How to use Pinterest to plan my wedding
Pinterest is a widely used tool for wedding planning, but how do you use Pinterest to plan your wedding without getting overwhelmed?
Firstly, a word of warning. A lot of pictures on Instagram could well be way out of budget. There is no point in saving images of florals that cost £25,000 when you have a £500 budget.
Lets begin by building our Pinterest boards, only once you have established a starting point for your look, read about that HERE.
I absolutely LOVE Pinterest, but when I design weddings and shoots, I don’t like to imitate, so I build boards based around textiles, textures and overall feel. For example, my snow-white board incorporated a rich red velvet, a shiny apple, and pictures of the sun beams in a glade in the woodland. This way the suppliers were able to get creative and to bring to life something original.
Step one: Create an overall ‘Wedding Board’ go through and Pin things that take your fancy, no need to be frugal here as we will curate a bit later. Be sure to think about how you want the wedding to ‘feel’ so don’t just use wedding pics, you can find materials you like, interior design, think outside of just weddings.
Step two: Take your time, you do not need to do this all-in-one go, in fact, you will get a more rounded picture if you come back to it over a couple of weeks. Do not forget to involve your partner in this process!
Step 3: Now its time to review what you have saved, are there similar images? Which one do you like best? What you are aiming for now is a clarity in your vision. Narrow down to an overall look and feel of the wedding that you want.
Step 4: Next, I would be inclined to set up individual boards for all of the details that you are planning for:
Really drill down into the subjects including colours, fonts, ribbons, placemats. Glassware etc etc
TOP TIP: Did you know that you can create secret boards?? So if you are worried about friends and family seeing, just make it secret and share with just the relevant people.
When you set up your boards share them with me so I can help if you need.