A note about planning a Pinterest-Perfect wedding.
Pinterest is an amazing tool that over the years has become the must-use site for brides to plan their weddings. It allows you to see and sort thousands -if not millions- of images from weddings, editorial shoots and vendors across the world. It really is a great place for brainstorming and visually organizing ideas.
Here’s the problem…
When we look at Pinterest we are only seeing the best one or two images from that wedding or event. When we combine the very best moments of multiple weddings, we create a gallery that looks like our dream wedding. The images most likely come from all corners of the world, contain many photos from styled editorial shoots (that aren’t from real weddings at all), and images from mountain weddings, prairie weddings, barn weddings, and lavish hotel weddings…. truly every thing you can imagine.
Compiling a wide array of images into one diverse gallery, portrays an idea of a dream wedding, one that would require a fairytale budget -and weeks of traveling- to accomplish. Really, these galleries are exactly that, a fantasy. No one wedding or event could ever look that diverse – or that perfect.
The truth is, Your wedding will be just like your marriage, not perfect but indescribably happy.
Don’t get me wrong. I want your day to be perfect. I will do everything I can to help things go smoothly and to document your day to make it look the best I can. I’d love it if your images made it to the annals of Pinterest, but my priority is documenting the genuine moments and connections between you, your spouse, and your family.
Things will go wrong because life is messy, and if Pinterest-level-expectations make you stress about the little stuff, you won’t be able to fully enjoy the big stuff.
Your wedding will be better than you can imagine, but not in any way that can be pinned to Pinterest.
So, dont abandon Pinterest. Use it wisely, Search it for recipes, craft ideas, workout routines, and maybe even some help on planning your big day. But don’t let the illusion of the perfect Pinterest wedding set you up for disappointment. Hire experienced vendors you can trust, get to know them and let them surprise you, and then leave the big pinterest-perfect expectations behind and simply enjoy.