When we reached out to some of our favorite area wedding planners about their tips for brides and grooms, we were shocked to discover that several of them came back with the tip to ditch Pinterest. Seriously!

Yep, the experts suggest that brides and grooms lay off the Pinterest boards when planning. Don’t get them wrong, Pinterest is a fabulous addition to the social media family, and can be a great tool when planning a wedding, but in too many instances, Pinterest is often the culprit behind copycat ideas, unoriginality and weddings that feel disingenuous.

Whether you’re an avid Pinterest user or just signing up as you begin your planning, here are some tips from the pros on how to utilize Pinterest without abusing it.

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  • Once you have found your vision, stop collecting Pinterest photos. You will get too overwhelmed! Make it YOUR wedding, not Pinterests.

Sandy Stringer of Strings & Champagne Events


  • Pinterest makes it difficult to create a cohesive wedding look that is true to you and your fiancée. Use Pinterest as a tool, but remember to choose things that you like too. For example, your wedding bouquet doesn’t have to be a replica of a Pinterest image. You can use the image as a jumping point and then work to find ways to make it unique to your taste. Also, remember that a wedding planner can help you create a cohesive look and help avoid the pitfalls of adding so many details that they get lost in the day and have no impact on your guests.

— Jenn Robirds of Jenn Robirds Events


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Top photo by H & Company / copyright Real Weddings Magazine. Bottom photo by Samantha Kirk Photography.

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s writer, Kelley Saia. 

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