I love Pinterest! It ranks right up there on my list of favorite things right below Pottery Barn throws and my homemade taco’s. If you’re a Pinterest addict like me, check out my profile sometime. I have wedding inspiration boards along with healthy eating + living, inspiration + motivation, heathy relationships, home decor ideas and more!
Brides naturally find Pinterest to be a GREAT tool for planning their weddings. And I couldn’t agree more — it really lends itself well to gathering loads of inspiration for that purpose. But I’ve found that there are definitely some things to keep in mind and some “best practices” in using Pinterest to plan your big day. And pinning things to your boards is only the very first step.
There are four important parts to using Pinterest effectively to plan your wedding:
You’re probably already doing this step. If not, it’s easy to get started. (But don’t blame me if it’s not so easy to stop!)
Creating boards full of inspiration is essentially what Pinterest is all about, so this is where the fun really begins! But make sure you have an organized approach when it comes to collating your inspiration. If you don’t, you could end up feeling very overwhelmed very quickly!
Tip: create a separate board for each category. take a second first to consider all of the different elements of your wedding. The flowers, the stationery, your hair and makeup, your dress…and the list goes on.
Your Pinterest boards can be quite a personal thing, to begin with, but when you are ready to start making some decisions it can be a great way to collaborate with your wedding vendors. Click here for Tips on How To Choose a Wedding Photographer that is Right For You!
Also, check out my blog post on 5 Reasons you Need a Wedding Planner
Tip: Invite your wedding vendors to view and collaborate on your boards and offer their own advice and inspiration. It’s a great way to communicate your wedding ideas to your vendors visually so they know exactly what you are after.
This is the biggie and the main thing I really want you to take away from this post.
Do you know the look on your hair stylist’s face when you walk in with a head full of frizz and ask for a style exactly like Kim Kardashian’s? Yeah. Don’t make your vendor team give you that look. We want to make you happy. It’s why most of us are in the business! But chances are that we’re not going to be able to precisely recreate that pin you love. It was taken in a specific location, with specific lighting that is often dependent on weather, and a million other variables that come together to produce a one-of-a-kind photo. And even if we try to recreate a pin for you, it will at best be a mimicry of someone else’s work at someone else’s wedding. If you choose to go that route, you’re missing out on the opportunity to make your wedding the unique celebration of YOU that it could be.
So instead of asking your wedding vendors to imitate someone else’s work, allow us the freedom to be creative for you. You can still use your Pinterest boards to show us the kinds of things you love and communicate your style and the feel of the event you’re going for! I use my boards that way, myself. But open your mind and give us your trust, and I promise we’ll deliver amazing things.
Then, maybe just maybe… you’ll see future brides pinning YOUR wedding. 🙂
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December 18, 2017
Your Boise based Wedding and Senior Photographer with BIG dreams! At the age of 23 I invested in my very first "pink-Sony" digital camera. Little did I know, that camera would ignite a passion for capturing the most precious seasons of life! If you're reading this, you've made it to the part of my online home where I show off TRP senior's and couples in their special seasons of life, as well as share helpful tips and resources to ensure you are well prepared for your special day!
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