At a bridal expo I went to one of the floral vendors used the term ‘Pinterest Wedding’ to describe a style of flowers she can do. Besides my initial thought of “what the hell is that style?” I thought “Is our wedding a Pinterest wedding? I have been using Pinterest a lot to help me plan, so does that make our wedding a Pinterest wedding? Am I not being original?” and to answer my own question, no, it does not make our wedding a Pinterest wedding, and yes, I’m being original.
There is no such thing as a Pinterest wedding. It’s a myth, an idea, a theory, fake, untrue. You name it, Pinterest wedding is not a kind of wedding and no matter what, your wedding was not, is not, and never will be a Pinterest wedding.
Sure you could have an elegant black tie style wedding, or a country style wedding, but it is not a Pinterest wedding. Depending on what part of Pinterest you are on, the style of this black hole of a search engine can vary from modern and chic, to rustic and farmhouse, to bohemian, and everything in between.
Pinterest is not a style or home décor type, it is not a wedding style, it is a website to help inspire and bring creative people together. That is all it is.
So go ahead and use Pinterest to plan every single aspect and detail of your wedding, hell, copy and paste a wedding you found on Pinterest into your wedding planning binder (although I’d advise against that, unless that wedding is your exact perfect style!), or don’t use Pinterest at all, regardless of it, your wedding is not Pinterest’s wedding, or a Pinterest style wedding, it is your wedding, so treat it as that. Chances are that even if you don’t use it at all to plan your wedding, somewhere in Pinterest-land there is a similar or same idea floating out there.
Don’t let someone else tell you that your wedding isn’t “original” or that it is “so Pinterest-y” just because the ideas you love you found on Pinterest.
It is kind of sad that lately I’ve heard people use this as sort of an insult to others. I’ve done plenty of projects inspired by things I’ve found while browsing on my tablet, and when I’ve shown it off instead of hearing “it turned out great!” I’ve heard “That’s really Pinterest-y”- like suddenly anything inspired by Pinterest is unoriginal. Even during my short two months of wedding planning I’ve heard some not-so-nice comments about how I’ve found a lot of things on Pinterest.
Yes I am having chalkboard signs, mason jars, baby’s breath, and more than likely a dozen of other things you can find on Pinterest at my wedding. So go ahead and label our wedding rustic, country, relaxed, fun, frugal- which it is all of those!- but don’t call it a Pinterest wedding, because it is not.
Note: I’m not against Pinterest in the slightest! I love this amazing search engine. Especially as a blogger, I find this site SO helpful for everyone, and I love to use it! I just have grown recently to loathe using Pinterest as a style or type because it seems as if now it is being used to insult others for being “unoriginal” because their idea was found on Pinterest.
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