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

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 62
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@lolot:  Yeah, exactly!  This whole pressure to be a special unique snowflake is just not possible for those of us who can’t hire a special unique professional to design everything.  I think DIY is awesome and empowering, and Pinterest is bringing something important back into weddings.  The projects we got from there have brought me together with my parents and my fiance, and we’ve learned a lot and had a lot of fun together.  One of our funnest weekends was when I spilled glue all over and we scrambled to clean it all up before it dried.  I almost think DIY is popular not because it’s unique, but because it’s finally getting back to what weddings are all about.  it’s not about overpriced rentals and massive flower budgets.   It’s about love.   Coming together.  Creating something beautiful as a family.  My parents ate the same tomato paste for a whole year since I wanted that particular jar.  What’s more beautiful than that?

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Steampunkbride:  Yes?  I also said chalkboards, which I am using…

Post # 64
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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@daynalenore:  Well put, lady!  I agree 110%  🙂

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I just went to a “perfect pinterest wedding”: barn wedding, burlap table runners, mason jars, wild flowers, the string of lights. I really liked it though. I’d seen it all before but it still felt unique and really beautiful.

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a real hatred of the “uncle whatever, here comes your girl!” signs. I’m not sure why, but my reaction to them is almost visceral.

I never minded the “choose a seat not a side” signs as long as they didn’t rhyme…any suggestions on other ways to let people know where to sit?  Just let them figure it out I guess? Maybe they’ll just assume they can sit wherever if there are no ushers leading them to their seats.

I am really sick of some of those staged pictures, like the one of the groom displaying his wedding ring and all of the groomsmen fawning over it.  

We are doing a DIY photobooth, but that was actually my FI’s idea!  And he isn’t on Pinterest, lol.  I did tell him that I wouldn’t allow mustache or bow tie props for it, lol.

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am really, really terrified of my wedding turning into pinterest barf. And all of my ideas I have searched out on pinterest, and theres a few pins, but it isn’t too bad. i’m scared that by the time my wedding rolls around it will be the new normal though 🙁

I agree: MASON JARS. My best friends wedding had them, and it was lovely, but I think it is the #1 overused thing. I also hate the “here comes the bride” signs.

i think cafe/globe lights are very popular, but I still love them.

Post # 69
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My first thought was Chevrons and Monograms!  I’m so over them. 

Thanks for reminding me that I also HATE props in engagement photos, especially big balloons you hide behind.  My cousin posed with bikes and suitcases in a field.  When I received the “Save the Date” I was like, wtf?!

Also hate when people go “vintage” and ditch most of the flowers for props at the reception tables.  Again, personal preference but I deem that a big FAIL.

Is it weird that I’m also sick of pictures of a chicken, cow or fish to determine your food for the wedding?  I think it’s too cutesy. 

Post # 70
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@daynalenore:  “Yeah, exactly!  This whole pressure to be a special unique snowflake is  just not possible for those of us who can’t hire a special unique professional  to design everything.  I think DIY is awesome and empowering, and Pinterest  is bringing something important back into weddings.  The projects we got  from there have brought me together with my parents and my fiance, and we’ve  learned a lot and had a lot of fun together.  One of our funnest weekends  was when I spilled glue all over and we scrambled to clean it all up before it  dried.  I almost think DIY is popular not because it’s unique, but because  it’s finally getting back to what weddings are all about.  it’s not about  overpriced rentals and massive flower budgets.   It’s about love.    Coming together.  Creating something beautiful as a family.  My  parents ate the same tomato paste for a whole year since I wanted that  particular jar.  What’s more beautiful than that?”

 

THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Post # 71
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We got married outside in the middle of nowhere on saturday and there were mason jars everywhere (mason is a family name on both sides of our family- so that’s why we did it). We did a sand ceremony and the mason jar we poured our sand into is actually DH’s great-grandmas.  I think even with using some pinterest inspired decor- we put our own spin on a lot of things and I loved it.

 

Now- I’m flat sick of glitter.  ugh… 

Post # 72
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@bkrocks13:  Ah well then we’re both on the Guilty Chair, aren’t we? Wink

Post # 73
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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@Audrey2_sings:  Re: how to do a “sit anywhere” sign that’s not annoying … I think I’m going to make a sign that says something like “We’re all family here – sit wherever you want!”  

It’s really true because we’ve known each other for 15 years, we’re totally adopted into each other’s extended families, and the vast majority of our friends are mutual.

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I actually like the chalkboards. I can make a nicer chalkboard sign than any others in my budget. I’m having one welcoming the guests, on the table of my burger buffet detailing the various toppings and sauces there are, and yes, one for the aisles. I made up my own cutesy little poem, and damn it, it’s the only one in there so I’m not ashamed! The numbers between “my” guests and “his” guests are very disproportionate, and we’re not having an usher, so I don’t think there’s anything wrong with letting people know they’re free to fill up both sides of the aisle.

Post # 75
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

BARNS. Especially with couples who never, ever go to barns or are even really outdoorsy people!

Post # 76
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Everything!  I’m so happy Pinterest was not a big deal 3 years ago when my daughter got married!  It actually stresses me out and makes me feel inadequate! Frown

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