How to Organize Your Wedding Boards on Pinterest
In the days of social media, it’s easier than ever to keep your wedding details organized. Pinterest, a digital mood board that has become increasingly helpful for wedding planning, offers couples endless ways to stay inspired – so much so that you could probably plan your entire wedding on the platform. Because Pinterest is entirely visual, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to categorize your thoughts and ideas. Put purpose behind each Pin – read on to learn how!
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Step 1: Pin Away
First, it’s important to discover your wedding style. Make a master wedding board dedicated to pinning wedding details you are automatically drawn to. Don’t give too much thought during this stage, as you are opening your mind to different possibilities and wedding styles that may be entirely unfamiliar to you. Have fun, keep it pretty mindless and see what might be repetitive as you seek inspiration.
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Step 2: Declare Your Wedding Style
Now, it’s time to pair down. Start to rid your master board of images you’re not completely wild about. If you’re second guessing an image, get rid of it! You should filter your board to a curated collection of 20-30 images that point to your chosen wedding style. You’ll start to see a theme emerge, which will ultimately help you make smarter decisions throughout the wedding process.
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Step 3: Create Specific Boards
Here is where it’s particularly important to stay organized, while still bringing your wedding vision to life. Create different topic boards that call out different aspects of your wedding, such as “Wedding Dress,” “Hair & Makeup,” “Flowers,” “Cocktail Hour,” and “Stationary” as examples. You can start pinning to your heart’s desire, however, be cautionary and realistic as you whittle down your board. It’s easy to get flustered and misdirected if you have over 100 varying pins for one board. You’ll want to be able to show your vendors a definitive idea of what you want that they can actually execute.
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Step 4: Stay Realistic
Be sure to stay realistic throughout the wedding planning process. If you have already selected your venue, be sure the choices you are making align with the policies put in place for that destination. If you know the time of year your wedding will take place, know that some of the flowers on you Wedding Florals board might be out of season. It’s easy to get sucked into the stunningly-styled bridal photoshoots and over-the-top wedding envy. Keep your budget at the forefront of your decision making, and see how creative you can get in creating the wedding of your dreams!
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Step 5: Pin Savvy
The boundaries of Pinterest extend far beyond the actual platform itself. Consider adding the ‘Pin It’ button to your browser to save useful wedding inspiration as you spot it so you can revisit it later. Similar to a ‘bookmarking’ a page, you can ‘pin’ pertinent articles, wedding venues and prospective vendors using the helpful feature.
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