(Closed) UK bees – how many of us are here?

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Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

uk bee here! I’m so interested to see how many uk bees are on here too. You are right I never realised how different UK and USA lives were. I love reading us posts because I find the cultural differences interesting. However I do have to remind myself O its not the same here!

no wedding planning for me, we are eloping in a couple of years. How about you??

Post # 3
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96 posts
Worker bee

Im in the uk. Im having a low budget wedding for 60 guests with about 80 in there evening. I thought weddings were a big industry here but it looks like the us is just so much bigger! It also seems that a lot of people are rinhg obsessed on this site … nobody really talks about cut and clarity in my experience. My wedding is costing about £6k not including dress and honeymoon. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I’m not from the UK but been living in the UK for 15 years and marrying an English guy, does that count?

We’re eloping to Vegas next March, so also, no planning.

I enjoy mostly looking at posts about rings and dresses, and some about fitness too.

Today is a big day for us (we’re doing things back to front). It’s our one year anniversary and we’re off to the Shangri La at The Shard, and will be getting “officialy” engaged (we already booked the flights, chapel and honeymoon, so arguably we’re already engaged, but there you have it).

So I will indeed share a picture of my ring… or many!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m not technically UK, I live in ROI, but yeah I have noticed a huge difference between how weddings are done here vs America. I guess the thing that surprised me the most was that a lot of North American weddings are very short and finish quite early in the evening. Not actually sure what the situation is in the UK, but here the weddings quite often go on until 3/4am! 

I do have to say though that I’m insanely jealous of all the beautiful outdoor wedding possibilities american/canadian bees have. I would love an outdoor wedding but no way could I trust the weather here to cooperate for that!!

We are only in the beginning stages of planning but our wedding will be quite small compared to the average, about 60/70ppl, hopefully in a georgian or Victorian Manor House with lovely gardens. Budget approx 10k (euro) all in. Nothing fancy/formal, just us and close family and a few friends.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

MarmotaLinda:  oh wow sounds lovely!!hope you have an amazing day!! Congrats to you on your engagement 😉

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I’m from Surrey in the UK!

I find the bee really useful for getting others opinions when you’re stuck with something like which dress to choose etc.Its also fun reading posts about things we dont have over hear like rehersal dinners, and the drama over bridesmaids dresses and who pays.

The boards have given me loads of great ideas for things I hadnt really thought about. I’m not sure I would have gotten engagement photos if I hadnt seen some of the amazing ones on here. 

We are getting married next April in a Georgian house with about 80 guests and then maybe another 30  more people in the evening. I think in total its going to come in around £8k for everything, then another £3k on top for honeymoon. I wanted to keep everything under £8k including the honeymoon, but there were some things we really decided we wanted and we’re only doing it once so why the heck not! 

Originally we wanted to go to Vegas but my parents were having problems with work and health when we got engaged so we switched plans to have the wedding at home. Its costing us more but at least everyne gets to be there 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Uk bee here! I try to ignore pretty much everthing on here about wedding etiquette like registries, open bars, asking for cash etc etc  as most of it doesnt apply to us. I do like to look for DIY inspiration and see all the different themes and styles of weddings though. I think weddings in the US have much more variety than ours which are mainly ‘manor house/hotel, dinner and dancing’. I love that they get married outside (boo to english weather)!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Hello! London bee here. Sadly a waiting bee also, but hopefully not for too much longer. Hoping to get engaged within the year, but we’ll see 🙂 

I’m glad I stumbled across it one day while googling how NOT to pressure my SO into proposing! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Kate127:  ‘boo to english weather’

now more so than ever. Did it rain as torrentially for you as it did where I am yesterday?? Thoroughly depressing.  

Post # 11
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770 posts
Busy bee

UK here too! I’m waiting…trying to be parient! Lol

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Another one in the UK (London) here!Were getting married April next year.

I mainly use the site for inspiration, when I’m further with plannin I might ask for opinions on things. It’s also just good reading for me, interesting to see what people do and think and other etiquettes. Definitely US vs. UK is vastly different!

Post # 13
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2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Another one here! Had a very small but (in our biased view) perfectly formed wedding at Chelsea Old Town Hall, followed by a wedding breakfast at The Oriental Club on June 29th. 

The biggest difference to me between the UK and U.S. is in expectations of the bridal party in terms of cost and sometimes help etc. and the whole “waiting” thing when you’ve already picked rings or know you are getting engaged. I don’t think that’s a thing here in the UK, although at 44, I might be out of touch.

 

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Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

There are quite a few of us about. I find this site fascinating… it’s the only social media I use apart from facebook. I’ve definitely made a few social gaffes here over the years, because I’m not only unfamiliar with US customs/concepts/ideas, I’m also pretty unfamiliar with netiquette in general. However, it has been an interesting learning experience!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Drizzle:  UK bee too. Getting married near our home in London in April.

Definitely learned lots about the differences in expectations of bridesmaids. It never crossed my mind to not pay for my sisters’ dresses!

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