years ago myself and many other brides, like you, were posting our last minute wedding planning excitements and woes on our very own the knot message board. One day, on our board, a name we didn't recognize appeared, just like I am appearing to you. It was the voice of June 2007 with their well wishes, wedding and marriage advice - since then a tradition was born for us. Every year we stop by the current June board and shower you lovely ladies with our best wishes. It's Junie pride.
Today we are off The Knot/Nest and on a private board, still exclusively for those 2008 Junies. There are 69 of us and we are tight. Like our vaginas before we had kids.
(Sorry, that was maybe a little crude.) There are now more kids among us than there are members - aged 5 years to 5 minutes. Some of us are divorced and dating, some are single, some are DINK, but still we stand united as friends that met over a common purpose the same as yours. We don't talk about invitations and DJs any more, but we do talk about MIL's, husbands and even things like the art of baby making.
We've had IRL board GTGs in 2010, 2013 and 2014 - and many one on one GTGs in between. Some of us call each other best friends, on and off the board. We Facebook chat, we snap chat, we phone chat and in real life chat. We don't always come riding in on our unicorns with a basket full of kittens, but we are respectful of each other. Our private board count is up to 200,000+ posts and I don't think any of us plan to quit any time soon. We're in this for life.
These girls you have can be awesome support and we hope you guys will continue to flourish and appreciate the bond that you are creating. You share a similar life timeline and these relationships can help you get through all of that.
With all that said, I'll/we'll be posting our wedding/marriage advice for you throughout this thread.
I hope your wedding is everything you dreamed of, but even more important than that, I wish you continued happiness with the man/woman you have promised to call yours forever.