Post # 1
I was just reading Mrs. RIBride’s farewell post, and that made me realize that I’m not quite ready to leave WB yet. I remember reading a post a while back from Mr. Bee that suggested WeddingBee is set up in a way to provide help and support for every step of the journey of a wedding, from pre-engagement to post-wedding. And I’m wondering, when exactly will the journey end for you? After a month of being married? A year? Maybe you’ll stick around forever? 🙂
I know there are no steadfast rules about how long you can actually stay on and contribute advice, and some of the people I find most helpful on here (Suzanno, Rosychicklet, Tanya, Nikki, etc…) are already married, but at some point most of us will move on as our focus goes off of weddings and on to other parts of our lives (children, careers, new houses, etc…). I think a lot of us have been surprised and grateful for the incredible support our fellow bees have offered, and I guess I’m just wondering what the next step is.
So, hive, when do you think you will leave? And what will be the transition for you? Will you transfer what you have learned here on WB to another community (online or irl) that has a focus more closely to your own? Or will you continue to stay for a while and share your experience with new bees just starting out their journey? And how did you decide on this timeframe? Is it an arbitrary number, something you decided in advance and plan to stick to, or just what you think will be “right” for your situation, however long that may be?
Post # 4
Well- I don’t know if I will ever quite… leave. there are some great ideas I can continue to get for my sisters wedding (when that happens). And this is a great resource to comb through the weddingbeepro area for decorative party ideas, home design ideas…
I have noticed I don’t post as much because some of the things in the boards don’t apply to me anymore, or because other people have provided good sound advice that I don’t feel the need to add to it.
But after our wedding I do hope to provide a vendor review because I didn’t find a lot of info on the Napa region/Calistoga region vendors I was using. So maybe the ones I am using will be of help to Northern Cali brides-to-be….
I am still waiting for Mrs Bee to make a BabyBee site… ;o) I will be there in a second and a heart beat so help you all!!!! >:-) You have been forwarned Mrs Bee! You have been forewarned!
Post # 5
Good question! I’m guessing that by the time the wedding is done I’m going to need a good long break from all things wedding, but I have no idea if that will actually happen. I do know that I’m already interested in newlywed and baby blogs (even if the later is still a few years out still.) I would love to see a Weddedbee or Babybee though! *nudge nudge* 😉
ETA: I don’t mean to put any pressure on Mr. and Mrs. Bee. Things happen in their own good time but that doesn’t mean we’re not excited for the possibilities!
Post # 6
I am excited about the possibility of a Babybee too, but I totally understand that now is not the right time for that… but if Mrs. Bee ever wants a partner in crime to spin one off ;)…
Post # 7
Good post and I’m not really sure! Since my wedding was just 2 weeks ago, I’m still coming down from the high of it all. I’m sure I will stop posting less and then finally just disappear…as my dad would say, like a fart in the wind…haha! I can’t cut the cord yet, but maybe some day!
Post # 8
Yes Mrs Bee…. if you need a partner in crime… >:-) You will see a new emergence from mua!
Take your time on the babies ladies… I’m just saying there will be a massive huge wave coming from me when that happens… bwa ha ha ha haaaaa.
Post # 9
Here’s the most recent word on Babybee:
We wouldn’t do a general newlywed site… it’d have to focus on something specific. 🙂
Post # 10
I will never EVER leave the bee. I love it way too much!
Post # 11
Seconded Mrs. Bee! Never! I came here un-engaged and I’m still here even though we are not having a wedding! I love this community and love reading about everyone’s wedding! 🙂
Post # 12
i think i’ll need the bee to get my planning fix once mine is done!
Post # 13
I actually stumbled upon it after my wedding. I was researching something for my cousin’s wedding. Now, I’m hooked Who knows, since I don’t have a set wedding deadline to come and go???? But I’m not sure I could just leave cold turkey, and have an offical sign off. So sad 🙁
By the way, Mrs. Spring, thanks for putting little old me in the likes of those other fabulous bees! I am just touched.
Post # 14
I figure I’ll stick around until I’ve got a baby that takes up all of my computer time.
Post # 15
I don’t wanna leave!! Thankfully my wedding is still a year away and since I’m the first of my close friends to get married, I know I’ll continue reading for a while. I think if a BabyBee were to pop up soon after my wedding it could be bad news…I’d get baby fever! We don’t want kids for at least 5 years after we’re married. I know a BabyBee would just get me hooked on the baby idea. Buuut at the same time maybe it would show me how HARD it is to be pregnant….hmm… Anyway, I love this community and all of you fabulous women too much to just quit. Haha what’s that line from "Brokeback Mountain"? "I just can’t quit you!"
Post # 16
Great question, I’ve pondered this too! There are some bees on the blog whom I followed for months, and I promised myself it was ok to stick around long enough to see all of their recaps. That’s the deal I made with myself BEFORE the wedding.
Funny thing happened, with the wedding just two weeks ago now…..I have a whole new perspective on weddings now that I’ve had my own. And the support I have needed has been totally different than before the wedding. I will probably leave weddingbee around Christmas. My (late) honeymoon will the over, and the last of the weddings in my life wil be done by then. I am already starting to get a little weary of some of the planning gripes and emotions we all go through, and I also don’t want to stay if I feel myself being critical or unhelpful to ladies still planning. I’m just being honest, I hope that makes sense.
Unexpectedly, there are a few bees out there who have really buzzed right into my heart, and I hope we’ll just stay in touch by e-mail regardless.