What is Weddingbee?
Weddingbee is a wedding blog updated daily by 25 or so real brides across the world. They chronicle every aspect of their wedding planning journey sharing ideas, diy projects, research, and their personal wedding stories. By following along on these real brides’ journeys, we hope to inspire and help you plan your own wedding!
Who are the Bees?
The bees are a select group of volunteers who love weddings and sharing ideas with other brides to bee.
You can get to know a little more about each bee by mousing over their character. A mini profile will pop up showing their picture, city, wedding date, and more. The Weddingbee Wiki lists all the bees and bee generatons in chronological order.
What do the character names mean?
Weddingbee is named after the site’s founder Bee. Her handle on the site is Mrs. Bee, and to maintain anonymity for all the bees, they each selected a character with a corresponding icon. We change the type of characters every couple of months – first we started with bugs to stay within the bee theme, then moved onto flowers, fruits, gemstones, vegetables, candy, back to flowers, birds, desserts, tropical fruits, beverages, hors d’oeuvres, shoes, makeup, baby animals, dogs, and now weather.
How do I get to the oldest post by a Bee so I can read posts in chronological order?
Click on the bee’s name. In the right column under their profile, you’ll find links for “oldest” and “newest” posts. Click on “oldest” and read posts from the bottom up to read a Bee’s posts in chronological order.
How do I use the Boards?
You do not need an account to read postings on the Boards, but you do need one if you want to write posts or comment. Once you’ve created an account, you can comment and write posts asking the weddingbee community for advice, vendor referrals, etc. Before posting, please try looking for your answer using search to see if your question has been asked previously, as many of the same questions have already been asked.
How do I edit or delete a comment on the Boards?
There is no way for users to delete comments on the boards, but you can edit comments for up to one hour.
What is a Hive Hostess?
Hive Hostesses help welcome new members and help to keep our community a warm and friendly place. You can read more about our Hive Hostesses and how to become one here!
How do I flag a thread or comment on the Boards or Classifieds?
There is a “flag” link under each board thread. If you flag a post, one of our moderators will look into it asap.
I posted a thread on the wrong board — what should I do?
You don’t have to do a thing. A hive hostess will usually come along and categorize it in the right board.
How do I use the Classifieds?
There are 4 different Classified boards that you may post to:
Instructions on how to embed pictures into your classified postings can be found here.
How do I use the Wiki?
Just like Wikipedia, anyone can create or edit articles in the Weddingbee Wiki. You don’t even need to create an account to participate. There are already many wedding articles on common topics such as bathroom baskets or candy buffets that you may find helpful in your wedding planning.
How can I contact another user?
You can contact anyone who has a board/classified account directly by clicking on their user name, and the “send private message link.” Please go here for an illustration.
What is a tag?
Tags are what we use to organize posts into categories. Most posts on weddingbee usually have at least two tags:
a city tag like New York, Los Angeles, etc. to identify the city of the blogger
a category tag to help organize and classify the post (eg wedding dress, honeymoon, invitations, etc.)
You can find tags at the bottom of each post. There is also a “tags” link in the title bar of the middle column. If you mouse over the word “tags,” a small cloud of the most popular tags will appear. Clicking on “tags” will take you to a page that lists all tags.
How can I become a bee?
You can apply by filling out an application here. Because we have very few slots, please take a look at our blogging guidelines to get an idea of what we’re looking for before submitting your application.
I’m a vendor — can I participate on Weddingbee?
Vendors are more than welcome to comment on any section of Weddingbee, but they cannot use email signatures, promote their services or private message users. Vendors are also not allowed to upload pictures into the Gallery.
Why doesn’t my comment appear?
Comments on the blog, boards, or classifieds that are long or contain more than one link automatically go into moderation. But often our spam filter arbitrarily sends some comments into moderation. We clear our moderation queue many times throughout the day so you should see it appear on the site within the hour. If you don’t see your comment after an hour, please email us at help@weddingbee dot com.
Does Weddingbee accept guest posts?
Weddingbee accepts guest posts from real brides only. Our guest posts come in two forms: Real Weddings and Real Budgets. For more information on submitting real weddings/budgets, go here. Our editors will occasionally solicit guest posts from people and companies that we genuinely enjoy working with, but due to sheer volume of emails that come to our inboxes, we do not read any unsolicited PR or guest post emails that come our way. If you send us an unsolicited guest post idea seeking a linkback, we will not respond, nor will we accept them. If you work with a product or service and would like to work with us on sponsored content, please visit our advertising page for more information and contact us that way.
I have a great idea for Weddingbee. Who should I send it to?
We have an Ideas forum where you can submit ideas and our users can vote on them!
I’m from the press and I’d like to interview someone from Weddingbee. Who do I contact?
Weddingbee’s editors provide a knowledgeable source for print and digital writers seeking quotes on marriage, weddings, trends and advice. See our Press page for our latest media features, and contact cathy (at) weddingbee (dot) com for interview information.