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Weddingbee (new thread)
October 21, 2012
5:56 pm
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Janet Snakehole
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September 14, 2011

Meatball (Broke-Ass Bride) announced her divorce on her blog just last week. As she's completing her wedding book.

October 21, 2012
6:03 pm
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Guest

Well, 5 divorces out of what, nearly 100 bloggers? That's not too shabby I guess. 

October 21, 2012
6:17 pm
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anonmidwest
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March 22, 2012

I actually liked Weddingbee boards.. I had what I'd consider a rational wedding with some handmade elements but things that were personal to us. Maybe I just avoided all the drama threads – but I thought reading other people's secular ceremonies, cost saving ideas, etc. was helpful. And I got married at 22, gasp! I was the first of our friend group to get married, so it was nice to have a spot to bounce ideas off other people who actually cared instead of bugging family/friends.

 

The only WB blogger I read genuinely is Killer B Designs – I think it's neat she creates furniture from scratch and would like to try my hand at it once we're in a house. Once in a while I check into OMGMom because it makes me laugh how she's so OMGpoor but buys Tory Burch and OMGfat but obviously not. I shouldn't, since she doesn't deserve to make any $ from page views with how flippantly she writes about not writing or putting time into her blog.

October 21, 2012
7:20 pm
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Shrug B***h
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June 6, 2011

A little OT but is anybody here a member of the Offbeat Bride forums? I actually enjoy the site, even if it does sometimes seem like a group of high school theater kids trying to out-quirk each other, and am wondering if the "tribe" has any crazy come out. Granted, the site is pretty heavily moderated as a whole so I wouldn't be surprised if that were stomped out quick.

October 21, 2012
7:27 pm
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Shrug B***h
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June 6, 2011

Oh sweet Christ I'm sucked into the WB boards again.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/update-the-wedding-and-relationship-is-off

October 21, 2012
9:10 pm
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citycougar
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March 30, 2012

Anamagana August 8, 2013
I've been there, i had a boyfriend also in LDR for 3 years, i loved him with all my heart, he was mi first boyfriend and in everything else… everything was great when he just one day decided he didnt want to be with me anymore… gooood i cried so hard and felt hopeless and everything you're feeling now.

I then started to date one of my best friends after 3 weeks (it was way to fast, i know, but he made me feel loved and much better).

A couple of months a friend of mine told me that my ex had cheated on me for at least half od our relationship with some goth b*tch.

Well… about a year later my asshole ex started to tease me with this "i miss you" BS, and even when i knew it wasnt true, instead of blocking him i kept talking to him… until i fell for that crap, and i got confused (i was studying abroad and in a LDR with my boyfriend) but i thought "oh well, when i get back home and see SO, everything will get better".

It didnt because my SO was acting distant… we broke up but got back together after a week… After another week my Ex's girlfriend broke up with him, i got confused and left my boyfriend to get back to my ex.

And well… everything worked out so well

NOT

He cheated on me again WITH THAT SAME GOTH CHICK.

So please, if he tried to get you back, don't let him…

After a year of heartache because i dumped in the trash a decent relationship… I finally met DH, and i've never felt better.

4 days ago

Good gravy, there are some pathetic stories in there. That was from page 3.

October 21, 2012
9:17 pm
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pseudo
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March 21, 2012

Sisterhood of Ham said
The local boards on TK tended to be friendlier and less crazypants (check our the etiquette boards for the vilest of the vile – a bunch of those Rigid Bridgets even came over to my local board to tell us We're Doing It Wrong). On the locals, the vibe was actually closer to WB, with the occasional snide or nasty comment. Say someone who's already planning is thinking of having a courthouse wedding in the next month because her fiancé needs to get on her health insurance soon, but still plans to have the formal wedding they've been working for. On WB, they'd say, "Go for it! You and your fiance  deserve it!" When this happened on my Knot local, the responses were unanimously: "Don't you dare call your later celebration a wedding. Your wedding date was when you went to the courthouse. You can call the celebration a vow renewal, but don't expect gifts or to have a shower thrown for you – technically you don't deserve them, since you're already married. If I went to a wedding for a friend who I later found out already was married, I would never talk to her again.")

 

 

Can you talk more about the etiquette of present-giving when the bride and groom get civil married a month (or more) before their reception/"wedding"? I am not planning a wedding, but I've been invited to two weddings where I know the bride and groom have been legally married more than a month ago. Am I not obligated to bring a present? Are The Knot posters right ?



 

October 21, 2012
9:33 pm
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citycougar
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March 30, 2012

You are never obligated to give a present, period. And brides and expectant mothers should never expect gifts, period. But I think the etiquette freaks are wrong here. If you want to give a gift in honor of your friend getting married, whether its something you actually witnessed or not, do it. Not out of obligation or etiquette but because you want to do it.

October 21, 2012
9:36 pm
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Kihnfolk
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September 30, 2012

I'm not sure what proper etiquette is, but I'd definitely give a gift. The brides who posted on my Knot local tended to be rather batshit when it came to gifts (both giving and receiving), and I definitely wouldn't call them etiquette freaks. ;)

October 21, 2012
10:32 pm
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KAS
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June 6, 2011

Sisterhood of Ham said
The local boards on TK tended to be friendlier and less crazypants (check our the etiquette boards for the vilest of the vile – a bunch of those Rigid Bridgets even came over to my local board to tell us We're Doing It Wrong). On the locals, the vibe was actually closer to WB, with the occasional snide or nasty comment. Say someone who's already planning is thinking of having a courthouse wedding in the next month because her fiancé needs to get on her health insurance soon, but still plans to have the formal wedding they've been working for. On WB, they'd say, "Go for it! You and your fiance  deserve it!" When this happened on my Knot local, the responses were unanimously: "Don't you dare call your later celebration a wedding. Your wedding date was when you went to the courthouse. You can call the celebration a vow renewal, but don't expect gifts or to have a shower thrown for you – technically you don't deserve them, since you're already married. If I went to a wedding for a friend who I later found out already was married, I would never talk to her again.")

HA!  Boy, that is right on the money!  The Knot girls were *VERY* against separating the legal marriage & wedding celebration (which is funny, because in plenty of other countries, you HAVE to do so), not even if you were military doing a quick JP marriage before someone deploys and a wedding later.  NO NO NO, YOU DO NOT GET A WEDDING.  YOU DO NOT DESERVE ONE. These are the same b***hes that move to the Pregnancy boards and snark on anyone who gets pregnant without charting, ovulation strips, etc.  YOU DO NOT GET A BABY.  YOU DO NOT DESERVE ONE.

October 21, 2012
10:40 pm
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Kihnfolk
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September 30, 2012

KAS said

HA!  Boy, that is right on the money!  The Knot girls were *VERY* against separating the legal marriage & wedding celebration (which is funny, because in plenty of other countries, you HAVE to do so),

So true. I remember one of them nixing the idea of a DW in Aruba, because beach ceremonies there are not legally binding. Couples can and do, of course, have ceremonies on the beach, but they have to get OMGMARRIED in a city hall, usually the day before. But to paraphrase that bride, "I'M NOT GOING TO ARUBA TO GET MARRIED IN CITY f**kING HALL!"

October 22, 2012
12:26 am
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catlesscatgirl
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Meows: 610
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October 21, 2011

I'm using TK to actually get wedding ideas, and WB to entertain myself and lurk-snark. Seriously – on my freakout days, I can go in there and read at least 5 threads that make me feel human. It's the Wal-Mart of the internet – go there when you're having a low day, and you'll see 10 posts that make you feel classy/sane/put together.

October 22, 2012
7:55 am
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Guest

Because this thread now exists for me to talk about Weddingbee on, I'm going to get sucked back into Weddingbee now. Can we please talk about how emasculating it is for the fiances of these women to have to go by "Mr. Shiny Star" and "Mr. Eyelash Curler" or whatever the f**k the theme of the current generation is? I know it's for privacy and all but it's just so damn silly and weird LOL.



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