10 Oct Tips for Pinterest and Wedding Planning

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These days everyone knows about Pinterest. It is a great tool to help you plan various life events such as weddings and baby showers, but then also everyday fun tasks like trying out awesome new recipes. Because everyone knows this, I’m going to give you a few pointers or tips, if you will, that you should keep in mind if you plan to employ the power of Pinterest while planning your big day.

Tip #1: Create a couple of secret boards for your wedding inspiration. Remember all those followers you have now?… I’m willing to bet that some or several of them happen to be on your guest list, right? So hold your ideas close to your vest so that your guests will not know exactly what to expect to see at your wedding. And for those ideas, know what it is about those inspirations that attract you to them. Being able to articulate this, will help during planning meetings with your various designers to hone in on your style.

Tip #2: A wedding day photography inspiration board is a great way to share with your photographer photo ideas you love. You need to keep in mind though that many or most of the photos you see on Pinterest are from photo shoots or personal “in the moment” snapshots captured from that couple’s wedding day. It’s very hard to recreate emotions. All this being said, when you show your photographer your inspirations, be ready to explain what you love about an image and reassure them that you are not expecting a replica. This gives them artistic leeway to capture your emotions the correct way and not be worried about working on a unrealistic photo list.

Tip #3: Less is more… try to pick just one or two Pinterest inspirations to replicate for details at your wedding. You want your event to be a reflection of you and your groom not a duplicate of someone else’s special day. Recreating every chalkboard sign you see, centerpiece setup or favor display is not exactly making the event yours. Besides you don’t want to hear guests remarking… “wow, this is definitely a Pinterest wedding!”

Got any Pinterest planning tips you want to share? We’d love to hear them!

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