Planning a wedding can be both the most exciting and most stressful task of your life, depending on how detailed you want this wedding to be. There are so many parts of you and your future spouse that you want to shine through on this very special day. From the theme, to the dress, to the food and more- where do you start and how do you choose? Finding Pinterest wedding inspiration is a fun and easy way to wrangle all those ideas you have bouncing around in your head into an organized vision. Pinterest has become a trusty resource for brides all over the globe – helping them find inspiration, plan accordingly, and make sure everyone working to bring the wedding to life is on the same page. In this blog post we are going to show you how to utilize Pinterest to gather ideas for wedding inspiration and make planning for your wedding day so much easier.
Following the Right Blogs
At the end of the day, Pinterest is just a giant platform mostly used by bloggers to find content for their specific interests and get creative. In order to find the content that is right for you, you will need to make sure that you are following the right blogs. Bloggers who post primarily about weddings, food, and beautiful locations are ideal for planning out your special day! You can find blogs by searching keywords like “wedding planning” or “wedding dress” into the search bar and following the blogs who repost what you connect with. There is only one way to make sure you are gathering the right content that you want for your wedding, and this is it!
A Pinterest board is a catalog of all of the inspiration that you find for one specific topic or category. For example, when creating a board for ‘Wedding Themes’, you would only “pin” or “save” photos and tips that revolve around the themes of your wedding that you are considering to this specific board. This can be a fantastic and easy way to stay organized, as well as, narrow down your wedding inspiration to a more realistic vision.
Engaging with Other Users
Pinterest isn’t just a place for you to get lost for hours and feel overwhelmed by the millions of different directions you could go for your wedding day. It is a place where real people spend time gathering inspiration that they connect with. Whether it’s healthy recipes, DIY home projects, or planning a wedding, Pinterest is a place for creatives alike to foster their ideas into a reality. Use this to your advantage. Most likely the users who are re-blogging wedding photos and tips, are also men and women who are planning their very own weddings. So, reach out to them – comment on their posts and ask questions. This is a great way to create a community of like-minded people going through exactly what you are going through!
What to Look for on Pinterest
Hair Style Ideas: There can be a million and one visions you have about what you want to look like on your special day. Do you want your hair up? Or do you want your hair down? Do you want beading worked into your hair or a simple braid instead? Coming up with ideas from Pinterest and creating a board specifically for ‘Wedding Hairstyles’ ideas is a wonderfully easy way to stay organized!
Wedding Dress Ideas: The most popular search that brides take advantage of on Pinterest is the wedding dress – totally understandable. The wedding dress is arguably the most sentimental pieces of a wedding. If you are having trouble deciding whether you want an all lace dress, or a plunging neckline, finding inspiration on Pinterest can help narrow those ideas down. Create a board for just ‘Wedding Dresses’ and get to pinning!
Food Ideas: Aside from being a part of your most treasured day, your guests are going to be looking forward to the food just as much. Don’t forget about all of those groomsmen too. Finding the perfect dishes for your wedding via Pinterest will not only be quite easy, but might also leave you drooling over your phone after an hour of pinning recipes.
Dedicating Time to Pinning
There can be a ton of content to choose from on Pinterest, so making sure that you dedicate at least 30 minutes daily to “pinning” can be a great way to get inspired, while also being cautious not go ‘Pinterest Crazy’… trust us, it’s a thing. When you dedicate yourself to finding Pinterest Wedding Inspiration, as well as putting it all together, you are taking a great deal of weight off of you and your wedding planner’s shoulders. After dedicating your time to finding inspiration, you can clear your mind of all of the wedding ideas you have stored up in there and focus your time elsewhere!
Working with Your Wedding Planner on Pinterest
Wedding planners are extremely good at bringing wedding visions to life, but that’s not to say that you can’t make it a little easier on them by coming prepared. When creating a visually aesthetic and organized Pinterest, you are allowing your vision to be seen rather than just explained. It is a fun and easy way to make sure you and everybody involved in the planning of your wedding, are on the same page. Another great tool, if you don’t want to spend too much time online, is to ask your wedding planner to create wedding boards of all of the ideas that you have talked about together. After your wedding planner gathers Pinterest wedding inspiration, you can sit down together and compare your findings to create one vision!
Whatever it is that you are narrowing down on Pinterest (hair, dresses, cakes, etc.), make sure to create a specific board for each topic, and pin only things that you are truly drawn to for YOUR wedding. There are lots of beautiful photos on Pinterest so by making sure that you are staying true to what you like, and not just what looks pretty, you are allowing Pinterest to be a valuable asset in planning your wedding. This can be a fun and easy way to stay focused and excited about your special day as you count down the months to kick off!
Pinterest isn’t just for organizing your vision for your special day before the wedding, Pinterest can be a great tool for keeping your ideas and inspirations together in one place post-wedding too! So, don’t forget to pin us (Affordable Preservation on Pinterest) to your “Post Wedding Ideas” as a reminder to get your wedding dress properly cleaned, and preserved after the wedding!! Read more on the importance of cleaning your wedding dress here!