Originally Posted by FromScratchSF
I'm finding it harder and harder to smile thru my consultations when every bride pulls out the Maggie Austin Ruffle Cakes from Pinterest with stars in their eyes. I hate those stupid ruffles that 1. NOBODY WANTS TO PAY FOR, 2, THAT EVERYONE IS CALLING "CLEAN AND MODERN" or "SIMPLE", and 3. DOESN'T WANT IN FONDANT.
I feel my creative steam withering and dying trying to come up with my own take and designs with them but there is only so much one can do. Stupid ruffles. Arrrrggggghhhhhh. Have I complained about this before? Probably. Do I still smile and make ruffle cakes? Just wait till the year is out - my portfolio is going to FILLED with stupid ruffle cakes. Joy.
Hahaha! I have a ruffle cake this weekend and I don't care.
I don't think Pinterest is so bad, it just accelerates the trends that come and go. It's no worse than it used to be when wedding magazines set a trend, it just happens faster so we're all getting inundated with the same requests in a shorter time period. Look at it this way...If the ruffle cake had been promoted by Brides magazine ten years ago, it would have taken longer to catch on and it would have lingered much longer. Now we'll have it in a short burst then something else will come along.
What drives me crazy more than pinterest is wedding blogs in general and photo shoots, which I guess would be the evil parents of Pinterest. I've complained about looking at too many blogs that have a plain white background, overexposed photos of brides and grooms' torsos but their heads cropped out (what's with all the decapitation?) and the pictures of the bridal party all jumping in the air at the same time (why?) for years. There's a mind-numbing sameness throughout the wedding industry in general...Blah.