(Closed) The real cost of magazine inspiration photos

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Awesome blog entry! thanks for pointing it out! It’s really amazing what we spend our time pouring over…

Reality checks are good.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Thanks for linking to this – I think half the “problem” is that we as wedding guests see these magazines, too…and it affects what we come to expect.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received from a friend who got married before me was to “put down the wedding magazines.”  They give you such unrealistic expectations about weddings and you forget the reality of how 95% of them really are!  I still looked through magazines constantly, even after my friend’s advice, but reminded myself always that a lot of the weddings featured in magazines could also have been featured on that “Platinum Weddings” show… and that we could never compete with that!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Great advice. Before getting engaged and officially planning our wedding I poured over Magazines & Inspiration boards, etc. When I started really planning I was still using these as guides and was feeling overwhelmed as each image was more and more amazing and no doubt costly. Now that I’m 4 months away from our wedding, I have almost completely stopped looking @ mags and inspiration boards and only using them when necessary with a vendor. I feel much better. Although I have a decent budget to work with, I have found many of these images to be unattainable and overwhelming.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Its so true. I actually gained most of my inspiration from sites like this as they are real brides with real money (or lack there of) it was more inspiring to see something that was classy on a budget. I used magazines to look at dresses but thats about it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Eesh! That is why I’ve never bought a wedding magazine. I would be paying the magazine people to tell me I’m too poor for their “inspiration.” Being reminded of one’s general lack of wealth is soooo inspiring. 😛

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