(Closed) Anyone else swearing off wedding inspiration blogs?

posted 4 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
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2573 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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
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842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@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
Hostess
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@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
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785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
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1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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2072 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am just trying to remember that I DO NOT need vintage chests of drawers/sofas/tables/bookcases, lovely though they are!

Post # 13
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799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Nope, my wedding is neither rustic/country/vintage nor gatsby so they dont tempt me much anyways!

Post # 14
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1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • 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.

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