of town bags
Getting ready clothes (admittedly I wore a ‘bride to be’ shirt my cousin made me)
Post # 129
I have another one: receiving TONS of money/cash for getting married.
Post # 130
I think there’s two different kinds of “expect,” if you know what I mean. I expect to get gifts from my wedding–as in, if I had to make an educated guess, I believe that most of my guests will give us a gift.
Then there’s the other “expect”–as in, believing that a gift is an absolute requirement or believing in “cover your plate.”
I do agree with you though on some level–I’d be pretty sad if after all the bridal showers and baby showers I’ve attended and all the weddings I’ve been in, and after all the money spent on all of those events, if those same individuals who I gifted when it was their turn neglected to gift me when it was my turn. Not because I want their money or anything, but because I was flat broke when I was involved in most of those events, and still managed to come up with a gift because they are my friends and I sacrificed things I wanted so that I could give them things off of their registries, etc, to mark the special occasions in their lives.
Post # 131
I had never heard of Asha, Moissanite, or other fake diamonds that aren’t CZ.
I had also never heard of an obsession with diamond size relative to finger size. That would never even occur to me!
Post # 132
Different dress designers such as Inbal Dror
Post # 133
There are so, so many things… Moissy, amora, asha, RHRs, bathroom baskets, oh sh*t kit, push presents, engagement parties and photos, waiting to be engaged, wedding planning prior to enagagement, table runners, uplighting, expecting others to pay for your wedding because you think they can afford to, expecting both attendance to a destination wedding and a gift from attendees, expecting a more carats in an engagement ring than the fiance can afford, allowing others to decide if and when you get engaged, etc., etc, etc.