(Closed) When To Call It Quits On The Bee?

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 32
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693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Gemstone:  Exactly!  Plus, i needed to stick around to see how the Bees married in spring/summer 2011 did their recaps!

Post # 34
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1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I actually didn’t start posting on here until after I was married!  I kind of stalked threads beforehand for ideas, but didn’t say anything.  My DH teases me too (“We’ve been married a year…why do you still go to that site?”).  But the community here is just too cool to leave.  I love reading the really random threads in the lounge and whatnot, too.  🙂

Post # 35
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2790 posts
Sugar bee

What would us planning brides do if all the married bee’s left right away after it was over? How would we get to see how your wedding turned out, or get advice on what to skip and what keep, or even budgeting tips? I think there is plenty of room for married women on the bee. We all talk about so much more than just weddings.

Post # 36
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1100 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Stay till YOU are ready to leave. I plan on staying after we are married. I have found this website to be helpful, made friendships with bee’s,I love the advice you can get and the questions you can ask.  Plus it’s fun lol

Post # 37
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5155 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Well, I am child free (I never even venture toward the TTC/Parenting type forums – or even to Nesting as it seems to be dominated by those forums most of the time) and I was not even a member of this site until more than two years after I married! I came across it due to links from another forum (actually a child free forum!), and liked the vibe, so I stayed.

I tend to be someone who will stick around on a forum for a period of time though, then just disappear without a word, and sometimes go back and sometimes not. So, I may stick around here for a while longer, or for a lot longer, or maybe not, and maybe I will come back and maybe not. All depends how I feel and whether the community still “meets” what fits for me or not! If you are not ready to leave, then don’t! You will know when, and if, you are.

Post # 38
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would say just go when it feels right. I came on mid-way through our engagement and actually ended up changing my username for a fresh start after the wedding, like starting new away from wedding planning. I enjoy it and I actually love commenting on all the wedding planning threads because now I feel like I have a lot to contribute based on my experience. I haven’t gone into the parenting and TTC boards though – not much to contribute there yet lol. 

Post # 39
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1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Don’t leave!!  I love this website and I am past the wedding myself!  🙂

Post # 40
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3240 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@Mrs_Amanda:  Ya….my husband is baffled as to why I still like looking at wedding dresses. But we’ve been married for a year now, and I’ve posted more after the wedding than I ever did before.

Post # 41
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2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Never!!  Tell DH that all of us brides NEED you married ladies to help keep things in perspective and offer us advice!!!!!  

Post # 42
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13094 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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@Wonderstruck:  I’m the same way – I’ve posted way more after my wedding than I did before.  I’ve been married almost 2 years and we are still probably 2.5-3 years from TTC and I still love it here!

Post # 43
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4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My husband dosn’t get it either.

He will hear me typing away furiously and ask, “Are you on that freekin wedding forum again??”

He has the same reaction when I watch Say Yes to the Dress

Post # 44
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10713 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I plan to stay a while… Just the boards I visit will change. I enjoy hearing from married bees, they have such great advice. I hope I can help bees in the future with what I learn from my big day

Post # 45
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440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was an regular posted on a forum about 8 years ago and posted or visited the site almost daily (even before mobile technology). I remember wondering at the time how I’d ever not use it and then I went to university and other things took over my mind.

I just went back to said website and my posts are all still there! Its like reading a diary!

So I say stay until you just don’t come here naturally. The fact that it is called weddingbee means nothing. Call it the busy hive if you will, I value this site and the opinions of all those on and don’t ‘plan’ to leave any time soon 🙂

Post # 46
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3450 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@RayKay:  I tend to be someone who will stick around on a forum for a period of time though, then just disappear without a word, and sometimes go back and sometimes not. So, I may stick around here for a while longer, or for a lot longer, or maybe not, and maybe I will come back and maybe not. All depends how I feel and whether the community still “meets” what fits for me or not! If you are not ready to leave, then don’t! You will know when, and if, you are.

Me too.  I’ve belonged to a handful of forums over the years.  A lot of them, I don’t end up participating in much and never go back.  There are a couple like WB, that I get really into and stick around for awhile.  Then one day I’ll stop going as much and eventually never go back.  Usually, I start going less because I get interested in something else.  Right now, WB holds my interest.  

I will add that at one of the places I spent a few years with, I made some really great friends.  I’ve stayed in touch with a handful of women from that site for 11 years.

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