- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I came across this article today from the NYT.
In summary they talk about a few couples who planned elaborate elopments (with wedding planners, photographers and even calligraphers) and didnt invite anyone to them.
Much like the inspiration shoots you see on the wedding blogs…. where there is just the couple and a small table and overly styles details that would never be afordable for a wedding with 100 guests. These couples had their wedding styled similar to those.
Now i am all for people eloping if they so choose (heck I wish we did some days). but it seems to me that now people are doing it for the wrong reasons… and this sisnt even just people who elope…
Are brides putting too much pressure on themselves to get “pinned” or blogged. Is that the validation for a marriage. If it isnt all over the blogosphere do they feel like their love doesnt matter… or isnt special? (if a tree falls in the forest…)
I think the kicker is this quote in the article….
“Why shell out for another rubber chicken dinner for Aunt Beatrice from Tuscaloosa, when what really matters are the luscious photos capturing the style and pageantry, which can be “liked” and “pinned” by users of social media sites?”
Have you put too much weight into social media when planing you wedding? Are you always compaing your day to others you see online? Have you felt jealous about the inspiration shoots on blogs knowing you may never have a wedding styled so beautfully? Thoughts?