One of the best ways to keep track of any project is by creating a Pinterest bulletin board. Pinterest allows you to pin images to your board to review and look at as many times as you wish, and you can look at the whole board at once. You can also move pins from board to board if you need to subdivide your project into smaller components. When you start to plan your wedding, creating one or more Pinterest boards to keep track of your ideas and to show your vendors will help the planning process immensely.
Step One: You’re Engaged!
Congratulations! You are engaged, and what an exciting time in your life. Time to start planning your wedding and Pinterest will help you do it. If you don’t have a Pinterest account, set one up at Pinterest.com. It is easy to do, and then you can get started with your plan.
Step Two: Create Secret Pinterest Boards for Your Wedding
Pinterest allows you to create public and secret boards. Secret boards can only be seen by you and anyone else you invite to the board. You can show them others on your tablet or phone as you go about your planning with vendors such as your florist, hair stylist and wedding planner.
Suggested boards are:
- Wedding Dresses
- Hair Styles
- Wedding Bombonnieres & Favours
- Wedding Themes/Colours
- Wedding Cakes
- Wedding Ideas
These are just suggestions. You can create boards on place settings (also called tablescapes), flowers, bridesmaid dresses, catering, recipes, and really any topic that makes sense to you as you plan for your wedding. If you are having a destination wedding, a good board would be locations. Or you could create a Wedding Venues board. Some brides create a board for Wedding Shoes, Wedding Veils and Engagement Rings. The potential board list is endless.
Step Three: Pin Ideas and Favourites to Your Boards
It can very difficult to explain your ideas to vendors while planning. If you have an image of your idea or things to include, it can help your vendors understand what you want and how to satisfy your needs. Visualising the product or theme is extremely helpful for everyone involved. You can compare styles and colours yourself, as well as show them to your family and friends while planning. Suppliers can discuss your ideas to see if they will fit within your wedding budget or you need to make a substitution. Using Pinterest as a resource is a great way to cut down on stress and frustration, as you get closer to your big day.
There are so many details for your wedding and if you can show your vendors exactly what you mean, they can picture the idea too and comment on whether it is feasible for your plan. Even a small detail such as a decoration on a cake will help this process. Your suppliers will love you for having images, and you will know that everything is going exactly to plan for your wedding. Enjoy the planning.
Bride of the Year
Take photos of all your selections and create your own Private Board that you can share after the wedding for everyone to see. And don’t forget to sign up for the Bride of the Year Competition with all your photos and Rate your suppliers!