The day you have been waiting for has finally arrived. You have a sparkling stunner on your left hand and you are ready to start planning your big day. Then you get on Pinterest and see all kinds of things. Burlap table runners! Candles in mason jars! Photobooths for days! It can be hard to separate what you actually like from what’s just cute and hip at the time.
So how do you avoid having the “Pinterest” wedding? You know, the one that may photograph beautifully but is actually an overdone event that incorporates way too many DIYs and fads? It is time to get back to basics.
Think about who you are as a couple. What types of activities do you enjoy doing together? How did you meet? Where are you from? When coming up with the overall feel for the wedding, these are the details to take into consideration. I always tell my couples to avoid Pinterest until they have an idea of what they want. Pinterest is an amazing tool for finding ideas and inspiration, but it’s way too easy to be overwhelmed by the endless options.
Once you have an idea of the look and feel you are going for, talk to your Wedding Planner if you have one. He or she will help you clarify and refine those concepts into something beautiful and functional. If you are going sans Planner, keep in mind that more is not always more. Find a trusted friend or family member to bounce ideas off of. (And by that, I mean just one person; asking everyone you know will only further confuse you).
All in all, you want to look back at your wedding twenty or thirty years down the road and admire it for its beauty and integrity, not laugh at your former self for thinking that putting a moustache on everything would be “cool”. Celebrate your love and be true to who you are; that’s what the perfect wedding is all about.