Post # 1
We continue to have a lot of newbees arriving to the boards, and I want to make sure to extend a warm welcome! If you are new to the boards this week or have been lurking but are ready to say hi, please introduce yourself in this thread!
Also, if you have any Weddingbee related questions about how things work around here, feel free to ask. All questions welcome!
I’m Mrs. DG and am the resident Community Coordinator. I’ve been married since last July and we’re expecting our first little one in May!
Bonus question: Most people’s first car is a little bit funky and interesting, so tell us a story about your first car!
Mine was a 1977 Datsun 510 Turbo with over 100,000 miles on it when I bought it. It was a great car and I put another 100,000 on it in 10 years. By the end of it’s tenure as my abused friend, we actually had a coat hanger holding in the battery and a push button to bypass the key ignition. There wasn’t a single piece of that car that was held together normally! (And truly, it was a great dependable car!)
Commercial for my car! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0LdwvteXpQ
The first green one was the exact make and color. We called him “The Grasshopper” 🙂
Post # 3
Thanks for the welcome! I’m a 40+ bride, marrying for the first time to a great guy who I’ve been with for nearly 5 years (engaged 11/09, marrying 07/10). He’s a chef; I’m a graphic designer. We’re planning a quirky wedding with lots of DIY elements. My mom is beside herself with excitement. My cousins (I suspect) are betting on whether or not I’ll call it off. I won’t! It may have taken me forever to find the perfect man, but I don’t doubt that I have.
My first car was a 1981 Toyota Corolla. The floor was rusted out and in the spring the carpet would get so damp that seedlings would sprout. I would let them grow to see how tall they got; the tallest was about 18″. The doors rusted too, and I had to wire them shut so they wouldn’t swing open and climb through the windows Dukes of Hazard style. I’m somewhat more dignified now.
Post # 4
Jade, welcome!!! Congrats on your upcoming wedding 🙂 I totally understand the familial skepticism as an older first time bride myself!
I think your car definitely wins in the quirky category! Love it!
Post # 5
Thanks for the welcome! I was engaged March of 2009 and the date is set for July 2, 2011. It’s a pretty long engagement due to finances and friends overseas. My fiance and I will have been been together 6 years this coming September. We met in Montana, live in Indiana, and are planning the wedding in my hometown of Louisville, KY. It’s going to be akin to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” as in my “big fat Filipino” family will take over the wedding and possibly overwhelm my fiance’s humble-sized family.
My first car was a white 1987 Honda Civic named Fedora. She was given to me (and named) by my aunt/ godmother. Fedora came with a pretty visible scar that stretched on the entire passenger side of the car. Overall, she was great! She kept going even when her bumper was held by a lot of red rope. Her passenger side mirror cracked long ago (and was rarely used), so instead of fixing it I thought a collage of Audrey Hepburn photos would look nicer over the cracked glass.
Post # 6
Hi, I’m new this week! I’m smartassbride and I’m getting married to an awesome guy, smartassgroom, on July 4th in Portland, Oregon. We’re planning a casual, outdoor wedding and are doing lots of stuff ourselves.
My first car was a white ’68 VW Bug that I bought myself in high school. I loved it so much, but traded it in for a newer, faster car a couple years later. I still miss it whenever I see a bug!
Post # 7
Hello Hello! I’m pretty new here too!
I am a lifelong New Hampshire girl and a freelance designer. I also work for a wedding guide, so my life pretty much revolves around wedding-related things all the time. I love art, sunny days, shoes, farms, martinis, lipstick, snowboarding, any anything on the dessert menu.
My fiance is sort of a Clint Eastwood (back in The Good The Bad and The Ugly) mixed with Dean Martin type who loves music, building things, wine, and… me!
We have been together for 2 years, and got engaged December, 2009 in Boston. We are planning a small, fun, non-traditional wedding in Sunapee, New Husband April, 2011.
My first car was a 98 Plymouth Neon, which my parents bought when I was in highschool. It was emrald green with this HORRIBLE gold detailing. I just bought MY first TRUCK! It’s a 2006 Chevy Colorado and it’s the best!
Post # 8
I am a 25-year old bride (will be 26 when we are actually married). My groom is the love of my life. While we have not technically been together very long (just 9 months), we have known each other for 16 years as friends.
The wedding is October 2010 in our home state of Michigan. When we started this process, my Fiance said “wouldn’t it be great to take a bar and pack it full of our friends and family for just one night?”. No complaints here! Our ceremony and reception are both taking place at a wine bar and will have a very cocktail-party feel.
My first car was a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2. It was black with a moon roof, 6-disc CD changer and all of the bells/whistles 🙂 My mom drove it for 2 years with the intention of passing it to me when I turned 16 so I would take over payments. That car had been through so much- road trips, a colision with a semi truck and moving me across the country to Arizona. It finally died in 2007 on the freeway in rush hour traffic. It was a cute car, that did not use a lot of gas. I will always love that car!
Post # 9
Hi all. I got engaged on Christmas Day 2009 and will be getting married June 2011 in Seattle, WA. We’re both Seattle transplants and many of our guests will be coming from out of town, so we want to show them what we love about the Northwest.
I’d been looking around at wedding blogs/sites for a while before I stumbled on Weddingbee. I love the supportive and positive atmosphere and the creativity of the members! A great place for inspiration.
My first car was a 1996 white Chevy Lumina. It was named Arthur because it had a long nose (like Arthur the Aardvark)!
Post # 10
I’m new this week too! I’ve been reading some of the fabulous blogs on here for a while and finally decided to join!
I was married at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago in November 2008. I married a photographer…hence the camera name.
My first car is pretty boring. Just a black Toyota Corolla I named Terence. I’m looking forward to everyone’s posts and inspiration!
Post # 11
hello thanks for the welcome! i love this website! i visit every day about every 5 minutes a day and my free time!
everyone on here is so super great!
My first car was a 1991 honda accord that i got in 2004 it was white and the best car i had! it work great it was a square box car but it got me and my friends from point a to point b i was just lucky i had a car a lot of my friends didnt!
Everyone have a great day!
Post # 12
I’m new, too! My fiancé and I got engaged on February 13. We lived in Brooklyn, NY but we’re getting married in central PA, where my family lives. We had hoped to have a destination wedding on a beach somewhere, but our budget didn’t agree.
We’re both 29 years old and we’re planning on a May 2011 wedding. We’ve been dating 7.5 years and living together for 4 of those years. I’m a project manager at web design agency in Williamsburg. Although I’ve been lurking for a few weeks, I finally decided to take the plunge and say hello!
My first car was a 2002 Chevy Cavalier in silver. I grew up in Philadelphia, PA where you don’t really need a driver’s license, so I didn’t get mine until I was 23 and living in Lancaster, PA where you kind of need a car to get around. I sold it when I moved to New York and I still miss driving around on the country back roads!
Post # 13
Hey there everyone!
I have been engaged since December 19, 2009 and came across this website over Christmas, and I figured it’s about time I introduce myself! I love all the wedding planning and just seeing everyone’s creative ideas…even if I wasn’t engaged or getting married I could see myself doing this stuff forever!
My first car was (and still is) a 2001 Mercury Sable…nothing too crazy with this car — I got it for a great deal when my father was working at a dealership a few years back. It had been pretty much problem free for almost six years until just a few weeks ago I was driving to campus at Purdue and the back shocks gave in! 🙁 Luckily my Fiance was just getting out of class and came to rescue me 🙂
I am getting married pretty soon actually – May 21, 2010! I am marrying my best friend whom I met on a mission trip in January 2009. I am so excited!
Post # 14
Welcome to all the newbees!
I am Miss AsB. My husband and I were married last June. We moved across the country right after the wedding to the South.
My first car was a Volvo (not sure about the model but it was an 80’s one). It was basically as old as I was but it only lasted until the summer before my senior year. I got stuck in a food and water ended up frying the computer. After it was replaced, my dad went to back the car out of the driveway and it shot out of the driveway and tried to climb a tree. My dad didn’t think it was safe after that.
Post # 15
I’m 26–getting married in June. 3 months to go and I feel like every time I get on the internet I’m searching for something wedding-related.. Glad to see i’m not the only one compulsively looking at my ring, trying to find pictures of my dress, and basically living and breathing this wedding.
See you around!
Post # 16
Hi Bees 🙂
I’m new here and I’ve loved looking around and getting completely hooked on this site. We got engaged on Feb. 14th of this year (after being together for 5 years) and we’re looking to get married on June 24th of 2011. Since we’re having to pay for our wedding by ourselves, we’re going to have to DIY almost everything and anything we can. So, if you can guide us to any vendors that are willing to work with really low budget people in the LA or OC areas of CA it would be greatly apreciated 🙂
My first car was a 1984 Nissan (Datsun) Maxima which decided to leave me stranded everywhere and anywhere. It would constantly get flat tires and one time decided to pop its tire while I was driving. Needless to say, I wasn’t to fond of this car. Another time, it stopped working while we were going uphill. My brother and I got out of the car to try to push it the rest of the way up. It defied us and tried to roll down onto us. Lucky for us, someone we knew was came driving up behind us and pushed the car all the way to the top of the hill. In the end, my Maxima earned the name “El Diablo” (The Devil) because it was the only name that seemed to fit. 🙂