(Closed) Is there anything from pinterest you think is being way overdone?

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Post # 167
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Moustaches!! Wtf. I just don’t get it?! It is funny, cute, what?! I can’t, I just can’t.

Post # 168
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m sick of all the ways you’re apparently supposed to preserve every bit of your wedding to have in your home for years to come… framing your dress (wtf?!), preserving bouquets, having guests sign all manner of weird things, sand ceremony jars, thumbprint posters, etc etc. Just display a few photos, maybe some leftover decorations, and be done with it!

Also, I hate seeing that picture of an engagement ring in a hollowed out harry potter & the half blood prince book open to the page “the unbreakable vow”. Firstly, don’t cut up a freaking harry potter book to propose to a fan, and secondly, That is not a romantic chapter! a man vowing to help a teenager murder an innocent old man, or die if he breaks his promise, has nothing to do with marriage! argh!

having said this, pinterest really is just a tool, and if used correctly, it can be awesome and you can avoid all the crap. you can (and should) upload your own pictures, to organise into your own boards. you decide who you follow. the only time I see any of the typical ‘Pinterest crap’ is if I’m browsing through the general categories. the people I follow only post awesome things! 

Post # 169
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@regit45:  I am pretty sick of mason jars, I was going to go this route and then seen everyone else was doing it…..so I changed my mind to using pine logs for vases for the centerpieces instead.  Also, I really am over the little “here comes the bride” signs.  It was cute the first few times I seen it, but now it is just overdone.  I am going to use a very little bit of burlap, and maybe 1-2 chalkboards (which seems to be overdone also), but other than that I am steering clear of the trendy items for the rustic-vintage look.  I want mine to have more of a rustic-vintage-alpine feel……hence the use of actual logs.

ETA  But I really like Pintrest, I am doing a lot of DIY and this is where I am finding all of my inspiration……that and ETSY.  Love them both!!

 

 

 

Post # 170
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Just to offer a different perspective here…I have another thread I started on mason jar mugs and I asked married bees who used mason jar mugs about their experience with them. So far, I’ve had ONE response from a bee who actually used them. Otherwise, I’ve only have gotten responses from those who were thinking about it–or just flat don’t like them (which wasn’t helpful at all since it didn’t address my question). 

In real life, I’d wager these “overdone” Pinterest ideas (like using mason jar mugs) actually AREN’T as common as people who scour Pinterest think. 

 

 

 

Post # 171
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! (wherever in the world you are, that scream you just heard? That was me) I dont even have a pinterest, nor have I ever been on there, and Ive found what I thought was “my” idea all over the place.  🙁 oh well…I guess that says a lot about how over traditional my circle of people are.  One girl was gonna wear converse (gasp!) and was looked at weird but Im used to getting those looks.  We want our wedding to be  a reflection of “us” and now Im afraid it will look like we coppied pinterest which we dont even use!

We are rarely inside. Like we hunt, avidly ride horses, hike, camp, can things from our garden (read:we have like a billion mason jars bc if the rim has any imperfection, you cannot safely can anything in it), shoot archery, and fish.  We are in a barn every day without fail.  It only seemed natural to bring some of this into our wedding, which will be in our church. We are on a tight budget so we figured, “Hey lilFaithy could make something pretty out of this!”

Is it “over done” if it truely reflects the couple? We look right at home wearing boots with a mason jar of flowers on my desk.

 

Post # 172
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2016

its not so much the overdone stuff as it is the trendy stuff that doesnt match the couple’s personality/style at all. A sparkler exit would be so “us” but when i told Fiance about the burlap trend his response was “you mean like a potato sack? that doesnt make any sense”

Post # 173
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Syzygy88:  🙂 Thanks, I love it when people say I’m right hahaha!

Post # 174
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@lilFaithy:  People who attend your wedding presumably know you well and know that it is a reflection of your lives and personalities. I wouldn’t worry about it. Just do what you want and what you like.

Post # 175
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper

Double Post.

Post # 176
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Sugar Beekeeper

Burlap, lace, random furniture thrown in various locations and most of all every picture done in vintage/pastel colors. While I’m sure these weddings are all unique to me they look too similar.

Post # 177
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper

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@McBezel:  THANK YOU!!!

We got save the date cards from someone that had them standing in a field with a vintage stove. They are not cooks/chefs/bakers nor are they obsessed with baking or baked items. I was told “they just liked the stove.” Seriously!?!? It is a freaking stove in a middle of a field!

Post # 178
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@Beelow:  Haha! Too funny! And a GORGEOUS cake it is!

Post # 179
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Mason jars

Burlap EVERYTHING

Handlebar mustaches on sticks (hate this so much)

In three to six months, this will change to “Great Gatsby/roaring 20’s themes”

Post # 180
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@TealMarie:  Good point! They would definitely just chalk it up to how quirky we are.  We aren’t exactly “redneck” but we do live a very country lifestyle.  We may be leaving on a 4wheeler… that ought to raise some eyebrows.  Easier than leaving on our horses though which we seriously considered…

Post # 181
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@regit45:  EVERYTHING!  Haha every wedding is a Pinterest wedding now.  So much for your own unique style.

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