No wonder brides of a pre-digital era were caught in a unappetising cycle of bouffant dresses and buffet dinners.
They didn't have the wonderful world of social media to enthuse and inspire them, quenching their thirst for ideas like a particularly imaginative fairy godmother.
Part of the joy of wedding planning nowadays is the ability to submerse oneself in the visual feast that is Pinterest, Instagram and more. We can save our pennies and instead get crafty by appropriating other peoples' bold and brilliant concepts.
From pop-up bars to homemade pom-poms and creative styling tips, we bring you the very best wedding ideas from social media. Sorting a wedding has never been so easy - or so fun...