(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.

    Yes, and I really loved the idea!

    Nope, I still did what I wanted regardless.

    I don't like the current trends, so it was easy to steer away from them.

    Obligatory "other"

  • Post # 47
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Honestly, while things looked really common with 500+ repins/likes on Pinterest, most of the planet hasn’t seen them. We incorporated a photo booth which we thought is fun but cliched, and we still had people say it was the coolest thing ever and SO unique.

    It’s like halo rings. They’re common here on the Bee, but I’m one of the few people I’ve met with one.

    Post # 48
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @joya_aspera:  I didn’t say you had to think like me, I said my opinion.  I like being individual and can be creative but I have other friends who just can’t do it(or don’t want to spend their time that way) Not everyone can do what some people can do when it comes to being creative.  Every person is an individual and has their own strengths and weaknesses.  Some brides don’t want to be bothered either, and love what they see so go with that.  They shouldn’t be criticized for it, if that’s what they want at their wedding then who are we to judge?

    Post # 49
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @JaneyDcat:  LOL. My cousin used Mason jars in 2008 before Pinterest, and it was cute (she grew up on a farm and my uncle genuinely uses them to drink out of). Now, there is so much Mason jarring going on and I am totally sick of it!

    There are definitely some things that I think are great ideas but have gotten so much exposure on Pinterest that I’m going to stay away from it. For instance, the “We’re all family here- pick a seat, not a side” sign.

    I can’t wait for the mustache thing to be over, too.
     

    Post # 50
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    Bee Keeper

    @bretonvirgniia:  Well, let me take a very concrete example of engagement rings. My Fiance designed mine, it is unique, and I don’t post photos online, so it is not pinned, nor will it be pinned.

    You can (and I did) look up pins and/or do google image searches to your heart’s content, using adjectives that could be used to describe my ring, but you will not find it, nor a dead ringer for it either. It simply does not exist in the Pin-universe! Yet, it exists on my finger.

    Similarly, I have a few rather unusual ideas for some of the small details for our wedding, but i don’t want to get into them, because, well, I don’t want it pinned! It’s my idea and I feel somewhat possessive over it. And no, there also are no “dead ringers” for these ideas on pinterest.

    Post # 51
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @vermonster:  haha I LOVE that sign. I can honestly say that nobody in my family would ever seen that sign at any wedding.

    Post # 52
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @joya_aspera:  While there may be no “dead ringers”. I am positive that somewhere out there someone has done it. Likewise for your ring, I’m sure that someone else in the world has something similar. I don’t understand why everyone has this need to be unique and “not follow trends” when everything ever has been done before. At this point can we honestly say that anything is original?

    Post # 53
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @bowsergirl:  I created a pinterest board out of frustration, since I was tired of saving bookmark after bookmark on my home computer for ideas. Pinterest basically allowed me to throw everything in one location instead.

     

    I don’t worry about mason jars and doily hair clips and silly stuff that runs rampant on the boards. I usually know what I’m looking for so I can filter out the extra stuff. And honestly, I’m not anything even close to a country girl, so why would I want a rustic theme or wear cowboy boots? LOL

     

    On an unrelated note, I am very tempted to create a public board with some goofy half-assed DIY ideas like smearing Crisco on legs to remove hair, and see how many times it gets pinned! LOL

    Post # 54
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    Bee Keeper

    I guess another example might be to say “many, many books have been written on many, many topics, but that doesn’t mean this new book is redundant or can’t be a paradigm-shifter.”

    Yes, some things can really be original.

    And I don’t mind it when things aren’t, but in that case, I would recommend sticking to classics for important stuff. Trends are for fun, unimportant things, IMO.

    Post # 55
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @bretonvirgniia:  I wonder the same thing. Who cares if someone has it or has done it? And me saying that has nothing to do with the ring thing you 2 are talking about. 

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I try not to let Pinterest sway me away from the things I like, but I also try not to let myself get too caught up in these seemingly perfect weddings. I use it for inspiration, as I know most of the pictures being pinned either came from weddings that cost a lot of money or were decorated by professionals. From what I’ve seen, our trendy things include milk glass, a photobooth and a chevron table runner, but I honestly don’t care because these are the things I like in my own life and want to incorporate them into our decor.

    Post # 57
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    Bee Keeper

    @gelaine22:  I was just saying that Pinterest does NOT cover the full gamut of options.

    Post # 58
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @bretonvirgniia:  I totally agree, the inspiration has to have come from somewhere now adays.  That doesn’t mean that it’s just like someone elses but it would have some of the same elements. 

     

    My mom is the MOST creative person in the world I swear to god, and not in my taste either lol.  But without the products to do it or seeing something somewhere that inspired the idea is something that I personally can’t imagine.  And trust me I’ve never seen anything anywhere like she does lol.  She puts some crazy mediums on her walls around her house.  And i’m amazed she can do it but not all can so why should they not be able to follow a trend that THEY love?  It’s their wedding and if that’s what they love then so be it.

    Post # 59
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    Newbee

    On one hand I agree, but I am also planning halfway across the country from my family and most of my friends, so the shared boards for us are great. I love some of the things I’ve pinned, like the “So You Don’t Get Cold Feet” socks to give to your groom the morning of, which I never would have thought of on my one. 

    Post # 60
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @bretonvirgniia:  Yeah I thought it was great at first but I know that there are going to be some voracious pinners at my wedding. I’m going to try to limit my reliance on the most popular ideas.

    In your situation, I would definitely use it. Besides reserved seating for the immediate families, the rest of the guests should feel free to sit where they want!

    Post # 61
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @SavBride:  Me either. At all. 

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