My Break from Pinterest

That’s right. I’m officially off of Pinterest for the next 9 or 10 months. I’ve already shared my opinion about Pinterest before on this blog, and I wanted to reiterate it now that I’m engaged (gasp!) I’ve spent my fair share of time pinning away dreamy things on Pinterest and thinking of the day when I’ll walk down the aisle.

Pinterest makes me think everything in a wedding looks so rosy. Not quite. I’m sure I’m going to be tired, my teeth aren’t going to be glowing white and I’m absolutely, 100% sure I’ll be sweaty. (Sorry for that–but it’s true). I’ve sworn off Pinterest while planning so that I can clearly imagine my wedding the way I want it to look and not be inundated with possible alternatives that might make me second guess myself about silly things like colors and the amount of mason jars I can realistically fit into my decor.

Pinterest has started to come out as an added stress during wedding planning, setting unrealistic expectations for the day. With all of those beautiful and widely varying images laid out in front of me, I can’t help but think I’d want it all and then be disappointed when it doesn’t come true.

My less-than-perfect fix? Google images. That way I can only see precisely what I type in to the search bar. I see pink and green weddings. I see paper flowers. I do not see royal blue weddings with 24-Karat details. I do not see purple macaroons or yellow and white fresh Easter Lilies. I’ve picked my colors and my flowers. Pinterest, you’re just too tempting.

See you on the flip side, Pinterest!

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4 thoughts on “My Break from Pinterest

  1. Good on you!!! As I read your more recent post about wedding planning, I thought to myself how my planning was made more simple by the fact that I hadn’t discovered blogs etc yet & only bought about 3 magazines (married in 2007). I think it’s great that you’re stepping away from Pinterest as I’ve often thought how hard it must be for people to plan weddings now with the overload and everyone seemingly making them magazine-photo-shoot-ready. I wish you luck in finding what is a true representation of you, your fiance and your family away from all the extra noise.

    • Thank you so much! It’s definitely helping me keep a clear head and not get caught up in envy of other weddings – I can’t wait to make it all my own!

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