Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
I love, love, love wedding inspiration blogs especially Style Me Pretty, but I think they’re causing me to second guess my decisions regarding my wedding style and themes. I’ve changed my wedding colors, themes, and style probably about once a month since getting engaged. It’s changed from neutral with pops of coral, to more deeper fall colors like maroon, navy, and gray, to nautical, and now to classic neutral and white. I really want to stick with a theme and run with it, but find it hard when I see so many different gorgeous weddings every day. I’ve decided not to look at anymore wedding inspiration blogs until after the wedding so I can try to stick with my ideas. Anyone else having trouble sticking with a theme due to all the gorgeous weddings published every day?
Post # 3
I semi-swore them off ages ago, mostly b/c I *hate* styled shoots– everything about them is just deceitful to me. Yes– the stuff would be cool to do, but they’ve only shown its practical for a photo shoot– not an actual wedding. Would it work with guests? would it actually be something anyone could afford? Not so much. . .
Post # 4
@dancindavinci: When I was planning my wedding, I found that those blogs plus Pinterest would take me too far away from reality. For example, I would see some gorgeous DIY centerpieces and I was determined to make the same ones to save money. Unfortunately, life and reality hit, and I had NO TIME for DIYing them so off to the florist I went. As for saving money, the supplies would run me close to what I spent at the florist for more traditional centerpieces, so it wouldn’t have even been worth it.
If anything, I think some of these blogs/Pinterest add more stress to an already stressful time!
Post # 5
@dancindavinci: I’ve never really gotten into them. I find that all the weddings look the same and aren’t that inspirational – I can only look at the pastels and mismatched china so many times. I like Pinterest because I’ve gotten some cute ideas that I can actually replicate in real life, but I’ve never felt like blogged weddings feel real, if you know what I mean.
Post # 6
@dancindavinci: I’ve been trying to use them just for inspiration for specific items as opposed to the entire wedding look. If I need a card box idea, I’ll go hunting for card boxes etc. My wedding is my wedding and I want it to look like me (well…US)
Post # 7
@dancindavinci: I swore them off awhile ago. Mainly because my wedding doesn’t have a rustic or gatsby element and that seems to be the popular trend right now so nothing really worked for my wedding.
Post # 8
@BeeNumberBea: I totally agree on the styled shoots! Like, yep, that tablescape is gorgeous but did you think about where anyone is going to put their food? Or incredibly ornate over-table hanging decorations that would take an artist 3 days to set up one… not very realistic.
Post # 9
I swore off them a while ago too! I am very happy with my wedding just the way it is and I am happy having saved the money I saved.
Post # 10
I liked them at first when I was getting general style ideas and did find some little projects to recreate. But I much prefer ones that feature real weddings. Anything can look great when they only do 2 place settings. Most of that stuff would never work in real life, or at least would be near impossible for a large crowd.
At this point, less than 3 months from my wedding, I hardly look at any decor pictures. It’s too late for me to change anything and I’ve got important logistical stuff to deal with.
Post # 11
I am just trying to remember that I DO NOT need vintage chests of drawers/sofas/tables/bookcases, lovely though they are!
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA
@BeeNumberBea: I totally agree! I absolutely hate styled shoots! Anything is possible when you’re setting up a table for 6. The hard part is setting up for 150! I feel like the table settings, dress styles, hair and makeup, etc are just so over the top for styled shoots that they serve no purpose whatsoever for planning brides. I don’t even look at styled shoots anymore. I feel like they’re cheating.
Post # 13
Nope, my wedding is neither rustic/country/vintage nor gatsby so they dont tempt me much anyways!
Post # 14
Wedding inspiration blogs all look the same. There’s the cutsey couple holding a balloon, the garden party with burlap and lace, the roaring 20s, the rockabilly pin up, the kitchy quirky nerdy one, the classicly elegant, the vintage glam/rustic/shabby chic/modern themes… None of them seem terribly original at this point.
That being said my wedding is vintage-inspired, but not in the way that most of the inspiration blogs are vintage. We’re going WWII-era 1940s. Not pin-up. Not Hollywood glam. Just normal person 40s wedding. Something my grandparents would’ve done. We’ll have a bit of swing music and low lighting. Nothing high tech, nothing over-the-top. Our cake is made to look and feel homemade in keeping with the time period.
Post # 15
Completely! They just made me feel so inadaquate and my OCD mind would begin to think that everything HAD to match even though I really didn’t want to. I seem to have a lot more fun since I said ‘screw it’ and we’re doing what we want.
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Not I! However, I’ve been stalking A Practical Wedding and Offbeat Bride for inspiration/ideas.
FI and I don’t have to stray away from who we are, lol. We’re doing everything that reflects us — not because we saw or read something cool in a book or on a blog!! The simpler the wedding is, the better! Sometimes, less is more.