Post # 1
Basically a spinoff here, but I was just wondering what all you’ve learned in the Wedding Bee community since you signed up? Things that were amazing, crazy, informative, psychotic, funny, etc? Share the ones that stick with you the most.
This thread is for fun, not to flame, insult, or belittle others. Please be kind.
I have been amazed at the audacity of some brides (not necessarily on here) that go overboard for the ‘perfect’ wedding, the mothers of some brides that pretty much make it all about themselves, and the interesting new trends that I’d never known about, such as the first look for the groom (or bride) at their intended all dressed up.
Post # 3
Etiquette is CRAZY. Like, absolutely nuts. There are so many rules, and so many of them don’t make sense, and I’m early on in planning and already intend to break like, half of them.
Also, American weddings are big. Here in the UK, 100 people’s pretty big. Looks like it’s small on here! Also a whole bunch of things I’d never heard of, engagement photos, bridal showers, rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour, bridesmaids buying their own dress… oh god there’s so much different.
I guess it kind of bowled me over a bit.
Post # 4
I didn’t know that people actually wore white to weddings (which my FMIL did at her older son’s wedding). I had no idea that cash bars and dollar dances are “tacky” in some places because they’re pretty typical around here.
Post # 5
I found a few things pretty interesting that I didn’t know before the Bee:
- Had no clue about moissy vs diamonds
- Cover your plate “theory”
- Cash bar vs open bar. I didn’t realize this was a point of contention
- No clue money dances were so “offensive”(they’re common where I’m from)
- I never realized the emphasis on bridesmaid “duties” were so varied
- People flip the eff out about chair covers, I never got that
Post # 6
I never heard of ‘get married on the upswing of the clock’ for good luck. (Like get married at 4:30 instead of four.) I know its a wives tale – but sometimes stuff like that is fun to learn.
Post # 7
Two new things: Upgrades and “cover your plate.” Never heard of either before the Bee.
Post # 8
@Kimberley25: Same. Also etiquette stuff – apparently Miss Manners would hate me! lol
Post # 10
I had no idea what moissanite was or that it even existed. I don’t think it’s popular here in Canada, but I think it’s really interesting!
Post # 11
@VeggieBee: I totally forgot that one…never heard of it before the Bee, as well!
Post # 12
@suburbian: I didn’t know that either until just now. DH and I got married at 4:30. Cool!
I had no idea etiquette was such a huge deal to so many people- I know I probably broke 82398479324 rules for my own wedding without even realizing it could be an ‘issue’.
Also, I learned about moissanite and lab-created stones through the Bee. That sounds silly, but I always assumed there was no such thing as a lab ruby or lab sapphire. The more you know. 😉
Post # 13
So many things I never head of until hopping on WB! Like moissanite; covering (or not covering) your plate; wearing (or not wearing) white to a shower, rehearsal, or wedding; how someone always messes up an RSVP no matter how easy and child proof you make it. I know there are tons more. The biggest thing I see is how a wedding can totally change a person’s attitude, whether it’s extra cheerful or controlling or negative.
Post # 14
I’ve learned that just about any ring can be an engagement ring.
Post # 15
2. STD is not a disease
3. People hate the dollar dance, like, woah (I’ve seen it at most weddings I’ve attended but didn’t have one myself)
4. “Cover your plate” mentality
5. Bachelor parties are the devil (not my actual belief)
6. Kids at weddings are not the norm (they are for my family/friends)
Post # 16
Adding one more sentimental one:
7. The bee is a fabulous community that I want to stick with as a married woman