It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the time-sucking social media channel Pinterest. And I’m sure most of you are, too. Although I have a list of pet peeves regarding the website (don’t pin 100 images in the span of 5 minutes- it’s annoying), it has really helped me in many areas. Pinterest has brought new readers to my blog, supplied me with some kick-ass recipes to try out and gives me tips and tricks to make my life easier.
What I love about Pinterest is that you organize your “pins” into categories. Most people have categories for recipes, clothes and home decor inspiration- and no one looks twice at those. But for some reason the topic of having a Pinterest board dedicated to your wedding becomes a much-talked about topic. I originally heard a funny conversation about this topic while listening to the Elvis Duran Show on the way to work in my car, and thought I’d give my 2 cents on it.
It seems that a majority of people (mainly men) feel that women having a wedding Pinterest board is certifiably crazy. Guys are turned off at the fact that you’ve only been dating them for a few months and you already have photos of what you want your dress to look like. Guys laugh at girls who are single and are pinning away engagement photo inspirations. Guys who are engaged see the elaborate decor ideas their fiance is pinning and get worried about their bank account. But is this always the case?
I myself have a wedding Pinterest board. I post photos of cute dresses, yummy cakes, decor ideas and color schemes. While I’m not engaged yet, I am in a committed relationship with someone who I plan on marrying. I use my Pinterest board to keep track of things I see that I like and may want to use in the long run. How else am I going to remember in a year or 2 (or 3 or 4) that cute idea I saw on a blog unless I bookmark the page or pin it? I’m by no means planning my future wedding as we speak, but I do like to keep track of things for when that day comes. It’s helpful to have ideas and inspiration, as well as helpful websites, when the times does come.
But for some reason, many people think that this is silly. They roll their eyes at girls with wedding Pinterest boards and make us sound crazy. They think we’re rushing into things and we’re obsessed with a stupid “day” that’s far in the future. But couldn’t you use that same argument for anything we pin? We pin tons of recipes that we might not make right this second. We might pin crockpot recipes even though we don’t current have one (but plan on getting one in the future!) We pin photos of gorgeous bathrooms even though we still live at home and can’t re-decorate our own (but we will move out some day in the future). See what I mean? This concept can apply to anything, so why does the wedding aspect get such a bad rap.
So now that we’ve established women who are dating/engaged having a wedding board, does the same go for single women? I think it’s fine for single women to have a Pinterest board dedicated to their wedding. Honestly, I think it’s a tad silly, but I get it. A girl can still pin pretty images even if she hasn’t had a boyfriend in 3 years. As long as she isn’t becoming obsessive or isn’t one of those girls who thinks she is an actual Disney princess and should be treated like one (I know a few of these in real life- it’s sad), then it’s fine.
So what are your thoughts on Pinterest wedding boards? Do you think single women having them is weird? And what does your guy/guy friends think about this?