Pinterest Myths – Behind-the-Pins

Nothing else seems like a better source of wedding inspirations other than Pinterest. This social media application is known for its vast catalog of ideas that’s perfect for couples who are looking for fresh ideas for their big day.  

Are you in need of lighting ideas that will add a magical atmosphere to your wedding venue? Are you looking for gorgeous dress inspirations that will fit your preferences and needs? Do you want to add some quirky antics and entertaining details that will amuse your wedding guests? The good news is Pinterest got it all for you! 

Aside from being a reliable source of ideas, this mobile app has also been a top choice for offering stunning imagery among its audience. With pretty filters and adorable images, Pinterest is becoming a vision board for couples who wants the best for their special day. 

But here’s the question: what’s the reality behind the bright vibrance and fancy filters of these images? Are these pin-worthy images really achievable?  

With years of experience in the wedding industry, here’s our take. 

Pins and Boards: Expectations VS. Reality 

As a destination wedding planner in Greece, numerous couples are presenting us with their well-prepared Pinterest boards and asking us if we can help them achieve those beautiful ideas. Who doesn’t want a Pinterest-worthy wedding, anyway? 

However, the answers that we have for these couples are both yeses and maybes. Yes, we can totally assist you in pulling off that idea but maybe, we need to do some extra precautions with regards to considerations.  

To give you some ideas of the myths and realities of Pinterest, we have listed some of the most common expectations that couples have when planning their wedding in Greece.  

Without further ado, let’s dive into the list! 

Expectations

Perfect for adding elegance to any tablescape, thin and long candles have been popular to brides lately. While casting romantic glow to the whole setup, these gorgeous tapers and their golden candelabras are indeed delightful finishing touch to the whole reception setting!

Reality

If you are planning to get married in Greece, you might want to think twice about these types of candles. Due to its geographical setting, Greece is generally windy all year long! Unless you can hire someone who’s patient enough to relight all the table candles periodically, this pin-worthy idea might not be practical.

Our Solution

To minimize the risk of breeze on your candle lights, you can use glasses to shield your thin candles. Aside from protecting your candles from the Greek winds, elongated glasses made the tapers extra beautiful and extra gorgeous! Just ensure that you’ll use the transparent variety so your guests can freely converse with other invitees.

Flower Walls 

As a destination wedding planner in Greece, numerous couples are presenting us with their well-prepared Pinterest boards and asking us if we can help them achieve those beautiful ideas. Who doesn’t want a Pinterest-worthy wedding, anyway?  

However, the answers that we have for these couples are both yeses and maybes. Yes, we can totally assist you in pulling off that idea but maybe, we need to do some extra precautions with regards to considerations.

To give you some ideas of the myths and realities of Pinterest, we have listed some of the most common expectations that couples have when planning their wedding in Greece.   

Without further ado, let’s dive into the list!  

Expectations

Who wouldn’t be enchanted with the undeniable charm, beauty, and scent of a flower-enlaced wall? Whether it’s romantic roses, calming lavenders or tropical bougainvillea, a wall filled with florals will surely be a perfect backdrop for chic portraits! 

Reality

Do you remember when your Science teacher mentioned that flowers are the food for bees and other insects? Apparently, this idea still deems true even if you’re having the most special day of your life!  

Our Solution 

Don’t let those insects gate crash your wedding by spraying your flower walls with anti-insect repellant. If you hired a florist or a wedding planner, you can even ask them to handle this matter.  

Grazing Tables 

Expectations

Perfect for creative brides, a grazing table is surely a unique and artful way to present your food. By applying some imaginative arrangement techniques, you’ll surely impress your guests with this Instagram-worthy idea! 

Reality

Due to its interesting setup and pleasing aroma, grazing tables attract guests – and insects.  

Our Solution 

Don’t let flies, mosquitos or bees come near to your food by assigning 2 or 3 people to protect the grazing table. Problem solved! 

Fairy Lights 

Expectations

Stars under the Stars: this pretty much describes how magical fairy lights look. Hanging these illumination charmers in your wedding venue can create a whimsical vibe that will surely enchant your guests. 

Reality

To achieve those Stars under the Stars, you need at least 2 days to align 3 km of fairy lights! Aside from taking too long to set up, you also need to deal with those ugly columns where you can hang these lights. 

Our Solution 

Schedule your lights arrangement 2 or 3 days prior to your wedding. As for the unpleasant columns, a professional photographer can surely deal with this! Black cloth cover the columns that makes them invisible during the night. 

Summer Photoshoot

Photo by Bridal Boutique

Expectations

Summer is definitely one of the best seasons for having your wedding! With longer daylight, you’ll surely achieve those golden hour shots that you’re dreaming of. Totally swoon-worthy! 

Reality

A summer wedding is amazing, but its extreme warmth can be annoying and uncomfortable. A 4 pm portrait session in July might sound practical but not when you’re exposed to 42-degree heat! 

Our Solution 

To battle the intense summer heat, don’t forget to consider shadow and shade when planning your wedding. If you want an afternoon outdoor ceremony, choose a venue with trees or any forms of shading! 

You Can Achieve Your Dream Wedding 

Spoiler alert: you can have a Pinterest-worthy celebration, but you have to trust your wedding planner all throughout the process. As a wedding professional, we would love to help you live your wedding imaginations. Besides, we have a solution for everything! 

If you’re still looking for a wedding planner in Greece, contact us today.