Post # 107
For me it’s the weird engagement photos.
the main “trendy” ones that make my eye twitch are:
- playing in a field together with props. (vintage typewriter, bed, piano, furniture)
- laying across your SO’s lap while they strum guitar
- “she stole my heart so I stole his last name!” signs
- actually, signs in general. save your words for the STD or invitation
- dressing up like you’re in the 20’s/30’s/40’s. It’s not halloween! you don’t look like that! this is one of my bigger pet peeves, for some reason.
- photos on train tracks, because they’re sooo over done
- awkward poses
- holding an ampersand
Post # 108
I dislike how Pinterest tries to make the rustic look into “vintage”…did they even use mason jars back then?
Post # 109
There aren’t any particular trends that bother me on Pinterest- there are some cute ideas, pretty pics, and cool alternatives to expensive junk.
It’s the Martha Stewart Smug that annoys me. The whole idea where everything unique, snowflakey, and YOU about you must be artfully reflected in your outside surroundings AT ALL TIMES that sends the barf up the throat. Like seriously. How about generic is ok sometimes? How about the idea that a bride not spend twelve hours on a simple-looking decor project and have that be totally cool as well? Or acknowledging the fact that 50 percent of attempted Pinterest projects end in a slur of extreme curse words, craft supplies in the trash or basement, and a desire to beat the sh*t out of your sad, saggy, lumpy, mutant Pinterest finished product. That would be super.
Post # 110
Hahahahaha!!! FWIW, the only Pinterest project I’ve successfully completed were button flowers (stack of buttons, wire, and a bead “stamen”) and they weren’t lumpy or sh!tty, although I did bleed a bit!
1. Burlap. This will be to this decade what shiny statin runners were to the 90’s.
2. Birdcage veils with blood red lipstick. I don’t know why these generally irritate me.
3. Thumbprint guest books…who wants inky fingers at a wedding?
Post # 111
I just wanted to say, you have AMAZING handwriting!
I’m kinda tired of birdcages too, but only because I wanted that to be my theme and Pinterest ruined it for me, seeing it on there as a “thing.”
Also, rustic barn weddings on the whole if they’re done by people who don’t typically identify with anything rustic/country in an everyday way. Like me. I fell in love with dilapidated-barn weddings inundated with mason jars EVERYWHERE, and then my Fiance talked some sense into me: “You’re a city girl. Everyone knows that. You are not country, in any way. You are vetoed. Next idea.”
At least my Future Sister-In-Law is having a barn wedding, and I guess I can just live vicariously through her 🙂
Post # 112
Oh, and I almost forgot: doors.
What is up with doors? Doors in a field behind the officiant during the ceremony. The couple posing in front of a random set of closed doors of some building. Seating charts written on the glass panes of doors.
I’m not trying to hate anyone here who’s used doors in their weddings, but I just don’t get it. If I were a guest, I’d feel silly trying to look for my name on a freaking DOOR horizontally propped up on a table. So weird.
And in the same vein, what’s up with e-pics in sketchy looking neighborhoods? I know a couple who got dressed up only to take pics under a local bridge, with trash and graffiti in the background. WTF. “Hey, look at us, we’re so edgy, cuz this is where the crackwhores live! Make sure you get the puddle of piss to my left, ok? Tee hee!”
Post # 113
I think everything on pinterest is overdone. But have to admit, it’s a good idea source, just have to make it personal
Post # 114
I don’t think there’s anything from Pinterest I don’t think has been overdone.
Really weary of Pinterest. And brides who insist they must be the only ones of their entire social circle who is aware of Pinterest so it will all be fresh to their guests. Maybe none of their guests have an internet connection, I don’t know. But most females under 40 who go online know about Pinterest, for better or for worse (usually for worse).
Post # 115
It’s interesting to read about the excessive editing of photos. Given how camera shy I am (I haven’t had a professional photo taken in over 12 years) I welcome any editing to edit out any imperfections I may have, LOL – especially if we’re paying for it!
Regarding faux farm country weddings in barns, etc, my Fiance hates the idea. He grew up on a farm so anything resembling that in a cutesy way is not appealing.
Post # 116
I don’t think that any bees suggested that their friends aren’t using Pinterest. They suggested that their single or already married friends aren’t hunting Pinterest for WEDDING inspiration. Most people just don’t follow wedding trends unless they are in the process of planning a wedding.
I think you’re confusing the comments about photo editing. People aren’t talking about “airbrushing” or correcting the photos…they’re talking about adding the faux-vintage instagram-style effects. Those actually don’t improve people’s appearance. They usually changing skin tones or the sky color in a weird way. They also hide poor photography skills.
Frankly, I’d like to see photos of the way the day actually turned out.
Post # 117
@CelticBeachBride: Gotcha! I had some of that in my 1999 wedding photos and it really looks dated now. The photographers used film cameras at the time and did a great job but some of the photos are pretty 1990s dated because of the effect.
Post # 118
I’ve completely avoided Pinterest during wedding planning, because it seems designed for people with a shitload more money and time than me. I’m working right up until the day before the wedding, and with two jobs and uni I just do not have the time to write cutesy sayings or glue stuff to jars or whatever. I’ll be lucky to remember everything I actually NEED to bring.
If you’re a naturally crafty person or you’ve spent forever dreaming about and planning your wedding, I think it can be a good resource. I just can’t be arsed with it.
Post # 119
@regit45: All this stuff about loving each other, and being faithful. It’s so… expected, you know?
Post # 120
Everything in the world is now on Pinterest so this could pretty much mean everything is overdone lol…
Post # 121
This. I did the pom poms with my family and we had a great day just fulffing them. I’m really glad I found them too as they were just the pop of color that drab room needed.
Mentioning pinterest I had such a hard time finding the ideas I wanted to look at. I have almost considered posting pictures of my wedding on there so that more brides can have more examples of those sort of things if they want to have a wedding like that. I pinned mason jars, lists of photos, twinkle lights etc because they were pretty and I thought our venue was going to be outside. Once that changed that the ceremony got switched to day time most of those ideas were out. I agree with those posed photography. At first I was mad I didn’t remember to make a list of photos I wanted but in the end I just let the photographer know who I wanted in the photos. I picked him because of his candid work so in the end I trusted it and so far what I’ve seen is beautiful. I didn’t want any posed shots anyway. I mean I knew I wanted bridesmaids, groomsmen in the photos etc but I didnt have any requirements for where we would stand etc. I saw photos from a wedding he did like that and I could tell that almost every picture was a pinterest pose and I was like yup saw that one that one that one etc. Now I’m really glad I just let him do this thing.
Once I had a better idea of what I wanted and couldn’t find any of that on pinterest I started using google images for ideas and that worked way better. Pintesrest was great when it came to cake ideas. Thought and for that I’m grateful. Like others have said and what we said for the whole planning process. We are picking things that we like for our wedding there is no theme perse and it was all very us and our family. If those things happened to be big on pinterest at that time then so be it. I don’t thin anyone should be discouraged and just stick to your guns if thats what you like