Did you know that 67% of us have a wedding board going before we’re even engaged? Yes, we’re looking at you! Well to be fair we’ve attended a few weddings this year already low and behold everyone has the same damn Pinterest ideas.
We’re talking the polaroid guestbook; the neon sign and the flip flops for guests. Pinterest was, dare we say it, becoming a little cliché. Don’t get us wrong though we love Pinterest and it can be a huge help when planning a wedding along with providing stunning inspiration for the big day but with that comes severe anxiety by giving us an overdose of choice. Which in turn leads to us spending money on décor you’ll see at every other wedding this year.
Here are tips you can use to avoid the Pinterest clichés you’ll see online to keep your wedding day unique:
Trends are ultimately something that everyone is doing, we’d recommend working hard to steer clear of these otherwise your wedding will end up looking like everyone else’s, which isn’t very special or memorable for your guests or you. Nothing wrong with finding your inspiration on Pinterest but be targeted with this. Only pull out a couple of ideas and put your own spin on them instead. When browsing Pinterest make sure you ask the question “does this represent us?”, “what’s the reason I want this?” and “does this work in our venue?”
Asking yourself why you are doing or choosing something is one of the best things you can do. Always back yourself and don’t worry about it looking too “wedding-y. If you haven’t seen other people do it chances are good your wedding will be more unique and leave a lasting impression.
A simple starting point
Get back to basics – maybe start with selecting a couple key colours that you and your partner love that spark some ideas. Also, maybe discuss a rough design route you want to go down. This way you might be more of a traditional, modern or maximalist which helps get the planner and all involved a place to start with.
Step away from weddings
When on Pinterest rather use key words like set design, restaurant, interior and stay as far away from the word wedding as possible. By fine tuning your search you will come across some fantastic ideas that should sit within what you are looking for.
Trust your suppliers
There’s been an increasing tendency to just share images with your suppliers and ask them to recreate exactly that. While it’s important to work closely with them. It’s most important to share some initial thoughts and ideas with them and let them come up with suggestions and ideas. You’re paying them might as well make the most of their creativity and let them help you inspire you.
Look elsewhere for everyday inspiration
Look to your camera roll its filled with lots of photos from restaurants, gardens and shop fronts. Inspiration is everywhere so if anything, we suggest putting together a small selection of images, textures, colours that you can share with your florist and caterer if they are helping with tableware. Keep these images snappy so you have a clear vision and don’t get too distracted.
But most importantly have fun with it and don’t take yourself too seriously.
Happy planning rubies
Let us know in the comments below if any of you are planning a wedding this year and have your oh so dreamy wedding Pinterest board?