I'm not going to lie - one of the best things about being engaged is Pinterest. It's also, singlehandedly, the worst thing about being engaged.
The inspiration is SO fantastic... and the pressure is enormous. How will you survive without hand-crafted-mason-jar seating charts?
Answer: You won't. Your wedding will be horrible and EVERYONE WILL KNOW thanks to twitter. Gosh, no pressure, eh?
However, I think I've found one of the biggest lies out there.
You've seen the pictures.
And then the caption. "BABY'S BREATH. Such a big impact and SO inexpensive!!"
Well folks, I'm here to tell you that Pinterest?
Those centerpieces, according to my florist, would cost her over $200 EACH in raw materials.
As in, the December wedding she did actually lost her a little money because she felt horrible charging $200 each for the six centerpieces she did for the family's tables.
$200. As in, I know some people who have wedding rings that cost around $200. And, obviously these centerpieces are best when you have, you know, several dozen of them.
Why $200? Simple. While's baby's breath is relatively inexpensive - because it's used as a "filler" to a more expensive flower, or used to frame other elements of a bouquet, when used en masse, it's pricey just like any other flower. To create the beautiful, snowball effect of these flowers, you would need a HUGE box full of baby's breath.
So, anytime I see something on Pinterest labeled as "inexpensive"... I usually run the other direction.
And while I'm raging against "the man" (the man = Pinterest), can I just say - we could ALL do a little better pinning things with semi-original captions. I loathe when I see a pin that says "Made this cake for little man's birthday - such a hit...." posted to 34 of my friends boards.
I mean, hello, most of you don't even have a "little man" and it just seems so ridiculous to me.
Of course, I'm planning a wedding and I may be a wee bit sensitive.
Sorry about that.
Remember - PINTEREST LIES.
Don't say I never taught you anything.