Pinterest has made the wedding planning process even more inspired! With Pinterest, brides have access to a huge collection of wedding inspirations. Pinterest can save you money with DIY projects, help you connect with wedding bloggers, get advice and inspiration from previous brides, grooms and bridesmaids, and allow you to collect images that can help make your dream wedding a reality.
A bride can also use group boards on Pinterest while planning her wedding. By inviting her groom, sister(s), best friend(s), wedding planner, or mom she can share her vision of her big day while getting visual advice and inspiration from those whose opinions she trusts the most.
The following Pinterest influencers have amazing and unique wedding boards. Below they have shared some advice on how a bride can use Pinterest while planning her wedding.
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“What I love about Pinterest is there’s no need to carry around large three-ring binders when you’re meeting with your wedding planner – all you need is your smart phone and the Pinterest app!”
Lucinda says: “Pinterest is a great tool for planning your wedding and managing all of your ideas. You find something on the internet that inspires you, you pin it, and you’ll have the link to the resource for more information, tutorials, or pricing. On Pinterest you can create as many boards as you like, or just start with a single board such as Wedding and pin all your favorite ideas from wedding blogs, stationary sites, dress designers, and more. The sky is the limit for pinning inspiration.”
“If you’re the more organized type you can create unique boards that help you find what you’re looking for faster than browsing through a single board. You can create boards like DIY Weddings, Dresses, Hairstyles, Favors, and so on. What I love about Pinterest is there’s no need to carry around large three-ring binders when you’re meeting with your wedding planner, dress designer, or caterer. All you need is your smart phone and the Pinterest app for easy access. There are so many beautiful ideas on the Internet, have fun pinning, and enjoy your beautiful wedding!”
“Pinterest has become almost a personal assistant to many in the process of planning and designing a wedding. When a client doesn’t know where to begin, I often hand them my iPad open to my Pinterest page and tell them to look through the different boards and tell me which ones catches their eye.”
Kaleb says: “If there’s one thing that I’ve learned over my years working as a wedding designer, it’s that rarely does anything happen as expected or come about the easy way. That is part of the beauty of an ever changing and evolving industry. Often when I meet a client for the first time one of the first things they say is, ‘I just don’t even know where to start!’ My answer is always the same: start by finding something that inspires you. That can be an image, a pattern or fabric, a floral arrangement or a family heirloom. If you find something you absolutely love, that can set the foundation for building a beautiful event.”
“Pinterest has become almost a personal assistant to many in the process of planning and designing a wedding because of the wealth of inspiration that is ever growing. When a client doesn’t know where to begin, I often hand them my iPad open to my Pinterest page and tell them to look through the different boards and tell me which ones catches their eye. You can see which one they’re drawn to before they even say anything because their eyes light up and they just want to keep looking. Each one of my weddings boards have been originally created for one of my clients as a way for us to track inspiration and make sure we’re continually on the same page. I love how a quick browse of a certain theme can open the door for ideas to start flowing.”
“People love getting to see something as opposed to just hearing about it- it’s the visual element that generally begins the creative process. And that’s what I love about what I’ve been able to curate the quantity and quality of boards that I have. It’s almost like you get to shop through tons of different weddings all categorized by theme and color. And it’s not just about the ceremony and reception, it’s the details that I love most from the flowers to the invitations, to the shoes and everything else. It’s amazing how the design of an invitation can open up an entire design plan or the colors of a peony can inspire your whole tablescape. Sometimes you just have to take the time to search and discover what’s right for you. Pinterest has provided the platform for incredible inspiration and the best way of keeping things on track and organized.”
“Having a website like Pinterest at your fingertips can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you have a wealth of ideas and inspirations to draw from, but on the other, you have so many choices and options that it can be difficult to make any sort of decision.”
Jen says: “Wedding planning is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming and stressful for a lot of people. Although it is meant to be a time to celebrate love and family, many people can get wrapped up in everything from colour schemes to party themes, and sometimes lose focus on the important aspects that make a wedding so special. Having a website like Pinterest at your fingertips can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you have a wealth of ideas and inspirations to draw from, but on the other, you have so many choices and options that it can be difficult to make any sort of decision. The trick is figuring out how to use it to your advantage and not letting it suck you into a swirl of ambivalence and indecisiveness.”
“In the early stages of planning, I would advise couples to set some time aside and just go crazy. Explore as many boards and pins as you can, compile a collection of everything you love, and then start to narrow them down to a few favourites. But then try and steer clear from the Pinterest world until the wedding is over. It will be tempting to continue searching for the newest and greatest pins, but eventually you need to draw the line and realize that your big day will be all that you’ve dreamt it to be – without having to keep peeking for more. Realistically, you can’t do it all. Even if you could, you want the focus to be on the two of you, not on how incredible your grand sparkler exit was at the end of the night. Have fun with it, but don’t go overboard!”
The Next Step
Now that you’re feeling inspired, create your dream wedding board or add to your existing wedding board to make sure that your big day will be one that you and your loved ones will never forget. See Pinterest’s Weddings section for more inspiration. Share your favorite wedding boards in the comments below!