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Okay, so… like many brides, newly engaged, hoping-to-be-engaged, or not-even-close-to-being-engaged girls out there, I've been reading WeddingBee for a while. Let's admit it- we all read it. And I've seen some of my favorite bloggers go through the process of applying and getting rejected- so I know that they are picky about what they want. I can't help but compare the process to sorority rush in college- it's all about it you are a good fit for their chapter, or in WB's case, “the hive.” I haven't applied yet since my wedding is over 9 months away still and you can't apply until it's 7 months out or less… but sorority rush was hell on earth for me. Getting rejected by groups you really want to be in sucks… but I am still planning to apply when my time comes. However, I was saddened this week when I saw the newest addition to the hive, Miss Sweet Tea, and now I'm a Bitter Wanna'bee'.

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You see, in my daydreams of one day being selected as a Bee, I had thought of what I would want my Miss name to be…. I'm sure you all can see where this is going. πŸ™‚ Well, the thing is, E and I live in Tennessee- the heart of the South, in my opinion. We were both attending college at the University of Tennessee when we ended up working together at McAlister's Deli- a joint known for their gigantic cups overflowing with the most delicious sweet tea you will ever taste. It was here that we met and fell in love and began our long and broken path that led us to where we are today.

In my WB dreams, I always imagined picking Miss Sweet Tea as my bee name. (Note: I am totally not assuming or expecting to get picked anyway, but a girl can dream, right? It's not a crime to dream!) In the time I've read WB, I've never seen a real southern bride blogging before and I was hoping to be the first… so I'm feeling a little sad this week. How lame am I? πŸ™

I always enjoy reading of all the bees' planning experiences and I know I will feel the same about (the actual) Miss ST. In fact, I really admire her career path in social justiceΒ and working for causes that I believe are truly important- she seems like an amazing person! Way cooler than me, the dinky little graphic designer. But just let me get this little rant out and we can all forget I ever said it, k? πŸ™‚

(The actual) Miss ST met Mr. ST in NYC. (Not the south.)

(The actual) Miss ST currently lives in California. (Not the south.)

(The actual) Miss ST is planning a wedding in New Orleans. (That's creole region, folks. A place that is disassociated with what most consider to be ”the real South.” Why couldn't she have picked Miss Sazerac?! Sazerac was just chosen as the “official” cocktail of New Orleans at the annual Tales of the Cocktail in the city this week, BTW)

I'm just sayin'.

******end of rant******

You are free to go about your daily business and forget I that I am so loser-ish. Kthanks! πŸ™‚

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • Guilty Secret

    Aw, I’m a little sad for you too. Glad you got this off your chest. So, will you still apply to be a bee one day?

  • I know what you mean.
    I wanted to be Miss Avocado.

  • budgetsavvybride

    @Guilty- Yes, I am still planning on applying when I’m closer to my wedding date. I really love the website and I think it would be an honor to be chosen. However I know it’s a tough process and everyone can’t be a bee… I’m growing quite fond of my little blog here anyway and if that’s all I’m meant to be a part of then that’s fine by me! πŸ™‚ (I’m already trying to think of a new potential name though… haha!)

    @Laura- that’s a cute one as well! I love me some avocados. πŸ™‚ What’s your backup? haha

  • Sorry Sweet Tea was “stolen” out from under you! I guess they drink it out there in California too! Or maybe she grew up in the South??
    I like WeddingBee too, but I enjoy visiting the individual blogs much more. I guess because you really feel like you get to know more about the person than just a little snippet. Plus, I always get confused with all the different names and can’t remember which ones I like!

    BTW – I have to disagree a bit with you! I totally think of Louisiana as being part of the South! It is Creole country, but it’s Southern too. And living here in Texas, we consider ourselves Southerners, although others don’t. (Call us Texans, but don’t say we’re in the Southwest!! Oh, no!) πŸ˜‰
    But it’s nice to read another Southerner’s blog!! πŸ˜‰

  • We’re looking forward to your app! πŸ™‚

  • budgetsavvybride

    @ Rachel- I hope no offense was taken as a result of my ‘rant’- seriously, it’s all in good fun. I’m just being silly ol’ me! I sometimes get worked up over things that others find inconsequential. Maybe that’s just typical of brides in general? And fear not, I will never call Texas the Southwest! That cracked me up!

    @ Mrs. Bee- Oh I just got a big lump in my throat! haha. Caught me off guard and made me all nervous n’ stuff. πŸ™‚

  • You could be Miss Red Velvet (Im hungry) is that southern? I actually have no clue what sweet tea is. Us Aussie’s don’t have it. I wonder if i was a bee what my name could be? Miss Vegemite? or Miss Lamington? Choices are a little less romantic!

    I hope you’re successful in your bee application! Good luck!

  • Mrs Corn

    Alas, I wanted to be Miss Hydrangea…but they hadn’t gotten to those flowers yet when I became a bee πŸ˜‰

  • Mrs. Kiwi

    @ Corn: And I wanted to be Mrs. Pumpkin! or Miss Acorn, if there was one. πŸ™‚

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