Weddings and Pinterest: A Flawed Relationship

Planning a Vintage Wedding? Lusting over beautiful shabby chic wedding décor, or maybe you are more of a modern vintage style bride with a love for relaxed romantic informal style wedding flowers...

70% of brides-to-be admit to having wedding-themed Pinterest boards before they are even engaged! 

Engaged girls worldwide scroll past picture after picture of extravagant receptions, magazine-worthy engagement photos and designer dresses. They want their weddings to imitate what they see on Pinterest. The truth is .. this doesn't happen organically by a “D.I.Y. bride”!   A stumbling block to social media wedding planning lies in the sheer number of options. Brides have access to so much content that it can be overwhelming. It’s easy to get carried away with so many ideas at a bride’s fingertips.

Since its beginning, Pinterest has garnered lots of attention from brides-to-be as a place to gather all kinds of photos of things that they might like to have at their wedding, from favors and handcrafted decor to what kind of photo shots the couple would like to have taken on the day. However, other than just losing valuable time to the pinning site, some brides may find themselves stricken with the DIY bug and without the knowledge or time to pull off these wedding related projects and on-the-day styling - ultimately it ends up ruining the run up to their Big Day. 

Doing projects for an upcoming wedding can be a fun way for a bride and her husband-to-be to spend time together – if your lucky enough to have a fiancee who's interested in helping out, that is! :-)   But there is a lot to consider when taking on DIY projects that some people do not think about before starting them, especially how much time, work and money that can go into the projects before the wedding.... not to mention the storing of all the gear! 

While it may seem more cost effective to make and source certain wedding props instead of hiring a company to do it for you, if you do not have the know-how or the time, you may end up paying more in the long run. Getting closer to the wedding date what we see happening is Bride's panic as they  do not like the look of their DIY finished products and the decor items they have collected along the way throughout their engagement, - they realise the importance of how it's styled on the day. They end up paying double in the long run by having wasted their time and materials only to hire a wedding styling specialist.   

Pinterest makes whimsical, vintage weddings look like a snap, but before taking on big projects, give us a call @ Vintage Affair or get a quotes from your local companies who specialise in wedding prop hire and vintage wedding decor styling so you don't have to recruit your friends and family members to put things together on your Big Day. This can cause untold stress not only on the bride but friends and family members who may have to give up their time to help you finish the projects you thought you would have time for but underestimated how long certain projects can take and what a big job it will be on the morning of the Big Day to pull everything together. 

If you have the time and are a crafty person at heart, you may complete the projects on time and as planned, but never underestimate the importance of having a professional assist you before and during the wedding day itself. Your wedding day is one of the most special days in anyone's life, and you do not want it to be ruined by tacky looking décor and styling. If it means saving for a little while more in order to achieve the look you desire on your wedding day, do so. Atmosphere and ambiance is more important than some people think and the romantic emotions that vintage weddings evoke can be so easily undone by a very “DIY” looking wedding. 

Vintage Affair Top Tip:  Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish for the Biggest Day of your life. Relax and enjoy the run up to your wedding.   xxx


Edel Cooney - Vintage Affair


Vintage Wedding Decor
Wedding Props Ireland