Because you should be able to tell the difference between your boss’s daughter’s wedding photos and your own.
In the past two years we have seen Pinterest dominate our Bride’s Wedding Vision. While we enjoy offering a “Secret Board” for our Brides, we also offer design tips on putting a spin on their ideas, so their Wedding reflects the couple’s personalities. Let’s be honest, you wouldn’t walk into Dillard’s and buy the same outfit your friend just bought because you loved it. You would look around and find the style and color that fits You.
This is a humorous look at how Pinterest influences our lives. Thank you Meredith for this fun look into Pinterest.
Patti & Melinda
Elegant Whim’s Top Ten Ways Pinterest Has Dominated the Wedding World.
1) Mason Jars
Anywhere. Seriously. There is other glassware available. Unless you are actually using it for canning purposes, look at other options before using these. We’re not saying you can’t find a unique way of incorporating them – but it will be have to be incredibly creative at this point.
* Planners Note: Visit your local thrift stores or charter stores, ( Goodwill etc.) you purchase all types of unique glassware to use as vases. It doesn’t have to be a vase, to be used as a vase.
2.) Chalkboard signs. Any kind.
Chalkboard art can be a beautiful way to include a talented cousin or sibling, but white curly cue writing does not art make.
and framed in distressed wood
3.) Twinkly lights
Lighting is a huge part of the reception. Unfortunately, regular icicle lights are everywhere. There are other soft lighting options out there with different ways of hanging them, etc. Do a little digging. Here are a couple.
4.) Outdoor weddings
In the pictures it looks like a fairy tale. In reality it’s sticky, buggy, hot, dirty, and it might rain. Food for thought.
5.) Gold Glitter.
Ladies. Please. It gets everywhere. There are other things that sparkle
It’s a natural resource, it’s durable, and you can do anything with it. That doesn’t mean you should do EVERYTHING with it.
If you have a fresh (and we mean fresh) take on it, by all means go for it. Otherwise, we’re ok with never seeing another burlap table runner for as long as we live.
8.) Date idea/ marriage advice guest book
Usually on popsicle sticks that go in mason jars. Your wedding is not the only one that your guests will have to attend this year – give them a break from trying to think too hard. Most of them just want to wish you well anyway. Your single friends will especially thank you.
* Planners Note: Choose something you can use as decor in your new home. That way it will be a reminder of everyone that shared your Special Day and not collecting dust on a shelf or worse yet, tossed out when you move.
They’re beautiful. Who’s going to light them/get rid of them when they burn out? Other options, test the candles before you buy them in bulk. This way you will know if they will last the 6-8 hours needed for the reception time. What time of day is your reception, chances are if it is in the summer, it doesn’t get dark until 9 or after. Use the battery operated ones,they have a great life span.
10.) Tin buckets/watering cans as vases and/or drink coolers.
Real vases really aren’t that bad, and actual coolers work better. If you are going to go for the tin though, at least decorate them. Just not with burlap.
* Planners note; At my son and daughter in law’s rehearsal dinner, I used a large cooler, draped it with white satin and lined with white clean plastic. Filled it with Ice, added a scoop. It worked great and the ice did not melt. Unfortunately, I was having such a great time, I forgot to take any photos.
All of these things can be done in a unique way. Take some time to really think about who you and your fiancé are, and how you can make even the smallest details your own. Remember that people are coming to celebrate your matrimony, not your pinterest board.
Elegant Whims Intern