The perfect Pinterest Wedding

posted 3 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Are you using pinterest to help plan your wedding?
    LOVE pinterest - so much inspiration, using it heavily : (90 votes)
    23 %
    Like pinterest - using it a little : (137 votes)
    35 %
    Not a fan - not using it : (29 votes)
    7 %
    I'd be upset if I was told I had the 'perfect pinterest wedding' : (62 votes)
    16 %
    I'd take it as a compliment if I was told I had the 'perfect pinterest wedding' : (69 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  at first I was all about pinterest.  Then I realized most things on there went from being unique to overdone really quickly.  So if someone told me I had the perfect pinterest wedding, I’d be a little flattered in that I’d assume they were saying my wedding was well put together, but I’d also have a little twinge of annoyance in that to me it’d mean my wedding wasn’t very unique…

    there are actually some things that I thought I’d do when I first got engaged (thumbprint tree, burlap) that I’m now not doing because of pinterest…

    Post # 5
    Member
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m using pinterest heavily for inspiration (never really paid attention to weddings before), but I think I would be a little upset if someone told me I had a “perfect pinterest wedding”. Like I would figure it would be meant as a compliment, but at the same time I would would be hurt because of the reference. I guess It would make me feel unoriginal and like I was “cheating” at my wedding. Like I hadn’t put a whole lot of thought into it but was rather copying off whatever was popular on the internet.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    2826 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t like Pinterest. But still, I’d be flattered. Why? Because I’m most certainly NOT having a cookie-cutter wedding so if someone said that about mine, there’s only one way they could actually mean it, and that would be as a compliment.

    Post # 7
    Member
    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve used it mostly for floral ideas (colors and centerpiece ideas).  I think I’d avoid anything to cutesey and obviously pinteresty (such as those “choose a seat, not a side” signs…gag). 

    As far as the perfect pinterest wedding…I guess it depends whether they mean it just looked beautiful and something that others would want to do or whether the bride took every pinterest trend and used it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I wouldn’t be upset. If I wanted your wedding to be “unique”–I wouldn’t use ideas that were totally drawn from pinterest. 

    I think pinterest is a great resource, but I do think it’s nice to personalize your wedding with some non-pinterest ideas. My fiance and I will be using some pinterest ideas, but I came up with a bunch of ideas on my own that make our wedding more personal to my fiance and I. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    10989 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I had never heard of Pinterest (and I don’t even know if it existed) when I was planning my wedding in 2008. I actually am not a member of Pinterest, though I’ve seen a couple of links on Weddingbee that have linked to a page on Pinterest.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m definately getting lots of DIY ideas from there, but shying away from the standard “pinterest wedding” aesthetic (rustic, soft colors, etc.) because it’s just not really us. I’m mostly getting ideas for techniques more than copying stuff directly. I like to combine/change ideas.  

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    There is a lot of recycling of ideas that goes on now.  That’s OK, I wouldn’t be offended if someone found my wedding to be “pinteresting” (har har?) because a lot of the stuff IS genuinely cool, if it’s no longer particularly unique.  But I would be a little upset at myself if I got all of the details from pinterest- upset at my failure to generate my own ideas.  

    Post # 12
    Member
    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Depends on the context.  A sweeter compliment would be “Wow, you did an amazing job making your wedding beautiful” 

    Hopefully that was point of the ‘compliment’ anyway? And there’s no room for second-thoughts or meanings. 

    I also think it’s quite silly to mention that pinterest weddings are not unique….If you’d walk into a minimally decorated hotel reception room would you judge them just as well? You’re supposed to be celebrating a wedding of 2 people you hopefully care enough about to enjoy the event, regardless of the decor 😉  

     

     

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    311 posts
    Helper bee

    @kes18:  I totally agree! If i see one more of those signs I might vomit!

    Post # 14
    Member
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I use Pinterest to keep all my ideas straight, I don’t use it for wedding inspiration. Ninety-nine percent of the stuff on my wedding board I pinned from another site as opposed to repinnined from another user. I hate “Pinterest weddings” so I would be really confused if someone said I had a perfect Pinterest wedding. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’ve pinned a lot of stuff & used relatively nothing.

    But still, pinterest weddings are absolutely amazing & if somebody told me I had the ultimate pinterest wedding I would think I hit the high life lol.

    I don’t see what is at all offensive about that, unless maybe people take it to mean that their wedding is purely for show. But that would be reading into the compliment way too far.

    Post # 16
    msjackrabbitMember
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee

    I joke that it will look like Pinterest threw up all over my wedding, haha.

    I would take it as a compliment. I want my wedding to be beautiful. That’s what a Pinterest Wedding means to me – not unique.

    It probably will be unique to a lot of my friends and family who have never seen anything like it, but that’s not my goal. My goal is just for it to look pretty and for everyone to have a good time (a lot of my ‘guest entertainment’ ideas have come from Pinterest).

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