(Closed) Pinterest & Trends – has it turned you off from ideas you love?

posted 6 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Have you stayed away from certain wedding ideas just because they are trendy?
    Yes, but I wasn't crazy about the idea anyway. : (32 votes)
    20 %
    Yes, and I really loved the idea! : (33 votes)
    21 %
    Nope, I still did what I wanted regardless. : (61 votes)
    39 %
    I don't like the current trends, so it was easy to steer away from them. : (25 votes)
    16 %
    Obligatory "other" : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You’re not alone.  I went to a wedding last summer and the bride seriously overused the mason jar theme.  The centerpieces were mason jars, we drank out of mason jars, she even had favors made from mason jars.

     

    I’ll admit, some of the Pinterest ideas are cute, but she used ALL of them.  The reception looked like a canning factory.

    Post # 5
    Member
    7437 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    My wedding style is a major trend right now. Country/rustic themed. Oh well it completely suits us and we are moving to the south, so it makes sense.

    Post # 7
    Member
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    The only “trend” I think I did was a brooch bouquet,  I started the process nearly 2 years before my wedding.  But in those months the trend boomed.  I still made it.  Oh well…

    Post # 8
    Member
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I definitely agree! I’m really sick of the Pin for that reason.  When I was looking at venues, one paticular place was actually setting up for a wedding.  EVERYTHING was Pinterest inspired.  Or at least I had seen it on Pinterest before.  It kind of made me rethink using any of my Pinterest ideas at my wedding.  I’ll probably use one or two ideas and brainstorm the rest. I just really don’t want my wedding to be a clone of someone elses. 

    Speaking of Pinterest, one thing I’m really sick of, and this is probably just me, but I don’t get the whole mustache trend.  Why is that a thing?  Where did it come from? 

    Post # 9
    Member
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think the entire rustic/country thing has taken over pintrest! If done well, its beautiful, but I just wish there were other ideas on pintrest. I’m going for a classic, elegant style and can’t see to find any that isn’t rustic on there!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @futuremrsgo:  I totally agree! What’s the deal with the mustaches?!

    Post # 11
    Member
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m an older first time bride (42), so most of my friends got married so long ago that a lot of the “trends” are things they’ve never seen.  It’s funny someone mentioned the Mason Jar theme because I’ve never been to a wedding with it, but when I suggested it to my stepmom (who is an artist and doing the decor), she told me it was way overdone!  We’re doing a very formal, vintage Southern wedding (but the formality is keeping it from the rustic theme).  I’m doing a few of the trends (sparkler exit, candy/dessert table, signature cocktail), but I’ve never been to a wedding with any of it.  Plus, to keep it fresh, for our candy/dessert table, we’re doing all white/ivory candy, Southern desserts (mini pecan pies, mini pralines) and using all antique glassware, an amazing 4 foot pyramid structure filled with lighting and flowers, tulle, candles, magnolias, etc. in the room to make it very dreamlike and formal!

    Post # 12
    Member
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’ve honestly stopped looking to Pinterest for Pinspiration…see what I did there?! 😉  I feel like it’s all the same stuff and even though it sucks that what I’m doing seems to be trending, it’s what I want, so I’m just gonna go with it.  I feel your pain though!

    Post # 13
    Member
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Definitely reclassified some “meh” or “that’s kind of cute and original” ideas to “ugh, not this again?” …but the really great stuff never gets old… it’s timeless, and can’t be oversaturated and become lame.

    Most current trends though, I don’t like at all. I don’t like inelegant, flashy, sexy, or hipster anything, when it comes to weddings. I feel it doesn’t give the moment the significance and respect it’s due.

    Post # 14
    Member
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    By The Way – I don’t get the mustache thing either!

    Post # 15
    Member
    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Omg yes I am so tired of lace with burlap, mason jars, and mustaches. I haven’t even been toma wedding with them. I guess I never loved them in the first place, and seeing it every day bothers me. I was obsessed with the wedding pint rest for like 6 months, most of which was before I was engaged, but now I have moved on the gardening (and kids talk about jumping the gun there, it’ll be like 5 years!) But yeah, if I went to a wedding that relied a lot on pint rest, I would so know it.

    Post # 16
    Member
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    One idea, candy buffet, is huge on Pinterest right now, and I am choosing to not let that bother me.

    One that does bother me is the little cutesy signs. I am the kind of person who is always going around making up little ditties and rhymes, but I dare not do that at my wedding because now it seems to be so trendy that it’s self-parodying. I am not talking about the “Welcome to the wedding of ____” or even the “I carry your heart” e.e. cummings ones.  I’m talking about all the “Once you’ve had a drink or two, just turn left, and you’ll see the loo!” B.S.

    Especially since they are mispurposed a lot of times in an attempt to mask things that are considered really bad etiquette.

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