Post # 1
Good Evening, Ladies and Germs…
Out of all the time I’ve been lurking in the shadows (which was admittedly a while) and my short time as a member, I’ve seen posts ranging from the pain of infertility while in a happy marriage to anxiously waiting to see if your SO will propose. Clearly, many posts go beyond marriage (and sometimes into the risque!). I think that this makes a beautiful support system for women of all walks of life and love to come for advice and support. It’s brilliant. Weddingbee, yes, but is it really all about just the wedding?
What does the Bee mean for you?
Post # 3
I’m relatively new and have only just started responding to posts but it’s very clear that this is an important place. I used to be on a couple of forums in my mid teens which I found invaluable as I was friendless and all the usual stuff, and the community of it really meant a lot. Having moved to the other side of the world I’m in a similar situation I was back then I guess, so I guess I’m here to feel part of something and talk/meet people.
Post # 4
It’s a community. We fight ,we get on each others nerves ,and sometimes were just plain nasty to one another. But the hive is also supportive, careing, always willing to listen and give advice(asked or not hahah!). Bees will laugh with you, cry with you, be angry with you, support you and help you the best they can. There is a never ending supply of laughs and lolcats to be found. No matterwhat the topic is, there is bound to be atleast ONE person who agrees with you, good bad or indifferent. They are not afraid to tell you how it is, sometimes gently sometimes not so gently, but no one does it out of meanness or spite ( except the occasional troll) but as a way to help you be better/ give you a reality check. They will celebrate your accomplishments with you, weather it is getting up on time all week or having a baby, they are honestly happy for you. It’s a community, and it’s a damn good one
Post # 5
To me, it’s a very awesome community of women with many different backgrounds and opinions. I value all those opinions, even if I don’t agree with them, because there is always a good intent behind them. It’s an awesome support system to someone like me, who doesn’t have many friends to talk about weddings or life in general. I’m very happy I found this place as it has already helped me out tremendously [not just with wedding issues], and I know I’ll definitely continue to post/read posts long after the wedding has passed 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
It’s a support system for me. I knew I’d always hang around after the wedding blogging ended, but I never knew how much I’d continue to enjoy it. The ladies in the TTC section are some of the most supportive and wonderful people I know. 🙂
Post # 7
It’s just another forum for me…
Post # 8
Its a great supportive community of amazing women & some men (I know they are far & few but they are out there as well!) I love the bees. 🙂
Post # 9
@imalittlebirdie: I don’t think I could have said it any better!
I first joined the hive to only look at DIY projects, but have now become hooked on the threads. I know that I will continue to stick around the hive, even if it’s not as frequent, after the wedding.
Post # 10
It’s one of the only places I can go to get honest opinions…whether or not I like them!
Post # 11
It’s a community… What initially drew me here is information on rings! But it’s a lot more than that. It’s a good place to come to get support, opinions, ideas, to vent, etc. I am amazed at the different types of people here, very cool! It’s a place I can come and indulge in my wedding obsession without driving my friends batty, and without pressuring my SO.
I love that WeddingBee covers life before, during, and after the wedding.
Post # 12
I seriously thought this place was for SUPPORT not fighting. But I’m reconsidering this. I think it can be a quite nasty place.
Ideally, WB would be a community to share ideas, give postive and constructive feedback, and to allow different ideas.
Reality, it’s a bullyfest.
Post # 13
It’s my lifeline. The bee keeps me hanging so I dont’ drop.
Post # 14
I think it’s an awesome community! I’ve been part of other online communities and left because I got sick of seeing people get attacked and just dealing with rude comments. I rarely see that on here and I love that!
Post # 16
@icetea: This happens on ALL forums, its normal. 🙂 Its part of the dynamics of a public forum. Really only a small amount of posters are meanies on boards. lol