I really wish Pinterest would have been a “thing” when I got married. Instead, I spent a fortune on the latest bridal magazines and post it noted the heck out of them. Newly engaged, it was so dreamy to think about possibilities for our wedding- the venue, the dress, the flowers- be still my heart! Was there any of these ideas that I could DIY to save some money? Knowing my personality, that was a big “no” and I quickly moved on…
Most often however, almost immediately after a bride gets engaged, she begins her wedding Pinterest boards (here’s ours!). With the hours of frenzied pinning comes the inevitable “Pinterest Pressure”. Endless DYI pins to make your own table runners, centerpieces, and flower bouquets. Brides quickly become overwhelmed with projects to give their wedding that personalized touch. How hard can it be right?!
Fast forward to 2 months before the wedding and the bride is up to her eye balls in burlap and 4 flowers for her bouquet because she can’t find the right shade of blush to make the flowers look real. Panic sets in and either the bride starts pulling all nighters or she gives up most of her Pinterest projects.
Our advice, choose one or two small projects that you find meaningful. Focus your time and attention on these smaller projects, you will be able to incorporate your personal touches without feeling overwhelmed. Plus, these will be a great memory of your wedding planning. Leave the big projects (cake, floral, catering) to the professionals If you are feeling really motivated here are a few of our favorite DIY projects!
Don't let Pinterest get the best of you! Perfect for inspiration, not comparison. I'd love to hear about your thoughts/uses of Pinterest while planning your wedding!