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

posted 9 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 # 17
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Pinterest has ruined creativity for me in general, I think…I find myself using it like Google now! I have found some ideas that I LOVE and I will probalby still use, but I just know people are going to be like ‘Oh! Just like on Pinterest!’, so I will use some of my ideas, but not others…sigh…

    Post # 18
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Here are all the things that I SWEAR I came up with completely on my own that are now “trendy”:
    -Brunch Weddings

    -Mason Jars

    -Cowboy boots

    -Rose gold wedding band w/platinum or white gold e-ring

    -Tiffany blue & coral color scheme

    In other words, basically all my favorite ideas for my wedding. Finally, I came to the realization that the only people who are aware of wedding trends are other brides and decided to stop worrying about it.


    Post # 19
    24 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I agree to a certain extent…..If it’s something that you love then do it.  Not everyone at the wedding is going to have been at others that have the same thing and also a big thing i’m doing is taking the ideas but making them more us.  I think it’s impossible to not follow trends when it comes to weddings because it’s what you naturally want because it’s so pretty everyone wants it too.  You don’t want to have a wedding that is following past trends.  I remember in the past looking at things at weddings and thinking oh i’ve seen this or seen that too.  But it’s what is trendy, you can’t help it.  You want your wedding to be in this trend not the last trend lol.  If you can see past the trend and be original then do that instead and be ahead of the time so all can follow you ๐Ÿ˜‰  I am taking the trends and adding our love of wine to everything and if it ends up being something others has seen oh well it’s who we are and what we love so it’s ok with me.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 


    Magazines use to be the place to get the ideas from so I think pinterest is just one big magazine so I don’t see the problem with utilizing it that way.  Where else would people get there ideas from?

    Post # 20
    583 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    ugh… I’m being forced into throwing a baby shower with mustaches…. ugh…. 


    Post # 21
    7111 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m totally with you!!! You know when people ask who in the world would have hundreds of Mason jars just lying around to use? That would be me. My mom and grandmother used to grow gardens and can a lot of veggies and fruits. But my mom passed away and my grandmother doesn’t garden anymore so I have access to tons of Mason jars. And I think they’re cute for a casual wedding. So I’m using them. Pinterest trend be damned! Same with weathered barn wood for signs. My aunt actually owns property that has a crumbling barn on it so it’s easy to get and free – so it’s getting used. I also own several vintage suitcases, one of which may be a card box.

    But there are other Pinterest trends that I don’t like so I won’t be using (burlap, MR and MRS signs, monograms, colored lighting, etc.). So it makes me feel a little better that I’m really trying to figure out what I actually like vs what is trendy vs what is overly trendy. Because I care more about if it really works for me. At least I try to.

    Post # 22
    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Look at it this way, how many people who come to the wedding are all over Pinterest wedding boards?  If we didn’t do things like other people have done them, we wouldn’t learn anything and the world would be stagnant.  The other thing, alot of these projects take time and effort.  People will appreciate that regardless of whether or not they saw it on Pinterest 60 times.  It is your day.  Do what you want.

    Post # 23
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @bowsergirl:  I’m also a teacher and I’m still using chalk boards for my wedding I don’t care that it’s over done on pinterest I personally haven’t seen them at a wedding yet

    Post # 24
    946 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I got hooked on the rustic theme because of pinterest.  Everything looked so pretty.  But after seeing the same ideas over and over they lost their charm, and I realized that the theme doesn’t really fit us anyways.  We’re city dwellers, we hate the outdoors, and I find burlap to be very itchy and awful.  Yet everything I’ve pinned is rustic/country.  I went back to my old, pre-pin wedding idea folder I had saved on a flash drive and was like “oh yeah, this is the stuff I actually like”.

    I still think that the rustic look works great for other brides, and I’d love to be invited to a barn wedding and drink from mason jars.  But it’s just not right for us.

    Post # 25
    5317 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @lilone35:  Where else would brides get their ideas? Timeless traditional elegance combined with their own unique and creative personal take on it.

    (This was an anti-trend rant, not really aimed at you, but you asked the question so I couldn’t help but answer it!)

    Post # 27
    1301 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I really like the casual rustic thing and was all excited when I first started looking at that.  Then 2 people I follow who are getting married soon BOTH started pinning the rustic thing.  Grrrr

    Post # 28
    2336 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Seriously!! What is UP with the mustaches?? It’s just freaking ridiculous!

    Back on track, I definitely think things are overdone on pinterest but I also remember, it’s not done every time it’s pinned. I like the country/rustic theme and think it could probably be done well but we’re not doing it. I think SOME people can pull off cowboy boots under their dresses, but probably not as many people as there are doing it. I’m not at all bothered by the candy bars, that was done way before pinterest came around. The wedding needs to be about you & your Fiance, not a style you found on pinterest IMO

    Post # 29
    3537 posts
    Sugar bee

    When I first was engaged back in 2011 and actively planning, Pinterest was still kind of taking off. I downloaded the app on my phone and when I would meet with vendors ( particularly florists) I would just pull up my ” inspiration” pic and go from there. I found it to be helpful. 

    I have seen the rustic/ country style weddings, home decor and cooking all over Pinterest– which ( to me) resonates a lot with more than just wedding planning, but also economic implications, society, and of course the trends. 

    Although, I was raised in a rural area in the Deep South, so definitely no stranger to mason jars and boots- to see it go so ” mainstream” is pretty funny. I wonder how many brides had blistered feet because they’d never worn cowboy boots prior to their wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 30
    24 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @joya_aspera:  lol totally understand, but not all are creative on their own.  Some need inspiration to get them started.  Timeless traditional elegance is also a trend in my books that has just stuck because it’s timeless and elegant ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 31
    2336 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @Mrs_Amanda:  I wonder how many brides had blistered feet because they’d never worn cowboy boots prior to their wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

    +1000 hahaha!

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