There comes a time in every brides life when they have to stop looking on Pinterest and giving it up completely.
I love wedding blogs I read them on my lunch breaks, bus ride home. Commuting means a few minutes of wedding planning a day. I read them mainly for advice from real brides rather than companies repeating generic shit.
I had about four wedding boards filled with completely different weddings including Harry Potter wedding, a zombie wedding, if I had all the money in the world wedding and the dream wedding! I loved them I poured my hopes and dreams into them. Then a few years ago when I thought that it was never going to happen I deleted them.
I felt like they were mocking me.
Perfect brides with happy faces.
Now that I am engaged and am much happier I started my boards again.
I still have a few boards but I have had to cut them down and now I have to stop looking.
A great source
In the first few months I started lovingly filling my boards. The wedding dress was the most stressful, as I said the prices of my perfect dress where way out of my budget.
But the worse thing was the excess! Do I need milk jugs filled with flowers?
Um no, I am not milkmade and sadly was not brought up on a farm. Don’t get me started on Prosecco walls ( it’s called a waiter!!!) donut walls etc etc.
Looking at peoples weddings is great but you don’t need anything that isn’t perfect for you.
You don’t need it!
I don’t need it!
Too many ideas and no clean message!
Pinterest is a great dream to escape into
I still have a private board for my final thoughts but now I don’t go searching for ideas.
Me and Gavin are getting married even without all fluff and stuff!
No this blog shouldn’t contradict with the details blog because that is all about personal things to us!
Have what you want at your wedding. if you need acrylic table plans and hand calligraphered quartz name tags and it’s in your budget then go for it.
Just don’t do it because it’s a trend on Pinterest!
Downside of Pinterest
There is a downside to inspiration and that is achieving the same results within your budget. I have heard of brides you have spent 20k on an Instagram worthy wedding for 40 people!
Great if that’s what she wants! But it’s such a lot of money for one day!
The other downside is people not linking there photos to original sources!
For example I love these shoes!
Can’t find where they are from!
If you know please tell me, I have tried googling, eBay but I don’t know what brand or what country they are from.
I love them but I may never find them.
Pinterest is a great place for dreaming but you don’t need to get bogged down by it, or hyped up by it!
For me it is time to give up Pinterest! I don’t need any more ideas in my head!
Achieve what you want within your budget and time limit!