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 Goodbye WBs...For real

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I am so sorry to see the news that the forums are closing. While this was predicted the minute the split was announced, the fact it's happening is very sad.

Some of the best people I know I met on this board. Some of the best information, best advice and best support I've ever received was from this board.

Good bye Weddingbells. Thank you for being an amazing resource of information and friendship.

You will be missed.
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 2 Oct 2012 12:45 PM
 24 Sep 2008
PrairieWinter
Postaholic
5,573
I am also returning to say goodbye.

I really loved this forum for a lot of years--it was 'with' me for my wedding, the birth of my daughter, procrastinating through an undergrad and a MA.

Thanks to all the amazing women I've had the pleasure of getting to know. And thanks to the new Admin for trying her best, and to the amazing Mods who selflessly devoted time and energy to controlling the chaos.

Hope to see you all on Buzzle.
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 2 Oct 2012 12:49 PM
 13 May 2009
 GTA
muskn
Addict
3,770
I also came back to say my GBWB!

This was the first forum I ever joined, and I found myself coming here multiple times a day. I'm sad to see it will be gone forever.

It's been a slice! Catch y'all on the flip side.
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 2 Oct 2012 1:01 PM
 30 Aug 2009
_Kate_
Devotee
2,317
Also popping in to say GBWB. This was the first, and until recently, only forum, I have joined. Thank you to this community for the laughter, support, frustration and tears over the past few years. Sad to see it has come to this.

Major props to the ModTeam (past and present) and FriendsFirst.
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 2 Oct 2012 1:05 PM
 17 Apr 2008
 Ottawa
MrsMuffin
Postaholic
7,868
As one of the original GBWBers, this makes me twice as sad frown

WB was there for me through a difficult move to Ottawa, through planning my wedding, trouble with my marriage, a loss, and pregnancy and birth of my daughter.

I've made lifelong friends here and for that alone, I am eternally grateful.

I love you all, especially my fellow mods and GBWBgirls.

xoxo
MrsMuffin
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 2 Oct 2012 1:08 PM
 24 Sep 2008
PrairieWinter
Postaholic
5,573
I really hope ShellyandWes comes in to say a goodbye, after we made a mockery of her original GBWB thread!
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 2 Oct 2012 1:16 PM
 22 Sep 2004
 In the Land of Misfit Toys
evil.mena
Raving Lunatic
14,430
In its heyday this place was a huge time kill for me, one that last over 9 years but it was also a great place for me to vent, learn, empathize, and 'meet' so many great people.

Sad to see you go WB...
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 2 Oct 2012 1:19 PM
 17 May 2009
6thyear
Addict
4,896
Goodbye WB.

Despite your recent dramarific turn, for years you've helped me through a lot of happy & tough times and have introduced me to a lot of GREAT people.

Thank you.
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 2 Oct 2012 1:21 PM
 2 Jan 2010
 Edmonton, AB
Jay Merryfield
Rookie
109
frown
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 2 Oct 2012 1:26 PM
 10 Nov 2003
 Seattle, WA
tatania199
Addict
4,457
Goodbye WB.

Thanks for helping me obsess over stationary, countdown the days, complimenting my pictures, keeping me busy when I should've been working, supporting me through pregnancy hormones, seeing me through the sleepless nights, helping me open a business, getting me through more sleepless nights and crying babies, helping me close a business and move to a new country and keeping me entertained through the whole thing.

Thanks for friends and knowledge and and wonderful wasted time.
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 2 Oct 2012 1:30 PM
 3 Jan 2009
zoobaby
Postaholic
6,506
I'm just popping in to say goodbye, too, and thanks to the mods who worked so hard to keep the community together.

Best wishes!
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 2 Oct 2012 1:33 PM
 13 Aug 2006
 Calgary, Alberta
cherryblossom
Postaholic
6,605
Bye bye WBland! Thank you to the mods for all their hard work over the years.

I hope everyone comes over to Buzzle.ca. smile
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 2 Oct 2012 1:33 PM
 15 Jun 2008
 Calgary : )
Nire
Postaholic
5,130
Thank you for everything...but most of all amazing friends both online and off.

Big thanks to the mods, and so sorry to admin for the sinking ship you inherited.

We can change our location, but you can't change the community WB created.
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 2 Oct 2012 1:33 PM
 1 Feb 2006
lln
Fan
927
I had to log in to say goodbye as well. The boards were a great resource for everything from wedding planning to babies for me. I met some wonderful ladies here and I'm very sad to see this!

I have to say, I am surprised the boards didn't recover at all. I know there was a mass exodus a number of years ago and WB recovered. I guess it was the split that did it.

Well, GBWB. Even though I don't post anymore it's very sad to see.
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 2 Oct 2012 1:34 PM
 30 Jun 2008
 GTA
bellybug
Fan
909
While I am part of the 90% of traffic that has moved on from WB after the recent changes, I've spent a good part of my life in the last 6+ years at this site.
I started out by planning a wedding and learning how to have more while saving thousands, learned invaluable financial information, got great housing and decor ideas, the ins and outs of ttc for a year, having my first child, with a great summer 2010 group and learning wtf to do with him the first 2 years of his life...and a place to find non-child related topics when I was sick of everything baby.

Best of all WB was the place where I've met so many of you, and made so so many incredibly close friendships. Even someone as close as my neighbour, I probably wouldn't have crossed paths with if it werent for WB and because of that - I'm am so grateful to have had WB in my life for the past 6 years.

(MissBianca)
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 2 Oct 2012 1:37 PM
 19 Jan 2012
 BC
GoodGrief
Rookie
218
Aww, bye WB. My first and only forum, ever (until Buzzle). I landed here through a google search for a pregnancy-related symptom. WB was the first hit! That was over 6 years ago.

Love,
christiecookie/ccookie/pipeli/goodgrief smile
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 2 Oct 2012 1:38 PM
 26 Oct 2005
 TO
Gingy
Postaholic
8,194
A final post for some closure. Will always have fond memories of this place! My wedding would not have been the same without it. laugh And of course, I am grateful for the wonderful advice, ideas, and relationships that all came from here!
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 2 Oct 2012 1:43 PM
 17 Jun 2006
 Nova Scotia
atsea
Devotee
1,166
I also came in to say goodbye. Although I haven't been on here in a while, this news kind of hit me hard. Thank you to all the mods for your hard work and especially thanks to all the women who have helped me through the ups and downs over the last 6.5 years. I have made some incredible friends who I will remain friends with for a long time to come because of wedding bells.
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 2 Oct 2012 1:52 PM
 3 Jan 2006
 Whitby
diva.jen
Empress of the Forum
34,124
Seems hard to believe it's actually come to this. WB was the source of inspiration in so many ways and an incredible portal to real life friendships, most if not all I never would have made were it not for this site.

It was also the source of drama, controversy and real life stress that I'd gladly have lived without, but alas. Through it all, the good always outweighed the bad.

I'm sorry to see it flicker out this way, but I'm so grateful that WB existed in the first place. My life is forever altered in so many good ways simply because google brought me here six and a half years ago.
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 2 Oct 2012 2:11 PM
 13 Jul 2006
 GVA, wishing it was GTA
tjrocks
Empress of the Forum
30,378


So long and thanks for all the fish.
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 2 Oct 2012 2:12 PM
 12 May 2005
 Alberta
ldb
Postaholic
7,204
I'm also surprised by how sad I am to see this news. Despite the fact that this place basically faded away 6 months ago, I hate to see it gone for good. I still visit occasionally for a few reasons...I frequently visit the Recipe Swap for some of my all time favourite recipes, sometimes I go wander back down memory lane to visit some of my favourite wedding photos or baby stories or funny moments or inspirational stories, and I think there was a part of me that thought one day I would log on and find things like they were back in the good old days of WB!

I still remember when I was first told about WB back in 1995 wow and my response was "that's not really my thing". Well, clearly it was. This place was so much more than a message board and I truly am sad to see it coming to an end. Thanks to everyone that made this place the place it once was.

Looks like I might have to finally join buzzle. smirk
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 2 Oct 2012 2:16 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
Queen of the Forum
28,628
WB has been a huge part of my life for the last decade.

-It's where I made some great friends (past and current... and hopefully future through other online communities)
-It's where I came when my wedding shoes arrived a week before the wedding (after I'd had the dress hemmed for their unusual heel height) and were too small and I had to have a meltdown
-It's where I killed time more often than I probably should have wink
-it's where I found my MOH
-it's where I came when we started our journey to expand our clan
-it's where I came when that journey turned more challenging
-it's where I came to mourn three lost dreams
-it's been a huge source of information and ideas and support on just about every subject imaginable for a full decade of my life, and I'm sorry to see it go

That said, I can 100% understand the business decision to close it.

Angie... I'm sorry it's come to this. I know it wasn't easy to make this decision, and I know you tried your best against all odds to fix what went so horribly wrong.

To my fellow ModSquad members (past & current)... I have really enjoyed working with you through the good times and the challenges over the years. Thank you all for all the hard work you put in to help make this community a real community, even when it meant having a great big target on your back wink

To the membership in general... I've shared a lot of myself with you all over the years. Some of you were lucky (or not-so-lucky wink ) to see more of my real personality shine through... some of you thought I was the worst hard-nosed *insert inappropriate word here* ever... some of you loved to hate me... just know that I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to have my views expanded by being forced to try for diplomacy and seeing alternate perspectives... you've all helped me grow.

And I think that's just about enough sappiness from me... for now, anyway wink
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 2 Oct 2012 2:28 PM
 9 Jul 2005
 Around, SK
LadyAurora
Duchess of the Forum
20,003
I'm sad to see this, kind of shocked and surprised, but not really. I'm afraid as soon as the decision to split up the community was made without our consent or even with decent consultation, it was fairly inevitable.

That said, I loved this place. I've been here for over seven years and there were many reasons to love this place. Primarily the people. I loved helping and being able to get help. I loved the friendships formed. I loved the things we discussed and I loved the people discussing them (even when it seemed like I strongly disliked them). I loved it enough to become a mod. It's a sad, sad day to have to say goodbye.

I guess I'll never get to be anything but the 9th highest poster. Curse you Diva.jen! Curse you!
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 2 Oct 2012 2:34 PM
 31 Dec 2007
 newmarket, Ontario
sami806
Postaholic
5,499
I am also coming in here today to say goodbye.

This has been a great place for me. My life changed in this place. I have had the best support for my running and losing weight here. I have met some great people in here.
I really am going to miss this place and am sad that it is ending.
But like all things, all good things must come to an end eventually.
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 2 Oct 2012 2:47 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
BandAidChik
Postaholic
9,318


Dear WB,

I will not miss your pinkness.
I will not miss your owners.
I will not miss not being able to #*$(&@# swear.
I will not miss the friends I made (because they're all on the other side with me - WASSUUUUUP!)



It was decently good while it lasted. See you all on the Buzz wink
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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 2 Oct 2012 2:50 PM
 19 Sep 2008
 Beautiful BC!
jitterbug
Addict
3,716
I'm sad, but most definitely not shocked to see this happening.

I am glad I was a part of this forum; it has educated me on many, many things and I have met some great people through it.
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 2 Oct 2012 3:03 PM
 28 May 2006
 Mount Real
LadybugJones
Raving Lunatic
13,095
*sigh* I never thought this would make me sad, but it does.

This was my first forum, and it sucked me in. It wasn't just the wedding planning and the TTC talk, it was the people, the community.

So many major things happened to me while I was a member of this site. I got engaged, I got married, I had a child and then another. Members of this community reached out to me in droves after our apartment was destroyed in a fire when I was 34weeks PG with ODS. I still have many PMs saved from that time...I can't believe it will all be gone.

I vented, I laughed, I shared very intimate details about myself and my CM with strangers on the internet tongueold . I met wonderful women, both IRL and virutally. I consider these women "friends". I had feuds with women I've never met and had my heart broken by (alleged wink ) gossip. I've learned new things, and hopefully someone has learned something from me too.

It sounds cheesy, but my life was changed by this place and it's members. I am sad to see it disappear(even though I haven't really been on here in ages, having followed the 'hive' and made the migration) THIS was my online home and I will never forget it.

Goodbye WB/BB/CF, it's been a slice!
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 2 Oct 2012 3:05 PM
 9 Jul 2008
 Ottawa
RBK
Fan
932
cry

WOW, this makes me sad! This was also my first forum. Thanks for everything!
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 2 Oct 2012 3:26 PM
 11 Apr 2005
 Ottawa, ON
BabyGrl
Guru
15,698
I'm so sad to hear that WB is closing the forums. frown I haven't been on for a while, as with most people I ahve moved to Buzzle since posts weren't really getting answered as uch on here. BUt it's been a good 7 or 8 years for me. I was on here for the 18 months leading up to my wedding, through all the wedding craziness, TTC #1 and the birth and raising of the first few years of my DD, buying houses, the death of my father, etc. So much has gone on and I've received such astounding support from these boards as well as met some great ladies!!!! I ermember evenings on Friday or Saturday (FNLC or SNLC :p) curling up on the couch witha movie on in the background while I surfed WB and just chatted idly. I'm so sad to see it go and all the memories I had of it. frown

Love you girls!!!!!!
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 2 Oct 2012 3:48 PM
 23 Jun 2005
 Mississauga, ON
melmo
Devotee
1,758
Too bad WB's, this was definitely a home away from home or in home depending how you look at it.
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 2 Oct 2012 4:08 PM
 11 Apr 2005
Sunshinemom
Postaholic
9,539
I will also join in on the last GBWB thread! I stumbled upon this one time great forum while planning my wedding over 7 years ago. I celebrated anniversaries and went through two pregnancies and babies all with WBs.
It has been a little love/hate at times but overall it was love!
I spent many hours and cried and laughed while logged onto this site.
Always wanted to do a big dramatic goodbye and well now I get my chance smile
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 2 Oct 2012 4:17 PM
 21 May 2008
 Oakville
Katosmama
Addict
2,662
Awww, I'm kinda sad to say goodbye. I remember my very first post here - freaking out over trying to find a wedding dress. I remember my elation when I figured out there were other sections than fashion! There was Miscellaneous, which helped kill many an hour when I should have been working! I remember meeting my first WBer in real life!

This place was so cool. I'm so greatful to those to who made it so, and for those who don't come to buzzle...I will miss you.
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 2 Oct 2012 4:25 PM
 7 Jul 2011
 Ottawa
Rach_222
Rookie
81
So sad! I found sooo much useful information here that helped me with planning my wedding (which is now only 11 days away, eek!).
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 2 Oct 2012 4:42 PM
 11 Nov 2006
 Newfoundland
Ashrose
Postaholic
5,316
I am also amazed at how sad this is making me. I haven't been on here in months, but this was such a significant part of my life for so long. I joined 6 years ago when I was trying to find some pictures of my wedding dress online. I planned my wedding, learned so much info over the year we were TTC and then got so much wonderful support and advice after my DS was born.

I have also made many wonderful friends through this forum; some I still see every now and then, some I've never met. It's incredible the connections you can make with people who you've only met online.

This is the only forum I've ever been a part of (until Buzzle) and I will truly miss it. The community here was amazing. I'll never forget Char's dress, the invitations we all made for a poster, and so many other wonderful things this community came together for. I hope to continue to see all of you over on Buzzle!

Take care, ladies! Goodbye, Weddingbells!
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 2 Oct 2012 6:52 PM
 22 Aug 2007
RedVelvet
Raving Lunatic
11,400
^^^^

Where's the like button when you need one teeth
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 2 Oct 2012 7:01 PM
 27 Sep 2005
 Ladner
Lorelei
Postaholic
5,583
This does make me sad, despite having finally started being more active over at Buzzle and rarely coming here at all for the last little while.

I didn't find WB for my wedding, I stumbled across the forum when I was looking for a forum to talk to someone about my miscarriage. I found support and so much love here. I shared my pregnancy and the early arrival of my monster with the ladies here. His growing up. My near death H1N1 experience. So much. Serious topics, frivolous topics... everything in between. I shared so much with so many and for that reason, I'm sad to see it die.

My thanks, WB. Hope to see you all on the Buzzle.
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 2 Oct 2012 7:22 PM
 6 Jul 2010
 South Western ON
vanillacoffee
Addict
3,385
I need a like button for some of these posts!

I too and jumping back in (I was trying to check this forum every few weeks anyway). This is sad news that the forum is closing. I am sad, but also thankful that I found this community. It was the first forum I have ever joined, I was on here all the time since I worked only part time. This forum has seen me get married, ask some personal questions, suffer a couple of losses and announce this pregnancy. There have been highs and lows, but I am so thankful to have "met" a bunch of lovely ladies here. I still need to convince DH you ladies are not axe murderers and meet you!
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 2 Oct 2012 7:23 PM
 14 Aug 2006
maya
Addict
3,086
Though I was never very prolific in this section,I spent most of my time down in TTC Alts, I'm so thankful for all the help and support I've gotten from here.

Such a wealth of information and community.
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 2 Oct 2012 7:26 PM
 23 Feb 2006
 Calgary
luinge
Postaholic
5,542
I felt I needed to say goodbye. I have found some great friends, leaned on the forum during hard times, shared some of my happiest days. While I am sad to see this chapter close, I treasure the time I had here.
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 2 Oct 2012 7:32 PM
 17 Oct 2006
__Frysie__
Devotee
2,032
Jumping back in for a quick goodbye too. WB was my first introduction to forums and still technically the only one I am associated with even if it us under a new banner now. WB was a very addictive place in its prime and I credit its success to my new source of addiction...although part of me wishes my unhealthy obsession would have actually died along with this forum too. Damn Buzzle fulfilling a need.

Thanks to the ladies and gents that kept this place alive for so long. Cheers!
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 2 Oct 2012 7:45 PM
 8 May 2005
 Behind You.
JustApril
Raving Lunatic
12,377
Goodbye WB. You were a huge part of my life for many years and helped me plan a wedding, have a kid, supported me after the kid, made me laugh, made me mad, made me roll my eyes, and helped me make some friends.

Thanks for everything!
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 2 Oct 2012 7:59 PM
 14 Oct 2005
 GTA, ON
mrsmat2b
Postaholic
7,744
Another long time user returning to just say goodbye.

I have a lot of friends b/c of this site and much like divajen and bellybug, have learned a LOT from this site (wedding and non-wedding, baby and non-baby).

I guess I too, will have to finally join buzzle.
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 2 Oct 2012 8:18 PM
 9 May 2006
Pannecoeke
Postaholic
7,974
My final post here... I mourned you a few months ago already, WB. It really is a shame. Thanks for the memories!
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 2 Oct 2012 8:20 PM
 7 Oct 2011
julied
Fan
621
It's my 8th wedding anniversary today so it makes me sad that its the day that WB announces its end.

It was a great 9 years together. See everyone on the down low.
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 2 Oct 2012 9:12 PM
 5 Apr 2003
RnR
Empress of the Forum
32,698
I am sad that such a wonderful source of information, friendship, and support has ended up as it has. This place meant an incredible amount to me as I moved around the world a bit and then had my m/c and 2 babies. I am thankful that the community spirit lives on elsewhere, but I am still sad for what is being lost here.
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 2 Oct 2012 9:56 PM
 9 Dec 2010
Nom Nom Nom
Devotee
1,703
Came to say goodbye to you STTUUUUPPPERS!! (just kidding. I love you guys too much to mean that). Maybe St. Joseph Media finally realize they should treat their former fan base and mods with a little more respect then tell us to shove off. Sorry to see it come to this. I'm glad the community was able to stay a community but in a different house. Adios!
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 2 Oct 2012 9:59 PM
 21 Jul 2004
shevy1978
Raving Lunatic
11,719
Even though I haven't been on here in a while I'm really sad about the forum closing. It's been a big part of my life for a long time. I was only 25 when I joined so I kind of feel like I "grew up" on here. So thank you to all of you who played a huge part in many important events in my life!
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 2 Oct 2012 10:08 PM
 3 Jan 2006
 Whitby
diva.jen
Empress of the Forum
34,124
Do I race for it?
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 2 Oct 2012 10:08 PM
 3 Jan 2006
 Whitby
diva.jen
Empress of the Forum
34,124
QOTP!!!
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 2 Oct 2012 10:08 PM
 3 Jan 2006
 Whitby
diva.jen
Empress of the Forum
34,124
Ahhhhh.....feels good.
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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