Post # 1
alright, I admit to stalking this site before I was engaged – and saw so many people ask about how to kick out a bridesmaid. Therefore, I promised myself when I got engaged that I would wait until 6-8 months before the wedding to ask any of our wedding party to be in the wedding to see if friendships changed as we were engaged and . We’re creeping on the 9 month mark and I am so so so happy we stuck to that because the girls I would have picked 5 months ago have changed.
What have YOU learned from Weddingbee?
Post # 3
I’ve bookmarked a ton of projects I want to try!! It is so great when the bees post tutorials with pictures!!
Post # 4
that it’s a great place to vent and there are many people in your situation or have been in your situation and everyone is just so darned supportive!! i love it here!! oh and the diy projects are pretty fantastic too!
Post # 5
I’ve learned a lot about DIY and that not all DIY invitations/projects are plain/ugly/boring/simple.
Post # 6
I’ve learned that not everyone does everything the same, and that there are some things that are regionally/culturally acceptable in one location, and not in another (i.e. open bars, money dance, etc). When I first started wedding planning, I had a very strict idea of what a wedding was, having grown up in NY State. But when I came to the WB boards, I quickly realized that other regions do things differently, and that’s okay!
I guess, overall, it’s made me a LOT more open-minded about weddings.
Post # 7
I’ve learned that I can DIY anything! (and there’s always someone here who knows how to do it!)
Post # 8
I learned that with a few good craft supplies and a lot of determination will go a long way to helping you have the wedding of your dreams on a small budget. I learned that there is an amazing online community of ladies (and gentlemen) that will help you out and answer even the stupidiest of questions. They will be your support when everyone in the “real” world thinks your crazy. And last but not least, to not be afraid of blogs and message boards (I was once upon a time).
Post # 9
That it’s more than okay to be uber-excited about your wedding without worrying about being typecast as a bridezilla.
That you can DIY almost anything, from invites to veils to boutonnieres.
What an out-of-town bag was. (Seriously, I didn’t know. So embarrassing.)
Oh, and the proper spelling of the word hors d’oeuvres.
Post # 10
That at the end of the day, a wedding is ultimately about getting married. And belatedly, that it is ok to be a little selfish about your wedding. We worked a LITTLE too hard trying to keep everyone happy (can we say taking guests to the airport at 6 on Sunday morning after the wedding?). I also learned that I CAN actually craft and not have it turn out looking like crap, but if it does look a little funny, it’s ok, it’s homemade! 🙂
Post # 11
I learned that everyone goes through some negative responses to their engagement and marriage, which helped me to brush off/tell off the Debbie Downers I’ve encountered! There are a lot more people who will be happy for you then not!
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown
I learned that this is a great place to ask questions. I feel like everytime I look at WeddingBee I learned about something new that I’ve never even heard about. I’m glad I can ask questions like, “what is crinoline?” and not be made fun of…haha.
Post # 13
I learned that there is a healthy outlet for birdes to vent and I dont know how I would have done this without it. It’s seriously a blessing. However, I have been able as a hispanic bride to learn a lot about customs that I hope to apply in my wedding, as my FH is an Irish/Swedish guy from Dallas, Texas and understanding etiquette items that I really dont have anyone to converse about besides FH ( who’s a little clueless himself, since he is the groom)
Also learned some people really appreciate DIY things and not everyone is a cookie cut bride, which I toally am not.
Post # 14
Honestly? I’ve learned just about everything related to weddings from this site! I had no clue what I was doing when I first got here.
Post # 15
i learnt that STD does not just mean what i was taught it stood for back in highschool 🙂
Post # 16
Where do i begin???? I’ve learned so much. i still continue to do so, too! It’s not just for weddings there’s a lot of post-wedding stuff here too and lots of fun crafty things.
weddingbee has been my wedding bible. pretty sure if i’d found it while i was in undergrad i wouldn’t passed. I still can’t get away!