(Closed) The world of Pinterest Weddings

posted 5 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Complaining about the homogeneity of Pinterest weddings is so 2012.

Although I get where she’s coming from (it’s largely why I refuse to have a Pinterest), her article read very “been there, done that” to me (like she just summarized the best points of the similar blog posts/article). Essentially, she Pinterest-weddinged her article on Pinterest weddings.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@islandlily84:  I love it!! Yes! Thank you for sharing this article!

I read another article which also talked about Pinterest weddings cost-wise:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-the-wedding-industry-wont-tell-you-2013-04-19?pagenumber=2

The only thing cool I found on Pinterest that would help me is making crayon/colouring packs for the kids, so they won’t get bored during the reception.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Haha, I love pinterest… but onnly becasue I can pin from actual blogs and store all my photos in one spot. I never ever browse the pinterest wedding section. Actually, I never browse any part of Pinterest, all of my pins come straight from the source.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I love pinterest. It’s really helped me narrow down the ideas for our wedding. I’ve made multiple boards with all the different ideas/color schemes, and then being able to go to my Fiance with them and show him the visions I have was way easier then saying “i’m thinking light blue and gold, in a gazebo looking over the lake…”

But I agree with the article- a few hours looking at weddings and nothing looks special. It’s become a contest with who can have the most pin-able, creative wedding. I really hate those fake wedding shoots photographers do now. 

I’ve gotten some good ideas on details and things from Pinterest, but im doing my best for it to be us and not Pinterst

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Totally agree with the HuffPost article.  But also agree with sheepandbear and DeliahDiamond that it’s a great place to save ideas and especially good for explaining your vision to someone else.  Most of my pins also come from the source and it’s proved incredibly useful to show to florists in particular.  I have no idea about flower names etc but being able to say “here, this is what I like” makes it a lot easier.  One of the florists we get quotes from actually has a pinterest account she puts suggestions on to show you.  I like that!

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@islandlily84:  “

  • MASON JARS. Mason jars EVERYWHERE.”

 

AHAHAHAHA! That is EXACTLY how I feel every time I look for wedding stuff on pinterest right now!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m using a few things mentioned such as writing each other letters and having a photo booth but both of those things were decided before I even looked at Pinterest. I decided to wait to  look at the wedding boards after I got engaged and then I went crazy. After the planning started though I went through and cleaned up my board. I started realizing that not much on there seemed unique anymore because I kept seeing the same stuff week after week. Now I mostly have hair ideas and flowers on there as well as good blogs and articles about planning, budgeting, and etiquette. I’ve gotten a little bored with the wedding boards as everything has started to look the same.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I just do not get this. Every week there is a new article on Yahoo or on the Bee about the evil Pinterest and how it is stifling creativity and everyone is so bored with burlap and mason jars and blah blah blah.

 

If you don’t like Pinterest, don’t use it! If you go to a wedding that looks like it threw up mason jars and fake moustaches, so what? You’re there a grand total of maybe 3-4 hours. People then want to make all kinds of judgments about the bride ( she is unoriginal) and get so wrapped up in the stupid seating chart or chalkboard sigs… it is like they take personal offense to it!

 

Who cares if it is “pin-dictable”?!?!?! Now people feel the need to justify why they like something. So what– you saw it, you liked it, you’re using it… Pinterest haters be damned!

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I know some people have a gazillion friends who are all getting married at the same time, but I don’t…so I don’t see the same things over and over at a wedding.  Every wedding is unique because the people getting married are different.  So who cares if they go the hipster route or whatever?  

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

So true. It is the same thing over and over again. If you’re going to DIY : decorate a barn, buy a ton of burlap and mason jars and have at it…. well, it had the potential to be a unique wedding at first but now it’s like everything else on Pinterest. The same applies to Etsy. I won’t post names of sellers here but I can think of at least 5 off the top of my head that sell the exact same wedding items. The same cake toppers, the same wedding hangers, the same favors. It’s like they have one source, and everyone grabs a certain amount of log slices to personalize and sell. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

haha its so true. But honestly Pinterest is great for giving brides cheap wedding ideas. 

That being said, i am the chick who will have lots of birch, mason jars, tin cans, lace, burlap and chalk board at my wedding lol! But we actually live in the country so it makes sense. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I love Pinterest! I have gotten so many recipes and home/outfit ideas from it that I’m a little bit addicted.

However, there are a lot of wedding pins that I’m sick of seeing… but, there’s also a couple of styles of dresses that I’m already sick of and that’s not really Pinterest related, it’s just what’s trendy right now.

I’m so far from a hipster so I don’t really like any hipster trends (although I do have “hipster” sunglasses so maybe I’m getting there?!)

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

Love this article! So true!  I think it, along with wedding blogs has led me to the state of disenchantment that I’m in. 

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