(Closed) Pinterest is dangerous

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Pinterest has been the simple largest influence on my wedding lol. I’ve only been to maybe 3 weddings that I can remember and none of them were anything close to the winders I’ve seen on pinterest. In all honesty, without pinterest my wedding would probably be extremely cookie cutter and all the decor would have come from something like the oriental trader lol

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mrscdnnavywife: 

 When I was first planning, I had probably 500 “pinterest” wedding pins. I used to browse the pinterest wedding section like crazy. Then eventually I deleted everything I found on pinterest and now I just use it to save ideas from other wesbites like Style Me Pretty… or perhaps I will pin something wedding related I bought from Dillards so I can see how all of my wedding stuff looks together.

And isnt time flying btw!!? I rember saying “5 weeks” like it was yesterday now its something like 18 days away. How on Earth did that happen?! We should just consider ourselves getting married in a few days lol. Its going to be here in no time!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This brings back so many memories!!! Last year around this time I was in the same situation as you (I got married June 9th). A couple weeks before the wedding my husband forbade me from going on Pinterest because I was stressing myself out by taking on my projects.

Oh, and I also made coffee filter flowers and put them in mason jars. =)

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I pinned tons of stuff, what I ended up doing was putting a picture of my dad in a little charm on my bouquet. I honestly think that was thr only thing I actually did. I mostly used it for inspiration on my dresses and flowers.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Mrscdnnavywife:  Pinterest was a HUGE inspiration for alot of my projects and also photo opps. We did the superhero t shirts for the groomsmen and had them wear under their tuxes and take a pic. I also got a Thank You sign to take a pic with to use for our thank you cards. I made vases for the bouquets at the reception. I made table numbers. I ordered so many things thanks to pinterest. I was glad someone told me to stay off 3 months before the wedding and beyond and I listened. My cousins wedding is June 15th and our aunt is going crazy cause she keeps finding things on pinterest she wants to DIY or buy. LOL

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I am not even engaged yet. And I have an entire photo album on my computer of wedding centerpeices, cakes, inspiration boardsm bridesmaids dresses, etc betweem Pinterest and the Weddingbee. Damn being a bridesmaid 2x this year!!! Its messing with my brain!!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Kind of, but it has been more of a resource for how-to’s than inspiration. I already know that my wedding will have a lot of cheap DIY projects (because DIY’s can be expensive too) and homegrown decor, partly because of the budget and partly because there are a LOT of kids in my life (not my own) that I want to involve in my wedding.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Pinterest was a pretty new commodity back when I got engaged in 2010 and started wedding planning, it was still a hot topic.
“Omg are you on ‘Pinterest’?!”
“What’s that?”

So, Pinterest really didn’t do too much for me in the way of wedding planning. Which is kind of a bummer, because stuff I did for my wedding is now a bit over-popular and over-done and blowing up on Pinterest everywhere.

I’d rather have had it that way than now, though… it seems EVERY bride ups and gets obsessed with Pinterest the second she gets engaged or starts dreaming of her wedding day, and the same stuff gets Pinned between friends and family members, I rarely see anything revolutionary or super original anymore. If anything, I’ve noticed it’s created a bit of unrealistic standards and competition between brides… a couple of my engaged gfs have been re-Pinning the SAME decor and colors and super expensive “inspiration” photos, and there was already an issue with them picking the exact same color scheme lol. At least I don’t have to worry about things like that anymore.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Love it. Been pinning stuff since before we got engaged, and then deleted a ton of stuff that didn’t fit in with the vision I’d gathered (then I split my pins into different boards). I’ve gotten lots of inspiration and lots of DIY ideas/advice. No one I know whose wedding I’ve been to recently/am going to is/was on Pinterest anyway.

Post # 13
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488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t pin anything unless there is a reastic chance that I will be doing it. A lot of my wedding pins are from outside websites of things I found and wanted to keep in mind. I love stalking Pinterest weddings, but I don’t pin every cute thing I see, because I want to be able to look through my board and see decor, etc that is actually doable.

On a side note, I did not realize that candy bars were trendy right now. My cousin had one at her wedding when I was in high school, and I’ve wanted one every since then because it was such a hit. I’m trying to stay away from things that are trendy, just so I make sure my own personality and style show through as opposed to the style of whoever pinned that thing.

Post # 14
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866 posts
Busy bee

I think pinterest and many of the wedding blogs are really dangerous because they make you feel like your wedding has to be this perfect “blog worthy” event.  I think it can make us feel a little inferior

Post # 15
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615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@WillowTreeWade:  +1

Exactly. It also makes all of these “DIY!” projects look totally easy, cheap, and achievable and so many brides learn the hard way that craft projects just don’t fall within their range of natural talent.

Not to mention that so many of these styled engagement and wedding sessions totally distort the reality of most weddings. Everyone I know has Pinned these dramatic, overly-styled photos as inspiration for their own wedding day when I know it’s just not going to happen.

It’s not about crushing anyone’s Pinterest dreams or anything… fact is, from my experience and all that I’ve seen, most brides will be pretty let down if they feel their own big day has to live up to the standards that Pinterest (ie Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, etc.) has set for them.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Liss13:  Duuuude… same here! My BFF is getting married and it’s messing with me BAD! I seriously have my entire wedding planned out (minus things like music and food that my Boyfriend or Best Friend might actually care about). My plan is to get all my ideas together, then the first month of engagement JUST delete things I won’t be doing- NO ADDING, then save all those pictures and NO MORE PINTEREST/WEDDING BLOGS for the duration of my engagement. I **know** I’d end up adding crazy projects the week before my wedding if I didn’t stop myself early on. 

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