Hello, Thank You for reading and for your help!
My name is Catherine and I’ve been a member of The Knot’s community for a few months now and really am admiring the integrity, support and honesty of the brides writing on various boards (probably my favorite place is Chit-Chat). I hope you don’t mind me writing to you personally and asking your opinion and help in a matter I am going to explain in a minute.
Why you? Because I have the impression from reading your posts that you are active, supportive and open to people and although we don’t know each other or haven’t really met on the forums yet - I thought that you might be willing to share your thoughts with me on a the subject of weather for weddings.
I’m writing to you with this: my younger brother and two of his friends have this idea of a site for brides and their bridesmaids – www.weddingsandweather.com. Since I’m at home now raising my two lovely kids and at the same time I am a part of the Bridal community I offered my help to them (of course, I’m not doing this for money) to verify their idea before they go further with it, to see if brides like this concept at all.
Anyway, they want to create a website, where brides planning a wedding and stressed about the rain or wind spoiling it could “design” their perfect day, write and leave a prayer or just a wish to create some positive thoughts and feel better, in hope that they will have perfect weather for their wedding day. If the Brides wanted to, they could ask their family and friends to leave their words of support, so they could return to them later in a time of need, when feeling overwhelmed with the wedding preparations. My brother’s thinking is that you don’t risk anything, and that staying positive and finding support in times when you feel the preparations are a bit too much can only help. A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event (hopefully), a great emotional experience and hopefully brides would want to visit such a site and find it supportive. Would you…? I know that they plan to support a charity of the brides choice as a means of saying THANK YOU for your involvement and positive energy. The idea is explained a bit more on the site.
I realize that the idea is new and original, that is why your honest opinion matters so much.
If you like this idea, there is a heart shaped button you can click on the site saying VOTE HERE. You can of course also let me know in your own words what you think by replying to this message. Or, if you feel I am asking to much, just ignore my request. In that case I apologize for taking your time and thank you for reading so far. I’m only asking for your opinion this one time and promise I won’t be bugging you more so unexpectedly.
So, summing up – please visit the site and if you like it – click the VOTE HERE heart-shaped button, or fill out the contact form on the site or write to me. That’s it. Thank you so very much!
I wish you all the best,
PS. Your positive opinion is as important as any constructive criticism!
Posted: 03-13-2012 at 7:49 AM
I tried to report it but it says "skin not found". Really not sure what that means. I believe one of the boards (snarky brides?) had this topic on it recently and the cukoo alarms were sound then.
CN: Crazy message in my private messages asking my opinion on a website where you could ask for prayer for a nice wedding day.