So we’ve got about 5 months and 19 days left to the big day. Woot? I’m just glad to be ending the madness that is wedding planning, although I do have to admit I enjoy making DIY projects that show off some creativity.
Then comes Pinterest.
On Pinterest, you may find other wedding details that are prettier than what you have envisioned, driving you to the point of insanity. A lot of girls start dreaming and pinning images for their dream wedding (even while single), almost forgetting that they’ll have another half to involve in this process, forgetting it actually costs to have pretty things, especially in the wedding market. All these worked for someone, but it doesn’t mean that the idea would generally be applicable. It has to be personal.
It was all fun in the beginning, but at some point, you’ve got to stop. I’ve got to stop.
Because the invitation is already designed and DIY-ed as I wished to do it, yet seeing all these other pretty invitations makes me feel bad about my designing skills. And then I have to remind myself that – really, it’s not as bad as I think. And right now, I feel silly for letting something as relatively small as invitations get in the way of my self-esteem, because really, that’s not why we’re getting married. And even if people would momentarily appreciate all the aesthetics, these pale compared to the day’s actual meaningful highlights.
A Practical Wedding put it simply:
About 80% of wedding media, both online and in print focuses on aesthetics. And caring about aesthetics is great, up to a point. Make things authentic, make sure they feel like you… and then think about having fun. No one has ever left a wedding saying, “That party was so fun! Did you see the hand lettering on the favors??” No. At a great party, no one even notices the favors because they are so busy dancing/drinking/chatting/catching up/feeling overjoyed for the wedding couple/laughing/eating/telling stories/making memories.
So, phew. I have to stop comparing. This is no competition. It’s a wedding, and it will be different for everybody. Enough about the invitations and let’s plan the party!
On that note, I should probably start pinning not-so-pretty images so I could feel better about myself. (Ok, that was bad.)
(End of monologue)