(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 # 62
    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @mrs.stormylove:  You can do what my friend did and do Gender Reveal Dinner Party. Depending on the gender, they either had tacos or hot dogs. Not classy, but still original. 🙂


    I have been to three weddings now where items DIRECTLY OFF PINTEREST have been used. Literally, word for word, detail for detail, and mason jars galore. I’d have to say that I’m definitely tired of a trend and that trend is Pinterest Weddings in general. You can spot one from a mile away. It’s as if their board threw up the pins on the wedding. But then two of the items (chalkboard signs word for word and chair decorations) were identical in two of the three weddings. Being a pinterest crack fiend, I knew them instantly.

    I am guilty of pinning. I love it, but I will not use ANY of the exact same items. I try to use them for inspiration spin-offs only.

    Post # 63
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @JackiBean:  hahahahahha OMG tacos or hotdogs. That is HILARIOUS. I’m dying.

    Post # 64
    3201 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    A friend of mine introduced me to Pinterest shortly after I got engaged. I had all sorts of ideas that I thought were original and super cute, but now I see them everywhere. 

    I loved burlap and lace, mason jars and chalkboard signs. I wanted something rustic but nice but I see it SOOOO much at other weddings that it’s kind of turned me off. I loved the idea of FH neice and nephew carrying a sign that said “Uncle Josh, here comes your girl” and I still plan to use it because I still like the idea. I’ve given up on lots of burlap and lace (not because of pinterest, but because my visions have changed), but I still have a ton of mason jars that I plan to use sparingly in my centerpieces. 

    My visions for my wedding are mine no matter what’s on pinterest. Not everyone spends lots of time on that site anyway, so I know that my wedding will still be original because it’s mine. 

    Post # 66
    1781 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I adore Pinterest, but mostly because my Maid/Matron of Honor is in WA, my other best friend (I’m her MOH) is in MD, my parents are in IL, and my Future Mother-In-Law is a 3 hour drive from us.  So it’s the only way all of us can look at ideas together and in our own time zones and see what we’re all talking about.  My mom is a very visual person, and was having trouble envisioning my decor ideas over the phone.  Once I posted examples on my board, she could see it and it all came together for her.  It’s all in how you use it though.  We essentially use it as a shared image drive with commentary.  It’s also great if you have a vague concept and want to see what other people have done just to get the sense of if it’ll work for you or not. 

    That all being said, I don’t like the idea of just picking out ideas off pinterest and making the entire wedding out of it.  I’m sure it’s no different than brides who would go through a magazine and cut out pictures and have their wedding exactly copied from it, but it just seems like there’s nothing fun about that. 


    Post # 67
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    @bowsergirl:  I LOVE the chalkboard signs, and I’m going to be a teacher too. I’ll probably end up using one, because I know I’m going to need a “Pick a seat, not a side”-style sign. 

    Other than that… rustic chic. It’s soooo cute, but it’s so overdone… and, since Pinterest is popular, most people have seen everything. 

    Post # 68
    6263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @joya_aspera:  I specifically said my comment wasnt about what she was debating with you but the other portion of what she said. 

    Post # 69
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    sooo many things are obnoxiously overused and pinned like crazy- burlap, mason jars, vintage weddings, barn weddings, moustaches, chalkboards, candy bars, those dumb signs that say “pick a seat, not a side”…. I am so glad I got married before Pinterest was around. I wouldnt have much to worry about since everything I chose was very classic and “us”, no trends anywhere to be found. 

    Post # 71
    532 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am avoiding things that are super trendy, but it will still be a little vintagey because we are getting married in a historic estate so it fits the venue. 

    My favorite pinterest obsession thing was when I had a friend who copied invitation wording from pinterest that she liked that made no sense gramatically. When I pointed it out to her on a proof, she told me that it was straight from pinterest so it must be right. 

    Post # 72
    2014 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    lilone35 +1

    i signed up for Pinterest by suggestion of a friend as a good wedding planning resource. I made lots of Pinterest ideas become a reality for our wedding. I have not been to many as an adult so its all new to me !!! and it’s my one and only special Wedding day so I planned to have the things I like at it regardless if Jane , Anne and Fran had it or will have it too. In the end we were told that ours was unique and the best wedding a lot of people had ever been to, what an amazing compliment!!! 

    Post # 73
    598 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    my Fiance and i grew up in the same small, farming town. we are just plain country people, heck- we met at a tractor pull! i am pretty bummed how the rustic/country theme has completely taken over pintrest. my wedding would have been full of burlap and mason jars because that’s “us”, but now i feel like people will think i’m just being trendy. i’m still going to have a rustic theme, but i definitely have had to switch some of my ideas so my wedding didn’t look like it was straight from pintrest.

    Post # 74
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee

    @JackiBean:  hahahha that is awesome! Have her pin a pic I am sure that will be the next trend lol.

    Post # 75
    24 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @bowsergirl:  This post has gotten me thinking alot about what I really want people to take from my wedding,  It’s what i’ve always thought but this thread made me realize it again.  Our wedding planner said from the beginning make it your own with lots of personalization.  Well the problem is we work and we boat and we love to travel but none of those are things I wanted to be in our wedding.  Maybe the travel one could work but there will be a slide show with pictures of that anyways so that is making it our own.  We LOVE to drink wine and do wine tours so i’m making things that may have been on the internet or posted on pinterest but overall I MADE them I didn’t go buy them and they won’t be exact because I put my own spin on them. I’m making them out of corks from our wine that we drank as well.  We took what we loved from the vintage chic theme and made it our own because honestly I find it elegant and neat to display things that are pretty(again what I like so can’t help be apart of me)  My dress is lace so there will be lace runners and it needs to be over something darker so burlap it is because that’s what we like the look of and it compliments the wine corks. I’m making our cupcakes and cutting cake and other deserts.   

    To get to the point of all those examples is to point out that I don’t have any particular interests that make a theme but I’ve taken what we love and incorporated it into our wedding.  If someone else thinks they’ve seen it somewhere that’s great but did they take the time and effort to make it?  Probably not and you did so you should be proud of that alone. 

    But I think the biggest theme in our wedding is that I am a DIYer by nature(I reno own houses by myself) and am a creative person so over all our wedding will be about us and what we wanted it to look like.  And if people see something that I did that looks like something on line i’m sure my friends and family won’t scoff at me for following trends they will be awed by the fact that we took all that time and energy to make our wedding perfect. 

    Post # 76
    4176 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    burlap is one that i have recently been overloaded with.

    but in the end, if i liked the look of it, i went with it. i mean, nobody is going to compare your wedding pictures to anybody else’s a year down the road, much less 5 years. as long as you like the style and want that in your wedding, doesn’t matter how many other people are doing it.

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