Okay, so Pinterest has not really ruined marriages. However, I think the website has created this cult of women who do not desire a loving marriage, but a fantasy wedding. It does not matter who they marry, as long as their dream wedding comes true. I have seen both engaged and single (yes, single) women pin their entire wedding: venue, gown, cake, color scheme, food, hair, makeup, flowers, and so on. The captions of the pins read: “OMG, totally happening at my wedding…GOT TO HAVE THIS…This gown, but with lace…” Without attending their weddings (or fantasy wedding), I already know exactly how it will look.
Save it, sister.
Pinterest is obviously a great place to store your ideas. Planning a wedding is a big deal, in no way am I saying it is not. Since this is such a special event, I believe the planning should be shared with the fiance, family, and close friends: not the rest of the world. Honestly, a few wedding pins here and there is tolerable; it is when the pins become 20 a day…from the Victoria’s Secret panty that will be worn under the dress to the chalkboard “Mr. & Mrs.” sign. If you REALLY need to pin your ideas for future reference, create a private board. Plus, it is more fun to surprise the guests! Imagine if Kate Middleton had pinned her entire wedding; there would have been less anticipation.
Less wedding pins and more casserole recipes would be great (and beneficial to my rumbling stomach)!